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Simon Gott 16th Oct 2014 - 14:40

League Two Opta Facts October 18th 2014

 

Burton v Morecambe

  • Burton have won four and lost one of their five home meetings with Morecambe, the defeat coming in last season's clash at the Pirelli Stadium.
  • Morecambe have netted in each of their five previous outings to the Pirelli Stadium.
  • Three of these four home victories have been by a 3-2 scoreline; they triumphed in the other 5-2.
  • The Shrimps have lost four of their last five in league competition, winning the other.
  • Burton are the only League Two side yet to concede in the opening 15 minutes this term.
  • Albion have won all eight games they have led in this season, dropping zero points.

 

Bury v Portsmouth

  • Bury have lost one of their last seven home clashes with Portsmouth (W4 D2).
  • Portsmouth have won three of their last five meetings with Bury (D1 L1).
  • 15 of Bury's 20 league goals so far this season have come in the second half (75%).
  • Pompey have managed just two goals in their last four league games (D4).
  • Only Shrewsbury (16) have won more points at home so far this season than Bury (15).

 

Cheltenham v Northampton

  • Cheltenham are unbeaten in eight against Northampton, winning four (D4).
  • Northampton have gone 10 games without keeping a clean sheet against the Robins.
  • No side has picked up fewer points from their last six league matches than Cheltenham (D2 L4).
  • Saints have won just two of their last six in the league (D1 L3).
  • Cheltenham's last win in all competitions came on September 2nd. They have lost five and drawn three since then.

 

Dagenham and Redbridge v Newport

  • Dagenham and Redbridge and Newport met for the first time last season (one draw, one Dagenham win).
  • Newport have failed to score in their last three away games. They last went four games without a goal in the Football League April 1987.
  • Medy Elito scored twice in the Daggers' 2-1 win at Rodney Parade, one of two braces he recorded in League Two last season.
  • Only Mansfield (164) have conceded more fouls so far this season than Newport County (156).
  • Dagenham and Redbridge (8) have unfortunately conceded more goals after the 76th minute than any other team in the division.

 

Hartlepool v Luton

  • Pools have failed to score in six of their last seven home games in league competition.
  • Luton have won six of their last nine matches against Hartlepool in all competitions (D1 L2).
  • The Hatters have found the net 20 times in these nine meetings, although they lost the most recent clash 4-0, in 2007/08.
  • Hartlepool have been shown just seven cards so far this season (7Y); fewer than any other side in the division.
  • Luton are the form side in League Two, having won five and lost none of their last six.

 

Mansfield v Cambridge

  • The last three league games between Mansfield and Cambridge were drawn, after none of the preceding 10 meetings ended all-square (five wins apiece).
  • Cambridge's last victory against the Stags was by a 7-2 scoreline, in 1998/99.
  • No side has netted more goals in the opening 15 minutes than Mansfield (4).
  • Cambridge have scored 10 goals via headers this season which is a league-high total and twice as many as opponents Mansfield.
  • The Stags are the only side in League Two yet to claim any points from losing positions in 2014/15.
  • In contrast, Cambridge have won six points from losing situations, a figure only Wycombe and Shrewsbury can better (both 7).

 

Oxford Utd v Tranmere

  • These teams last met in the third tier of English football in 1978/79 - 12 league clashes since have produced five wins for Oxford and four for Tranmere (D3).
  • Tranmere have won two and drawn two of their last four matches against Oxford in all competitions, the most recent meeting being a 2-0 League Cup victory in 1999/2000.
  • The visitors have failed to score in 335 minutes of league action, and have scored just once in their last six League Two games.
  • Rovers are the only League Two side yet to score a header this season.

 

Plymouth v Carlisle

  • Plymouth are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Carlisle (W4 D3).
  • Carlisle have not won away against Plymouth since 1977/78 - in 10 games since they have lost nine and drawn once (the most recent clash, in 2010/11).
  • Plymouth have won five of their last eight in the league, losing three.
  • Carlisle have gone 319 minutes without conceding a goal in League Two.
  • Argyle's last five games in League Two have produced just six goals.

 

Southend v Exeter

  • Just one of the 10 goals that Southend have conceded this season has come from outside the area.
  • Exeter have conceded fewer fouls (100) than any other side in League Two so far this season.
  • The Grecians have allowed their opponents to score in all 12 of their league games so far this season.

 

Stevenage v Accrington

  • Stevenage and Accrington met four times in 2010/11, their only league-level meetings. The season clashes produced an Accrington win and a draw, but the Boro won both play-off semi-final matches.
  • Two Accrington players were sent off in the second of the play-off clashes.
  • The combined age of Stevenage's two goalkeepers last weekend was 94 (Dave Beasant (55) and Chris Day (39)).
  • Nine of Accrington's 17 goals so far this season have come in the opening 30 minutes of matches.
  • Stevenage have shipped five goals in their opening 15 minutes of matches this season; a League Two high.

 

Wycombe v AFC Wimbledon

  • Last season's two clashes between these teams produced three red cards.
  • AFC Wimbledon are unbeaten in their four league matches against Wycombe (W3 D1).
  • Only seven teams have fired in fewer shots this season than the league leaders (104 shots excl. blocked).
  • Adebayo Akinfenwa has conceded 43 fouls so far this season; 17 more than any other player in the division.
  • The Chairboys have earned 25 points from their opening 12 games, half of the 50 they managed during the entire 2013/14 season.

 

York v Shrewsbury

  • York are unbeaten in their last five home matches against Shrewsbury (W3 D2).
  • Shrewsbury's last league victory away to York came back in April 1996, 2-1.
  • York City are the only team yet to win a home game in League Two so far this season.
  • However, York have only lost one of their six home games so far (D5).
  • The visitors have picked up seven points from losing positions so far this season; a joint league high.

 

 

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