Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Roundups

Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

7 September 2015

There may have been no action in the Sky Bet Championship at the weekend, but there was still plenty of entertainment in Sky Bet League 1 and Sky Bet League 2.

With suggestions from fans on social media, we've picked 11 players and a manager to make up our Team of the Week.

Goalkeeper: Colin Doyle (Blackpool)

Blackpool picked up their first win of 2015/16 with a 1-0 success at Scunthorpe United, and they had a lot to be thankful to Doyle for.

The Irish stopper kept out a string of effort from the hosts, and Brad Potts' winner finally brought an end to the Tangerines' away-day hoodoo.

Read more: Neil McDonald proud of strong Blackpool performance

Defender: Ben Coker (Southend United)

Another team to get their first three-point haul was Southend, who defeated Peterborough United in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off in Sky Bet League 1.

Coker was a constant menace down the left-hand side, playing a part in both Shrimpers' goals, while also clearing off the line at the other end to keep Posh at bay.

Sorry guys for me the MOTN today was @bencoker24 and has being for the last few games!!!

— Noel Hunt (@boyhunt) September 5, 2015
Defender: Reece Burke (Bradford City)

Young defender Burke got off the mark for the Bantams as they recorded a 2-1 triumph over Oldham Athletic.

The 19-year-old West Ham United loanee was in the right place at the right time to open the scoring, and he put in a solid defensive display as Bradford held on for victory.

Defender: Peter Clarke (Bury)

Bury produced a fine display to shut out table-topping Walsall and earn their first win of the Sky Bet League 1 campaign.

Despite their best efforts, the hosts couldn't break down a stubborn Shakers defence with Clarke one of many outstanding performances. Goalkeeper Rob Lainton was also in fine form but, on the one occasion he was beaten by Paul Downing, Clarke was on the line to preserve the lead.

Defender: Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers)

Harriman scored twice for Wycombe, who notched an eighth successive victory over Hartlepool United.

The right-back struck a low effort in the first period to hand the Chairboys the lead before Pools hit back, but Harriman was on hand on again to curl a left-footed effort into the far corner to send Wycombe up to second in Sky Bet League 2.

@football_league Michael Harriman for Wycombe!!! #outstanding#goalscorer

— Emily Isaac (@emily_xd123) September 5, 2015
Midfielder: Danny Green (Luton Town)

Luton recorded an impressive 3-1 win at Cambridge United to earn their first win in Sky Bet League 2 this term, with Green impressing for the Hatters.

His free-kick was headed home by Luke Wilkinson to put Luton 2-1 in front, and the winger finished off a neat move to score himself and seal all three points.

Midfielder: Jordan Clark (Shrewsbury Town)

Shrewsbury picked up a 2-1 victory at Barnsley for a first league triumph of the campaign, with Clark grabbing the winner against his former club.

@football_league Jordan Clark for @shrewsburytown

— jayne (@butlin15) September 5, 2015

@football_league@JClark_31 or @Nathanielkp for @shrewsweb

— WickedWilleh (@WickedWilleh) September 5, 2015
The winger, who had been at Oakwell since the age of six prior to his move to Greenhous Meadow last year, is claiming the Shrews' first goal, but there is no doubting his stoppage-time effort which gave the Shrews all three points.

Midfielder: Tom Smith (Swindon Town)

Saturday was a day to remember for teenage midfielder Smith, who came off the bench to lead a Swindon turnaround against Crewe Alexandra.

Good 45 minutes for the first team today. Buzzing to score my first professional goal and get the 3 points⚽ #stfc

— TomBeauSmith (@TomBeauSmith4) September 5, 2015
Mark Cooper turned to the 17-year-old for the second half, and he repaid his manager's faith with a superb goal to equalise, and put in a composed display as the Robins went on to win 3-1.

Forward: Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United)

Asamoah bagged a brace as the free-scoring Carlisle recorded a 3-2 win over Barnet in Sky Bet League 2.

Jabo Ibehre has been among the goals for the Cumbrians recently, but it was his strike partner who did the damage at Brunton Park on Saturday. The 34-year-old coolly rounded the keeper for his first, before sliding home a second-half winner.

Forward: Matt McClure (Dagenham & Redbridge)

McClure showed his poaching instincts as Dagenham recorded a first-ever win over Northampton Town, and moved off the bottom of the Sky Bet League 2 table in the process.

After going behind, McClure stooped to head home a low cross to level things up, and the striker pounced after a defensive mix-up to score what proved to be the decisive goal.

Forward: Tom Nichols (Exeter City)

Nichols kept his cool as Exeter recorded a 4-0 win over Leyton Orient at St James Park, to end the O's 100 per cent record in 2015/16.

Nichols was fouled in the box early on and made no mistake from 12 yards. Then, when David Wheeler was unfairly challenged in the area later on, the striker converted again from the spot.

Manager: Paul Tisdale (Exeter City)

Exeter's victory was masterminded by Paul Tisdale, with the Grecians boss praising his side for a clinical display as they brought Orient's perfect start to the Sky Bet League 2 season to an abrupt end.

Read more: Paul Tisdale commends 'clinical' Exeter City

Advertisement block