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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

19 January 2015

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

Goalkeeper: Andrew Boyce (Scunthorpe United)

For the second successive week an outfield player was forced to go in goal in Sky Bet League 1 and this week it was the turn of Scunthorpe defender Boyce, who stepped up to the plate after goalkeeping duo Sam Slocombe and Jamie Severn both suffered broken arms against Bristol City.

Centre-back Boyce marshalled his defence well whilst between the sticks and only conceded once against the joint-leaders of the division, in the 85th minute of their 2-0 loss.

Defender: Scott Tanser (Rochdale)

Rochdale were comfortable 4-1 winners in the snow against Crawley and Tanser scored the pick of the goals with a well-controlled, left-foot volley.

Defender: Craig Cathcart (Watford)

Centre-back Cathcart got the ball rolling for Watford in their 5-0 mauling of Charlton Athletic, scoring the opening goal, and helping them keep their first clean sheet in four games in all competitions.

Defender: Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons)

Club captain Lewington put in a strong performance in the Dons' narrow 1-0 win against fellow Sky Bet League 1 promotion contenders Sheffield United - a result that cemented their place in the Play-Off places and kept them in touch with the top two.

Midfielder: Ben Osborn (Nottingham Forest)

Saturday was quite a day for Derby-born Osborn as he scored his first senior goal in injury time of the East Midlands derby to give Forest all three points against their rivals Derby.

Midfielder: Cameron McGeehan (Cambridge United)

The U's improved to see off the previously in-form Newport County 4-0 and debutant McGeehan scored two of the goals in a man of the match display.

Midfielder: John Swift (Swindon Town)

The on-loan Chelsea teenager turned the screw in Swindon's 3-1 win over Chesterfield, restoring their lead before putting Andy Williams on his way to seal all three points.

Midfielder: Lee Tomlin (Middlesbrough)

Tomlin's brace ensured Boro kept pace with the front-runners in the Sky Bet Championship. He rocketed home his first goal just after the hour, before netting his second in a stoppage-time breakaway.

Striker: Noel Hunt (Ipswich Town)

Hunt netted his first brace in four years as Ipswich came flying out of the blocks against Millwall. The Irish international grabbed two goals in the first quarter-of-an-hour and the Tractor Boys went on to win 3-1.

Striker: Rory Donnelly (Tranmere Rovers)

The youngster, on loan from Swansea City, christened his first Football League start with a fine performance to take Rovers out of the Sky Bet League 2 relegation zone. Donnelly opened the scoring in the first half, before rounding off the win with his second and Tranmere's third just before the hour.

Striker: Andy Mangan (Shrewsbury Town)

The Shrews took their time breaking down Hartlepool but Mangan stamped his authority on the game in the second half, scoring twice and teeing up another for strike partner James Collins, in a dazzling display.

Manager: Graham Westley (Stevenage)

Westley has now guided his side to a six-game unbeaten run, with five of those matches resulting in three points. Their hot streak saw them leapfrog Plymouth this week to move into the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off places.

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