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Preview: Sky Bet League Two – Matchday 6

31 August 2018

One month done and dusted, and League Two's September action gets under way with a full 3pm schedule on Saturday afternoon. We take a look here...

Battle at the top

This Saturday sees top of the table Lincoln City take on third-placed Exeter City, a rematch of the League Two Play-Off Semi-Final back in May.

The Grecians won this tie 3-1 to book their spot at the Wembley final, continuing an unbeaten record against the Imps at St James Park which now stretches back to 1997. Furthermore, City haven’t lost in their last 11 home matches against anyone in all competitions.

However, the Imps are enjoying an unbeaten run of their own, bagging 13 points from their opening five matches this season, and leapfrogging Exeter to the top of the league when Matt Taylor’s side lost for the first time this season to Milton Keynes Dons last week.

New era at Notts

After coming so close to promotion last term, Notts County have endured a nightmare start to the new season, and chairman Alan Hardy decided to call time on manager Kevin Nolan's stay after just five games.

Mark Crossley and Jon Goodman are in caretaker charge this weekend when Forest Green Rovers visit Meadow Lane, and the visitors come into the weekend unbeaten – albeit with only one win to their name so far.

Mark Cooper's Rovers have drawn the other four – a record currently shared with Mansfield Town. Incidentally, the two clubs played out a 1-1 in this fixture last season. Will the Magpies finally get off the mark and turn their season around?

After this game, Harry Kewell will step into the Notts hotseat after being appointed as the club's new manager.

Around the grounds

Milton Keynes Dons and Mansfield Town are the league's two other undefeated sides, and the second-placed Dons visit Swindon Town looking to extend that run to six matches. For the Stags, they host in-form Carlisle United who sit third after three consecutive victories.

Macclesfield Town made history this week by reaching Round Three of the Carabao Cup for the first time in their history, but they are still searching for a first win since returning to the EFL. They go to Crewe Alexandra, who haven't scored a goal since hitting Morecambe for six on the opening day.

Russell Milton sparked Cheltenham Town into life last weekend, and the caretaker boss leads the Robins out at Whaddon Road to face Colchester United, who were unbeaten prior to last weekend.

Elsewhere, Port Vale – who have won two from two at Vale Park – entertain fifth-placed Newport County, while Grimsby Town and Northampton Town are both seeking maiden home wins – they take on Yeovil Town and Tranmere Rovers, who have both enjoyed decent starts to the new season.

Saturday 1 September (3pm kick-off)

Bury v Morecambe
Cheltenham Town v Colchester United
Crewe Alexandra v Macclesfield Town
Exeter City v Lincoln City
Grimsby Town v Yeovil Town
Mansfield Town v Carlisle United
Northampton Town v Tranmere Rovers
Notts County v Forest Green Rovers
Oldham Athletic v Crawley Town
Port Vale v Newport County
Stevenage v Cambridge United
Swindon Town v Milton Keynes Dons



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