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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 20 preview

9 December 2016

After 12 goals in just two games last weekend, Sky Bet League Two returns with a full schedule taking place at 3pm on Saturday.

And there are some tasty fixtures near the summit of the table to enjoy, with table-toppers Doncaster Rovers travelling to third-placed Plymouth Argyle, who will leapfrog the leaders with victory at Home Park.

Second-placed Carlisle United are also on the road, to Luton Town, who sit fifth, and have lost just one of their previous 10 encounters.

Yeovil Town, in sixth, and Mansfield Town, in 14th, are separated by just three points. The Glovers face Barnet and Stevenage play Blackpool, with all four teams a part of that tight race for the Play-Off spots.

At the other end of the table, Cheltenham Town can escape from the relegation zone with a win Exeter City, who are two points and two places ahead of the Robins, in 21st, and Leyton Orient and Accrington Stanley are two other clubs near the foot of the division who lock horns on Matchday 20.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 20 fixtures

Saturday 10th December 2016

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

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. Exeter City have only ever beaten Cheltenham Town twice; those victories both came when the Robins were last in Sky Bet League Two, in 2014/15.

2. Grimsby Town and Portsmouth clash for the first time in nearly 14 years this weekend. Pompey did the double over their counterparts the last time they operated in the same division, in 2002/03.

3. Just three points separate Yeovil Town in sixth and Mansfield Town in 14th in the Sky Bet League Two standings. The Glovers have 28 to their name and Mansfield 25, with Wycombe Wanderers, Blackpool, Stevenage, Barnet, Grimsby Town, Crewe Alexandra and Cambridge United occupying the narrow space in between.

4. Likewise, just six points sit between, Colchester United in 15th and Newport County at the bottom of the table, in what is proving to be a highly-competitive campaign.

5. Last season's meeting between Luton Town and Carlisle at Kenilworth Road produced a seven-goal thriller, in which the visitors snatched a late 4-3 triumph.

From the dugout

Social media

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— Blackpool FC (@BlackpoolFC) December 9, 2016

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— Wycombe Wanderers (@wwfcofficial) December 9, 2016

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