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League Two Preview: 17 October

As another weekend of League Two action approaches, The Sports Lowdown brings you a full preview of all the fixtures. League leaders Plymouth welcome an in-form Accrington side to Home Park, whilst Portsmouth and Oxford United are on the road at Newport County and Leyton Orient respectively. Here is your League Two Preview:


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Plymouth Argyle vs Accrington Stanley 

League leaders Plymouth welcome and in-form Accrington side to Home Park this weekend, with both sides sitting comfortable in the top seven in the early stages of the season. Plymouth have lost just once all season, and Derek Adams side are unbeaten in six, whilst John Coleman’s Stanley have won five of their last six games, and are unbeaten in five on the road.


Newport County vs Portsmouth

Bottom club Newport will be looking to change their fortunes this weekend but face a strong Portsmouth side. The Exiles have just one win this season, and have picked up one point from two games under new manager John Sheridan. Worse still, Newport are yet to win at Rodney Parade, and face a Pompey side that are unbeaten on the road all season.


Leyton Orient vs Oxford United

Oxford have began this season very promisingly. The U’s have lost just once, and travel to Brisbane Road full of confidence. The O’s won their last home game against Notts County, but have lost twice in their last three games, whilst Michael Appleton’s Oxford are unbeaten in five and will be looking to make it three wins on the road in succession.


Mansfield Town vs Bristol Rovers 

Mansfield will be full of confidence this weekend when they look to extend their unbeaten home run with Bristol Rovers as the visitors. The Stags have scored seven goals in their last two games, and find themselves amongst the early pacesetters, whilst the Gas have won back to back games and are unbeaten on the road in three.


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Stevenage vs Wycombe Wanderers

Stevenage recorded a vital point on the road at Exeter last weekend, but Teddy Sheringham’s side have failed to win in six. Wycombe are the visitors to the Lamex Stadium, and the Champions are unbeaten in five on the road. After not playing last weekend, Wycombe will be looking to close the gap on the leaders having dropped to 6th.


Cambridge United vs Northampton Town 

Northampton are the league’s in-form side, and are unbeaten in six. The Cobblers travel to Cambridge this weekend unbeaten in four on the road, while Cambridge haven’t won in three.


Carlisle United vs Exeter City 

Carlisle suffered a setback last weekend after losing St home to Morecambe, whilst Exeter blew a two goal lead to draw with Stevenage. The Cumbrians had won their last two games at Brunton Park prior to last weekend’s defeat, whilst Exeter have picked up four points from their last two away games, including a win at Portsmouth two weeks ago.


Crawley Town vs Luton Town

Crawley recorded their first home win of the season last weekend against Leyton Orient, but welcome a Luton side that have won back to back games on the road. The Red Devil’s have only won twice from their last eight games, and find themselves just above the drop, while John Still has rejuvenated his Hatters side and have won five from their last seven games.


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AFC Wimbledon vs Morecambe 

Wimbledon have relied on home form this season, whilst Morecambe have fared better on the road. The Dons are unbeaten in four at Kingsmeadow, whilst the Shrimps are unbeaten in five on the road, including a credible win at Carlisle last weekend.


Notts County vs Yeovil Town 

Two sides that were in League One last season that have started this season poorly meet at Meadow Lane when Notts County welcome Yeovil Town. The Magpies have won their last three home games but their away form has let them down. As for the Glovers, they’ve failed to win in four, and find themselves just above the drop.


Dagenham and Redbridge vs Hartlepool United 

Dagenham will be looking for their first home win of the season when a struggling Hartlepool visit Victoria Road. The Daggers are without a win in six, and have blown a two goal lead in successive games, picking up just one point. As for Hartlepool, they’ve lost three games in succession, and will be looking to put a stop to that when they travel south this weekend.


Barnet vs York City

Barnet suffered their first home defeat in five last weekend, and have suffered three successive defeats as a result. Their opponents York are without a win in six, but picked up a point at Luton in their last away game. Both sides will be desperate for a win to push them away from danger.

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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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