Nathan’s football roundup

Nathan Murray

Nathan Murray

Another exciting week for Sheffield football fans, writes Sheffield Live! volunteer Nathan Murray.

Sheffield Wednesday take three points in injury time (25th March: SWFC vs Brighton & Hove Albion, 1-0)

Leon Best helped to claim all three points with an 18 yard strike after a powerful break from the left of the park into the the penalty area to claim his fourth goal of his campaign in the 90th minute.

David Rodriguez went close to opening the goal account for Brighton by heading the ball against the cross bar.

Another chance was wasted by Will Buckley when his chance hit Wednesday’s goal keeper Chris Kirkland straight on, after he was clean through on goal.

Wednesday go 13th with their next meeting against Watford at home on 29th March at 15:00.

Attendance was 18,192.

United 7 points shy of playoffs (25th March: Crawley 0, Sheffield United 2)

Sheffield United are 7 points shy of the playoffs after double from Conor Coady.

Jamie Murphy’s cross helped Conor Coady to strike home his first goal in the 18th minute.

Mark Connolly and Andy Drury missed out on opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net for Crawley Town.

The combination of Jamie Murphy and Conor Coady increased Sheffield’s lead with another right footed shot from Coady, which came from a cross by Jamie Murphy again.

Attendance was 3,622.

Sheffield Wednesday down against Doncaster (22nd March)

Derby Day saw Wednesday go 1-0 down against Doncaster Rovers.

Wednesday started off the brightest in the first half against Doncaster with chances from Leon Best missing a close range shot and the second chance being a header that was well saved by Sam Johnstone in the second half.

Wednesday came into the game with two wins before against Birmingham and QPR.

The only goal of the game came from Chris Brown who put Rovers 1-0 ahead in the 32nd minute with a tap -in. This saw Rovers go eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Attendance was 12,609.

Sheffield United celebrate 125 years as a football club (22nd March; United 0, Wolverhampton Wanderers 2)

Wolves’ James Henry’s long range shot dodged team mate Dave Edwards and United goal keeper Mark Howard who was caught out, for the ball to bulge the back of the net, in the 12th minute.

Henry was then at the heart of the attack again by striking the post.
At the other end Richard Stearman’s cleared ball from the line after John Brayford’s Shot.

The second half saw James Henry again looking sharp with a cross into Dave Edwards who then converted the ball into the back of the net in the 52nd minute.

This loss also ended United’s 11 game unbeaten run.

Despite losing 2-0 Sheffield United celebrated the day with starting the game at 1.25pm to commemorate 125 years of the club. Celebrations started at the beginning of the day with music from the Dinnington Colliery Brass Band and fans sipping on the special ale from the Blades’ brewers, amongst a sea of red and white supporters.

Attendance was 21,659.

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