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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 18 preview

22 November 2016

Fourth hosts fifth in Sky Bet League Two on Tuesday night, when Luton Town and Portsmouth do battle at Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters are nine unbeaten following Saturday's win at Morecambe, and that's the longest streak in the division following Plymouth's loss versus Grimsby last time out.

Argyle host Barnet as they bid to return to winning ways, while second-placed Carlisle take on Marcus Bignot's Mariners at Blundell Park.

Elsewhere, Newport face Wycombe chasing a fourth straight win, Colchester travel to Cheltenham on the back of 10 winless matches, and Steve Evans' Mansfield host Blackpool following a debut victory for the Scot in Matchday 17.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 18 fixtures (all 3pm kick-offs)

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. Crewe and Morecambe have three wins apiece from six historical meetings, four of which have finished with a 2-1 scoreline.

2. Accrington lost their first three games against Hartlepool following their promotion to the EFL, but are unbeaten in the last five against their midweek opponents, including a double last term.

3. Leyton Oreient and Exeter clash for the 88th time, with the O's edging the head-to-head 33-29, but the Grecians have won the last three meetings between the pair.

4. Mansfield and Blackpool square off for the first time since the 2002/03 season. Even though the Stags took four points from the available six that campaign, including a 4-0 triumph at Field Mill, they went on to get relegated to the bottom tier.

5. Shaun Derry takes his Cambridge side to former employers Notts County, and he guided the U's to a double over the Magpies last term, winning 3-1 at home and 2-1 at Meadow Lane.

From the dugout

Social media

Chest, bounce... ping! 😍@NewportCounty's Josh Sheehan wins the @SkyBetLeagueTwo#GoalOfTheWeekend.

— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) November 21, 2016

💬 | Here's what groundsman Trev had to say on the condition of the pitch ahead of tonight's @CambridgeUtdFC match:

— Notts County FC (@Official_NCFC) November 22, 2016

Kyle Bennett on working hard and tonight's Luton test:

— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) November 22, 2016

Striker @Charliewyke1 on one of the best feelings he's had in football -

— Carlisle United FC (@officialcufc) November 21, 2016

💬 | John Sheridan looks ahead to the Cambridge clash and provides an update on O'Connor, Forte and Tootle:

— Notts County FC (@Official_NCFC) November 21, 2016

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