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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

5 October 2015

An entertaining weekend of Football League action saw 112 goals and a string of fine displays across the three divisions.

It was hard work narrowing it down to 11 players and one manager, but we got there. So without further ado, here is our Team of the Week...

Goalkeeper: Rob Lainton (Bury)

Bury have been in outstanding form in Sky Bet League 1 of late, but so had Colchester United ahead of the weekend fixture in Essex.

@football_league@RobLainton for the keeper

— Donna Nuttall (@DonnaHaslam1) October 3, 2015
The Shakers continued their remarkable run on the road with a 1-0 victory, but they had Lainton to thank for a number of superb stops to keep the home side at bay.

Defender: Paul Robinson (AFC Wimbledon)

Wimbledon kept their first clean sheet of 2015/16 on Saturday as they recorded a 2-0 win over Barnet in Sky Bet League 2.

Read more: Neal Ardley delighted with AFC Wimbledon's defensive effort

The Dons came under heavy pressure in the second half, but the backline stood firm, and boss Neal Ardley labelled Robinson's performance as 'absolutely immense.'

Defender: Tom Miller (Carlisle United)

There was another maiden clean sheet of the season in Sky Bet League 2, this time for Carlisle who were 1-0 winners at Stevenage.

After impressing in defence, Miller popped up to grab his fourth goal of the campaign, and it proved decisive at the Lamex Stadium.

Defender: Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Wolves overcame Huddersfield Town in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Saturday lunchtime, but the game wasn't as straightforward as the 3-0 scoreline suggested.

The Terriers came out of the blocks brightly but couldn't break down a stubborn Wolves defence, and former Football League Young Player of the Month winner Iorfa – alongside performing his defensive duties – was a constant menace down the right-hand side.

Midfielder: Dan Gardner (Chesterfield)

Gardner hit his first-ever Football League brace as Chesterfield earned a first win in six, defeating Crewe Alexandra 2-1.

The 25-year-old fired the Spireites into an early lead and grabbed the winner in the second-half, when Dean Saunders was contemplating taking the winger off.

Read more: Dean Saunders hails 'brilliant' Chesterfield

Midfielder: Liam Sercombe (Oxford United)

Accrington Stanley's fine recent run in Sky Bet League 2 was brought to an abrupt end by Oxford on Saturday afternoon.

@football_league@SercombeLiam 🙌🏻 Class Player in a strong looking team 1 defeat in 19 now!! #OUFC

— John Barrett (@johnbarrett1973) October 3, 2015
With the scores level at 1-1, Sercombe popped up in the box to tap home for the lead, and made no mistake from the penalty spot to ensure all three points went to the U's.

Midfielder: Sammy Moore (Leyton Orient)

Following a winless September, Leyton Orient bounced back with a 3-1 win at home to Notts County, and Moore was the star of the show.

Great to get back to winning ways and to notch my first goals for the O's. Fans unreal once again- can't wait for Saturday. #COYOS ⚽️🔥

— Sammy Moore (@Smooro8) October 3, 2015
Moore's first of his two goals was a well-taken volley, but his second was even better – finding the very top corner with a thunderous 30-yard effort.

Midfielder: Jon Taylor (Peterborough United)

An action-packed game saw eight goals fly in at London Road as Peterborough overcame Millwall 5-3.

Taylor netted two for Posh, unleashing a rocket from outside the box in the first half and then doubling his tally with a fine effort off of the post after cutting in from the left-hand side.

Forward: Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers)

Rhodes continued his impressive scoring ratio up against former club Ipswich Town, scoring a brace as Rovers secured a 2-0 success.

The first was a coolly-taken penalty, before the Scottish striker's superb header put Blackburn out of the Tractor Boys' reach.

Forward: Adam Armstrong (Coventry City)

Coventry cruised to a 3-0 triumph over Shrewsbury Town in Sky Bet League 1, and they had teenage hotshot Adam Armstrong to thank.

The Newcastle United loanee opened the scoring with a low drive from distance, and rounded off the win with an emphatic finish – which was slightly better than the dancing that followed!

Forward: Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Queens Park Rangers)

The shooting boots of Charlie Austin are hard ones to fill, but clearly not if your name's Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

The moments we live for ⚽️ 3 Points and 2 goals for myself, couldn't ask for more #Swazzy#Rs ⚽️

— JET ✈️ (@OfficialJET10) October 3, 2015
The 24-year-old came in to replace the injured striker and scored twice, including a superb last-gasp winner from outside the penalty area.

Read more: Six talking points from The Football League weekend

Manager: John Still (Luton Town)

Luton suggested Olly Lee for the Sky Bet League 2 Goal of the Weekend, but they were unsuccessful...

@football_league@OllyLee7 for @LutonTown#GoaloftheWeekend

— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) October 4, 2015
Luton then suggested Mark Tyler as goalkeeper for the Team of the Week but, again, no luck...

@football_league Ok, ok. If you're looking for a goalkeeper in your team of the week, may we suggest Mark Tyler?

— Luton Town FC (@LutonTown) October 5, 2015
And even Jack Marriott's second brace in a week wasn't enough for a place in our XI... so it's only fair John Still gets the nod as manager. The Hatters won 4-1 at Hartlepool United on Saturday – their fourth consecutive victory in Sky Bet League 2.

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