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19 October 2019 Venue Nigel Doughty Academy Attendance

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Nottingham Forest
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Sheffield United

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Forest 2-3 Under 18s - report

19 October 2019

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Sheffield United's Under 18s recorded yet another victory after a second half comeback sealed another win on the road to continue the team's good form.

With all five goals coming in the second half, the first half saw good tempo to United's play without creating the clear chances to put themselves in front.

Finley Potter was making his debut after stepping up from the under 16s and did a more than solid job throughout, almost scoring when his header from a corner hit the crossbar.

Zak Brunt was the most dangerous looking player in front of goal as he first forced a save out of the Forest goalkeeper before firing an effort wide but the sides went in at the break all square.

Despite controlling possession the Blades fell behind quickly after the break when Gibson-Hammond fired in a powerful effort from the edge of the box which left Sam Kelly with little chance.

United responded well though and quickly put pressure on their opponents and it took just 10 minutes to find the equaliser when Harrison Foulstone headed home Zak Brunt's corner.

As quickly as they'd equalised, Del Geary's side found themselves in the lead less than five minutes later.

Another delivery from Brunt hit several players inside the box and eventually ended up in the net with a Forest defender getting the final touch.

The Blades were suddenly well on top and could have had a third when Sam Ackroyd fired just wide on a counter attack but they did extend their lead when Daniel Jebbison got on the end of Jake Kelly's cross to make it three.

Leo Gaxha had a goal disallowed before a nervy final few minutes when McAdam curled an effort home from the edge of the box but the Blades held on for another valuable three points.


Blades: S. Kelly, J. Kelly, Foulstone, Neal, To. Williams, Potter, Gaxha (Seriki 84), Maguire, Ackroyd (Viggars 84), Brunt, Jebbison.
Unused subs: Hiddleston, Brooks, Skerritt.

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