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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

1 September 2015

Matchday 5 is complete in The Football League, and there were plenty of strong performances over the weekend.

With your suggestions on social media, we have narrowed it down to 11 players and one manager to make up our Football League Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: Matt Ingram (Wycombe Wanderers)

Ingram was in inspired form as Wycombe preserved the best defensive in The Football League with a clean sheet away at Crawley Town.

The hosts regularly threatened but there was no way past the 21-year-old, and the Chairboys came away with a point following a 0-0 draw.

@football_league matt ingram from wycombe 7 fantastic saves

— Ben Watkins (@BenWatkins47510) August 30, 2015
Defender: Michael Keane (Burnley)

Keane is a man very much in form and he was vital again as Burnley secured all three points with success at Bristol City.

Having scored against Brentford and Birmingham City already this term, the Irishman climbed highest once more to score what proved to be the winner for Sean Dyche's Clarets.

Defender: Neill Collins (Sheffield United)

Sheffield United produced a solid display to inflict a first Sky Bet League 1 defeat of 2015/16 on Swindon Town, with Collins in form at the back and going forward.

He formed an unbeatable defensive partnership alongside David Edgar, and the centre-back then headed the Blades in front with 20 minutes remaining, as they went on to win 2-0 and climb to second in the division.

Defender: Curtis Davies (Hull City)

Davies played his part at both ends as Hull secured a third consecutive home win in the Sky Bet Championship.

Preston started brightly but were kept at bay by the Tigers' defence, and Davies capped off a fine performance with a late volley to secure a 2-0 win and all three points for his side.

After my volley yesterday leg day must be finally paying off. Thanks @DanLothian 😂💪🏽

— Curtis Davies #6 (@TheCurtisDavies) August 30, 2015
Midfielder: Romaine Sawyers (Walsall)

Walsall's winning run continued with a comfortable 4-0 win over Blackpool, with Sawyers netting two goals in the triumph.

He poked home the game's opening goal, but his second was much more memorable – firing a 25-yard rocket into the top corner of the net.

Midfielder: Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle)

Plymouth picked up a fourth win from five Sky Bet League 2 outings, with Graham Carey influential in the victory over Newport County.

Carey has now scored in each one of those victories, with his latest effort a fine strike rifled into the top corner.

@football_league Graham Carey - played like Maradona this weekend

— Josh Pope (@JoshPopeInc) August 30, 2015
Midfielder: Alan Goodall (Morecambe)

Morecambe produced a fine result in Sky Bet League 2 at the weekend, defeating Notts County 4-1 despite going into the game with an injury-hit squad.

Goodall took up the role of holding midfielder and produced an all-action display, which included scoring a fine long-range opener.

Midfielder: Jay O'Shea (Chesterfield)

Chesterfield were triumphant in Saturday's visit to Millwall with attacking midfielder O'Shea bagging both goals in a 2-0 win.

The first was a perfectly-placed volley from just outside the box, and his late deflected effort made sure of the points in stoppage time.

Forward: Tomer Hemed (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Brighton were victorious in the battle of the Sky Bet Championship's top two on Saturday, with Hemed crucial in the Seagulls' success.

The Israeli striker nodded his side 2-0 up at Ipswich Town, only for the Tractor Boys to fight back. However, Hemed had the final say with another header that send Chris Hughton's men back to the summit.

Forward: Nick Blackman (Reading)

Reading picked up a second away win in a week, with Nick Blackman scoring twice in a 3-1 victory at Brentford on Saturday.

Great character shown from the boys to see the game through & get a fantastic result ⚽️

— Nick blackman (@nblackman89) August 30, 2015
The striker's first was a stunning free-kick and he wrapped up the triumph with a coolly-taken penalty which he had won himself after being brought down by the goalkeeper.

Forward: Matt Green (Mansfield Town)

Green was the hero for Mansfield as they recorded a hard-fought 2-1 success at York City in Sky Bet League 2.

The Stags had gone behind but Green diverted home an equaliser, before a fine individual goal from the striker turned the game on its head and sealed maximum points.

Manager: Ian Hendon (Leyton Orient)

Ian Hendon's charges rounded off a perfect month with a 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers on Saturday, courtesy of goals from Lloyd James and Jay Simpson.

The visiting Rovers hadn't lost on the road since September last year, but they found themselves up against formidable opposition as the O's maintained their 100 per cent record in Sky Bet League 2.

Read more: Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month nominations – August

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