L2 Team of the Week

Team of the week

Graham Stack - Barnet

It was an emotional afternoon at Barnet on Saturday as the club bid farewell to their Underhill ground after 106 years, in their final home match of the season ahead of a summer move to The Hive in neighbouring Edgware. There could not have been a much more dramatic send-off for the old stadium as the Bees claimed a vital 1-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers to leave them a point above the drop zone. Jake Hyde's 81st-minute goal proved to be the winner, but only because Stack brilliantly saved a last-gasp penalty from Joel Grant, pushing the ball wide to spark wild celebrations and emerge as the hero.

Joe Oastler - Torquay United

Torquay took a giant stride towards safety thanks to a 2-0 triumph away to Morecambe, with Ashley Yeoman netting a fine solo effort after Stewart Drummond's own goal in the first half. The dismissal of Chris Doyle also left the Gulls with a numerical advantage but the defence still performed well to record a welcome clean sheet. The most impressive member of the back four was youngster Oastler down the right, who was solid in combating attacks and also got forward to great effect.

Claude Davis - Rotherham United

Rotherham closed in on automatic promotion with a 1-0 success against Plymouth Argyle on Saturday. The Millers have been stronger at the front than the back this season but it was an accomplished defensive effort that helped get the job done on Saturday, with Kieran Agard grabbing the only goal of a tight contest. Plymouth had their moments but were repelled regularly by the commanding presence of Davis, who made one particularly important clearance early on to deny Reuben Reid a goalscoring opportunity. Steve Evans' men are now two points clear of fourth-placed Cheltenham Town ahead of a home clash with bottom club Aldershot Town on the final weekend.

Rory McArdle - Bradford City

James Hanson scored the decisive goal as Bradford made sure of their place in the play-offs with a slender 1-0 victory at home to Burton Albion. It was a tense, scrappy game and Burton rarely threatened a strong Bantams defence, which was superbly marshalled by McArdle. He made a series of blocks and tackles to keep Burton at bay and Phil Parkinson's men, having ended the regular campaign in style, will now fancy their chances of getting back to Wembley in the play-off final and achieving promotion.

Anthony Tonkin - Aldershot Town

Experienced defender Tonkin was solid at the back and effective with his distribution to help Aldershot's attacking play in their 1-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday. It was a disciplined performance from the whole team as Andy Scott's men did everything they could to boost their chances of beating the drop. Unfortunately, events elsewhere effectively extinguished the Shots' hopes and they now must now beat Rotherham convincingly on the final weekend, whilst also needing Barnet and AFC Wimbledon to slip up.

Alfie Potter - Oxford United

Taking up the first place in our midfield is Potter, who played a starring role as Oxford marked their final home game of the season with a stylish 3-0 win over Rochdale. He was lively throughout the match and had his reward in stoppage-time with a fine goal as he showed great pace before chipping deftly over goalkeeper Josh Lillis after a counter-attack that began from a dreadful Rochdale corner. Andrew Whing and James Constable also struck as Oxford moved into ninth place in the League Two standings.

Russell Penn - Cheltenham Town

Penn netted the only goal of the game against Exeter at St James Park as Cheltenham kept alive their hopes of automatic promotion with a hard-fought win. He struck after just five minutes as Sido Jombati's deep free-kick was headed back across goal and fell on the edge of the box to Penn, who fired a low shot into the far corner. "I knew I had a goal in my locker somewhere. Goals are the only thing I have to add to my game at the moment, so it's good to get one," said Penn, whose Cheltenham side must beat Bradford to stand any chance of going up without having to negotiate the play-offs.

Adam Reed - York City

York deserve great credit for the way they have clambered away from trouble in recent weeks and they extended their unbeaten run to five games with a crucial 2-1 win at home to Southend United. Midfielder Reed, on loan with the Minstermen from Sunderland, gave his side the perfect start as he seized on a kind ricochet in the area to fire a shot past Daniel Bentley after just two minutes. Ryan Leonard levelled but Matty Blair grabbed the winner for York, who now realistically only need a point against Dagenham to secure Football League survival.

Lee Molyneux - Accrington Stanley

The crucial moment arrived in only the second minute at the Memorial Stadium as Molyneux made sweet contact with a 30-yard free kick and Rovers keeper Steve Mildenhall could only palm the shot into the roof of the net. The 1-0 success guaranteed Accrington's League Two status for another year and Molyneux earned praise from team-mate Padraig Amond after notching an eighth goal in his past 12 games. "The amount of goals he has scored has been a surprise because he initially came as a full-back, but he's been pushed farther up," said Amond.

Marc Richards - Chesterfield

The only player to score two goals in League Two at the weekend, striker Richards terrorised Fleetwood Town in a 3-1 away triumph. After Armand Gnanduillet opened the scoring, Richards immediately made it 2-0 when he got on the end of a long ball before firing a stunning 25-yard effort which was too good for Scott Davies. He then scored Chesterfield's third after the hour mark, lashing home the rebound after Davies saved Sam Togwell's goalbound effort. Fleetwood reduced their arrears but Chesterfield held firm, although they will just miss out on the play-offs.

Danny Kedwell - Gillingham

They may have surrendered a two-goal advantage to draw 2-2 with AFC Wimbledon, but Saturday's point still clinched the League Two title for Gillingham and that deserves at least one representative in our Team of the Week. Deon Burton opened the scoring but it is strike partner Danny Kedwell who gets the nod. Chris Whelpdale was the provider when former Dons striker Kedwell headed in to double Gillingham's advantage midway through the first half for his 16th goal of the season, and the celebrations were only slightly dampened by a spirited response from Wimbledon after the break.