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Double Dutch

4 August 2014

United U18s have enjoyed a productive spell in the Netherlands to date.


The youngsters, who have been in the country since earlier last week, have played two games against Dutch opposition, winning one and losing the other, although on another day it could have easily been two wins.


The Blades beat beat NAC Breda 3-0 on Thursday, before narrowly going down 2-1 to Feyenoord on Saturday.


Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a wonderful free-kick in the first-half to open the scoring against Breda, before Jerome Slew netted a predatory quick-fire double after the break to ensure the tour began with a resounding victory.


Against Feyenoord, the Blades fell behind early on when Aaron Ramsdale failed to deal with a long-range effort, before Joe Cheeseman was sent off, following a massive over reaction from the home players, staff and referee.


United refused to admit defeat, though, and from Graham Kelly's industrious run down the left, Calvert-Lewin towered above his marker at the back post but couldn't find the target with his header, then Manny Adebowale and Cockerline both should have equalised from set-pieces.


The Dutch doubled their led in the 66th minute following more naivety in the visitors rearguard. Defender Adebowale didn't let his earlier miss deter him as bundled home a late consultation.


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