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Team of the Week 17/18 March 2000
Gary Kelly (OLDHAM ATHLETIC v Bristol City): The barren turf at Boundary Park saw an exciting game between Oldham and Bristol City on Saturday. Latics' 'keeper Gary Kelly was a busy man, hopping from post-to-post and making seven saves for Andy Ritchie's team. This was a mid-table game with a difference; it was entertaining. Opta points score: 1,236


Nicky Southall (GILLINGHAM v Scunthorpe United):
Gillingham continued their good form with a comfortable win over Scunthorpe United at Priestfield. Defender Nicky Southall was his usual direct self down the right-flank, pestering the United defence and slotting home the 73rd minute penalty that caused the Kent faithful to dance with promotion-seeking joy. Opta points score: 956

Jason Cousins (Stoke City v WYCOMBE WANDERERS): The Wanderers gained a surprising point at the Britannia Stadium, causing Stoke's manager Gudjon Thordarson, to adopt an icy stance after the final whistle. Wycombe veteran Jason Cousins was his usual committed self, making 17 clearances and three searing tackles. His army of fans in Buckinghamshire will not have been surprised at his inspired performance. Opta points score: 724

Michael Jackson (PRESTON NORTH END v Luton Town): Preston's bubble shows no sign of blowing and they continue to march towards Division One. Defender Michael Jackson is once again in Team of the Week after putting his head into the fray to clear the ball 17 times. His skill and prowess has helped the Deepdale club to a strong position at the top of the table. Opta points score: 876

Andy Legg (CARDIFF CITY v Colchester United): Andy Legg must fell sad as he sees the attention lavished on Dave Challinor and his celebrity throw-ins. Legg used to be the man with the greatest range, but he showed Colchester that his on-field activities have not declined. He blasted three shots on target and created Kevin Nugent's winning goal. Legg certainly put his best foot forward on the wing, chipping over 11 crosses for the point-hungry Bluebirds. Opta points score: 1,477

Jason Bowen (CARDIFF CITY v Colchester United): Cardiff's 3-2 win over Colchester was vital for the Welsh side as they try and scramble away from the dark mineshaft that is relegation. Jason Bowen was a key figure in the promotion campaign of 1998/1999 and managed to score a brace in this game. If he can keep up his current form, he might just deliver end-of-season elation for the fans of the Ninian Park club. Opta points score: 1,243

Jason Fowler (CARDIFF CITY V Colchester United): The third Cardiff City player in the Opta Team of the Week is midfield icon Jason Fowler. He was in the PFA Divisional Team last season, and while he won't be experiencing that honour this season, he played a keen role in the Friday night victory. His tricky play created Jason Bowen's first goal, and set the team on their way. Opta points score: 1,148

John Sheridan (OLDHAM ATHLETIC v Bristol City): greying veteran John Sheridan was his usual classy self in the 1-1 draw with Bristol City. He finished the game with three shots on target and a pass completion of 70 per cent. The Latics plucked the former Republic of Ireland international from non-league Doncaster, but his present form looks more suited to his former career in the glamorous Premiership. Opta points score: 1,169

Robin Gibson (Cambridge United v WREXHAM): Former Crewe Alexandra trainee Robin Gibson looks to have a promising future ahead of him on professional football. At 5'6" he is a small man, but his performance at the Abbey Stadium was huge. He finished the relegation six-pointer with two goal assists, having created both of Kevin Russell's goals. The travelling army were noisily satisfied with his display. Opta points score: 993

Andy Liddell (WIGAN ATHLETIC v Bury): Wigan are improving slowly after a tricky spell, and former Barnsley forward Andy Liddell is one of the reasons why. He has been an inspired figure for the Latics and scored the only goal of this game after 77 minutes. It looked like he would never hit the target in this game, having knocked four chances wide of the goal, but the nervous home fans were delighted when he rolled the winner into the back of the net. Opta points score: 1,247

Kevin Russell (Cambridge United v WREXHAM): An injury-crisis forced Brian Flynn to play veteran midfield dynamo Kevin Russell as a striker at Cambridge. The move worked perfectly as the bald hero slotted home two goals to give the Robins a vital win. "The Rooster" celebrated in time-honoured style by falling into the happy flailing arms of the away end. Opta points score: 1,396

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