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United Futures 1-0 Sheffield FC Dev - report

2 May 2018

A United's Futures side won the North Midlands Development Cup with a victory over Sheffield FC at Bramall Lane.

A second-half header from Tom Weaver saw the Futures lift to the trophy on Tuesday night.

The opening quarter of an hour saw both goalkeepers tested as Woodcock stretched well to save from Potts, before his opposite number Kelly parried away an effort from Dungworth.

Club almost took the lead in bizarre fashion as Eagle's long-range free-kick was misjudged by Kelly, but the stopper backtracked and tipped over.

Moments later a great through ball from skipper Neal saw Ompreon in behind but the winger lost his footing inside the area and slid his effort just wide of the post.

Just two minutes after the interval United looked to capitalise on some poor defending as a mix-up between goalkeeper and defender saw Kelly pounce, but his shot was cleared off the line.

On the hour, Club were almost ahead as a corner found Hutchinson free at the back post but a combination of Capello and the post kept out his header.

The deadlock was broken on 67 minutes as Broadbent's corner found an unmarked WEAVER at the back stick and there was nothing Woodcock could do.

It was almost two a few minutes later as Capello picked up the ball inside the area but his effort was deflected inches wide of the post, but one goal proved enough for the Futures.

Blades: S. Kelly, Bvute, Fox, Neal, Gordon, Weaver, J. Kelly (Stainrod 81), Broadbent, Potts (Clark 85), Ompreon (Greaves 65), Capello.
Unused: Etia, Noble.


Photograph by Joseph Smart.


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