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Huddersfield 1-2 U18s - report

4 December 2013

United's U18s registered a superb 2-1 victory over league leaders Huddersfield Town.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Daniel Cockerline both scored in the last 30 minutes, as the Blades came from behind to net a deserved win.

United enjoyed plenty of possession in the first-half, although chances were at a premium. Paling and Coustrain should have done better when well-placed, whilst Evans saw a sight of goal smothered by the Town goalkeeper.

At the other end the Terriers had a few chances, but timely interventions from Banton and Dimaio, either side of a smart save from Eastwood, ensured it was all level at the break.

Against the run of play, at the beginning of the second-half, Town took the lead, capitilising on some poor decision making by the visitors.

From that moment, though, United dominated proceedings and an equaliser came on the hour, Scarisbrick teed up Eyre and after the striker's shot hit a post, CALVERT-LEWIN reacted quickest to net the rebound.

Whiteman and COCKERLINE were introduced from the bench as the Blades searched for a winner and the latter scored with his first meaningful contribution in the 77th minute, finishing excellently on his left foot after being freed by Calvert-Lewin.

Huddersfield threw everything at the Blades in the final 10 minutes, but Cockerline nearly extended the lead on the counter attack, as United held out.

Coach Travis Binnion heaped praise on his players afterwards, saying: "It was an excellent performance and a deserved three points against a Huddersfield side that had won every game at home this season prior to this fixture.

"We kept the ball well throughout the game and in the second-half we had that extra bit of quality and intent in the final third.

"You can see why Huddersfield are top of the league, but our workrate and organisation was first-class."

Blades: Eastwood, Paling, Scarisbrick, Ishmail, Banton, Evans, Calvert-Lewin, Dimaio, Eyre, Coustrain (Whiteman 69), Khan (Koroma 24, Cockerline 74).
Unused: Owen, Ptak.

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