L1 team of the week
Last Updated: September 4, 2012 6:34pm
Team of the week
Marek Stech - Yeovil
Yeovil went top of the early League One standings with a commanding 4-0 victory at Scunthorpe and goalkeeper Marek Stech played a key role, keeping his first clean sheet of the campaign as he pulled off a string of crucial saves. The young Czech denied the Iron three times around the hour mark, beating away Bobby Grant's shot before parrying Jimmy Ryan's follow-up and forcing away a long-range effort from Josh Walker.
Luke Ayling - Yeovil
The Glovers' triumph came largely down to their hard-working defence and Ayling, on his 21st birthday, was a pivotal player on the right of a backline Scunthorpe could not succeed in breaking down.
Andy Butler - Walsall
The Saddlers kept their first clean sheet of the season in a 1-0 victory at Notts County and captain Butler took a starring role. The skipper helped keep things tight at the back, successfully containing Magpies striker Lee Hughes, before scoring the winning goal in the 80th minute when he made the most of the hosts' sloppy defence to steer Ben Purkiss' free-kick home.
Harlee Dean - Brentford
Brentford enjoyed an emphatic home win as they took apart Crewe Alexandra 5-1, with Dean contributing a solid shift at the back. The 21-year-old centre-half was also on target with the fourth of the Bees' five goals in the 84th minute, with his thundering header leaving beleaguered Crewe keeper Alan Martin without a chance.
Joe Skarz - Bury
Bury found themselves 2-0 down to Coventry by half-time at the Ricoh Arena but pulled off an impressive comeback for a 2-2 draw. After a David Healy penalty had put the visitors back in it, left-back Skarz delivered a crucial cross in the 69th minute to allow substitute Lenell John-Lewis to nod home.
Matt Ritchie - Swindon
It's been a bright start to the campaign for League One newcomers Swindon, who are unbeaten so far, and Ritchie ensured they maintained their record as his goal on the stroke of half-time secured a 1-0 home win over MK Dons. The winger caught out Dons goalkeeper David Martin with a neat cross-shot to crown an impressive display.
Jon-Paul McGovern - Carlisle
Late drama at Brunton Park saw Carlisle triumph 4-2 over visiting Portsmouth, with four different scorers contributing to the win. Veteran midfielder McGovern was happy to play creator, setting up two of the hosts' goals. The 31-year-old teed up Jake Jervis with a pinpoint cross for the opener before swinging in a corner deep to allow Danny Livesy to loop Carlisle's second over the keeper.
Ed Upson - Yeovil
Upson was another star performer in Yeovil's demolition of Scunthorpe. The midfielder contributed two assists, laying on Keanu Marsh-Brown and Reuben Reid for the visitors' first two goals, while also helping keep the Iron at bay. David Mirfin had looked destined to score for the home side from close-range but Upson denied him by heading off the line.
Carl Baker - Coventry
The Sky Blues made an impressive start in their 2-2 draw at home to Bury and Baker was partly responsible for their fast start. After fellow midfielder Adam Barton had drawn first blood in the 18th minute, Baker added Coventry's second 10 minutes later, finding the back of the net with a well-taken free-kick.
Farid El Alagui - Brentford
El Alagui forms part of an all-Bees frontline this week after his heroics in the one-sided win over Crewe. The French frontman was on target with two first-half goals to hand Brentford early control over their visitors, with his strikes sending him twice to the bench for his usual celebration of kissing his lucky pound coin.
Clayton Donaldson - Brentford
El Alagui's strike partner Donaldson completes our line-up after adding a brace of his own against the Alex. The frontman got things rolling in the 13th minute with a smart shot on the turn before wrapping things up with just a minute left on the clock to compile the visitors' misery.