Skillequal Update: Nobes leads the way in positive Month

By br

The 2018/19 season has so far yet to disappoint, with great goals, moments and matches aplenty in the opening two months.

One of those memorable games came in the last weekend of September and heavily involved Skillequal and West Ham United stalwart, Mark Noble.

The Hammers captain put in a Man of the Match display and grabbed an assist as his side impressively saw off Manchester United 3-1 at the London Stadium.

Nobes, who was also created a goal and was a standout performer in the 3-1 victory at Everton a couple of weeks prior, has helped the Irons go to seven points from three matches after losing their first four.


To a man who was on the opposite end of that defeat now, and Manchester United first-team coach, Michael Carrick, who started his career at West Ham, has released his much anticipated autobiography.

In ‘Between The Lines’, Michael opens up about his family, successful career, his battles with mental health and struggles with the England national team.

All of Michael Carrick’s proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Michael Carrick Foundation, dedicated to providing financial support to community services that will give underprivileged children living in the North and North East better opportunities so that they feel safe, valued and inspired.

Another player to taste victory over Manchester United last month was Derby County’s summer signing, Jack Marriott.

The striker stepped off the bench at Old Trafford to net his first goal – and late equaliser – for the Rams, before  showing his composure to slot home in the shootout to help earn Frank Lampard’s side a famous League Cup win and a fourth round tie at Chelsea.

We’re going to take a step down a division now to defender Matt Clarke at table-topping Portsmouth, who remain just one of two EFL clubs to remain unbeaten.

Pompey picked up 11 points from their past five matches, including a 3-1 comeback win at Rochdale in which Matt netted a stunning third for the visitors.

The defender has yet to miss a minute of football this term and was again a rock in the 2-1 win at fellow high-flyers Peterborough United.

Also at Fratton Park, we’d like to wish loanee Andre Green all the best in his recovery from a minor knee operation to remove a cyst.

The winger, who has made two appearances since signing from Aston Villa on a season-long loan, is hoping to be back in training in the near future.

At Andre’s parent club, we are delighted to announce that Keinan Davis has returned to training and is nearing match fitness.

The England U20 international has yet to appear this season due to a groin problem but, like his mate at Portsmouth, is working hard to get back in the thick of the action.

In South London, Joe Pigott has kept up his decent start to the season as he netted the winner in AFC Wimbledon’s 1-0 victory at Gillingham and vital 2-1 win vs Oxford United.

The 24-year-old, who moved to the Dons from non-league side Maidstone United in January, now has six goals in all competitions this term.

Another member of our Skillequal family who’s produced recent match winning moments is Leicester City’s Ryan Loft.

Since moving from Tottenham Hotspur in the summer, the striker continued to impress with a brace and the winning penalty in the Foxes U21s’ EFL Trophy shootout victory at League One Fleetwood Town.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has certainly adapted to life in League One now with his side, which has regularly fielded Glen Rea, now unbeaten in four matches.

The Hatters sit just three points adrift of the play offs after tasting defeat just three times in their opening 11 matches.

Whether it’s the Premier League, EFL, Youth or domestic cup competitions, we’re backing our players to produce yet another month full of positives.

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