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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

27 April 2015

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

Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes (Watford)

Watford survived a second-half onslaught at Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday lunchtime, with Gomes pulling off a string of saves in the 2-0 success. Those three points, combined with results later that afternoon, sent the Hornets back into the Premier League.

Defender: Phil Edwards (Burton Albion)

Burton skipper Edwards scored the Brewers' second goal as they shot out of the blocks with three first-half goals against Northampton Town. They went on to win 3-1, sending them one step closer towards sealing the Sky Bet League 2 title.

Defender: Lee Minshull (Newport County)

Newport recorded a 2-0 win at York City and Lee Minshull excelled filling in as a central defender, marshalling the defence well and scoring the second goal. The Welsh outfit must thank Joe Day for a clean sheet too, after he superbly saved a York penalty.

Defender: Aden Flint (Bristol City)

The Sky Bet League 1 champions extended their unbeaten run on the road to eight games with a 2-0 win at Chesterfield, and Aden Flint continued his remarkable goalscoring return with his 12th of the campaign.

Midfielder: Frankie Raymond (Dagenham & Redbridge)

Raymond starred in his home league debut, a 4-0 rout of Accrington Stanley. The 22-year-old set up the first two goals, for Matt Partridge and Jamie Cureton, before grabbing a goal for himself – a fine free-kick from long range.

Midfielder: Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United)

Peterborough produced a remarkable comeback to defeat Crawley Town 4-3, with Bostwick's shooting accuracy proving key. He struck the post early on, but Conor Washington was on hand to net the rebound, before Bostwick found the right side of the woodwork twice to hand Posh the victory.

Midfielder: Alan Judge (Brentford)

Brentford's hopes of reaching the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs still remain intact thanks to a Judge-inspired win at Reading. The Irishman volleyed the Bees in front, before turning provider in the second half, when his free-kick found the head of James Tarkowski to wrap up the win.

Midfielder: Dele Alli (Milton Keynes Dons)

Alli inspired the Dons to two wins over the past week as they continue to pile the pressure on Preston North End ahead of next Sunday's Sky Bet League 1 finale. The teenager assisted Carl Baker twice in Tuesday's win over Doncaster Rovers, and set up the Dons' winner over Rochdale on Saturday.

Striker: Lee Gregory (Millwall)

Gregory kept Millwall's hopes of survival alive with a hat-trick against Play-Off chasing Derby County at the New Den. The front man opened the scoring and added two penalties to open up a 3-1 lead, but the Lions could not hold on, going on to pick up just a point.

Striker: Joe Garner (Preston North End)

After scoring in a midweek win at Notts County, Garner netted his third hat-trick of 2014/15 as Preston maintained second place in Sky Bet League 1 with a 3-0 success over Swindon Town. A neat lobbed finish put the Lilywhites on their way early on, and he added two headers to secure a huge three points.

Striker: Ross McCormack (Fulham)

Another striker to take home the matchball was Fulham's Ross McCormack, who netted three times to all but end Middlesbrough's hopes of automatic promotion in the Sky Bet Championship. Two spot-kicks put the Cottagers in control, and the striker broke late on to round the goalkeeper and hand his side a 4-3 victory.

Manager: Phil Brown (Southend United)

Brown guided his side to two 1-0 wins over the past week, and those six points have seen Southend move into Sky Bet League 2's top three with just one game remaining. It's seven wins in a row for the Blues, eight without conceding, and they are now on the verge of automatic promotion. If that wasn't enough action for Brown, he then took on Sunday's London Marathon, crossing the line in four hours and 37 minutes. Special mentions must go to Watford's Slavisa Jokanovic for taking his side to the Premier League, and Ronnie Moore, who led Hartlepool United to a Great Escape at the depths of Sky Bet League 2.

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