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Sky Bet League 2: Matchday 21 preview

11 December 2015

After the FA Cup break, Sky Bet League 2 football returns will a full schedule on Saturday afternoon.

Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle and Northampton Town are in a three-way battle for top spot, making for an intriguing Matchday 21.

Here are the Sky Bet League 2 fixtures in full - all of which get under way at 3pm:

Saturday 12th December

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

Oxford top the trio of teams on 40 points, and they have had a busy week on the pitch, reaching the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area Final. Meanwhile, their opponents this weekend - Carlisle - have had a rather busy week off it.

Read more: Oxford United v Carlisle United - from wellington boots to football boots for the Cumbrians

Sitting below the U's on goal difference are Plymouth, who host Cambridge United, and Northampton, who make the short trip to Luton Town.

Yeovil Town were the side who lost out to Oxford in the midweek Trophy clash, and their attentions now turn to climbing off the bottom of the Sky Bet League 2 ladder. Paul Sturrock's tenure at Huish Park came to an end at the beginning of the month, and the weekend visit of Barnet will be overseen by interim boss Darren Way.

Narrowly above the Glovers are York City and Dagenham & Redbridge, and both of those sides are on the road this Saturday, travelling to Bristol Rovers and Crawley Town respectively.

There are battles in and around the Play-Off places with Accrington hosting Wycombe Wanderers - a fixture which has produced four consecutive draws - and Mansfield taking on Leyton Orient in a contest between seventh and eighth. The O's have won the last five meetings, coming away from the One Call Stadium with 1-0 victories on the past two occasions.

Elsewhere, Hartlepool United make the long trip south to Portsmouth, while Exeter City go in the other direction, to Morecambe. There's a maiden Football League match-up between Notts County and Newport County, and AFC Wimbledon are seeking a first success over Stevenage at the seventh time of asking.

Match officials

The match official appointments for this weekend's Sky Bet League 2 fixtures were announced earlier this week.

Click here to see the match officials on Sky Bet League 2 duty this weekend

Don't miss it!

You can follow all the weekend action with our matchday coverage on Twitter, via @SkyBetLeague2.



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