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Under 18s 3-0 Birmingham - report

1 December 2018

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United's Under 18s cruised to a comfortable win against Birmingham City in miserable conditions at the Steelphalt Academy on Saturday afternoon.

Goals from forward Zak Brunt from the spot plus centre-back pairing Kyron Gordon and Nicksoen Gomis sealed the points but in truth United could have had seven or eight on a day where they wasted plenty of chances.

In what was a quiet opening 20 minutes not helped by the conditions, both sides struggled to create chances but United had the best opening when Sam Ackroyd was denied one on one by the Birmingham goalkeeper.

But the opportunity to take the lead did present itself soon after when Brunt was fouled inside the box, the striker picking himself up to send the ball into the corner from the penalty spot.

Ackroyd went close once again when he miscued his shot from Brunt's cross and was denied once again in a one on one early in the second half.

But United weren't made to pay for their misses and doubled their lead just before the hour mark. A corner from the left bobbled around the six-yard box before Gomis hooked the ball in via Gordon, the latter claiming the goal.

United were rampant and Brunt's effort from range clipped the bar before Ackroyd was denied once again, but another corner allowed the hosts to put some gloss on the score line.

Another delivery from the left this time allowed Gomis to hammer home, leaving no doubt this time that the goal was his.

Manager Derek Geary took the opportunity to re-introduce Harrison Foulstone back into the team after a period out with injury, while fellow substitute Sammy Ompreon clipped the post with a brilliant overhead effort.

Blades: S. Kelly, Weaver, Boyes, Neal, Gordon, Gomis, J. Kelly (Ompreon 73), Broadbent (Foulstone 66), Ackroyd, Brunt, Gaxha (Stainrod 78).
Unused subs: Chapman, Hackford.

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