English League 2 News

Jack Lester set to return to Chesterfield as their new manager

Chesterfield have agreed a deal with Nottingham Forest for Jack Lester to return to the club as manager, Press Association Sport understands. A compensation package is in place to allow Lester to leave his position as coach of the Reds Under-23 team and succeed Gary Caldwell. Caldwell was sacked on September 16 just hours after Chesterfield’s 2-1 home defeat to ...

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Exeter slip up as Notts County hit four to go top

Exeter suffered their first Sky Bet League Two defeat of the season as Troy Brown’s own goal and Devon Kelly-Evans’ first Football League goal secured Coventry a 2-0 win. Defender Brown turned a low cross from Jodi Jones past goalkeeper Christy Pym in the 58th minute before Kelly-Evans fired in a last-gasp second from a Jones pass. Notts County moved ...

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Stevenage deny claims stewards behaved inappropriately towards Grimsby fans

Stevenage have denied allegations from a Grimsby supporters’ trust that stewards behaved inappropriately towards female fans by asking some to show their bras as a security measure. The Mariners Trust has written to both clubs, the Football Association and a number of police forces following the alleged behaviour of stewards at the Lamex Stadium ahead of Saturday’s league game. According ...

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Accrington stun Preston while Birmingham storm through

Billy Kee’s last-minute strike saw Accrington dump Championship Preston out of the Carabao Cup with a dramatic 3-2 win at the Wham Stadium. Stanley, who opened their League Two campaign with a 3-1 win over Colchester on Saturday, went ahead through defender Ben Richards-Everton in the 20th minute. Preston, under new boss Alex Neil and on the back of a ...

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Yeovil to refund travelling fans after 8-2 defeat at Luton

Yeovil’s players and staff will refund the 258 supporters who travelled to Luton only to see the Glovers thrashed 8-2 at Kenilworth Road on the opening day of the Sky Bet League Two season. The visitors had actually gone ahead through Otis Khan but a James Collins hat-trick, Isaac Vassell’s brace and further goals from Olly Lee, Alan McCormack and ...

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Judge dismisses bid to wind up Leyton Orient

A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing. Controversial owner Francesco Becchetti was given until Monday to pay off debts or sell the club following a previous hearing in March. A lawyer representing Orient told Registrar Sally Barber that all debts had been paid at a Bankruptcy & Companies Court hearing in London a ...

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Wycombe aim to dazzle opposition with bright new strips

Wycombe are aiming to get shirty with opposition strikers after unveiling their new goalkeeper kits. The Sky Bet League Two side have designed the strips to feature distinctive patterns aimed to put forwards off their stride. A yellow kit has a multi-coloured kaleidoscope pattern on the front, which resembles a target to aim for – rather than the goal. The ...

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