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U18s 4-1 Millwall - report

7 September 2015

A brace from Brodie Litchfield helped United to a comfortable 4-1 success over Millwall at Shirecliffe on Saturday, to maintain the Blades 100% home record this term.

The striker, formerly of Stocksbridge Park Steels, who became the first player to join the Club through the 'A United Future' programme in the summer, netted a well taken first-half double to put United on course for another deserved win.

Jordan Hallam and Tyler Smith also scored to cap an impressive display from the hosts.

The Blades started brightly and were dominant from the first whistle with Maw having the first chance of the game only to be denied by a well timed last ditch tackle.

United continued to press though and were rewarded in the 9th minute when LITCHFIELD showed excellent skill to create an opening, before finishing confidently from the edge of the penalty area.

Five minutes later HALLAM capitalised on a misplaced by a Millwall defender to intercept and race through on goal to double United's lead.

At the other end, Ramsdale had to be at his best to produce an excellent fingertip save following a swift counter attack from the Lions, whilst Gordon's skimming effort almost saw United make it three before the break.

The home side didn't have to wait much longer though as LITCHFIELD deflected home his second with the last meaningful action of the half after Maw had driven powerfully inside from the right wing.

Millwall responded positively after the interval and following a spell of sustained pressure, the Lions gave themselves hope, scoring in the 55th minute despite the best efforts of Tyler Smith, who blocked the initial effort.

But it was SMITH himself who got on the scoresheet for United in the 72nd minute to restore the home side's three-goal advantage, netting with assured finish from inside the box.

United comfortably saw out the remainder of the game to make it three wins from three at home this season

Blades: Ramsdale, Charlesworth, Cummings, Semple, Brown, Maw (Ramsey 68), Gordon (Ford 81), Gilmour, Smith, Hallam, Litchfield (Burton 83).

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