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Robert Alexander 3rd Sep 2014 - 11:26

League Two Opta Facts 6-8 September

Luton V Plymouth

  • Luton won the most previous clash with Plymouth in the League Cup - 2-0 in August 2008.
  • The these two sides last met in league competition in the Championship in April 2007 as Plymouth ran out 2-1 winners, courtesy of goals from Peter Halmosi and David Norris.
  • Reuben Reid has netted five in his last five matches in all competitions for Plymouth.
  • The Hatters have won just one of their last 12 games in the fourth tier (D6 L5).
  • Plymouth have won only once in their last seven away games in league competition (D2 L4).

Accrington V Tranmere

  • Accrington have lost their last three against Tranmere, they've not lost four in a row since 1954.
  • Tranmere have netted 18 goals in their last four league clashes with Stanley, an average of 4.5 per game.
  • No League Two side has won more points from losing positions this season than Tranmere (4).
  • Stanley have allowed their opponents a league-high 36 shots on target in 2014/15.
  • Tranmere have conceded exactly two goals in four of their last five away league games.

Carlisle V Wimbledon

  • Carlisle have netted just six goals in their last 11 home league games and never more than once in that run.
  • This will be the first ever competitive meeting between the two sides.
  • Wimbledon's Matt Tubbs has bagged five goals in six games in all competitions this term.
  • The Cumbrians have lost seven and drawn four of their last 11 league matches.
  • The Dons have dropped a league-high eight points from leading positions this season.

Dag & Red V Northampton

  • The Daggers have never beaten Northampton in the Football League, losing seven (D1).
  • The Cobblers have won on each trip to Dagenham in the Football League, keeping a clean sheet on every occasion.
  • Jamie Cureton has either scored or assisted nine goals in his last nine appearances in the fourth tier. Cureton has provided a league-high four assists this season.
  • Northampton have lost just once in their last eight away games in League Two (W3 D4), though it came in their most recent outing (v Portsmouth 0-2).
  • The Daggers have shipped seven second half goals this term, a league-high. They've only conceded once in the first half.

Exeter V Mansfield

  • Exeter have won just once in their last seven league clashes with the Stags, drawing four (L2).
  • Mansfield have scored just four times in their last nine league games with the Grecians and never more than once in that run.
  • No side has fired in fewer shots this term than the Grecians (26).
  • Mansfield have failed to hit the back of the net in their two away games so far this season, losing both.
  • Exeter are the only League Two side yet to register in the second half this season.

Hartlepool V Shrewsbury

  • Hartlepool are winless in four against the Shrews in league competition (D3 L1).
  • Shrewsbury have scored two or more goals in four of their last five league trips to Pools.
  • Andy Mangan has scored three goals from just three shots on target in 2014/15.
  • Shrewsbury have netted in each of their last 11 games in league competition, scoring 19 in the process.
  • No side has fired in fewer shots on target this season than Pools (13).

Morecambe V Cheltenham

  • Morecambe have lost only one of their previous five home encounters with the Robins in the Football League, though it came in the most recent match in December 2013.
  • Cheltenham are unbeaten in their last four against Morecambe, winning three and drawing one.
  • The Robins have kept three clean sheets this season, a league-high.
  • Morecambe have posted the best shot conversion rate in League Two this term (22.7%).
  • Paul Mullin has scored three goals from just four shots on target this season.

Southend V Oxford Utd

  • Southend did the double over Oxford United last term, putting five past them without reply (W2).
  • Oxford have lost seven and won one of their last eight Football League encounters with Southend.
  • Southend have kept six clean sheets in their last eight home league matches (W5 D1 L2), conceding twice in that run.
  • Oxford are winless in their last nine league games, losing eight and drawing one.
  • Indeed, Oxford have won only once in their last 14 away games in League Two, losing nine (D4).

Stevenage V York

  • This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the Football League.
  • York are unbeaten in their last 10 on the road in League Two, winning six (D4).
  • York are also the first team since Sheffield United in 2001/02 to draw their opening five games of the season in the top four tiers.
  • Stevenage have kept just one clean sheet in their last 11 games in league competition.
  • Michael Coulson has fired in the most shots on target without finding the back of the net this season (7).

Wycombe V Bury

  • After winning five home league encounters with the Shakers, Wycombe have lost their last two.
  • Bury have won three of their last four league encounters with the Chairboys, losing the other.
  • Danny Rose has scored in each of his last four league games for the Shakers.
  • All three of Peter Murphy's efforts on goal this season have resulted in a goal.

Burton v Portsmouth

  • Burton are yet to beat Portsmouth, drawing one and losing the other.
  • Portsmouth won on their only previous visit to the Pirelli Stadium last season (2-1).
  • The Brewers have lost only one of their last 10 home league games, winning six.
  • Pompey are unbeaten in their last six away league games, winning four and drawing two.
  • Burton have kept four clean sheets in their last six home league encounters.
  • Portsmouth's defeat to Newport last weekend was their first in 12 league games.

Newport v Cambridge

  • Newport won the most recent clash at home to Cambridge, 6-2 in November 2012 in the Conference.
  • This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides in the Football League.
  • Cambridge United have scored a league-high six headed goals this season.
  • Newport have committed 74 fouls this season, more than any other team.
  • The Exiles have posted the worst shooting accuracy rate this season (35.4%).
 
 
 

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