With two full sets of fixtures in League 2 this week (excluding the postponed match between Wycombe and Fleetwood) there was a plethora of fantastic individual performances and whittling down the number to eleven was a very hard task. Find out who made the cut below…

League 2 Festive TOTW

 

With 12 clean sheets across 23 games, picking a Goalkeeper was a tough ask but in the end Newport County’s Lenny Pidgeley made the grade. He made a string of fine saves to deny Burton Albion until the 79th minute today, whilst on Boxing Day he kept a clean sheet away to Wycombe.

In defence, Joe Rafferty helped Rochdale to two wins in two games over the festive period. He was solid in both games – wins over Mansfield and Bristol Rovers – and he grabbed an assist in his team’s win over Rovers. The two centre-backs, Burton’s Ian Sharps and Bury’s Nathan Cameron, both scored winning goals this week – Sharps against Northampton and Cameron against York. They were both solid in both games that they played this week. The last piece in the defensive jigsaw is Portsmouth’s Danny East. He helped his team to a couple of clean sheets this week, whilst also picking up the Portsmouth Man of the Match award against Northampton.

The Midfield three this week is Matthew Lund, Gary Deegan and Jonathan Franks. Lund scored for Rochdale against Mansfield, in their 3-0 win, and continued his role as an integral member of the team over the festive period. Since the departure of Aidy Boothroyd at Northampton, Deegan has experienced an unbelievable upturn in form; he was Northampton’s best player against Portsmouth and was key in helping the Cobblers dominate the second half. Franks had a decent enough game for Hartlepool against Chesterfield, but the main reason he is in this team is for his stunning 90th minute goal against Morecambe which won the game.

Making up the attack this week is this week’s star man Scott Hogan and joining him is Reuben Reid and Alan Gow. Hogan scored three goals this week and helped Rochdale to six points. Reid was key for Plymouth, scoring three crucial goals as they beat Oxford and drew with Wimbledon whilst Alan Gow netted for Exeter against Torquay and was also very unlucky not too score against Cheltenham on Boxing Day, when he hit the post.

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