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ACADEMY REPORT AND GALLERY: SHEFFIELD UNITED

12 December 2017

TWO second-half wonder strikes from Jordan Doherty saw Sheffield United beat Burton Albion in the FA Youth Cup third round, despite a strong performance from the Brewers at Bramall Lane.

Despite the hosts starting the brighter, the Brewers dominated much of the first-half. Striker James Harrison twice went close to putting Burton ahead. First, he fired over from inside the penalty area after the ball had fallen to him. 

Then, in the 33rd minute, the former was sent clear down the right and played a good ball across the box which evaded Kyle Clamp. However, the danger was not over for the hosts and Reece Hutchinson recovered the ball and found Harrison at the back post, but he could only hit the side-netting from close-range.

The hosts took the lead early in second-half when Jordan Doherty fired one past Callum Hawkins from long-range. The same man then made it 2-0 just after the hour mark in spectacular fashion, when he flicked the ball over his head and drove a low half-volley into the net from the corner of the penalty area.

Reece Hutchinson gave Sheffield United a scare late on when their goalkeeper, Marcus Dewhurst, punched the ball straight into the winger but the Burton player could not get the ball under control.

The Blades will now go on to face Birmingham City away in the fourth round. 

 

Photos from Sally Rose.


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