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Sky Bet League 2: Match Round 2 preview

14 August 2015

Sky Bet League 2 returns for its second week, with 12 games taking place across Friday and Saturday.

After a riveting opening weekend that followed the summer break, half the division will now play their first home games of the season in Match Round 2.

Match Round 2 fixtures

Here are this weekend's Sky Bet League 2 match-ups at a glance (all kick-off times are 3pm unless stated):

Friday 14th August

Notts County v Mansfield Town (7.45pm)

Saturday 15th August

Barnet v Wycombe Wanderers
Carlisle United v Cambridge United
Crawley Town v AFC Wimbledon
Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient
Luton Town v Oxford United
Morecambe v Accrington Stanley
Newport County v Stevenage
Northampton Town v Exeter City
Plymouth Argyle v Portsmouth
Yeovil Town v Bristol Rovers
York City v Hartlepool United

Notts County open the second weekend of Football League action, and welcome Mansfield to Meadow Lane on Friday night. The pair will contest a local derby for the first time in The Football League since 2008, having only met in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy since.

County made a winning start to the new campaign last week, defeating Stevenage 2-0, while the Stags were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Carlisle United.

Read more: Notts County and Mansfield Town to renew Football League acquaintances

On Saturday, there is the small matter of a Dockyard Derby between Plymouth Argyle and Portsmouth. The coastline rivals haven't served up a goalless draw in 34 years, and goals have been a guarantee in recent times with nine of their last 10 meetings producing three or more goals.
Read more: Dockyard Derby: Plymouth Argyle v Portsmouth

Morecambe and Accrington Stanley go head-to-head at the Globe Arena, with the hosts looking to put to bed an unhealthy record against John Coleman's men. The Shrimpers haven't beaten Stanley in any of their 16 Football League clashes going into the game.

Barnet and Bristol Rovers both made losing returns to Sky Bet League 2 last time out, and go up against Wycombe Wanderers and Yeovil Town respectively in their second games.

Elsewhere, Luton Town and Oxford United face off at Kenilworth Road having both enjoyed Capital One Cup triumphs over Sky Bet Championship opposition this week, against Bristol City and Brentford respectively. Exeter City and Northampton Town also had good midweek results – they meet at Sixfields – as did York City and Hartlepool, who lock horns at Bootham Crescent.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 1 review

Cambridge United go to Carlisle United as league leaders following their 3-0 win against Newport County, while Terry Butcher's wounded Exiles welcome Teddy Sheringham's Stevenage to Rodney Parade.

Dagenham & Redbridge and Leyton Orient got off to contrasting starts in Match Round 1 - with the Daggers losing and Orient winning on their maiden League 2 showings of the season - and they come together at Victoria Road.

Match Official Appointments

The officials appointed to Football League games in Match Round 2 of the 2015/16 were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see what officials are where in Match Round 2 of Sky Bet League 2

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