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Blades continue good run

Sheffield United
3 - 0
Colchester United

Bramall Lane

16/02/13 3pm

Attendance: 16,860

Referee:

Sheffield United made it three wins in a row with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Colchester United at Bramall Lane.

Barry Robson gave the Blades the perfect start when he fired home from the penalty spot after he was fouled in the area.

Despite dominating the game, United had to wait until the 73rd minute before they doubled their lead. Kevin McDonald collected the ball close to the centre circle before hitting a low shot from 35-yards that crept into the bottom corner.

Dave Kitson finished the scoring off when he tapped in from close range deep into injury time.

The win for Sheffield United also moves them back into the automatic promotion places and they are just one point behind Bournemouth, who suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat at Preston North End.

Sheffield United travel to Bournemouth next Saturday.

Teams

Sheffield United:
Long, Higginbotham, Maguire, Collins, Flynn (De Girolamo 90), McDonald, Doyle, Kitson, Robson (Poleon 58), Murphy, McMahon

Subs not used:
Coyne, Westlake, Hill, Ironside, McFadzean


Colchester:
Walker, Da Wright (Bond 86), Garmston, Okuonghae, Massey (Dr Wright 72), White, Sears, Thompson, Porter (Compton 60), Clifford, Ibehre

Subs not used:
Phillips, Morrison, Bean, Eastman

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Writer:S2
Date:Saturday February 16 2013
Time: 9:02PM

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