L1 team of the week
Last Updated: September 19, 2012 2:45pm
Leon Clarke: Has scored three in as many games on loan at Scunthorpe
Team of the week
Owain Fon Williams - Tranmere Rovers
Tranmere kept two clean sheets in the space of four days as they claimed victories over Coventry and Bury, taking their tally this season to five. Welshman Fon Williams was again the man holding things steady between the sticks as the current League One leaders continued their bright start.
Scott Laird - Preston
North End bounced back from their 2-1 defeat at home by Crawley on Saturday by thumping Hartlepool 5-0 and Laird played a key role in the win. The left-back helped Preston claim their second clean sheet of the season while also showing his prowess going forward with two late goals to seal the thrashing.
Ben Chorley - Leyton Orient
After helping Orient shut out Brentford in a 1-0 home win last week, defender Chorley showed what he has to offer in attack as the Londoners disposed of Yeovil Town 4-1. The 29-year-old wasted little time putting Orient in control, converting a wonderful ball from Lee Cook in just the third minute to set things in motion.
Kyle McFadzean - Crawley
McFadzean helped hold things firm in defence as Crawley won 2-1 at Preston, producing an impressive display at the back, then followed up that shift by scoring the Red Devils' opener at Colchester in the 71st minute. They took the lead in controversial fashion as the defender stabbed in from close range following keeper Mark Cousins' fumbled corner.
David Gray - Stevenage
Gray was a standout performer as Stevenage drew 2-2 at home to Crewe at the weekend, then continued to shine with another solid display at the back as they beat Walsall 3-1. The defender also got his name on the assist chart as his long pass set up Robin Shroot for the opener on 24 minutes.
Mark Duffy - Scunthorpe
The Iron beat Shrewsbury 1-0 at the weekend before drawing 1-1 at Oldham on Tuesday night and Duffy was a star performer in both encounters. The winger contributed a lively display on Saturday, coming tantalisingly close to scoring only to be denied by a great save from goalkeeper Chris Weale. He then continued his good work by setting up Leon Clarke for Scunthorpe's third-minute opener at Boundary Park.
David Cotterill - Doncaster
Cotterill played a pivotal role as Rovers beat Colchester 2-1, drawing first blood in just the third minute to give the visitors an early advantage. The midfielder couldn't repeat his goalscoring heroics in Tuesday's goalless draw at Sheffield United but probed dangerously, setting up Dave Syers with a chance he failed to convert.
Andy Robinson - Tranmere
Robinson was key as Rovers continued to set the early pace, scoring late on as they beat Coventry to put the win beyond doubt. The 32-year-old then carried his good form into the victory over Bury, converting two penalties for his fifth and sixth goals of the campaign as Tranmere consolidated their spot at the summit.
Leon Clarke - Scunthorpe
Iron frontman Clarke was on target in both of his side's games this week as they showed signs of recovery from a slow start. The striker notched the winner at Shrewsbury in just the fifth minute, heading home Karl Hawley's cross to put Scunthorpe in the driving seat. He then produced similar heroics at Oldham as he latched onto Duffy's cross for another early goal, marking his third strike in as many games on loan from Charlton.
Gary Alexander - Crawley
The League One newcomers continued their bright start to the season when they beat Preston at Deepdale on Saturday and Alexander was instrumental to the win. The 33-year-old striker scored a double in the space of four minutes, heading Crawley in front before adding to his haul with a superb 25-yard strike.
AJ Leitch-Smith - Crewe
Young frontman Leitch-Smith gave Crewe the early advantage at Stevenage with two goals in as many minutes early on. The 22-year-old then posed a significant threat during Tuesday night's goalless draw at Carlisle, coming close on several occasions during an entertaining stalemate.