SPFL Team of the Week

Tuesday 14th November 2017
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Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Inverness CT forward Connor Bell partnering Stenhousemuir’s Mark McGuigan in attack.

GK - Cammy Binnie (Stirling Albion)
Stirling would probably have lost away to managerless Clyde were it not for the reactions of their 20-year-old goalkeeper, who pulled off several fine stops in the 1-1 draw at Broadwood.
 
DC - Jesus Garcia Tena (Edinburgh City)
A 1-1 draw was perhaps not the result City were hoping for to kickstart their season but they would still have welcomed their first point in Ladbrokes League 2 since mid-September. The Spanish centre-back grabbed their goal at Berwick, lifting a terrific free-kick over the wall.
 
DC - Thomas O’Brien (Arbroath)
Forty-five-year-old debutant Rab Douglas didn’t have much, if anything, to do during his new side’s victory away at Queen’s Park. That was thanks in a large part to a stellar performance from the visiting defence in the routine 2-0 win at Hampden, with O’Brien again impressing.
 
DC - Chris McLaughlin (Dumbarton)
The left-back impressed so much in Dumbarton’s 2-0 IRN-BRU Cup quarter-final victory over Raith Rovers that he earned individual praise from his manager. The defender certainly made an impact on the scoresheet, firing home from close range to give the Sons the lead.
 
MR - Ryan Conroy (Airdrieonians)
Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Stranraer moved the Diamonds seven points clear of bottom club Queen’s Park. Kieran MacDonald impressed in defence but it was Conroy making the difference as he grabbed both goals.
 
MC - Garry Fleming (Alloa Athletic)
Alloa seem to have found a winning formula as that’s now four consecutive victories in League 1, moving them into the top three, with three consecutive clean sheets. Impressing again was Fleming during his side’s 2-0 win at Albion Rovers.
 
MC - Eddie Malone (Forfar Athletic)
The Angus club picked up an important victory over East Fife to stay within touching distance of the teams above them. Malone put in a masterful performance at defensive midfield, helping to dictate play and protect his defence, not to mention scoring the opening goal in the 2-0 win. He is this week’s star man.
 
MC - Brian Cameron (Elgin City)
Another double and an excellent showing from Elgin’s favourite midfield playmaker as the Moray men saw off Cowdenbeath. The 3-1 away win has City within two points of the final play-off spot in Ladbrokes League 2.
 
ML - Jordan Lowdon (Clyde)
The full-back excelled at the more advanced position of wing-back as Clyde impressed in the 1-1 draw with Ladbrokes League 2 leaders Stirling Albion. Lowdon has only recently returned, having missed a year with a bad knee injury, and Saturday’s display shows he’s getting back up to full speed.
 
FC - Mark McGuigan (Stenhousemuir)
Mr Shootygoals did what he does best on Saturday as Stenhousemuir managed to halt Peterhead’s recent momentum with a 3-2 victory away to the Blue Toon. It brought the Warriors level on points with their third-placed hosts in the League 2 promotion hunt.
 
FC - Connor Bell (Inverness Caley Thistle)
Another goal for the excellent summer signing as Inverness CT beat Falkirk 1-0 and put themselves into the semi-finals of the IRN-BRU Cup. Bell’s finish would turn out to be the game’s only goal as John Robertson’s side made it seven consecutive matches without conceding.

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