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League Two Preview: 20 October

A full set of fixtures take place this Tuesday night in League Two, and as usual The Sports Lowdown will bring you a weekly preview:


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Tuesday 20 October 

Oxford United vs Plymouth Argyle 

League leaders Plymouth travel to Oxford this Tuesday in what should be a cracker at the Kassam. The Pilgrims are unbeaten in seven heading into this game, but face an Oxford side that are unbeaten in six. Both sides have been in and around the top three all season, and with Kemar Roofe and Reuben Reid both netting consistently for their sides, it could be an exciting encounter.


Portsmouth vs Stevenage 

2nd placed Portsmouth welcome one of their former players to Fratton Park as Teddy Sheringham’s Stevenage visit the south coast. Pompey are unbeaten in three, but have only picked up one point from their last two home games, whilst the Boro recorded their first win in seven at the weekend with victory over Wycombe.


Yeovil Town vs Mansfield Town 

Strugglers Yeovil welcome a Mansfield side that lost their first game in five at the weekend. The Glovers haven’t won in five and find themselves one point above the drop, whilst Mansfield, who are without the suspended duo of Krystian Pearce and Nicky Hunt, head to Huish Park on the back of successive victories on the road.



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Luton Town vs Leyton Orient 

Leyton Orient came from two goals down to earn a point last weekend, and they travel to Kenilworth Road to face a Luton side that lost their first game in seven. The Hatters lost on the road to Crawley, but have won back to back games at Kenilworth Road before that, whilst the O’s have just one win from their last eight games.


Accrington Stanley vs AFC Wimbledon 

Accrington have been one of the league’s surprise packages this season, but John Coleman’s side have lost twice in their last three games. They face a Dons side that lost at home to Morecambe last time out, and haven’t won on the road in five games.


Northampton Town vs Carlisle United 

Two sides with play-off hopes meet at Sixfields when Northampton host Carlisle. The Cobblers lost their first game in six last weekend, and will be without the suspended Lawson D’Ath after his dismissal at Cambridge, whilst the Cumbrians are unbeaten in four on the road and will be confident as Keith Curle’s side travel south.


Wycombe Wanderers vs Newport County 

Wycombe have dropped out of the playoffs after back to back defeats, but will be hoping to put it right when bottom club Newport visit Adams Park. Newport are without a win in five, a victory on the road at Carlisle, while the Chairboys have lost two of their last three home games. The last time new Exiles boss John Sheridan visited Adams Park was in the second leg of the play-off semi-finals, and his Plymouth side won 2-1.


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Morecambe vs Crawley Town 

Morecambe have been prolific on the road this season, but their form at the Globe Arena has let them down. The Shrimps have lost their last four games at home, but face a Red Devil’s side that despite winning successive home games, have recorded just one win on the road.


Bristol Rovers vs Notts County 

Despite losing their last three home games in succession, Bristol Rovers have won their last three league games, and will be confident when Notts County visit the Memorial Stadium. The Magpies are without an away win in five, and it could be an even game between two sides that were sepearated by two divisions last season.


Hartlepool United vs Barnet 

Hartlepool recorded their first win in four at the weekend, but have failed to win at Victoria Park in four games, including back to back defeats. That said, Barnet are the opponents this Tuesday and they’ve yet to win on the road all season, losing all six games.


York City vs Dagenham and Redbridge 

Two early season strugglers meet at Bootham Crescent when York host Dagenham. The Minstermen are without a win in seven, and haven’t won at home in four, while the Daggers are also without a win in seven, and haven’t won on the road in five.


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Wednesday 21 October 

Exeter City vs Cambridge United 

Two sides that have had an inconsistent start to the season meet at St James Park as Exeter host Cambridge. The Grecians haven’t won in four since a victory at Fratton Park, while Cambridge have won just twice since August and are without a win on the road in four attempts.


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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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