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Simon Gott 9th Oct 2014 - 10:33

League Two Opta Facts - October 11th 2014


Cambridge United v Oxford United

  • This will be the first Football League meeting between the two university towns since February 2005. Cambridge won that day 2-1.
  • That defeat is Oxford's only defeat in six Football League games against Cambridge (W1 D4).
  • Danny Hylton has directly contributed to exactly half of Oxford's league goals this campaign.
  • Oxford are yet to win on the road this season, drawing two and losing three.
  • Cambridge have scored nine headed goals in League Two this term; a joint-high with Northampton.

Northampton Town v Burton Albion

  • The last three league games between these sides have been settled by a single goal, with Northampton winning twice.
  • Burton have failed to score in their last two trips to Sixfields.
  • Marc Richards has scored eight goals from 11 shots on target in League Two this term.
  • The Cobblers have scored in their last eight league games; the joint-longest current run in League Two with Accrington.
  • Burton have won all seven games they have held the lead in this season; they are one of only four teams yet to drop a point from a winning position.

Accrington Stanley v Dag & Red

  • Accrington Stanley have been victorious just once in their last 10 games against Dagenham and Redbridge in the Football League (D4 L5).
  • The Daggers have won three of their last four away at Accrington (L1).
  • Dagenham have conceded a League Two-high 50 goals in 2014 so far.
  • No player has contributed to more goals in this division in 2014 than Jamie Cureton (10 goals, five assists).
  • Indeed Cureton has either scored or assisted 64% of his side's goals this season; a league-high figure.

AFC Wimbledon v Bury

  • AFC Wimbledon were unable to best Bury in last season's encounters (D1 L1).
  • Bury won this exact fixture last season thanks to a 94th minute injury time winner from Danny Mayor.
  • No team has won more games in League Two in 2014 than Bury (15).
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored four goals in his last four league games.
  • No side in League Two has benefited from more goals from substitutes than the Shakers this season (5).

Carlisle United v Stevenage

  • Carlisle have lost only one of their previous six league matches against Stevenage (W3 D2).
  • Stevenage never scored more than once in their previous six games against Carlisle.
  • After failing to win in their first nine games of the campaign, the Cumbrians have won their last two.
  • Stevenage have not recorded the same result (W, D, L) in two successive league games all season; they lost 2-1 to Luton last time out.
  • No League Two side has conceded more headed goals this term than Carlisle (8).

Exeter City v Hartlepool United

  • The Grecians have failed to score in three of their last four against Pools.
  • Hartlepool have been beaten only once in their last eight visits to Exeter (W5 D2).
  • Hartlepool have lost 20 league games in 2014 so far; at least four more than any other side in League Two.
  • Exeter have won their last four league games 2-1; only one team in Football League history has ever won five consecutive games 2-1 (Bristol Rovers in 1990).
  • The Grecians are yet to keep a clean sheet this season, conceding exactly once in nine of their 11 games to date.

Luton Town v Southend United

  • Luton's defeat to Southend in March 2008 is their only loss to the Shrimpers in 10 league meetings.
  • Southend's last win at Kenilworth Road in the league came in November 1964, losing six and drawing four since then.
  • Southend have failed to score in their last four trips to Luton.
  • Luton have only conceded twice in their last six league games combined.
  • The Shrimpers have won four of their last five league games, including their last two on the road.

Morecambe v Wycombe Wanderers

  • Morecambe have failed to find the net in seven of their 10 league games against Wycombe.
  • Wycombe have never lost to Morecambe in the Football League (W6 D4).
  • In the top four tiers this season only Southampton (5) have conceded fewer goals than Wycombe (7).
  • Morecambe's last four league games have all ended 1-0, with the Shrimps losing three and winning one.
  • Indeed since a 3-0 win on the opening day, no game involving Jim Bentley's side has ended by anything above a single goal margin (W5 D1 L4).

NorthmptonTown v York City

  • The Exiles have won only one of the last nine league games against York City, their most recent home game against them (D3 L5).
  • York are winless in seven trips to Newport in the Football League (D4 L3).
  • Despite winning a league-low of just one game all season, York have still won the joint-most League Two games in 2014 (15).
  • The Minstermen have also kept a league-high 19 clean sheets in 34 games in 2014, including three this season (all 0-0 draws).
  • The Exiles have only conceded two first-half goals in their last 10 games; the same total they conceded in the opening 45 minutes of their first game of the campaign (v Wycombe).

Portsmouth v Mansfield Town

  • In four previous league meetings, Pompey are without a win against Mansfield (D3 L1).
  • Mansfield have scored exactly two goals in three of their four previous clashes with Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth have drawn their last three league games, with the last two ending goalless.
  • Mansfield have netted four goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season; a joint-league-high.
  • The Stags have gone 229 minutes of league football without scoring.

Shrewsbury Town v Cheltenham Town

  • The Shrews are unbeaten in seven league games against Cheltenham (W4 D3).
  • Cheltenham have failed to score in four of their last five against Shrewsbury.
  • The Robins have managed just three goals in their last seven league outings.
  • Shrewsbury have only managed one goal in their last 560 minutes of league action.
  • The Shrews are the only League Two side still undefeated on home soil this campaign.

Tranmere Rovers v Plymouth Argyle

  • Tranmere have won five of their last six league matches against the Pilgrims, losing the other.
  • Plymouth's only win in six against Rovers was a 6-0 victory in October 2003.
  • Pilgrims frontman Reuben Reid has scored 12 league goals in 2014; a joint-high in the bottom tier alongside now-Barnsley striker Sam Winnall.
  • Rovers have only managed one goal in their last 470 minutes of league football.
  • Indeed Rob Edwards' side have lost their last three in the fourth tier; Oxford are the only side to have recorded four successive defeats all campaign.


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