United's U18s earnt a deserved point ahead of Wednesday FA Youth Cup clash at Oldham Athletic, against a more experienced Charlton Athletic outfit at Shirecliffe.
Daniel Cockerline, with his third goal in his last four appearances netted a first-half equaliser shortly after the Addicks had taken the lead and in the end a draw was a fair result in the eyes of coach Travis Binnion, who remarked:
"It was a very entertaining and closely fought encounter between two good sides.
"Our team selection obviously had the FA Youth Cup in mind, but the lads who did play certainly did themselves no harm and we certainly did enough to earn a share of the spoils."
United had the first chance of the game when good interchange play led to an opportunity at the backpost for Fixter, but he misjudged the flight of the ball.
Somewhat against the run of play, Charlton took the lead with their first meaningful attack, but the Blades response was almost instant. COCKERLINE reacted the quickest to fire home the loose ball after Khan's inswinging corner wasn't cleared properly.
The home side looked like adding to their tally before half-time with Whiteman, Khan and Cockerline all having sights of goal.
The second-half was a even affair with goalscoring limited at both ends, although Joe Cheeseman had to make a fantastic late block to ensure the contest ended all square.
Blades: Owen, Paling, Scarisbrick, Ishmail, Evans, Cheeseman, Koroma, Whiteman, Cockerline (Peace-McDonald 69), Khan (Slew 66), Fixter (Heh 24).