EFL League Two Review: Matchweek 2

EFL League Two review
SWINDON, ENGLAND - MAY 04: General view outside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Swindon Town and Notts County at County Ground on May 04, 2019 in Swindon, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Welcome back to Last Word On Football’s League Two review. Matchweek 2 saw just three teams continue 100% starts to the season, while there are a further three sides yet to get off the mark.

EFL League Two Review

Iron Sink to the Bottom

Scunthorpe United were expected to be one of the front-runners in League Two this season, and they might still be as the campaign progresses. However, if this start is anything to go by, they will have their work cut out.

Lee Novak gave them the lead just after the re-start against Cheltenham Town, but the hosts recovered from last week’s loss to Leyton Orient to hit four goals and condemn Scunthorpe to the bottom with a -5 goal difference.

Ryan Broom and Charlie Raglan turned the game around to put Cheltenham ahead before Alex Addai and Connor Thomas added some gloss to the scoreline.

Macclesfield off the Mark

Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield Town got off the mark by thrashing Leyton Orient 3-0 at Moss Rose.

The O’s had made a winning start to life back in League Two last season but came back to earth with a thud in Cheshire.

Theo Archibald opened the scoring in the first half with a peach of an effort that curled over Dean Brill, and that was added to later in the second half by Paddy Osadebe and Theo Vassell to leave Macclesfield in the dizzying heights of eighth place, having spent so much of last season at the bottom.

How Did We Do?

Each week we take a crack at predicting the results of each match. How did we get on this opening weekend? Actual results are shown in bold whereas our predictions are in italics.

Grimsby Town 1-1 Bradford CityGrimsby Town 0-2 Bradford City

Cambridge United 0-0 Newport County Cambridge United 0-1 Newport County

Cheltenham Town 4-1 Scunthorpe UnitedCheltenham Town 0-2 Scunthorpe United

Crawley Town 2-0 Salford CityCrawley Town 1-1 Salford City

Macclesfield Town 3-0 Leyton Orient Macclesfield Town 1-1 Leyton Orient

Mansfield Town 2-2 MorecambeMansfield Town 3-1 Morecambe

Oldham Athletic 1-2 Crewe Alexandra Oldham Athletic 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Colchester United Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Colchester United

Port Vale 1-1 Northampton TownPort Vale 0-2 Northampton Town

Stevenage 0-1 Exeter CityStevenage 0-2 Exeter City

Swindon Town 3-2 Carlisle UnitedSwindon Town 2-1 Carlisle United

Walsall 1-1 Forest Green Rovers Walsall 2-1 Forest Green Rovers

Maybe a tad better than last week?

Up Next

Games to take place on Saturday, August 17. 3:00 kick-offs unless otherwise stated.

Bradford City v Oldham Athletic

Carlisle United v Mansfield Town

Colchester United v Cambridge United

Crewe Alexandra v Walsall

Exeter City v Swindon Town

Forest Green Rovers v Grimsby Town

Leyton Orient v Stevenage

Morecambe v Cheltenham Town

Newport County v Plymouth Argyle

Northampton Town v Macclesfield Town

Salford City v Port Vale

Scunthorpe United v Crawley Town


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