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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

3 October 2016

A wet and windy weekend across the EFL, but that wasn't a problem for the players in Matchday 11's Team of the Week.

We've taken a look back at Saturday's action, and have pulled together 11 players and a manager to make up our latest selection. And here it is...

Goalkeeper: Will Norris (Cambridge United)

Not much needs to be said to justify the inclusion of Norris in our selection.

Cambridge were 2-1 up in stoppage-time, and conceded two penalties. The U's stopper, rather incredibly, saved them both.



Defender: Ben Turner (Burton Albion)

A solid performance from Turner who, along with Kyle McFadzean and Tom Naylor, impressed in Burton's three-man defence.

Cardiff City's threat was nullified throughout the 2-0 win, with the 28-year-old starring against the club he made more than a century of appearances for.



Defender: Kyle Bartley (Leeds United)

Bartley set Leeds on their way to Yorkshire derby victory, scoring and producing a colossal defensive effort alongside Pontus Jansson.

Even when Barnsley did find a way through, they found the 25-year-old there, producing a goal-line clearance to deny a late leveller.



Defender: Mark Connolly (Crawley Town)

Connolly scored the only goal of the game, adding to a fine defensive display in Crawley's 1-0 win over Blackpool.

The Seasiders just couldn't find a way past Connolly and co, and the centre-back glanced home a second-half winner in the pair's first ever meeting.



Defender: Christopher Schindler (Huddersfield Town)

Another team in formidable defensive form were Huddersfield, who kept Ipswich Town at bay to remain top of the Sky Bet Championship.

Schindler's superb second-half header won the game, and he put his head on the line soon after – eventually having to be withdrawn with a facial injury.



Defender: Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe United)

The clash of the top two in Sky Bet League One was won by Scunthorpe, and Wiseman impressed at full-back for the league leaders.

The 30-year-old scored the opener – his first for the club – before setting up Josh Morris to win the game in some style.



Midfielder: Frank Moussa (Walsall)

Walsall bounced back from their midweek loss against Scunthorpe United with a 2-1 win against Millwall.

Moussa was the key man, teeing up Simeon Jackson for the opening goal before being on hand to tap home the winner early in the second half.



Midfielder: Charlie Colkett (Bristol Rovers)

After four substitute appearances, Colkett was handed his first start for Bristol Rovers and he made his mark in the 3-2 win at Northampton Town.

The on-loan Chelsea star set up the second goal, and smashed home a last-minute winner as the Pirates prevailed.



Midfielder: Ben Pearson (Preston North End)

Pearson struck an early blow in Preston's 2-0 win over Aston Villa, firing the Lilywhites ahead just five minutes into their Matchday 11 meeting.

And then, just before the break, the Man of the Match started the move for goal number two as a result of his tireless midfield work – Jordan Hugill eventually firing in.



Midfielder: Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle)

Plymouth made it eight wins in nine unbeaten Sky Bet League Two matches, cruising past Yeovil Town in a battle down south.

Jervis' two goals were not the most spectacular of his career, but they all count!



Forward: Padraig Amond (Hartlepool United)

Amond knows all about scoring at Blundell Park, hitting 19 of his 33 goals there last season while firing Grimsby Town to promotion.

He added another brace there on Saturday, but this time for new club Hartlepool to help sink the Mariners.



Manager: Keith Curle (Carlisle United)

A record-breaking afternoon for Curle and his Carlisle side, who extended their unbeaten start to the season to 11 Sky Bet League Two games.

The 2-0 win over Colchester United eclipsed the Cumbrian's previous record, set back in the 1989/90 campaign.


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