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Simon Gott 20th Aug 2015 - 21:33

League Two Opta Facts August 22nd


Bristol Rovers v Barnet

  • The Pirates won this exact fixture in the Conference 2-1 last season, thanks to a 90th minute goal from Angelo Balanta.
  • Barnet have lost just one of their last five Football League fixtures against Bristol Rovers (W2 D2).
  • There have been four 90th minute goals in the previous three league games between the sides at the Memorial Ground.
  • Barnet had the worst away record the last time they were in League Two in 2012/13 (18 points).


Cambridge v Crawley

  • This will be the first ever Football League meeting between these sides.
  • However, Crawley did beat Cambridge 2-0 in the JP Trophy last season.
  • Cambridge striker Barry Corr is League Two's top scorer having scored five goals in his first three league games.
  • Crawley are winless in five away games (D2 L3).


Carlisle v Wimbledon

  • The two fixtures between these sides last season produced a total of 12 goals, with seven of those for Carlisle.
  • The Dons scored within the opening four minutes in both games against Carlisle last season, though failed to win either game (D1 L1).
  • Carlisle have conceded the most number of goals in League Two (9), including four in each of their previous two games.
  • Wimbledon have won just three of their previous 22 away games (D8 L11).


Exeter v York

  • Exeter have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine home league meetings with York, conceding exactly once in the last seven.
  • York have won just one of their last seven games against Exeter (D3 L3).
  • Exeter have lost just one of their last seven home games (W4 D2).
  • York scored the fourth-highest number of away goals in League Two last season (30) despite finishing in lowly 18th.


Mansfield v Oxford

  • There has not been a draw in the last nine Football League meetings between these sides, with Mansfield winning four of those (L5).
  • Oxford have alternated between defeat and victory in their last five visits to Mansfield, losing last season.
  • The Stags have never failed to score in 13 home games against Oxford in league competition.
  • The U's last two wins at Mansfield have both been by a 3-1 scoreline.
  • Mansfield have conceded 10 goals across their last four games against Oxford.
  • Danny Hylton scored a penalty in both fixtures against Mansfield last season.


Newport v Leyton Orient

  • This will be the first league meeting between these sides since a 0-0 draw in March 1988.
  • The O's have scored just one goal in their last five visits to Newport (D2 L3).
  • Newport have won just one of their previous 11 games at Rodney Parade (D4 L6).
  • Leyton Orient are one of two teams (along with Mansfield) with a goal from a direct free-kick in League Two this season.


Northampton v Plymouth

  • Northampton have won just one of their last 12 league meetings with Plymouth (D4 L7).
  • Indeed, Plymouth have won their last four against the Cobblers, keeping a clean sheet in three of those.
  • The Cobblers have won nine of their previous 12 home games (L3).
  • Plymouth have won their previous two away games, not winning three in a row since February 2014.


Notts County v Accrington

  • Notts County have lost just one of their eight meetings with Accrington since the latter returned to the Football League in 2006 (W5 D2).
  • However, Stanley did knock the Magpies out of the FA Cup last season, winning 2-1 at home in a replay following a 0-0 draw at Meadow Lane.
  • County had the joint-worst home record in League One last season and are on a run of just one win in 12 home games (D4 L7).
  • Accrington are without an away win in eight games (D4 L4) and haven't gone nine without a win on the road since April 2012 (a run of 10).


Portsmouth v Morecambe

  • Portsmouth have won both of their previous home league games against Morecambe by a 3-0 scoreline.
  • The Shrimps have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their four league meetings against Pompey.
  • Portsmouth have been awarded the most number of penalties in League Two this season (2), scoring both of them in the game at Plymouth.
  • Morecambe are League Two's lowest scorers, registering just one goal so far this season, and have hit the woodwork more than any other side (3).
  • Portsmouth's Conor Chaplin scored his first senior goal against Morecambe last season.


Stevenage v Hartlepool

  • Stevenage have won their last four league meetings with Hartlepool.
  • Indeed, Hartlepool have never beaten the Borough in any competition (D2 L5).
  • Hartlepool haven't won their opening four league games since 1957/58 when they competed in the Third Division North.
  • Hartlepool's Adam Bartlett has made the most saves of any goalkeeper in the division this season (14).


Wycombe v Dag & Red

  • The Chairboys are unbeaten in four home league games against the Daggers (W3 D1).
  • The last four goals Dagenham have conceded to Wycombe have come in the second half.
  • Wycombe have never won their opening four league games in their league history (since 1993).
  • Wycombe are the only League Two side yet to concede a league goal this season.


Yeovil v Luton

  • These sides have only met twice before in league competition, with Yeovil failing to score in either match (D1 L1).
  • This will be the first league meeting between the sides since New Year's Day 2008 - Luton winning 1-0 against 10-man Yeovil.
  • Since promotion to the Football League in 2003, Yeovil have never lost their opening four league games.
  • Luton have one away win in their 12 games (D4 L7), scoring just seven goals in the process.
  • Yeovil are the only team in the top four tiers without a yellow card, although they have one red.




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