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Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 5 preview

28 August 2015

Leyton Orient possess The Football League's only 100 per cent record and they take on fellow high-flyers Bristol Rovers in a full schedule on Matchday 5 in Sky Bet League 2.

The O's have got the better of Barnet, Dagenham & Redbridge, Stevenage and Newport County to notch 12 points from 12 while Bristol Rovers have won three on the spin after an opening-day defeat to Northampton Town.

Here's a full look at what's coming up at 3pm in Sky Bet League 2 on Matchday 5:

Saturday 29th August

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

If Ian Hendon's men are to maintain their perfect start to 2015/16 they will need to hand Bristol Rovers a first away defeat since 6th September 2014, when Rovers lost to Braintree in the Conference.

Read more: Something has to give: Leyton Orient v Bristol Rovers

Since that day they've gone unbeaten in 22 regular season away league games, and won 1-0 at Luton Town with a last-gasp goal from Stuart Sinclair in their most recent trip on the road.

Following that defeat to Rovers, Luton suffered a 3-2 reverse at the hands of Yeovil Town, ahead of their game against Portsmouth this weekend.

Read more: Luton Town seeking home comforts against Portsmouth

The Hatters will take confidence from the fact they took Stoke City all the way to penalties in Round 2 of the Capital One Cup in midweek; not to mention that they've only lost twice at home to Portsmouth in 24 meetings.

Read more: Capital One Cup Round 2 review

Elsewhere, there's a first Football League meeting since March 1999 between Barnet and Cambridge United, and a first ever encounter between Crawley Town and Wycombe Wanderers.

Dagenham & Redbridge and Newport County prop up the table with a point apiece and they face Stevenage and Plymouth Argyle respectively.

Match Official Appointments

The officials appointed to this weekend's Football League matches were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see which officials are on duty in Sky Bet League 2 this weekend

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