Sitting pretty at the top of League Two are Leyton Orient, who are the only team in the Football League pyramid with a 100% record from their four league games.
This weekend they welcome Bristol Rovers to Brisbane Road – with both sides fresh having been dumped out of the League Cup at the first hurdle. The O’s won 3-2 at Newport last weekend, whereas fellow high-flyers Rovers, who have only dropped three points this term themselves, beat Barnet 3-1 at home.
At the other end of the division, Newport are still searching for their first win of the season – as are all of League Two’s bottom five clubs. They will be hoping that the relatively short trip to Devon to take on Plymouth will help rectify that, however Argyle have had a strong start to the season and lie third after four games. Derek Adams’ Plymouth won 2-0 at Northampton last time out, and already have five different goalscorers this term despite only netting seven times, whereas Newport lost 3-2 when Orient visited South Wales last time out.
Carlisle United will be high on confidence heading into this weekend’s trip to Hartlepool after dumping one of the Championship favourites – QPR – out of the League Cup on Tuesday, winning 2-1 on their trip to the capital. Hartlepool haven’t fared quite so well in the last week – Ronnie Moore’s side lost for the first time this season 2-0 at Stevenage, and then lost their home cup tie with Bournemouth 4-0. Despite their good cup form, Carlisle are still looking for their first league win after drawing 1-1 with Wimbledon last weekend.
Another of the winless sides this season are Luton, who welcome Portsmouth to Kenilworth Road this weekend after their mammoth League Cup tie with Stoke City went all the way to penalties. Despite losing in the shootout 8-7, John Still will take heart from the way his side battled, as well as how influential teenage substitute Cameron McGeehan was when he came on. Pompey on the other hand lost out 2-1 to Reading in midweek, but still lie sixth in the table having yet to be defeated in the league. A fantastic comeback from three goals down kept that record in tact last weekend as they drew 3-3 with Morecambe at Fratton Park, whereas Luton lost 3-2 at Yeovil.
Elsewhere in League Two, second-placed Wycombe travel to Crawley after dropping points for the first time this season last weekend against bottom side Dagenham & Redbridge, drawing 1-1. Crawley on the other hand are on the up after picking up their first win of the season last time out – an impressive 3-0 away win at Cambridge United. Both sides were knocked out of the cup in the first round so there should be no signs of fatigue in what promises to be an intriguing encounter.
League Two Fixtures
Accrington vs Northampton
AFC Wimbledon vs Exeter
Barnet vs Cambridge
Crawley vs Wycombe
Dag & Red vs Stevenage
Hartlepool vs Carlisle
Leyton Orient vs Bristol Rovers
Luton vs Portsmouth
Morecambe vs Notts County
Oxford Utd vs Yeovil
Plymouth vs Newport
York vs Mansfield