League 2 Team of the Week - Matchday 8
League Two Team of the Week - Matchday 8 (Saturday 22 September)
Scott Brown - Cheltenham Town
There were no shortage of contenders for the No.1 spot following four goalless draws in League Two, and both Brown and Michael Ingham excelled in a stalemate at York City. Brown gets the nod, though, after pulling off a number of smart stops including one stunning reflex save to deny Lee Bullock at point-blank range.
Ryan Cresswell - Southend United
Southend produced one of the performances of the weekend to beat high-flying Exeter 2-1 at home, and their success was built on a solid defensive foundation as they soaked up the Grecians' pressure. Cresswell was an assured figure at the back and also came close to scoring with a fine effort from long range.
Andrew Davies - Bradford City
Centre-back Davies not only helped Bradford claim a 2-0 victory away to Oxford United, he also opened the scoring with a header early in the second half. The Bantams have now won three in a row and are level on points with second-placed Port Vale.
Kelvin Langmead - Northampton Town
Northampton have conceded just one goal in their past four matches and were again too difficult to break down for Chesterfield in a 0-0 draw on Saturday. The fact there were few chances in the game speaks volumes for the defensive stability on display, with Langmead marshalling the Cobblers' back line.
Dean Howell - Fleetwood Town
Fleetwood struggled to impose an attacking threat on Bristol Rovers and had to work hard defensively to keep a clean sheet and earn a point. Howell showed his worth to the newly-promoted team with an energetic display, while his vast experience also helped Fleetwood survive.
Chris Whelpdale - Gillingham
Gillingham underlined their promotion credentials with a 2-0 win over nearest rivals Port Vale to move six points clear at the League Two summit. Whelpdale was a constant menace and netted the second goal of the afternoon with a fine finish into the roof of the net from the edge of the area after being played in by Danny Jackman.
Luke Joyce - Accrington Stanley
Joyce was the driving force in midfield as Accrington edged out Aldershot Town 1-0 in a tight encounter. Stanley left it late to nick all three points, courtesy of Padraig Amond's 90th-minute goal, but it was no less than they deserved after creating several good chances and Paul Cook's side are now up into the play-off places.
Sammy Moore - AFC Wimbledon
Wycombe Wanderers parted company with manager Gary Waddock after losing 1-0 at home to Wimbledon and it was Moore who scored the goal which effectively sealed his demise. It was a spectacular strike from the midfielder as he unleashed a ferocious half-volley which crashed off the underside of the bar on its way past Elliot Parish.
Gary Jones - Bradford City
Jones may not have got on the score sheet in Bradford's 2-0 triumph at Oxford but he made a telling contribution, providing the assists for both of his team's goals. The midfielder delivered the corner which Davies headed in for the opening goal and then swung over another perfect cross for Nahki Wells to double their advantage.
Warren Feeney - Plymouth Argyle
Plymouth staged a superb fightback to beat Morecambe 3-2 after trailing by two, and it was Feeney who emerged as the hero with a brace of penalties in the final ten minutes. He drew Argyle level after an Izak Reid handball and then held his nerve for a second time to slot home the winning spot-kick.
Deon Burton - Gillingham
Burton made the breakthrough for Gillingham in their top-of-the-table clash after linking up to devastating effect with new signing Robbie Findley. Debutant Findley chipped a cross from the right byline and Burton made no mistake with a six-yard header at the back post.