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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

14 December 2015

A number of games may have fallen foul of the English weather this weekend, but there were plenty of shining performances across The Football League.

We've picked out 11 of the weekend's best performers and a manager to make up our latest Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: Frank Fielding (Bristol City)

Bristol City earned just their second away win of the Sky Bet Championship campaign with a 2-1 triumph at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

Goals from Jonathan Kodjia and Aden Flint sealed all three points, but the game could have been much different had Fielding not denied Terriers' midfielder Emyr Huws from the penalty spot.

Defender: Damien McCrory (Burton Albion)

Life after Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink began emphatically for Burton, who cruised to a 3-0 win at fellow promotion hopefuls Gillingham.

As well as helping to stifle the Gills, McCrory grabbed the game's first goal with a drilled effort from outside the box.

Defender: Tom Aldred (Blackpool)

Aldred and his fellow defenders stood strong away at Wigan Athletic to help lift the Tangerines out of  the bottom four.

The central defender also popped up to nod home the game's only goal – his first for Blackpool – which sealed what he labelled as a 'massive' three points.

Buzzing with that !!! Great time to get my first goal for Blackpool!! Clean sheet!! Away win!! Thanks for messages!! #UTMP 🍊⚽️💪🏻

— Tom Aldred (@tomaldred_20) December 12, 2015
Read more: Blackpool's Tom Aldred delighted with 'massive' win at Wigan Athletic

Defender: Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town)

Ipswich overcame Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 on Saturday lunchtime in the second #10in10 fixture to be shown live on Sky Sports.

Read more: #10in10 continues

Chambers played his part defensively, while his brilliant cross after just 10 minutes resulted in Brett Pitman heading in the game's decisive goal.

Midfielder: Alfie Potter (Northampton Town)

A dramatic afternoon at Kenilworth Road saw Northampton maintain their fine run of recent form, and Potter's performance was key to the 4-3 success over Luton Town.

The winger laid on all three of the Cobblers' first-half goals, including playing his part in the Sky Bet League 2 goal of the weekend...

WATCH: The slickest free-kick of the season? This from @ntfc is the @SkyBetLeague2#GoalOfTheWeekend >>

— Sky Bet League 2 (@SkyBetLeague2) December 14, 2015
Midfielder: Liam Noble (Notts County)

Another seven-goal thriller in Sky Bet League 2 saw Notts County triumph over Newport County in the first-ever Football League meeting between the pair.

Izale McLeod helped himself to a brace for the Magpies, as did midfield man Noble, including a dramatic 96th-minute winner.

Midfielder: Conor Hourihane (Barnsley)

A day of drama continued at Colchester United, where Barnsley overcame the U's 3-2, with Hourihane instrumental for the Tykes.

He rolled in the opener when the ball fell to him in the box, and his sublime pass put Adam Hammill in to get the visitors well on their way to victory.

Midfielder: Danny Mayor (Bury)

In tricky conditions at the JD Stadium, Mayor provided the moment of magic that moved Bury to the fringe of the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off positions.

His low finish secured a 1-0 win over Chesterfield and you can watch it below, although you might want to skip the first two minutes!

Forward: Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town)

It wasn't too long ago that front man Murphy made his way into our Team of the Week, and he's been included again following another brace.

His first came courtesy of a fine header, and he doubled his tally with a fierce effort from outside the box to help Crawley to a 3-2 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Forward: Marc McNulty (Portsmouth)

McNulty made two and scored one as Portsmouth romped to success over Hartlepool United in Sky Bet League 2.

He laid off Caolan Lavery and Gareth Evans, before getting the goal he deserved to put the gloss on the 4-0 win.

Forward: Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town)

Sky Bet League 2 strugglers Yeovil showed tremendous character to fight back from a two-goal deficit to earn a point at home to Barnet.

Zoko nodded home in the 80th minute to reduce the arrears, before levelling the scores with a fine strike six minutes later.

Manager: Shaun Derry (Cambridge United)

Cambridge United picked up one of the results of the weekend with a hard-earned win at high-flying Plymouth Argyle.

The U's came away from Home Park with all three points, and their third consecutive victory lifted them into the top half of Sky Bet League 2.

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