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Team of the Week: 10th-12th November 2017

13 November 2017

Following action from Sky Bet League One and League Two, the time has come again. Here’s the Team of the Week…

Goalkeeper: Remi Matthews (Plymouth Argyle)

Plymouth Argyle moved off the bottom of the Sky Bet League One table with a fine 1-0 away win at Bradford City.

‘Keeper Remi Matthews excelled throughout and superbly saved a second-half Tony McMahon penalty as the Pilgrims made it five league games unbeaten.

Defender: Danny Grainger (Carlisle United)

It was a comfortable afternoon for Carlisle United, who recorded a comprehensive 4-0 triumph over Yeovil Town.

Weighing in with two goals was captain Danny Grainger, including one spectacular strike in the running for Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Weekend.

Defender: Ryan Inniss (Colchester United)

An away victory against Barnet saw Colchester United move to within two points of the Sky Bet League Two play-off places.

Sammie Szmodics got the winner seven minutes from time, but in defence, Ryan Inniss turned in a resolute display to ensure his side came away with a clean sheet.

Defender: Steve Old (Morecambe)

After a run of just one win in seven games, and without a goal in three, Jim Bentley’s Morecambe got back to winning ways against Wycombe Wanderers at the Globe Arena.

The Shrimps turned in a terrific defensive display with several players in the running for selection, but we've opted for Old after he headed home the first goal in the 2-1 triumph.

Midfielder: Lee Holmes (Exeter City)

Lee Holmes produced a Man of the Match performance to help Exeter City see off Grimsby Town 2-0 on home turf.

He laid on the opener when his cross was turned home by Grecians' striker Jayden Stockley, and the winger was a constant threat to his opponents throughout.

Midfielder: Alex MacDonald (Mansfield Town)

A dominant midfield showing from MacDonald was rounded off with a fine match-winning strike, as Mansfield Town picked up three points at Coventry City.

His finish from 25 yards out proved the difference at the Ricoh Arena and also earned the Stags their first league win in six outings.

Midfielder: Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United)

Another midfield man firing his team to a late victory was Neal Bishop, with the 36-year-old heading home in injury time for Scunthorpe against Bristol Rovers.

Bishop stood out with a typically combative display and, after applying a significant amount of pressure, the Iron’s central midfielder eventually won them the points.

Midfielder: Peter Pawlett (Milton Keynes Dons)

Peter Pawlett looked as though he’d never been away after he tasted his first EFL action for two months in Milton Keynes Dons’ 1-0 home win over Fleetwood Town.

He produced an all-action midfield performance, in a game which was settled by Chuks Aneke’s first-half strike.

Midfielder: Harry Anderson (Lincoln City)

An Anderson double helped Lincoln City come from a goal down to beat Crewe Alexandra 4-1 away from home, their biggest EFL victory on the road since March 2009.

The winger's two goals in the 50th and 67th minute turned the game on its head, with the Imps then going on to add a touch of gloss to the scoreline.

Forward: Brett Pitman (Portsmouth)

Portsmouth ran out 3-2 winners away at Blackpool in a game that provided drama right up until the end of proceedings.

Pitman struck twice for Pompey including the winning goal, just four minutes from time, to send the visitors up to 11th in the standings.

Forward: Chris Long (Northampton Town)

The man on loan from Burnley led the line well and struck a fine solo goal in Northampton Town’s 2-1 away victory at Oxford United, a third straight League One win.

Just 105 seconds after the hosts had levelled, Long robbed the ball off an opponent and showed speed, skill and sharp shooting to restore the lead, one which would not be relinquished again.

Manager: Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)

Derek Adams led his Plymouth Argyle side to the EFL Result of the Day in their win at third-placed Bradford City.

Executing the game plan to perfection, Adams' side took all three points through a well-worked Jake Jervis goal and a terrific all-round team effort.


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