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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 13 preview

14 October 2016

Sky Bet League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle welcome Portsmouth to Home Park on Matchday 13 in one of the stand-out fixtures.

The Dockyard derby sees the fourth-placed Pompey visit the table-toppers, while third-placed Carlisle remain unbeaten and continue their chase at home to Hartlepool.

Doncaster are second and face Colchester in a battle between two clubs relegated to Sky Bet League Two last term, and there's a new face in charge – Graham Westley makes his Newport bow at Yeovil Town.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 13 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Saturday 15th October 2016

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

Appointments: Click here to see the Matchday 13 officials

Five facts

1. Carlisle  and Doncaster are the only teams to score in every game so far this season. The Cumbrians' opponents at Brunton Park this weekend, Hartlepool, have netted in each of their games on the road.

2. Accrington Stanley and Blackpool lock horns in the EFL for the first time on Saturday. They have met once before, a thrilling 4-4 EFL Trophy draw in 2006.

3. Cambridge and Grimsby meet in the EFL for the first time since 2004/05, when the Mariners did the double over the U's. Ten non-league meetings have taken place since, with four draws and three wins apiece.

4. Notts County are unbeaten in 10 games against Crewe ahead of their latest encounter. That run of form includes four straight wins, in which they've scored 12 and conceded just two to the Railwaymen.

5. Morecambe have never beaten Stevenage in the EFL, failing in six attempts to date. That barren run stretches back even further – you have to go back to 2005, 11 games ago, for the Shrimps' last success.

From the dugout

Social media

Think @Harrypell_7 & @jack_munns arguing over FIFA17 is childish? You're right - but it's also very funny!


— Cheltenham Town FC (@CTFCofficial) October 12, 2016

Spot the ball! @mansfieldtownfc was a wintry wonderland for the #Chairboys on our visit in February 2005.

— Wycombe Wanderers (@wwfcofficial) October 12, 2016

WATCH: Graham Westley spoke to the press this morning following his appointment as first-team Manager

— Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) October 10, 2016

Here's more on the story that @macauleybonne is back at #ColU and could be in the squad on Saturday:

— Colchester United FC (@ColU_Official) October 13, 2016

Full-time at Walsall = England U21 5 Bosnia & H 0. Well done to @Waltz_1 on a debut clean sheet. Same on Saturday please Big Man!

— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) October 11, 2016

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