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Matchday 17: Team of the Week

5 November 2018



Ryan Allsop – Wycombe Wanderers v Peterborough United

The Wycombe stopper kept his side in the game at crucial times throughout. With two impressive saves in particular, he helped the Chairboys end Peterborough’s unbeaten run away from home. 




Frankie Kent – Colchester United v Swindon Town

The centre back pairing of Frankie Kent and Luke Prosser have been one of the most impressive in the EFL this season. The young defender played superbly on Saturday and was influential in the U’s keeping yet another clean sheet with a couple of crucial blocks and a calm and measured performance on the ball. 


James Chester – Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers 

The Villa captain’s man of the match performance against Bolton on Friday night was the catalyst for the home side recording back to back wins at Villa Park. In a solid display which kept the visitors at bay, he also powered in a header to steer his side to three crucial points. 


Luke Waterfall – AFC Wimbledon v Shrewsbury Town

Waterfall scored two second half goals for the Shrews to grab a crucial away win. His two strikes were vital for the visitors but his influence on turning around the deficit at the break gets him in the Team of the Week. 




Ollie Clarke – Blackpool v Bristol Rovers

Clarke played a key role in Bristol Rovers’ 3-0 victory at Blackpool. Rovers, who have been struggling in the league, thoroughly beat the Seasiders who have one of the best home-records in the league. But Clarke, with his two goals, was at the heart of a Rovers' performance that moved them out of the relegation zone.


Teemu Pukki –  Sheffield Wednesday v Norwich City

The high-flying Canaries went back to the top of the tree on Saturday night (although fell to second following Leeds United's win on Sunday), largely thanks to this man’s two goals. He was integral to a Norwich side that swept away Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 and kept the pressure on at the top. 


Paul Gallagher – Ipswich Town v Preston North End

If there was an accolade for performance of the weekend, it may well be awarded to this fella. Gallagher came on and not only equalised with a sublime free-kick, but when Chris Maxwell was sent off for PNE, he then had to don the gloves. With minutes left, he kept out a rasping drive that secured an important point at Portman Road. 




Tom Eaves – Gillingham v Fleetwood Town

He narrowly missed out on making it in to the Team of the Week last time out when he scored twice, but when you do it two weeks in a row, there’s no question about your inclusion. Eaves played a blinder against Barton’s Fleetwood, netting twice yet again as the Gills won 3-0 after their 4-0 victory at home last week. 


James Norwood - Tranmere Rovers v Exeter City

With another brace taking him to 12 for the season and extending his goalscoring tally further, James Norwood was in lethal form yet again for Tranmere and his brilliant performance keeps his place in team of the week. 


Rhys Healey – Crawley Town v MK Dons

Healey scored twice for MK Dons and helped set up their other two goals as well, in a 4-0 victory at Crawley Town. The Dons’ are sitting pretty in second place and Healey’s form is having a big impact on their form. 


Lewis Grabban – Nottingham Forest v Sheffield United 

Grabban scored the only goal in Forest’s impressive 1-0 victory over Sheffield United on Saturday. His 67th minute strike meant he now has ten goals in his last 11 appearances and this one was as crucial as any.


Manager - Stuart McCall, Scunthorpe United


A really tough one with so many impressive performances, and a mention should go to Daniel Farke whose Norwich City side won 4-0 at Sheffield Wednesday to continue their amazing run, but this week’s manager is Scunthorpe United’s Stuart McCall. 


McCall’s side staged a brilliant comeback and scored three goals in six second half minutes (60’, 64’ and 66’) to peg back Oxford United who had stormed in to a 3-0 lead early in the second period and help end five straight defeats. 

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