With a plethora of terrific individual performances (particularly in an attacking sense) The72’s League 2 Team of the Week is packed full of quality players. Find out who made the cut below…
In goal this week is Cheltenham Town’s Scott Brown. Brown is having yet another solid season between the sticks, and he put in another fine shift yesterday. He kept a dominant York side at bay throughout the game and he pulled off two wonderful saves from free-kicks.
The defenders who have made the cut this week are Curtis Nelson, Steve Elliott and James Jennings. Curtis Nelson was a towering figure in Plymouth’s dominant display against Northampton and he helped his side restrict the Cobblers to minimal opportunities. Steve Elliott was another defender to put in a strong display; he was crucial in securing an important away win for Cheltenham. With the winning goal and a quality defensive performance, Mansfield’s James Jennings is the third and final defender in this week’s Team of the Week.
The midfielders this week are Bristol Rovers’ John-Joe O’Toole, Exeter’s Liam Sercombe, Burton’s Zeli Ismail and Hartlepool’s Luke Williams. O’Toole and Sercombe both scored very late goals for their clubs to gain valuable home points whilst winger Zeli Ismail put in a very exciting performance and scored a very important goal against one of the chasing pack, Morecambe. Attacking midfielder-cum-Centre forward, Luke Williams, is the final member of the midfield quartet following his superb performance which was rewarded with the winning goal in Hartlepool’s 2-0 win over Dagenham.
In what was a superb week for attacking players, Eoin Doyle, Lewis Alessandra and (of course) Scott Hogan were the three who made the grade up front. Chesterfield’s Eoin Doyle scored a penalty on the stroke of half-time in the Spireites crucial tie against fellow title contenders Scunthorpe and provided an attacking threat for the away side all afternoon. Lewis Alessandra scored Plymouth’s second in their 2-0 win over a lacklustre Northampton side and provided one of the best individual performances at Sixfields so far this season. This week’s star man though, is Rochdale’s Scott Hogan after his sublime hat-trick, in his side’s comfortable away win. The youngster is arguably League 2’s Player of the Season and will, one way or another, be playing in League 1 next season.