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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

5 May 2015

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

Goalkeeper: Adam Federici (Reading)

Federici was in fine form at the iPro Stadium as Reading denied Derby County a place in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs. Trailing 1-0, the Rams had the chance to level things up on the stroke of half-time but the Australian superbly blocked Darren Bent's penalty. The keeper made a string of saves throughout as the Royals went on to win 3-0.

Defender: Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons)

Milton Keynes secured promotion to the Sky Bet Championship on Sunday with a 5-1 win over Yeovil Town and Lewington struck twice in the rout. His first was a fine left-footed free-kick, before the captain sealed the win with a second-half header.

Defender: Aden Flint (Bristol City)

Flint signed off a sensational season for both himself and his club with a hat-trick on the final day.  The centre-back's three goals on Sunday took him to 15 goals for the season, and helped the Robins close the Sky Bet League 1 campaign with an 8-2 triumph over Walsall.

Defender: Alfie Mawson (Wycombe Wanderers)

Mawson struck a late winner at Northampton Town as the Chairboys recorded a 13th away league victory, and in doing so they leapfrogged Southend United to book themselves a Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off semi-final date with Plymouth Argyle.

Defender: Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle)

Plymouth ensured that aforementioned Play-Off clash with Wycombe by becoming just the second team to win against Shrewsbury Town at the Greenhous Meadow in The League this term. Mellor was key for the Pilgrims, supplying Bobby Reid for the opening goal before doubling the lead with his first goal for the club.

Midfielder: Conor Hourihane (Barnsley)

The set-piece delivery of Hourihane was a thorn in the side of Rochdale, who were humbled 5-0 by the Tykes on Sunday in Sky Bet League 1. Barnsley made the most of their one-man advantage in the second period, with Hourihane's deliveries setting up Josh Scowen twice, and Mason Holgate, for three of the goals.

Midfielder: Jota (Brentford)

Brentford secured a place in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs on a dramatic last day. Jota was in inspirational form, scoring once and then sliding Andre Gray in to make it 3-0.With Derby and Ipswich slipping up, the Bees took advantage to overtake the pair and finish fifth, setting up a clash with Middlesbrough.

Midfielder: Matt Ritchie (AFC Bournemouth)

Bournemouth completed a remarkable campaign by winning the Sky Bet Championship on the final day, and Matt Ritchie was a man on form again. The winger's first was a beautifully-placed effort into the far corner, and he made it 3-0 late on in the game as the Cherries pounced on Watford's failure to win.

Striker: Nathan Tyson (Doncaster Rovers)

Doncaster ended their season in style with a 5-2 win over Scunthorpe United. Tyson had doubled Rovers' lead in the first period, but he added two late penalties to put the game beyond reach and earn himself the matchball.

Striker: Nouha Dicko (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Despite their best efforts on Saturday lunchtime, Wolves fell just short of making the Play-Offs due to an inferior goal difference to Brentford. Dicko scored the first two goals in a 4-2 victory over Millwall, taking the striker to 15 goals in all competitions this season.

Striker: Jack Redshaw (Morecambe)

Redshaw secured a top-half finish for Morecambe by scoring one and creating one against in-form Southend United. The Blues had gone eight games without conceding until Redshaw's fifth-minute strike, and he later set up Jamie Devitt to seal three points and cost Southend automatic promotion from Sky Bet League 2.

Manager: Tony Humes (Colchester United)

Humes led his side to a dramatic victory over Preston North End to secure Sky Bet League 1 survival. The Lilywhites were on an 18-match unbeaten streak, but a fine defensive display and a late George Moncur winner ensured that the U's would be playing third-tier football again next term.

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