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Team of the Week: 7th-8th October 2017

9 October 2017

Goalkeeper: Dave Richards (Crewe Alexandra)

A wretched run of five successive defeats came to an end for Crewe on Saturday, following an impressive 1-0 triumph over Stevenage.

The Railwaymen were in fine form at the back, including Richards – whose first-half penalty save was the catalyst for victory.

Defender: Dan Potts (Luton Town)

Potts excelled at both ends of the pitch, as Luton became the first team this term to prevent Accrington Stanley from finding the net.

The full-back defended stoutly, and his tenacity and crossing ability were on show as he played a huge part in James Collins' opening goal.

Defender: Dan Burn (Wigan Athletic)

Despite spending much of the game with 10 men, Wigan still managed to come away from Scunthorpe United with maximum points, and Burn played a crucial part at both ends.

After making a fantastic goal-line clearance in the first half, the defender popped up at the other end to fire home the first goal and set the Latics on their way.

Defender: Richard Wood (Rotherham United)

Keeping a clean sheet and scoring a goal, Wood was the key man as the Millers won 1-0 at Rochdale.

The hosts tried in vain to break down their opponents but found no way through, and the centre-back sealed maximum points with a thumping header in the second half.

Defender: Pierce Sweeney (Exeter City)

Exeter returned to the top of the Sky Bet League Two table thanks to a hard-earned 1-0 win at Carlisle United.

Sweeney and the rest of the Grecians' back line were outstanding, and the Irishman capped off his performance with the winning goal at Brunton Park.

Midfielder: Ebere Eze (Wycombe Wanderers)

The Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Weekend was scored by Ebere Eze, but which one earned it is a matter of opinion!

On loan from QPR, Eze struck two unstoppable efforts into the top corner to see Wycombe to a fourth successive away triumph.

Midfielder: Jake Reeves (Bradford City)

Although team-mate Charlie Wyke was on the scoresheet twice in Bradford's 4-1 win over Milton Keynes Dons, Reeves was the Dons' tormentor in chief.

The midfielder was hauled down early on which resulted in a sending off, and he made the most of the extra space, playing a huge part in the third, and assisting the fourth.

Midfielder: Sean Murray (Colchester United)

Colchester made it back-to-back wins with a 2-0 win against Mansfield Town, and Murray proved key in the success.

After being laid off from a free-kick, the midfielder placed his effort in the bottom corner, and he turned provider five minutes later, delivering for Mickael Mandron to put the game out of reach.

Midfielder: Ben Whiteman (Doncaster Rovers)

It only took 10 minutes for Whiteman to confirm his place in this week's selection, netting a quick-fire hat-trick for Doncaster against Southend United.

The Sheffield United loanee's treble include one stunning strike, and helped his side to a first home win of the season.

Midfielder: James Henry (Oxford United)

Oxford eased to three points against AFC Wimbledon, scoring three goals in the process – and Henry was instrumental.

The winger was the architect behind two of the goals, setting up Ricardinho and Xemi Hernandez as the U's notched a second straight win.

Forward: Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers)

Numerous Bristol Rovers players were worthy of inclusion after their 6-0 demolition of Northampton Town.

Harrison gets the nod after netting twice in the rout, and there's a special mention for his boss, too...

Manager: Darrell Clarke (Bristol Rovers)

Clarke takes the Manager of the Week honour after guiding the Gas to that emphatic victory.

Without his first choice centre-back pairing, he reshuffled his pack to devastating effect, keeping a first clean sheet this term and romping to success.

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