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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

29 March 2016

We had a footballing feast over Easter, giving us plenty to think about when coming to pick our Team of the Week.

However, with a little help from fans on social media, we've managed to pull together 11 players and a manager who starred over the long weekend – and here they are...

Goalkeeper: Trevor Carson (Hartlepool United)

Hartlepool faced two matches over the weekend against two Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off chasers, coming away unscathed without conceding a goal and having six points to show for it.

Carson was in fine form against AFC Wimbledon and Leyton Orient as Pools pulled themselves further towards safety.

Defender: George Williams (Barnsley)

Williams excelled in Barnsley's back line as they picked up four points from a tricky couple of Easter fixtures.

@football_league george williams for #barnsleyfc immense @George_Willo

— Nikki Sykes (@tarnchick) March 28, 2016
A 0-0 draw with Scunthorpe United was followed by a fantastic 1-0 win at Port Vale, with the defence on top to prevent the Valiants building on their impressive home form this term.

Defender: Brian Wilson (Oldham Athletic)

Wilson excelled for the Latics over Easter, contributing towards clean sheets against Sky Bet League 1 table-toppers Burton Albion, and then Chesterfield three days later.

The 32-year-old put his body on the line, notably producing a fantastic block to deny Lucas Akins in the 0-0 draw at the Pirelli Stadium.

Defender: Michael Harriman (Wycombe Wanderers)

Harriman grabbed the winning goal on Good Friday to hand Wycombe a vital win over Mansfield Town which sent them into Sky Bet League 2's top seven.

That 1-0 triumph was followed by a goalless draw with Notts County, with Harriman playing his part in the clean sheet.

Midfielder: Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth)

Just the one game for Portsmouth over Easter, but they made it count with an emphatic 4-0 win over Notts County.

Bennett was the star of the show with two goals against the Magpies, before setting up Christian Burgess for the third.

Midfielder: Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley)

Brown was a driving force in the Accrington midfield as they maintained their push for automatic promotion from Sky Bet League 2 with six points from two games.

The 30-year-old netted the winner against Leyton Orient and impressed again as Stanley overcame Newport County 2-0 on Easter Monday to climb to fourth.

Midfielder: Jason Kennedy (Carlisle United)

Carlisle kept up their assault on the Sky Bet League 2 Play-Off places with a win and a draw over Easter.

The Cumbrians faced two in-form sides, first drawing 0-0 with Yeovil before defeating Bristol Rovers 3-2 – Kennedy netting the late winner at Brunton Park.

Midfielder: Gavin Massey (Colchester United)

Colchester gave themselves a glimmer of hope in their battle for Sky Bet League 1 survival, with Massey inspiring a comeback against fellow relegation candidates Doncaster Rovers.

The winger ran Rovers ragged as the U's produced four second-half goals to romp to a 4-1 victory in Essex.

Forward: Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United)

New Scunthorpe United boss Graham Alexander had a home debut to remember as he saw his side put six past Swindon Town on Easter Monday.

There were plenty of candidates for the Team of the Week, but Hopper gets the nod after netting a brace for the Iron.

Forward: Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle)

Plymouth revived their automatic promotion hopes in Sky Bet League 1 with back-to-back victories.

Matt netted his first goal for the club in a 2-0 win at Morecambe, and doubled his personally tally three days later as the Pilgrims overcame York City 3-2 to move back into the division's top three.

Made hard work of that in the end but 3 points and another goal and happy to get M.O.M fans outstanding, let's keep this run going 👍🏿⚽️

— Jamille Antonio Matt (@JamilleAntonio) March 28, 2016

Forward: Ollie Watkins (Exeter City)

Watkins scored one and created one as Exeter continued to stay in touch with the Play-Off chasing pack in Sky Bet League 2.

Another goal and 3 points! Good performance from the boys. @jaketaylor25 returning the favour!! great away support👏🏾

— Ollie watkins (@watkins_) March 28, 2016
The 2-0 defeat of Crawley put the Grecians just five points away from the top seven, having also drawn with Barnet over Easter.

Manager: Phil Parkinson (Bradford City)

Two 1-0 victories for Parkinson's Bradford saw them move into the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Offs, beginning with Saturday's success over Millwall – substitute Steven Davies netting to end the Lions' six-game unbeaten run.

Just 48 hours later, the Bantams were back in action, coming away from Crewe Alexandra with the same result courtesy of Jamie Proctor's winning goal.

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