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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 17 preview

18 November 2016

It's a bumper Saturday of Sky Bet League Two action with all matches getting under way at 3pm.

Since losing their opening two fixtures, league leaders Plymouth Argyle are yet to taste defeat in the EFL. It's 14 unbeaten since the last loss and next up is Marcus Bignot's Grimsby.

Second-placed Carlisle suffered their first reverse of the season last weekend at bottom side Newport County. Keith Curle's charges welcome Exeter to Brunton Park, whilst Graham Westley's Exiles travel to Notts County seeking a third win on the spin.

Elsewhere, Steve Evans takes charge of his first game as Mansfeld manager at home to his former club Crawley, who are winless on the road since September.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 17 fxtures (all 3pm kick-offs)

Saturday 19th November 2016

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

Referees: Click here for the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. Accrington are winless in seven against Stevenage, and the goalless stalemate on the final day of last season denied Stanley automatic promotion.

2. Plymouth, unbeaten in 14 EFL matches, host Grimsby for the first time since 2003. They are winless in six against the Mariners, with their last success being a 5-0 rout in 1987.

3. Leyton Orient and Blackpool reunite for the first time since 2006/07. The Tangerines have won the last three, including the 4-2 Play-Off Final triumph at Wembley in 2001.

4. Four meetings, four draws. That's the history of Cheltenham versus Portsmouth, who clash at Whaddon Road this weekend.

5. The last seven meetings between Cambridge and Wycombe have been settled by a one-goal margin, with Wycombe winning five. The last four scorelines have been 1-0.

From the dugout

Social media

📸 | Exeter City first team players were out in force this afternoon serving cups of tea at the seniors Christmas party at

— Exeter City FC (@OfficialECFC) November 17, 2016

INTERVIEW 📹 | #BarnetFC boss Martin Allen delivered a health update, discussed style & looked to @crewealexfc ⬇️

— Barnet FC (@BarnetFC) November 17, 2016

It's #RetroShirtDay at @CTFCofficial this weekend! 👕

What's your favourite retro shirt?

Here are a few #EFL classics...

— EFL (@EFL) November 17, 2016

INTERVIEW: Stags' chairman John Radford expects home attendances to increase after landing in-demand Steve Evans

— Mansfield Town FC (@mansfieldtownfc) November 17, 2016

Manager Keith Curle on tattoos and birthday cards:

— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) November 17, 2016

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