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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 6 preview

2 September 2016

Carlisle United are the only unbeaten side in Sky Bet League Two going into Matchday 6 this weekend.

On Saturday, among a full schedule, the Cumbrians host Accrington Stanley, who last week threw away a two-goal lead against league leaders Morecambe.

Jim Bentley's men can make it five wins in a row this weekend, but face a Leyton Orient side they have never defeated. A win for the Shrimps could see them move five clear of Luton Town at the top of the table. Match officials: Click here to see who's on duty this weekend



Sky Bet League Two – Matchday 6 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Saturday 3rd September 2016

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

Five facts


1. A triumph for Morecambe will be the first time they have won five consecutive league games since the 2009/2010 season. Their fifth victory that year ended 5-0 against Bournemouth. Manager Jim Bentley was an unused substitute that day.

2. Blackpool’s last success over Yeovil came in the 2007 Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final. It was a 2-0 win, with Robbie Williams and Keigan Parker the scorers.

3. Cambridge remain the only winless League Two side. The U’s travel to fifth-placed Mansfield this weekend knowing another defeat for will mark their worst start to a season since 2001/2002.

4. The home side in Luton versus Wycombe hasn’t won the fixture since 2004, going back seven meetings. What home advantage?

5. Victory for Hartlepool this weekend will be their first ever win over Stevenage, the sides have met on nine occasions.

Deadline day picks

- Stevenage pulled off an impressive signing on Deadline Day, by bringing in Nottingham Forest's Tyler Walker on loan. The son of former England international Des Walker has made 21 senior appearances for Forest as well as spending some of last season on loan at Burton Albion. Walker was joined at the Lamex Stadium Broadtail Way on Deadline Day by Aston Villa’s Harry McKirdy and South African international Kgosi Ntlhe.

- Luton Town were one of many sides to pick up a loan player from Newcastle United. Alex Gilliead joined the Hatters on Deadline Day, having spent all of last season on loan with Carlisle, scoring five goals in 35 appearances.

- Notts County manager John Sheridan signed young Wolves front man Aaron Collins from Wolves on loan. Sheridan sold Collins to Wolves whilst in charge of Newport County.

- Portsmouth made just one Deadline Day addition, wth Scotland under-21 international Dominic Hyam joining on-loan from Reading. Hyam spent made 16 appearances for relegated Dagenham & Redbridge last season.

- Sky Bet League Two leaders Morecambe made two signings on Deadline Day; Burnley striker Ntumba Mabssanka and Cheltenham defender James Jennings arrived at the Globe Arena.Park  Both could make their debuts.

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Will he be the Governor? Welcome to Home Park, Paul-Arnold Garita. https://t.co/XUvBZA9JmGpic.twitter.com/r2A51cy0wm

— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Only1Argyle) August 31, 2016

🎥 | If selected tomorrow against @crawleytown, it'll be a first #Pompey appearance at Fratton Park for @T_C_Daviespic.twitter.com/gl2gV0zlxm

— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) September 2, 2016

Best wishes from everyone at #YTFC to @Alex_Macca23 who has been called-up to the @England squad by Sam Allardyce. pic.twitter.com/wLTFhjpLBA

— Yeovil Town FC (@YTFC) September 1, 2016

SIGNING: The O's have swooped on #DeadlineDay to bring in France U20 forward Ulrich N'Nomo #LOFCpic.twitter.com/ISwXIHKCbx

— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) August 31, 2016

Happy to have signed on loan for @LutonTown .. Looking forward to getting started!⚽️👍🏼

— Alex Gilliead (@AlexGilliead) August 31, 2016
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