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Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 8 preview

16 September 2016

The weekend's Sky Bet League Two schedule kicks off at 1pm on Saturday with the Devon derby - Exeter City hosting top-of-the-league Plymouth Argyle at St James’ Park.

The Pilgrims have won five on the spin to sit top, ahead of a weekend meeting against their rivals.

Portsmouth are their closest challengers, in second, and they go to Accrington Stanley, while third-placed Luton Town are at Dermot Drummy’s Crawley Town.

Match officials: Click here to see who's on duty this weekend

Sky Bet League Two – Matchday 8 fixtures (3pm kick-off unless stated)

Saturday 17th September 2016

Accrington Stanley v Portsmouth
Barnet v Colchester United
Blackpool v Carlisle United
Cambridge United v Morecambe
Cheltenham Town v Notts County
Crawley Town v Luton Town
Doncaster Rovers v Newport County
Exeter City v Plymouth Argyle (1pm)
Grimsby Town v Crewe Alexandra
Hartlepool United v Mansfield Town
Leyton Orient v Yeovil Town
Wycombe Wanderers v Stevenage

Five facts

1. Cambridge have scored 11 goals in their previous two meetings with Morecambe. The U’s are still in search of their first win this time around, but beat the Shrimps 7-0 when they last clashed in April.

2. Blackpool and Carlisle have not met since the 2006/2007 Sky Bet League Two season. Draws between the two sides are almost as rare as the matches - the pair have not shared the spoils in a match up since Boxing Day 1997.

3. Saturday’s meeting between Doncaster and Newport County is the first time the sides have clashed in an EFL fixture.

4. It’s derby day in Devon this weekend, with Exeter City hosting Plymouth Argyle at St James’ Park. Of their 66 EFL meetings, Plymouth have won 27, Exeter 19, and 20 have been draws. The sides have not played out a draw in their last eight meetings.

5. Five Sky Bet League Two teams have scored in every match so far - Luton Town, Hartlepool United, Grimsby Town, Doncaster Rovers and Carlisle United.

From the dugout







Social Media

🔮| The last 5 matches against @Only1Argyle have seen 16 goals. What are you predictions for Saturday's match? #ECFCpic.twitter.com/N3Z6M6ffaD

— Exeter City FC (@OfficialECFC) September 15, 2016

We've got Carey, Graham Carey, I just don't think you'd understand #pafc@SkyBetLeagueTwopic.twitter.com/L7HYGYFGi8

— Plymouth Argyle FC (@Only1Argyle) September 15, 2016

📹 VIDEO | Jimmy Smith previews tomorrow's game against @LutonTown 👇🏻https://t.co/det3x6EBK9. pic.twitter.com/dJlapWbFor

— Crawley Town (@crawleytown) September 16, 2016

SD: We're entering a period of games now where we want maximum points. It won't be easy but we'll strive to achieve. pic.twitter.com/ppFkpTDAFG

— Cambridge United FC (@CambridgeUtdFC) September 15, 2016

Gable all finished! pic.twitter.com/h2o5Db7yPp

— Adrian Martin (@adakitman) September 15, 2016

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Follow the EFL's social media channels to stay up to date with the weekend's action:

- Twitter.com/EFL
- Twitter.com/SkyBetLeagueTwo
- Facebook.com/TheEFL
- Instagram.com/EFL

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