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Sky Bet Football League Team of the Week

9 May 2016

Here it is – the final Football League Team of the Week.

For the last time in this memorable 2015/16 season, we’ve selected 11 players and a manager who were stand-out performers as the campaign reached its climax.

Goalkeeper: Sam Sargeant (Leyton Orient)

Sargeant capped off a memorable week with a clean sheet on his Orient debut as they triumphed at Yeovil Town.

The 18-year-old signed a professional contract 24 hours earlier, and showed the reasons why with an impressive display at Huish Park.



Defender: Lee Brown (Bristol Rovers)

We couldn’t leave this man out after providing the stand-out moment of the weekend.

In stoppage time and with the Gas seemingly heading into the Play-Offs, the ever-reliable Brown popped up to score and send Rovers into Sky Bet League 1.



Defender: Stephen Ward (Burnley)

Ward was involved in two of Burnley’s three goals as the Clarets clinched the Sky Bet Championship title in style.

The 3-0 victory extended the unbeaten streak of Sean Dyche’s men to 23 games.



Defender: Chey Dunkley (Oxford United)

Dunkley scored and played his part in a clean sheet as Oxford booked their place in Sky Bet League 1 next term.

Needing three points to guarantee automatic promotion, the U’s swept aside Wycombe Wanderers to seal second place in Sky Bet League 2.



Midfielder: Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough)

Ramirez was in fine form as Middlesbrough earned the point to clinch automatic promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.

The Uruguayan created Boro’s crucial goal and starred until an injury cut his game short just after the hour.



Midfielder: Jake Livermore (Hull City)

Two goals and an assist for Livermore ensured Hull go into the Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs with plenty of momentum.

The 5-1 rout of Rotherham United proved the perfect preparation ahead of their tie with Derby County later this week.



Midfielder: Jon Taylor (Peterborough United)

One of many teams to hit five this weekend were Peterborough, with Taylor helping himself to a hat-trick in the defeat of Blackpool.

The goals took the 23-year-old’s season tally to an impressive 13, and the win sent the Seasiders down from Sky Bet League 1.



Midfielder: Anthony Forde (Walsall)

Five goals weren’t enough to send Walsall up automatically, but the win at Port Vale will give the Saddlers plenty of confidence ahead of their Play-Off tie with Barnsley.

Forde hit two in the 5-0 drubbing, with one of those an absolute stunner.



Forward: Sam Winnall (Barnsley)

A brace from Winnall secured Barnsley’s place in the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Offs.

Facing pressure from the teams below them, the Tykes romped to a 4-1 win away at champions Wigan Athletic to grab sixth spot, with the front man starring.



Forward: Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United)

Carlisle hit five at Notts County and the Cumbrians’ top scorer rounded a fine personal season off with two more goals, taking his figure to 17.

Ibehre also turned provider for one of the goals in the 5-0 success at Notts County.



Forward: Louis Rooney (Plymouth Argyle)

Rooney struck two goals on his Football League debut as Plymouth warmed up for the Play-Offs with an emphatic win over Hartlepool United.

The 19-year-old’s brace helped the Pilgrims on their way to a 5-0 victory ahead of their two-legged clash with Portsmouth.



Manager: Darrell Clarke (Bristol Rovers)

Back-to-back promotions secured for Clarke, who guided his side to third place in Sky Bet League 2 with a dramatic win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Up from the National League last year, Clarke has performed wonders as his men have stormed up the table, and Lee Brown’s last-gasp goal saw Rovers pip Accrington to the final automatic promotion spot.


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