Week seven is in the books and it’s really great to have the Football League back in full swing. Long forgotten are those days without football to look forward to and as the nights begin to creep ever earlier, the mind casts forward to the glorious winter football period…
Alas, there’s a time and place for that. Here’s this weekend’s awards.
FANS OF THE WEEKEND: Leeds United
It’s not really a surprise that Leeds fans are in the discussion for this award every week, especially when you take over 6,000 fans down south for a game against MK Dons.
The travel home will be that much sweeter thanks to efforts from Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor, who showed exactly why Premier League clubs are tracking the young left-back, that lifted Leeds back into 10th in the Championship.
The continued support has to be admired and while we try to feature a range of impressive supports here, you have to give it to Leeds fans this week, top stuff.
GOAL OF THE WEEKEND: Harry Cornick – Yeovil
The young Bournemouth loanee wins the goal of the weekend with a wonderful strike against Crawley.
The 20-year-old picked up the ball just outside the box, pulled a little further back to find his range before rocketing the ball into the top corner, past a helpless Crawley goalkeeper. It helped the Glovers’ ravaged squad, who won an award last week, pick up a vital three points.
The only bad thing for Cornick is that he scored only the second-best goal from a Bournemouth player this weekend.
MOMENT OF THE WEEKEND: Jermaine Anderson red card
If you see a more crazy, silly sending off in football, please let us know because at the moment, Jermaine Anderson takes the biscuit.
The 19-year-old was sent off in his club’s 1-1 draw against Walsall for, get this, throwing a water bottle in the crowd. Interim manager Gavin McCann said it landed in the stands, with the “abused” fan laughing and apologies from the bench.
That didn’t stop the referee, who sent the youngster off for an early bath. Petulant? Yes. Red card worthy? I’m not too sure but the Posh certainly don’t agree, they have appealed the decision.
GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Barnet 3-2 Stevenage
Don’t we all love a plucky come-from-behind win? Well, except for Teddy Sherringham and the Stevenage fans, but us neutrals can’t get enough.
Stevenage went ahead thanks to a Fraser Franks strike but were pegged back by the National League champions just after half-time. Tom Hitchcock restored their lead but Aaron McLean corrected that soon afterwards before sub Michael Gash claimed the winner.
A great effort from Martin Allen’s side, who climb out of the relegation places with the three points.
YOUNG PLAYER OF THE WEEKEND: Josh Windass – Accrington Stanley
When you’re the son of an ex-footballer, it can be pretty difficult to step out of their shadow. It can be even more difficult when that shadow is Dean Windass and that’s not because of his chunky frame.
Josh Windass has impressed at Accrington for a while now and he stamped his importance on the club after scoring twice in their 4-2 win against Exeter. It was a quality performance from their young forward, who has regularly lifted the play around him to make Stanley a better team.
The win lifts the Lancashire club into sixth and after beating a well-fancied promotion side, it might be time to be considering John Coleman’s side’s aspirations for the season.
PLAYER OF THE WEEKEND: Ross Wallace – Sheffield Wednesday
We don’t always like giving the awards to goalscorers here at The72, so let us celebrate the hat-trick of assists from Ross Wallace.
The flying Scotsman sent over two terrific corners and one fabulous free-kick that were all converted by Sheffield Wednesday in their 3-2 win against Fulham. So why do three set-piece assists get the nod, I hear you cry? Wallace could have had five assists had headers from Barry Bannan and Adthe Nuhiu gone in and those were from open play.
A truly classic winger performance that should be celebrated across the country. Whoever liked inverted wingers anyway?
TEAM OF THE WEEKEND: Huddersfield Town
A truly thumping performance from Chris Powell’s transformed team gets the award this week after beating Bolton 4-1 at home.
They got off to a poor start, with Liam Feeney putting the visitors ahead but from then it was all Terriers traffic, with Emyr Huws scoring twice and setting one up to give the Yorkshiremen the win. Goals from Mustapha Carayol and Joel Lynch completed the rout on a good day at the office for Hudderfield.
The win lifts them up to 13th and after looking like relegation candidates at the start of the season, things are starting to look a little brighter at the John Smith’s Stadium.