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Simon Gott 1st Oct 2015 - 17:49

League Two Opta Facts October 3

 

Accrington v Oxford United

  • Accrington have won two of their last three meetings with Oxford, but failed to win any of the seven in the league previous to that (D4 L3).
  • Oxford have conceded just one goal at the Crown Ground in five league meetings there (W2 D2 L1).
  • Josh Windass has scored four times in his last three league appearances.
  • Accrington are the only unbeaten home side playing in League Two this weekend; the other two (today's opponents Oxford and Mansfield) are both on the road.
  • The U's have only lost one of their last nine away league games (W5 D3).

 

Wimbledon v Barnet

  • Wimbledon have never beaten Barnet in four meetings between the two sides (D2 L2).
  • The Bees have netted every time they've faced the Dons, scoring seven times in four games, including four in a 4-0 win in April 2012.
  • Wimbledon are one of two sides yet to keep a clean sheet this season (the other is Carlisle).
  • There have been 21 goals scored in Barnet's last five league matches.
  • Indeed, the Bees have conceded more goals on the road than any other League Two side this campaign (13).

 

Dag & Red v Mansfield

  • The Daggers have won two of their last three home games against the Stags (D1).
  • Mansfield have never scored in an away league game at Dagenham, failing in three attempts.
  • Veteran striker Jamie Cureton has three goals and one assist in his last three league meetings with Mansfield Town.
  • The Daggers are winless in five on home soil, losing two and drawing the last three.
  • Mansfield have alternated between victory and defeat in their last six on the road, winning 2-0 at Stevenage last time out.

 

Hartlepool v Luton

  • Pools have won just one of their last six games against Luton, losing the other five.
  • Luton have netted in nine of their previous ten league games against Hartlepool, scoring 23 goals (W7 D1 L2).
  • Luton are the division's top scorers on the road this season, netting 11 times.
  • After winning their first two home games this season without conceding, Pools are without a win in three (D1 L2), failing to score in their last two.
  • The Hatters have not won consecutive away league games since October 2014.

 

Leyton Orient v Notts County

  • The O's have won five of the last seven home league meetings with County (L2).
  • The Magpies have won just one of their last five meetings with Orient, drawing three and losing the other 5-1 in September 2013.
  • County have had 10 different scorers this season, a joint-high with Exeter, but no player has netted more than three.
  • No player has directly contributed to more goals this season than Dean Cox (three goals and six assists).
  • Despite scoring in every game on the road this season, the Magpies have won just one of five in the league (D1 L3).

 

Morecambe v Bristol Rovers

  • Morecambe have only kept one clean sheet in six league meetings with Rovers; they have conceded in each of the three home games against them (W1 D1 L1).
  • Of the 17 goals scored in six league meetings, 82% have been netted in the second half (14).
  • Morecambe's Barry Roche has made a league-high 43 saves this term.
  • The Pirates have now won four of their last six away games in the Football League (D1 L1).
  • The Shrimps have only managed one clean sheet in their last 15 home league games, shipping 26 goals in total.

 

Newport v Exeter

  • The Exiles have won one of their last six league meetings with Exeter (D3 L2).
  • The Grecians have won none of their last seven trips to Newport (D5 L2), last tasting victory in April 1977.
  • The Exiles have conceded a league-high 13 goals at home this season.
  • Exeter have had 10 different scorers this season, a joint-high with Notts County, but no player has netted more than three.
  • Newport had exactly five points after 10 games (as they do now) in 1987/88; the year they were relegated out of the Football League, not to return until 2013/14.

 

Plymouth v Crawley

  • Argyle failed to beat Crawley in either of their two league meetings to date (D1 L1), with the last game coming in January 2012.
  • Crawley conceded in the 90th minute in their last meeting with Plymouth, a 1-1 draw.
  • The Red Devils have had just four scorers this season; a league-low spread.
  • Adjusting to three points for a win, 20 points from 10 games is Plymouth's best start to a season since 1980/81 (also 20). They last had more in 1951/52 (21).
  • Gwion Edwards has scored five times from six shots on target this season.

 

Portsmouth v Yeovil

  • The two sides have met twice before in the league - the away side came out on top on both occasions (both 2-1).
  • Pompey defeated Yeovil in last season's Johnstone Paint Trophy, winning 3-1 at Huish Park.
  • No side has scored more home league goals than Pompey in League Two this term (10).
  • Yeovil's Ryan Bird has scored with all four of his shots on target this season.
  • Harry Cornick has hit the target with all 10 shots he has attempted (excluding blocked) this campaign.

 

Stevenage v Carlisle

  • Stevenage have never scored more than once in a league game with Carlisle, netting once on five out of eight occasions (W2 D2 L4).
  • The Cumbrians have won three of their last five meetings with Boro (D1 L1).
  • Carlisle are one of two sides yet to keep a clean sheet this season (the other is Wimbledon).
  • The Cumbrians themselves have netted in nine of their 10 games, meaning only one of them has not seen both sides score.
  • Stevenage have used more players than any other League Two side this season (27).

 

Wycombe v Northampton

  • The Chairboys have lost just one of their last 10 meetings in all competitions with Northampton (W2 D7).
  • Northampton conceded a 90th minute goal in both meetings with Wycombe last season, costing the Cobblers three points.
  • Wycombe have only conceded five league goals in 10 games this season; their best record at this stage since 2008/09 (4), when they were promoted from the fourth tier.
  • The Cobblers have scored in nine of their last 10 away league matches.
  • The Chairboys have scored in all but one of their last 13 home league games.

 

York v Cambridge

  • York have lost one of their 10 home league meetings with the U's (W8 D1).
  • Cambridge have conceded in every away league game at York, shipping 24 goals in 10 games stretching back to March 1971.
  • York City forward Jake Hyde scored in both League Two clashes with Cambridge United last season.
  • Five of Cambridge United's last six league matches have been 0-0 at half-time.
  • Barry Corr has scored five goals from seven shots on target this term.

 

 

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