After last weekend’s FA Cup action, football in League Two returns this weekend with Plymouth looking to extend their lead at the top of the table, whilst Dagenham and Redbridge and Yeovil look to move out of the bottom two. Here is your League Two Preview:
Saturday 14 November
York City vs Plymouth Argyle
League leaders Plymouth return to League Two action after suffering a home defeat against Carlisle in the FA Cup at the weekend, but Derek Adams’s side travel to York in the hope of extending their lead at the top of the table. The Pilgrims Cup exit was just their second defeat in twelve games, and they face a York side under new management in Jackie McNamara, but have failed to win in the league in ten attempts, including six games at Bootham Crescent.
Oxford United vs Cambridge United
Michael Appleton’s Oxford welcome Cambridge to the Kassam Stadium this Saturday. Both nicknamed the U’s, it’s Oxford that will be the favourites heading in to this clash, having lost just once from their last nine games. As for Cambridge, they’ve lost manager Richard Money, and they’ve won just twice from their last six games.
Accrington Stanley vs Newport County
Accrington progressed last weekend in the FA Cup, whilst Newport will need a replay after throwing away a two goal lead at National League North side Brackley Town. In the league, the two sides have had mixed fortunes, with Stanley having won their last two after a poor run of form in October, whilst the Exiles are unbeaten in three and won their last two away games.
Northampton Town vs Mansfield Town
Off the field problems still surround Northampton, but this weekend the Cobblers welcome play-off rivals Mansfield to Sixfields. Chris Wilder’s side progressed to the second round of the FA Cup last weekend with a win at Coventry, and in the league they’re unbeaten in three and have won three successive games at home. As for the Stags, they’re unbeaten in four on the road as both sides look to push towards an automatic promotion position.
Bristol Rovers vs Carlisle United
Carlisle had a good weekend in the Cup, knocking out League Two leaders Plymouth, whilst Bristol Rovers suffered another home defeat against non-league Chesham United. The Cumbrians have won three from their last six games, whilst the Gas are without a win at the Memorial Stadium in five league games, but both sides sit just outside the playoffs.
Morecambe vs Dagenham and Redbridge
Morecambe have lost their last two games heading into this clash with strugglers Dagenham, but had previously won three on the bounce. As for the Daggers, they’ve failed to win in ten games, and haven’t won on the road in five attempts. It could be another long journey home for Wayne Burnett’s travelling supporters.
Wycombe Wanderers vs Notts County
Wycombe had a poor October, but a win last time out ended a four game winless run. That said, the Chairboys haven’t won at Adams Park in three games, whilst their opponents Notts County are on a four game unbeaten run. But again, the Magpies have failed to win on the road in seven, so this one could go either way.
Luton Town vs Barnet
Luton progressed to the second round of the FA Cup after victory over Crawley, as did their opponents Barnet who overcame League One side Blackpool. In the league, the Hatters ended a five game winless run with victory last time out, whilst the Bees are unbeaten in four and won their last away game at high-flyers Oxford.
Exeter City vs Crawley Town
Exeter progressed to the second round of the FA Cup with victory over non-league Didcot Town, and the Grecians are unbeaten in three games at St James Park. They welcome a Crawley side that have won four from their last six league games, including two back to back, but the Red Devil’s have struggled on the road this season.
Yeovil Town vs Stevenage
Strugglers Yeovil welcome Stevenage to Huish Park with both sides having progressed to the second round of the FA Cup. The win for Yeovil was their first in nine, but haven’t won in the league in eight games, including four successive defeats. Also at home they’ve failed to win in six, whilst their opponents Stevenage are without a win in three and haven’t won on the road in eight games.
Sunday 15 November
Portsmouth vs AFC Wimbledon
Portsmouth could have dropped out of the automatic promotion places by the time they kick off, but a return will he achieved with victory over AFC Wimbledon. Pompey are without a win in three, and haven’t won at Fratton Park in four attempts, including three successive draws. As for the Dons, the suffered FA Cup defeat against National League leaders Forest Green, but they’ve won their last three league games, including back to back away victories.
Hartlepool United vs Leyton Orient
Strugglers Hartlepool are finding home form in League Two difficult at present. The Pools haven’t won at Victoria Park in six games, and are without a win in three. As for Leyton Orient, they smashed in six goals in the cup last weekend, but they’ve won just twice from their last six league games heading into this clash.