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Wednesday 6th September 2017

Team of the Week

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie the star man in an attack-minded 4-3-3!

Craig Fowler selects his latest SPFL Team of the Week, with Queen of the South striker Stephen Dobbie the star man in an attack-minded 4-3-3!

GK - Marc Waters (Elgin City)
Arguably the shock of the IRN-BRU Cup second round came at Borough Briggs where League 2 Elgin City defeated League of Ireland side Bray Wanderers. The visitors managed 11 shots on target but couldn’t force the ball past Waters, as Jim Weir’s men ran out 2-0 winners.
DR - David Raven (Inverness Caley Thistle)
The right-back got on the scoresheet with an excellent finish from outside the area as ICT comfortably defeated Aberdeen's Colts at Glebe Park. The 4-2 scoreline actually flattered the Dons, with Inverness putting the game out of reach when Raven found the top corner in the 40th minute.
DC - Conrad Balatoni (Falkirk)

The ex-Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock centre-back brought some physicality to the Falkirk backline on his debut as Peter Houston's side defeated Sligo Rovers 2-1 to book their place in the third round.
DC – Mason Robertson (Peterhead)
The Blue Toon had conceded four goals in the first half of the previous week’s game against Stirling Albion but Robertson helped them shut out League 2 rivals Annan at Balmoor.
DL - Lewis Martin (Dunfermline Athletic)
The defender put in a good shift, getting up and down the left-hand side, as Dunfermline defeated Buckie Thistle 3-0 – it would have been more but for some heroics from the goalkeeper.
MC - Lewis Vaughan (Raith Rovers)
Another two goals for a player who has been on fire this season, with 13 goals in nine games. His first, a thunderous free-kick, was particularly impressive as Rovers blew away Ross County's U20s 4-0 at Stark's Park.
MC - Aaron Splaine (Dunfermline Athletic)
The former Kilmarnock midfielder was a stand-out as Dunfermline defeated Buckie Thistle. Playing a number of through balls behind the opposing defence, Splaine was instrumental in keeping the Highland League side on the back foot.
MC - Dimitris Froxylias (Dumbarton)
A debut to remember for the new signing from Cyprus. After 119 punishing minutes against Welsh side Connah's Quay Nomads, Froxylias sealed a 2-1 home win with a tremendous free-kick.
FC - Patrick N'Koyi (Dundee United)
The striker impressed in attack as Dundee United left it late to defeat Alloa Athletic 3-1 in their second-round tie. N'Koyi opened the scoring from the penalty spot and set up Paul McMullan to fire in the decisive goal a minute into stoppage time, before Willo Flood made sure of the win.
FC - Gavin Reilly (St Mirren)
Another couple of goals for the striker who netted twice against his old club (sort of) as St Mirren saw off Hearts Colts 3-1 at the Paisley 2021 Stadium.
FC - Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South)
The striker was his side's stand-out once again as Queens advanced past Berwick Rangers thanks to a thumping 5-0 win. Dobbie netted twice and, at times in the second half, was simply unplayable as he continued to drive through the home defence. This week's star man.