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U23 Report: Crewe 0-3 Sheffield United

11 April 2022

Lee Bell’s side suffer 3-0 defeat at home against Professional Development League leaders Sheffield United.

The young reds fail to make it back-to-back wins on their return Mornflake stadium as Sheffield United’s three goals were enough to take all the points.

Possession was shared for most of the first half, with both teams having opportunities to get themselves in front. Daniel Jebbison took the first chance of the game in the 16th minute. After a threaded pass by Nickseon Gomis gave him enough time to try an chip the ball over Tom Booth early on, which went over the top.

One of Crewe's Trialist's had a first look at goal as he carried the ball forward through the middle, striking the ball well from 35 yards, making Hiddleston nervous as it flew past the post.

A good passage of play by the Alex allowed Regan Griffiths to whip a menacing ball towards the back post. The ball dropped to Tyreece Onyeka who struck a firm effort straight at the Sheffield United shot stopper. Immediately after however the Blades broke the deadlock in the 39th minute with Ndiaye as he was able to finish off a low cross from Jebbison to take the lead.

It took just a minute after the half-time break for United to register their first attempt of the half as Gomis’ lofted ball found Jebbison in space, but his header couldn’t find the target.

The Blades doubled their advantage 53 minutes in, as a floated corner found Freckleton at the back post whose heder was stopped initially by Booth, but the rebound fell kindly to Gordan who smashed the ball into the back of the net.

A third goal for the Blades came through another corner in the 75th minute. The goal a copy of the last, except this time Freckleton was able to tuck his headed effort past Booth to make it three.

A Crewe free-kick in the 79th minute saw another Trialist firmly strike his effort towards goal but it didn't trouble Hiddleston in the visitor’s goal.

Lee Bell’s side have four games left to play now with a trip to Peterborough up next.

Crewe: T.Booth, Bhatti, Sant (Wood 79'), Griffiths, C.Finney, Trialist 1, O.Finney (Tabiner 46'), Salisbury (Holicek 55'), Trialist 2, Onyeka, Lunt.


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