Date: 12th September 2015 at 8:00am
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Leyton Orient’s unbeaten start to the season may now be over thanks to their crushing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Exeter – but they still sit atop the division by a point after winning their first five games on the bounce.

This weekend they travel to Cambridge, who have had an average start to the season, with two each of wins, draws and defeats. The most recent of these was their 3-1 defeat at local rivals Luton, so manager Richard Money will be hoping for an immediate response this time against the league leaders. The O’s will likely need three points to stay top, given the competitive start to the season.

18 August 2015 - Sky Bet League 2 - Leyton Orient v Stevenage FCBradley Pritchard of Orient keeps Tom Pett at bay with an outstretched armPhoto: Charlotte Wilson

Newport welcome Morecambe to Rodney Parade this weekend still propping up the Football League after their 3-0 home defeat to York City last weekend. Manager Terry Butcher has admitted that his squad is now down to its bare bones as a result of an injury pile-up, and despite being linked with former Wales international Danny Gabbidon, they will not be able to bid due to his wage demands. Morecambe, on the other hand, are now unbeaten in four, and go into the game on a real high after beating Yeovil Town 4-2 away from home.

Yeovil, like Newport, are another side who are near the foot of the division as a result of an injury-plagued squad. Paul Sturrock’s side have lost all but one of their games this term, including last weekend’s loss to Morcambe at Huish Park. Sturrock nearly has an entire side of injured players unavailable, whereas visitors Wimbledon come into the fixture on the back of a three-game unbeaten run, meaning it could be another long afternoon in the West Country for the Town faithful.

Wycombe welcome Plymouth to Adams Park on Saturday in a repeat of last season’s play-off semi-final, and given the two sides’ positions this term, promotion will again be on the minds of the two sets of fans. Wycombe extended their unbeaten run last weekend with a 2-1 win over Hartlepool, whereas Plymouth slipped two points behind their opponents of this week with a 2-1 defeat to Stevenage.

Elsewhere, Oxford United will be hoping to extend their fantastic start to the season when they travel to Northampton, aiming to make it seven games unbeaten. United climbed to fourth last weekend when they beat Bristol Rovers 1-0 at the Memorial Stadium, making it three wins so far this campaign, whereas Town have some serious work to do after losing three of their last four, including last weekend when they were beaten 2-1 by Dagenham & Redbridge at Sixfields.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday (3pm)

Bristol Rovers vs Accrington
Cambridge vs Leyton Orient
Carlisle vs Dag & Red
Exeter vs Hartlepool
Mansfield vs Crawley
Newport vs Morecambe
Northampton vs Oxford Utd
Notts County vs Luton
Portsmouth vs Barnet
Stevenage vs York
Wycombe vs Plymouth
Yeovil vs Wimbledon

 
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