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David Thompson 15th Sep 2011 - 17:18

League Two Opta Facts - September 17th


Accrington Stanley v Crewe Alexandra

Despite the most recent fixture ending 0-0, the last five games between Accrington and Crewe have averaged 5.2 goals per game.

Crewe are one of only two teams in League Two not to have drawn a game this season.

Alexandra have kept only one clean sheet in eight games this season.

Stanley have drawn their last three league games, the joint-longest run in League Two this season.


AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham Town

Wimbledon are yet to keep a clean sheet at home this season.

Six of Cheltenham's last seven league goals have come before half-time.

Wimbledon have gone 163 minutes without a league goal.

Cheltenham are one of only six sides to record a comeback win in League Two this season.


Barnet v Oxford United

If only first halves counted, Oxford would be top of the table with 19 points.

Oxford have scored exactly two goals in their last three meetings with Barnet.

James Constable scored three goals in two games v Barnet last season.

Despite struggling, Barnet have scored at least once in seven of their eight games this season.

Oxford have lost six points from winning positions this season, only Burton (9) have lost more.


Bristol Rovers v Aldershot Town

Aldershot conceded a last minute goal to Rovers last season to lose a Johnstone Paints Trophy game 1-0.

Rovers have kept three clean sheets in their last five league games.

Each of Aldershot's last seven league games have contained under 2.5 goals.

Aldershot have lost all three games in which they've failed to score this season but are unbeaten in the three games they've scored once in.


Burton Albion v Swindon Town

Burton have scored first in seven of their eight league games this season, more than any other League Two side.

But Burton have thrown away more points from winning positions than any other team (9).

Swindon are one of only two teams in League Two not to have drawn a game this season.

Swindon have scored eight goals in their last three games after managing only five in their first five matches.

Mehdi Kerrouche has scored three goals in his last two appearances for the Robins.


Crawley Town v Bradford City

Bradford are the only side not to have scored first in a League Two game this season.

But the Bantams have come from behind to take points in four games this season (one win, three draws).

Crawley have lost their last two league games by a combined score of 0-9, after averaging 2.5 goals scored in their first six matches.

Three of Bradford's last four league games have seen more than 3.5 goals per game.


Dagenham & Redbridge v Morecambe

Morecambe's last trip to Dagenham saw them lose 6-0 in the playoff semi-final second leg in 2009/10.

Dagenham have scored fewer goals than any other side outside the bottom two (5).

Morecambe are the best away side in League Two this season (10 points).

The Daggers have not scored more than one goal in any of their league games this season.

League leaders Morecambe have the best defence in the division (four goals conceded).

Dagenham have more 1-0 wins than any other League Two side this season (3).


Hereford United v Gillingham

Four of the last six meetings between Hereford and Gillingham have ended 0-0.

The other two games contained a total of only three goals, giving an average of 0.5 goals per game over the past six matches.

Hereford have scored only three goals in eight matches, joint-fewest with Plymouth.

Gillingham have lost three of their last four league games, failing to score in each defeat.


Macclesfield Town v Northampton Town

Northampton have kept a joint-high four clean sheets this season.

The Cobblers have failed to score in three of their last four clashes with Macclesfield.

Macclesfield's notable goal after seven seconds v Morecambe last time out is their only strike in the last three games.

In fact, the Silkmen have failed to score in five of their eight league games this season.

Northampton have gone 211 minutes without conceding a league goal.

Both of the Cobblers' wins this season have come on the road.


Port Vale v Shrewsbury Town

Shrewsbury have the best second half record in the division this season (17 points).

Vale are unbeaten in their last six games against Shrewsbury.

Vale are the division's top scorers with 19 goals so far and have scored at least two goals in seven of their eight league games.

A Vale player has scored a brace in five of their last seven league games.

The Shrews have managed only two goals in four away games this season.


Southend United v Plymouth Argyle

Argyle are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Southend.

Plymouth have lost their last seven league games in a row, failing to score in five of those matches.

Southend defender Mark Phillips has scored as many league goals (2) in his last four games as in the previous 136.

Plymouth's Will Atkinson has scored two of their three goals this season.

The Shrimpers have won more games by a single goal margin than any other in League Two this season (4).


Torquay United v Rotherham United

Rotherham are unbeaten in their four meetings with Torquay over the past two seasons.

Only five of Torquay's 13 points this season have come from home games.

Rotherham have scored and conceded in all four of their away games this season.

Only Port Vale (19) have scored more goals than Rotherham this season (18).

Five of the Millers' last six goals have come in the first half.



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