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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

2 November 2015

Another weekend of Football League action is over and that means it's time once again for our Team of the Week.

Goals, shocks, dramatic comebacks - it was a weekend that had it all. Let's see who did enough to make our latest selection...

Goalkeeper: Luke Daniels (Scunthorpe United)

Daniels was in top form as Scunthorpe made it five wins from six Sky Bet League 1 games in October, keeping a clean sheet against Barnsley at Glanford Park.

Read more: Sky Bet League 1 – Matchday 16 review

The Iron recorded a 2-0 win over the Tykes, with Daniels producing a string of fine saves before capping off his performance with a penalty save from Sam Winnall.

Defender: Chris Hussey (Bury)

It wasn't the most solid of defensive displays from Bury, but Hussey still caught the eye in the Shakers' 4-3 victory over Blackpool.

The full-back was in fine attacking form, and got his name on the scoresheet after firing home a free-kick. Danny Rose's performance is also noteworthy - the striker scored twice early on in the seven-goal thriller.

@football_league Chris Hussey, Danny Rose

— Armin Pishro (@ArminPishro) October 31, 2015
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Defender: Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough)

Middlesbrough ended a great week with an emphatic 3-0 Sky Bet Championship triumph over Charlton Athletic.

A Capital One Cup win at Old Trafford in midweek was followed up in style, and Ayala added to a strong defensive display with a late header against the Addicks.

@football_league@Coventry_City Daniel Ayala is a must amazing today and scored a goal!

— Ryan (@Original_Ryan3) October 31, 2015
Read more: Sky Bet Championship – Matchday 14 review

Defender: Michael Raynes (Carlisle United)

Carlisle produced a phenomenal comeback to overcome Yeovil Town 3-2 in a Sky Bet League 2 thriller at Brunton Park.

The Cumbrians were two goals down in eight minutes, but centre-back Raynes led the fightback, pulling one back before the break and grabbing the winner in the second half.

Read more: Keith Curle praises supporters following Carlisle United comeback

Defender: Mike Williamson (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Drafted in on loan from Newcastle United, it was a debut to remember for Williamson who was outstanding as Wolves overcame rivals Birmingham City.

The centre-half was faultless as he helped keep the in-form Blues at bay, earning the Man of the Match award in the 2-0 triumph at St Andrews.

Read more: Derby day delight for Kenny Jackett and Wolverhampton Wanderers

Midfielder: Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra)

A much-needed first home win in Sky Bet League 1 for Crewe arrived on Saturday, with Colclough instrumental in the 1-0 success over Sheffield United.

The 20-year-old was fantastic throughout, and it was his second-half strike that proved crucial, helping the Railwaymen bridge the gap at the bottom of the division.

Read more: Crewe Alexandra's first home victory a 'huge boost' - Steve Davis

Midfielder: Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham)

Fulham hit four in last week's win over Reading, and it was the same story this weekend as Bristol City were put to the sword by the Cottagers.

Moussa Dembele made his case for a second successive Team of the Week selection with another brace, but we're opting for Tunnicliffe who pulled the strings in midfield and scored with a beautifully executed lob in the 4-1 triumph.

Midfielder: Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley)

Accrington continued their impressive form this season with a hard-earned 1-0 win away at Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Windass struck the first-half winner for John Coleman's men, helping Stanley leapfrog their opponents and move up to fourth in Sky Bet League 2.

Read more: Sky Bet League 2 – Matchday 16 review

Forward: Adam Armstrong (Coventry City)

It's not the first time Armstrong has made our Team of the Week and, judging by his outstanding performances, it probably won't be the last.

Unbelievable to come from 2-0 down to win 3-2! Lads were excellent!! Happy to have grabbed 2 goals 👏🏻 thank you for all the messages ❤️

— AdamArma (@AdamArma9) October 31, 2015
Sky Bet League 1's top scorer added two more to his collection on Saturday, including a fantastic second to overturn a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 win against Peterborough United.

Forward: Andre Gray (Burnley)

Another win for Burnley sees them maintain the pressure towards the top of the Sky Bet Championship, and they once again had Andre Gray to thank.


— George (@Wilkinsongbird) October 31, 2015
The striker scored both of the Clarets' goals in the 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town, the first coming from the penalty spot before adding a neat finish to double the lead.

Forward: Ryan Taylor (Oxford United)

Taylor grabbed his first two goals of the season as Oxford romped to victory away at Stevenage in Sky Bet League 2.

The striker's performance was one of many fine displays in a 5-1 success for the rampant U's, a result which saw them climb up to second in the table.

Manager: Dean Smith (Walsall)

There are plenty of managerial contenders this week but the honours go to Dean Smith, who saw his side come back from two down to beat Gillingham 3-2 in Sky Bet League 1.

Goals from Kieron Morris and Milan Lalkovic levelled things up before half-time, and Jason Demetriou's stoppage-time winner took the Saddlers above their opponents and back to the division's summit.

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