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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

26 October 2015

Plenty of goals, plenty of drama, plenty of performances worthy of a place in our Team of the Week.

We only have room for 11 players and one manager however, so here's the latest selection from another super weekend of Football League action.

Goalkeeper: Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Burnley won at Ewood Park for the second time in succession thanks to Scott Arfield's second-half strike, but Heaton was in impressive form to deny Blackburn Rovers.

The Clarets skipper made a number of good stops to keep their East Lancashire rivals at bay, including a save with the last touch of the match to deny Shane Duffy an equaliser.



Defender: Andrew Robertson (Hull City)

Hull closed the gap on the unbeaten Brighton & Hove Albion at the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 win against fellow promotion hopefuls Birmingham City.



As well as helping to preserve a clean sheet, Robertson marauded down the left-hand side constantly and his fine wing play set up Abel Hernandez for the second Tigers goal.

PHOTO: We're not sure who's the happiest in this photo - goalscorer Abel HernΓ‘ndez or @andrewrobertso5#HULBCFCpic.twitter.com/tj9WLx2dC3

β€” Hull City (@HullCity) October 24, 2015
Defender: Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle)

McHugh showed he is a Jack of all trades with an all-action display in Plymouth's last-gasp 2-1 win over Luton Town.

Starting out in midfield, McHugh was forced to drop into defence following an injury to Peter Hartley, and he found the net with a first-half header as the Pilgrims extended their lead at the Sky Bet League 2 summit.



Defender: Hayden White (Blackpool)

White earned the Man of the Match award as Blackpool extended their run of form to six unbeaten matches in all competitions.

Soild again from the boys! Buzzing with the 3 points and to get on the score sheet! First professional goal 😁😁⚽️. #imClaimingIT

β€” Hayden White (@HaydenWhite7) October 24, 2015
His goal may have been aided by a sizeable deflection, but the full-back impressed at both ends of the pitch in the Tangerines' 2-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra.



Midfielder: Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday)

Sheffield Wednesday heaped more South Yorkshire derby misery on Rotherham, who are still without a home win over the Owls since 1976.

Forestieri was a thorn in the Millers' side throughout - it was the Italian's saved attempt which rebounded to Lucas Joao who made it 1-0, before the tricky winger added the crucial second in the 2-1 win.



Midfielder: George Thorne (Derby County)

Thorne has been a stand-out performer for Derby this season, excelling in the midfield week upon week with his all-round play.

@football_league George Thorne. You may as well put him in every position he's that good.

β€” Martyn Hodgkinson (@MJHodgo88) October 24, 2015
But now the 22-year-old can add goals to his array of talents. His first of the season ensured the Rams took home all three points – and what a goal it was...



Midfielder: Abu Ogogo (Shrewsbury Town)

Ogogo was influential in Shrewsbury's 2-0 win over Bury on Saturday, assisting one goal and scoring another.

@football_league Abu Ogogo in central midfield. Cracking goal, assist and all round brilliant performance!!

β€” Jack Davies (@JackJacksy13) October 24, 2015
The 25-year-old played in Sulley Kaikai for the opener, and added a second from long distance to help the Shrews to an important three points in Sky Bet League 1.



Midfielder: Darren Ambrose (Colchester United)

Ambrose played a pivotal part in Colchester's stirring fightback against in-form Walsall, setting up two and scoring one in the 4-4 draw.

Trailing 2-0, the U's fought back and were just seconds away from taking all three points until James O'Connor's late intervention for the Saddlers.



Forward: Zak Ansah (Newport County)

Newport climbed out of the Sky Bet League 2 relegation zone with the result of the day – a 4-1 success at Bristol Rovers.

RESULT OF THE DAY: @NewportCounty's 4-1 win over @Official_BRFC to take them out of the @SkyBetLeague2 bottom two. pic.twitter.com/QEUrJOROi7

β€” The Football League (@football_league) October 24, 2015
It was a second win on the road this week for the Exiles, and Ansah scored two of the goals in the convincing triumph at the Memorial Ground.



Forward: Moussa Dembele (Fulham)

Fulham produced a sizzling second-half display against Reading, with Dembele bagging a brace in their 4-2 victory.

The striker also added an assist to his name, setting up Alexander Kacaniklic as the Cottagers produced a remarkable comeback to clinch the points.



Forward: Aiden O'Brien (Millwall)

Millwall picked up all three points in an early kick-off in Sky Bet League 1, defeating Sheffield United 2-1 at Bramall Lane.

What a game to be apart of!! Atmosphere was unreal! Buzzing to get a BRACE today! Great team performance too! onto Tuesday now! #GodBless πŸ™

β€” AidenObrien (@AidenObrien22) October 24, 2015
O'Brien scored twice for the Lions, the first of which was a superb header into the top corner, before sealing the points with a back-post tap-in.



Manager: Martin Allen (Barnet)

Allen guided his Barnet troops to their first victory on the road since returning to The Football League, and they did it in style against high-flying Oxford United.

The U's were defending an unbeaten home record this term, but the Bees upset the odds by clinching a 3-2 triumph at the Kassam Stadium.


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