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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 19 preview

25 November 2016

Sky Bet League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle are on the hunt for an eighth successive away win when they travel to Morecambe on Matchday 19.

The Pilgrims may well be glad to hit the road following back-to-back home defeats, which has seen their lead at the summit cut to three points by closest contenders Carlisle.

The Cumbrians host Mansfield, who have won both games since Steve Evans replaced Adam Murray in the Field Mill dugout. Doncaster, in third and with a game in hand, face Leyton Orient, who sacked boss Alberto Cavasin in midweek.

Despite three consecutive wins, Tuesday's home defeat to Wycombe sent Newport back to the foot of the table, and it's a trip to Blackpool for Graham Westley's troops. Cheltenham, the other side in the bottom two, are away at Cambridge, while Exeter, who were bottom before their midweek success, welcome Luton to St James Park.

Sky Bet League Two Matchday 19 fixtures (3pm kick-off)

Saturday 26th November 2016

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

Referees: Click here to see the match officials on duty

Five facts

1. The only previous meetings between Blackpool and Newport came in the 2002 FA Cup when County, then in the Southern League Premier Division, reached the First Round Proper. The Tangerines advanced via a replay.

2. Despite 52 previous meetings, games between Colchester and Crewe have rarely seen the spoils shared. Just eight of those encounters have finished all square, one of those being the most recent – a 1-1 draw at the back end of 2015/16.

3. Crawley are chasing a first goal against Grimsby, although the pair have only met twice previously, in non-league football. The Mariners won 1-0 on the road, before a goalless stalemate at home.

4. Exeter and Luton have provided plenty of recent entertainment, with the last three Sky Bet League Two fixtures each providing five goals. There were another four earlier this month, when the Hatters ran out 3-1 winners at St James Park in the FA Cup.

5. Since his permanent Wycombe arrival in 2010, Gareth Ainsworth has been involved in five straight home wins over Hartlepool, as both a player and a manager.

From the dugout

Social media

ICYMI: @WBA loanee @tahv_ scored this worldie yesterday in #YTFC training. 🔥 ⚽️ ➡️

— Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) November 25, 2016

🎥 | Taking this week's 10 Questions quiz is on-loan midfielder @jackstacey_. Reuben Reid and @djwheeler07 lead the way with 9...

— Exeter City FC (@OfficialECFC) November 24, 2016

We could watch this all day. Groundhog Day for @sidojombati.

— Wycombe Wanderers (@wwfcofficial) November 24, 2016

First senior goal? ✅ Screamer? ✅ Half-way line? ✅ Dink off the post? ✅ Not bad, @JoePayne__! #BarnetFC

— Barnet FC (@BarnetFC) November 22, 2016

.@jamie1jones on last Saturday's win, his @EFL TOTW performance & how much he is enjoying life at the club.

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— StevenageFC Official (@StevenageFC) November 23, 2016

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