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League Two Preview: 26 September

As we approach another weekend of action in League Two, we at The Sports Lowdown take a look ahead at all the upcoming fixtures, with recent form and results. Here is your League Two Preview:


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Northampton Town vs Leyton Orient 

League leaders Leyton Orient travel to Northampton this weekend with both sides looking for the win. Northampton have recorded back to back wins including last weekend’s victory on the road at in-form Morecambe, whilst the O’s are looking for their first win in three. Despite that, Ian Hendon’s side remain top, having lost just once all season, but it will be interesting to see which Cobblers side turn up this weekend as they’ve shown signs of inconsistency already this season.


Bristol Rovers vs Portsmouth 

2nd placed Portsmouth travel to Bristol this Saturday as the only side in League Two to remain unbeaten. After drawing with Oxford last weekend, Pompey are flying high, and face a Gas side that haven’t won in four, despite drawing on the road at Plymouth last time out.


Mansfield Town vs Plymouth Argyle 

This weekend, in-form Plymouth travel north to Mansfield to face a Stags side that suffered their first defeat in five last weekend at Luton. Mansfield have already caused a couple of shock results this season, and Plymouth, who’ve lost just once, will be keen to avoid a similar situation.


Exeter City vs Wycombe Wanderers 

Wycombe travel to Devon to face an Exeter side that lost last time out, their first defeat in three. That defeat came at the hands of Accrington, but the Grecians are the only side to beat the league leaders Leyton Orient this season, so they’re capable of causing an upset. Wycombe meanwhile drew last time out against the O’s, losing the weekend before that, so Gareth Ainsworth’s side will be looking for a win and a strong performance to match.


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Oxford United vs Morecambe 

Michael Appleton’s Oxford welcome Morecambe to the Kassam Stadium this weekend with both sides having failed to win last last time out. The U’s were held at home by Portsmouth, whilst Morecambe, who had previously gone four games unbeaten, lost at home to Northampton. Both sides will be looking to bounce back to winning ways in what could be an exciting fixture.


Crawley Town vs Accrington Stanley 

Accrington are the in-form side in League Two after going six games unbeaten. Their last result was a 4-2 victory at home against Exeter, and John Coleman’s side have also claimed draws with Portsmouth, Northampton and Luton this season. As for Crawley, they’ve began life in League Two rather disappointingly, finding themselves in 22nd having gone four games without a win and suffering three successive defeats after their 4-1 loss at Notts County on Tuesday night.


Carlisle United vs Newport County 

Bottom club Newport make the long journey north to face a Carlisle side that are unbeaten in five. Newport are still in search of their first win of the season, having picked up only two points from their opening eight games, and will face a tough test against Keith Curle’s Cumbrians.


Luton Town vs AFC Wimbledon 

These two sides both recorded vital wins last time out, and they’ll both be looking to make it back to back wins for the first time this season. That said, the Dons are unbeaten in five games, whilst the Hatters have already lost four of their eight games this season.


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Cambridge United vs Stevenage 

Cambridge began the campaign positively, but a five game winless run has seen Richard Money’s side drop to the bottom half of the table. That’s also where their opponents are, despite Teddy Sheringham’s side losing just once from their last their last five games.


Yeovil Town vs Hartlepool United 

Yeovil recorded a vital win last weekend, just their second of the season, and face a Hartlepool side that haven’t won in five. After winning their opening three games, the Pools then suffered four successive defeats, and last weekend’s goalless draw with Cambridge has seen Ronnie Moore’s side slip to the bottom half of the table, and an injury hit Glovers side could be an exciting prospect for them.


Notts County vs York City 

Two sides in the wrong end of the table meet at Meadow Lane as Notts County host York. The Magpies, who were early season favourites for promotion, have struggled in the early stages, but recorded a vital win at home to fellow strugglers Crawley on Tuesday night, whilst York are unbeaten in three following last weekend’s credible comeback against Carlisle.


Barnet vs Dagenham and Redbridge 

Two of the league’s early season strugglers meet at the Hive as Barnet welcome Dagenham. The Bees recorded their first win in six last weekend, winning 3-2 at home against Stevenage, whilst Daggers, who are in the bottom two, have won only once all season.

Crawley Town Dagenham and Redbridge Exeter City Newport County

About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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