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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

17 November 2014

We pick out 11 top performers and a manager from the week's Sky Bet Football League matches.

Goalkeeper: Roy Carroll (Notts County)

It's hard to look past the experienced Carroll this week after the goalkeeper kept a clean sheet for County at Coventry on Saturday, having appeared for Northern Ireland in Romania on Friday night, earning praise from manager Shaun Derry.

A special mention must go to Sheffield United's Mark Howard who saved a penalty at Doncaster Rovers before the Blades went on to win 1-0.

Defender: Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle)

Right-back Mellor was involved in all three of Plymouth's goals against Portsmouth on Saturday lunchtime, and also helped the Pilgrims keep a clean sheet.

Defender: Barry Fuller (AFC Wimbledon)

Fuller found the net for the first time in The Football League since 2006 on Saturday, scoring the only goal of the game for the Dons against Dagenham & Redbridge. After the game, manager Neal Ardley joked that the goal was down to him.

Defender: Leon Legge (Gillingham)

The towering Legge netted two fine headers for Gillingham in their dramatic 3-2 victory at home to Leyton Orient. Both of the defender's goals were set-up by Jake Hessenthaler.

Midfielder: Michael Brown (Port Vale)

Brown was the man of the moment on Saturday when he capped a man of the match performance for the Valiants by netting the decisive goal against Rochdale. That result lifted Rob Page's side up to 12th and the manager was full of praise for his veteran midfielder.

Midfielder: Daniel Johnson (Oldham Athletic)

Johnson's Latics debut, against Crawley, was only seven minutes old when he scored the first competitive goal of his career, driving into the box before finishing low with his left foot.

Midfielder: Jonathan Smith (Luton Town)

Luton moved back to the summit of Sky Bet League 2 with a 1-0 win over Tranmere Rovers and, although Smith didn't score the goal, he pulled the strings in the centre of the park for the Hatters, who are now 11 matches unbeaten.

Midfielder: Mark Yeates (Bradford City)

Yeates was another player to net a winner at the weekend, as the 29-year-old curled home a lovely effort for Bradford to give them a 2-1 victory at Preston North End – who hadn't lost at Deepdale since last December. Bantams manager Phil Parkinson reserved special praise for the former Watford man.

Strikers: Chris Beardsley and Lee Barnard (Stevenage)

In a fine attacking display, both Barnard and Beardsley were at the double for Stevenage as they thumped Cheltenham Town 5-1. Beardsley started the scoring in the fifth minute then added another 10 minutes before the break, while Barnard's brace came in the second half, in a dominant Boro performance.

Striker: James Roberts (Oxford United)

What a week it has been for 18-year-old front man James Roberts. The Oxford youngster hit a brace against Grimsby Town in the FA Cup last weekend before bagging the only goal of the game at York on Saturday, in what was his full League debut.

Manager: Micky Mellon (Shrewsbury Town)

Mellon has guided Shrewsbury to six consecutive Sky Bet League 2 matches, following Saturday's 2-0 success against Mansfield Town, and that run has lifted his side up to second in the table. The manager has insisted that his in-form side have achieved nothing yet, though.

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