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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 5 preview

26 August 2016

Accrington Stanley follow up their midweek triumph over Burnley by hosting Sky Bet League Two leaders Morecambe as EFL action resumes this weekend.

The Shrimps could move four points clear of their closest chasers Crawley, who have a home tie with Notts County, with the Magpies picking up their first win last weekend away at Hartlepool.

Sky Bet League Two – Matchday 5 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Saturday 27th August 2016

Accrington Stanley v Morecambe   
Barnet v Carlisle United
Blackpool v Plymouth Argyle   
Cambridge United v Luton Town
Cheltenham Town v Crewe Alexandra   
Crawley Town v Notts County   
Doncaster Rovers v Yeovil Town   
Exeter City v Portsmouth
Grimsby Town v Stevenage   
Hartlepool United v Newport County   
Leyton Orient v Mansfield Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Colchester United

Match officials: Click here to see who's on duty this weekend

Five facts

1. A goal for Jon Stead this weekend will make it the first time he has scored in four consecutive games in his career. He and his Notts County side travel to Crawley.

2. Six players currently sit at the top of the League Two scoring charts. Crewe's Alex Kiwomya has the best minutes-per-goal ratio out of the bunch, boasting an impressive record of a goal every 80 minutes.

3. Mansfield have not defeated Leyton Orient in their last nine attempts, dating back to 2001.

4.  Newport County have only defeated Hartlepool once. That victory came in the two sides’ first ever meeting back in the 2013/2014 season.

5. Blackpool and Plymouth have not met since the pair were Championship rivals in 2009/2010. The Tangerines won both encounters 2-0.

From the dugout

Social media

Danny Rose says #Pompey have to mix things up in order to achieve success this season:

— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) August 26, 2016

Carl Dickinson on Crawley, game management and the atmosphere in the #Notts dressing room:

— Notts County FC (@Official_NCFC) August 26, 2016

ICYMI: @KevinDawson10 previews #YTFC's trip to @drfc_official ➡️

— Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) August 26, 2016

Jamie Devitt @jamiedevitt20 on going first, focus and kicking on from here:

— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) August 26, 2016

Bingham Thrilled With First #CreweAlex Goal: Billy reflects on his thunderbolt -Read>

— Crewe Alexandra F.C. (@crewealexfc) August 25, 2016

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