Date: 16th November 2013 at 8:36pm
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Sheffield United slipped further into relegation trouble after going down to a 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Gillingham at Bramall Lane.

The blades had already had an early scare when Neil Collins cleared off the line but the respite was only short lived. Inform striker Danny Kedwell gave the visitors the lead when he pounced on a mix-up between Harry Maguire and George Long.

United came back strongly, both Chris Porter and Maguire going close to equalising. The blades eventually equalised when Porter made it two goals in two games when he headed home a free-kick by Simon Lappin.

Gillingham went ahead for a second time early in the second half when substitute Cody McDonald scored from close range after Long had denied John Mousinho.

The blades tried in vain to break down a stubborn Gillingham rear-guard with Porter and Shaun Miller having the best opportunities for the blades but the visitors held out for a crucial away win that lifted them four points clear of the relegation places with the blades remain second bottom.


Teams

Sheffield United:
Long, McMahon, Collins, Maguire, Hill (McGinn 72), Flynn (Taylor 79), Doyle, Porter, Miller, White, Lappin (Baxter 64)

Subs not used:
Howard, Cuvelier, Coady, King.


Gillingham:
Nelson, Hewitt, Martin, Legge, Gregory (Dack 14), Mousinho, Hollands, Barrett, Fagan (Weston 79), Kedwell (McDonald 18), Whelpdale

Subs not used:
Davies, Akinfenwa, Howard, Hessenthaler.



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2 Replies to “Blades beaten at the lane”

  • its not good enough. gills are a poor team with no depth of squad, just up from the bottom division and they come to Bramall lane and win easily. bet the prince wonders what he has gotten himself into especially as there are a few other better teams who would have welcomed his money, still its only cost him a quid so far.

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