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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

23 November 2015

A Football League weekend full of goals – 97 to be precise – means this team is packed full of goalscorers from all areas of the pitch.

A number of players can count themselves unlucky to have missed out, with the 10 outfield players in our selection netting 16 times between them. So here it is, our latest Team of the Week...

David Button (Brentford)

Button pulled off a string of saves as Brentford survived a Nottingham Forest onslaught on Saturday afternoon.

The Bees were up against it after going down to 10 men, but Button proved crucial as they held on for a 2-1 win in the Sky Bet Championship.

Read more: Sky Bet Championship - Matchday 17 review

Greg Leigh (Bradford City)

Bradford extended their unbeaten run in Sky Bet League 1 to eight games, and there was a clean sheet and a goal for left-back Leigh.

@football_league Greg Leigh for @officialbantams!

— dogmeat (@_gtsll) November 21, 2015

@football_league Greg Leigh in left back for bradford city. CTID

— Mark Kingsman (@mark_kingsman) November 21, 2015
The 21-year-old netted earlier in the week in the Bantams' FA Cup success over Aldershot, and he capped off an excellent move down the left-hand side to give his side a 2-0 lead over Scunthorpe United.

Adam Thompson (Southend United)

After recently returning from a long-term injury, Thompson capped his fight to fitness with the decisive goal as Southend edged out Blackpool at Roots Hall.

The centre-back started the move, and continued his foray into the opposition area, before heading home the winning goal in a 1-0 triumph.

Absolutely buzzing to get my first goal for @SUFCRootsHall today and get the win. Not hard when it's on a plate though @DavidWorrall7 cheers

— Adam Thompson (@adam__thompson) November 21, 2015
Kevin Long (Barnsley)

It was a debut to remember for Long, whose late goal at Oldham Athletic ended Barnsley's rotten run of recent results.

The on-loan Burnley man steadied the ship at the back, but was on hand to net the winner as the Tykes brought their eight-game losing streak to an end.

@football_league Kevin Long for Barnsley

— Tom Yeomans (@TomYeomans1) November 21, 2015
Read more: Sky Bet League 1 - Matchday 18 review

Shane Ferguson (Millwall)

Winger Ferguson produced a dazzling display as Millwall continued their good form in Sky Bet League 1, defeating Colchester United 4-1 at The Den.

The on-loan Newcastle United man helped himself to two goals, as Neil Harris' side extended their unbeaten run in the league to six games, to remain just outside the division's Play-Off places.

Thanks everyone for the tweets happy to get 2 goals and MoM but most importantly 3 points :)

— shane ferguson (@shane_fergie) November 21, 2015
Ryan Harley (Exeter City)

Harley proved to be the match-winner in Saturday's Devon Derby, netting twice as Exeter defeated rivals and leaders of Sky Bet League 2, Plymouth Argyle.

@football_league@SkyBetLeague2 Surely Ryan Harley?

— Football Lyfe (@FootballLyfe24) November 21, 2015
The 30-year-old kept his cool from the spot to send the Grecians on their way, and he added the crucial second with a fine individual effort.

Read more: Six talking points from The Football League weekend

Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United)

Peterborough are The Football League's highest scorers after putting five past Sky Bet League 1 strugglers Crewe Alexandra at the weekend.

Great 5-1 win away from home. Travelling fans were excellent, glad to get two more goals and an assist to help the team. #PUFC#OnToTheNext

— Jermaine Anderson (@JermaineA96) November 21, 2015
Erhan Oztumer impressed again with a trio of assists, but Anderson scored twice and was provider for the opening goal that set the Posh on their way to a 5-1 rout.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday)

Lucas Joao grabbed the headlines after a superb showing off the bench, but Forestieri was once again the architect for Sheffield Wednesday as they defeated Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town.

The tricky Italian created the opportunities for both of Joao's goals, along with Kieran Lee's, as the Owls picked up a 3-1 Sky Bet Championship win.

Jacob Murphy (Coventry City)

Murphy made the team last week, and he's made it once more after a blistering 10-minute hat-trick for Coventry against Gillingham at the weekend.

Playing in the number 10 role, the 20-year-old found the net three times before half-time as the Sky Blues won the battle of the top two, sending them to the Sky Bet League 1 summit.

Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient)

Simpson grabbed himself a brace as Leyton Orient defeated York City 3-2 to return to winning ways in Sky Bet League 2.

The two goals elevated the O's striker back to the top of The Football League scoring charts, having now netted 13 goals in the division during 2015/16.

@football_league Jay Simpson of Leyton Orient, two goals today, second goal a beauty

— Orient Fan TV (@OrientFanTV) November 21, 2015
Rhys Murphy (Crawley Town)

Like his aforementioned namesake Jacob, it was a 10-minute spell to remember for Murphy as Crawley edged out Bristol Rovers 2-1 in Sky Bet League 2.

On loan from Oldham, Murphy found the net in the ninth minute with a typical poacher's finish, and his second goal just 56 seconds later was a bit more easy on the eye...

Read more: Sky Bet League 2 - Matchday 18 review

Steven Pressley (Fleetwood Town)

Pressley's Fleetwood put Swindon Town to the sword on Saturday, recording a 5-1 win over the Robins in Sky Bet League 1.

Read more: Steven Pressley praises 'perfect' Fleetwood Town after Swindon Town rout

The Scot described the display as the 'most complete performance' since his arrival at Highbury, and the three points took the Cod Army above their opponents and out of the division's bottom four.

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