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Gaffer reflects on cup progression

8 November 2015

Blades boss Nigel Adkins was happy to see his side progress to the next round of the Emirates FA Cup, following Saturday's 3-0 victory over National League North outfit Worcester City.


A Jose Baxter penalty got the ball rolling for United, before goals from Conor Sammon and Kieron Freeman ensured the Blades passage to round two late on.


And despite acknowledging it was very much mission accomplished at Bramall Lane, the Gaffer was quick tom praise the efforts and endeavours of the opposition.


Reflecting on the win, Adkins said: "We were expected to win the game and progress to the second round and we have done so.


"We won the game 3-0, their goalkeeper has made four world class saves, especially the one from Jamal Campbell-Ryce, but our play in the build-up to the penalty was a terrific move.


"I watched Salford City beat Notts County on Friday night, whilst a couple of non-league sides knocked out League One opposition on Saturday afternoon, so the beautiful of the FA Cup is always there for the underdog.


"We have got a lot of respect for non-league sides and Worcester City did their Club and travelling supporters proud. They have had an excellent run to get to the first round and gave a good account of themselves at Bramall Lane.


"Scoring early on helped us, but our intention was to put the game to bed sooner than we did, in the end we took a couple of chances late on, but the opposition remained resolute and deserve a lot of credit."


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