ALL in all it was a winning weekend for our local clubs.
Four victories and two defeats is one of the more positive Saturday’s we’ve had in 2012, particularly with the inconsistent form of Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Chesterfield and Rotherham United.
And although Sheffield United lost, it did have the benefit of making the League One promotion even more exciting - if that was even possible.
So, on to the team.
Doncaster Rovers goalkeeper Gary Woods kept his second clean sheet in two matches with an accomplished display in Coventry for his club’s first ever victory at the Ricoh Arena.
At the back James O’Connor was assured at right-back for Rovers and over on the other side Tom Newey had one of his best games in a Rotherham United shirt as the Millers grabbed a win against Morecambe at Don Valley Stadium.
At centre-half Harry Maguire continued to look a top young prospect despite the Blades losing at MK Dons.
And Miguel Llera, although he didn’t score, was again in excellent form to be part of Sheffield Wednesday’s winning effort against Carlisle at Hillsborough.
Barnsley lost at Bristol City but Kallum Higginbotham showed he’s one to watch to take up one of our midfield berths.
The other three - Franck Moussa of Chesterfield, Simon Gillett of Rovers and Michail Antonio of the Owls - were all winners.
Indeed, Antonio scored the winner six minutes into injury time for Wednesday.
Up front it isn’t a traditional strike pairing, but the displays of Ben Pringle just off the front man and two-goal hero Lewis Grabban earn the Millers duo the chance to spearhead our team.
Gary Woods (Rovers)
James O’Connor (Rovers)
Harry Maguire (Blades)
Miguel Llera (Owls)
Tom Newey (Millers)
Kal Higginbotham (Reds)
Franck Moussa (C’field)
Simon Gillett (Rovers)
Michail Antonio (Owls)
Lewis Grabban (Millers)
Ben Pringle (Millers)