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Jon Riley 28th Feb 2013 - 18:40

OPTA Facts - League Two - March 2nd

League Two Opta Facts - March 2nd

Accrington v Torquay

  • Accrington have only scored two first-half goals in their last 14 league games combined.
  • Stanley have won only two of their last 16 in the league (D5 L9).
  • Torquay have lost their last seven league games, the longest run of its kind in League Two this season.
  • Going back further, Martin Ling's side have only won one of their last 14 (D3 l10), and that was against rivals Exeter.

Aldershot v Gillingham

  • The Shots are unbeaten in four league games, winning two and drawing two.
  • League leaders Gillingham are unbeaten in nine league games on the road, winning five of their last six.
  • The Gills have not conceded a goal in 471 minutes of league football away from the Priestfield Stadium, keeping a club record five consecutive clean sheets on the road.
  • Aldershot have kept three successive clean sheets, their best run of the campaign.

Bristol Rovers v Burton Albion

  • Jacques Maghoma has scored four goals in his last three league games and has netted six in his last seven.
  • The Brewers have taken more points from their last six games than any other side in the division (14) and have also scored the most goals (15).
  • The Pirates have only managed one clean sheet in their last 12 home league games.
  • Rovers won this fixture last season 7-1, with striker Eliot Richards bagging a hat-trick.

Cheltenham v AFC Wimbledon

  • Neil Ardley's side are unbeaten in four league games (W2 D2) and have only lost two of their last 11.
  • Marlon Pack has scored four goals in his last four league games for the Robins.
  • Wimbledon are the only team in League Two this season yet to be involved in a goalless draw.
  • Cheltenham are unbeaten in 14 home league games, though four of their last five at Whaddon Road have ended level.

Dagenham and Redbridge v Chesterfield

  • Chesterfield have failed to score in their last three successive league games, drawing one and losing two.
  • The Daggers have not scored a goal before the half-time break since January 8, drawing eight successive first-half blanks since then.
  • The Spireites have only won one of their previous seven league meetings with Dagenham, drawing three and losing three.
  • That victory did come at Victoria Road in March 2008 (0-3). However, Dagenham have remained unbeaten in five against Chesterfield since then.

Exeter v Northampton

  • The Cobblers have struck the woodwork more often than any other side in League Two this season (15).
  • Exeter have kept four clean sheets in their last five league games, though they did concede four in the other game.
  • Northampton are unbeaten in 16 games against Exeter in all competitions, not tasting defeat to the Grecians since August 1984.
  • The Cobblers are unbeaten in seven at St James Park (all competitions), though they have drawn three and won four by the odd goal.

Morecambe v Rochdale

  • Rochdale have scored just five goals in their last nine games combined and never more than once in a match in this run.
  • Dale are winless in four away league games and have won just one of nine overall (D3 L5).
  • The Shrimps have only managed one clean sheet in their last seven league games.
  • Rochdale and Morecambe have already met three times this season, with the Shrimps winning both the league game and the FA Cup tie (in a replay after a 1-1 draw).

Oxford United v Port Vale

  • Micky Adams' side have only found the net once in their last four games combined (W1 D1 L2).
  • Despite their poor recent run in front of goal, Vale can boast the best shot conversion rate in League Two (23%).
  • In 25 previous league clashes, Oxford and Port Vale have quite a balanced record (six draws, 10 wins for United and nine for Vale).
  • Vale are winless in five trips to Oxford in the league, taking just one point from the 15 on offer.

Plymouth v Barnet

  • The Pilgrims have scored just three goals in their last six league games combined, and all three were netted by Jason Banton.
  • Barnet have attempted just 234 shots this season, the lowest figure in the league.
  • Plymouth have shipped exactly one goal in each of their last four games.
  • Barnet have only won one of their six previous league trips to Home Park, drawing two and losing three.

Southend v Rotherham

  • The Millers have only managed one clean sheet in their last 11 league games.
  • Southend have only netted in the first-half of one of their last 15 league games; they netted twice before the break in a 3-0 win at Dagenham and Redbridge on Boxing Day.
  • Rotherham have had more shots than any other team in League Two this season (380).
  • Southend have won six of their last seven league games against Rotherham, though their one defeat in this run came at Roots Hall last term (0-2).

Wycombe v Fleetwood

  • Fleetwood have been shown more yellow cards than any other team in League Two this term (64).
  • The Cod Army are without a win in three league games (D1 L2), scoring just once and conceding seven times in this run.
  • The Chairboys ended a run of three successive defeats with a win at struggling Torquay in midweek.
  • Wycombe have won all three of their games against the two newly promoted sides (Fleetwood and York) and will be looking to complete a full set in this game.

York v Bradford

  • The Bantams have been shown just 28 yellow cards all season, a league-low figure.
  • The Minstermen are without a win in 10 league games (D6 L4), the longest current run of its kind in the division.
  • York have drawn more games 0-0 than any other side in the bottom tier this term (seven).
  • The Minstermen are without a win in 13 league games against Bradford (D7 L6).




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