Pre Season Game 5 – Match Action

Rovers made the trip to local rivals Sheffield United to take them on in the fifth friendly this pre season at Bramall Lane. Sheffield United were relegated to League One last season having failed to make an impression in the Championship finishing in 23rd place with only 42 points.

The main game

Having not been to the game, its hard to write a good match report so we’ll just look at the key features of the game, i.e. the goals and missed chances.

First Half XI

33. Woods

24. Dumbuya    Tr. Bouhenna    03. Friend   14. Spurr

26. Coppinger    18. Gillett    22. Shiels    16. Oster

12. Hayter

Half Time – SUFC 0-0 DRFC

Second Half

Simon Gillett broke the deadlock for Rovers with a stunning left foot shot from 25 yards that found its way into the net with help from the bar after 73 minutes. Brown nearly doubled Rovers lead from a left wing cross but was well saved by Blades’ keeper Simonsen.

Full Time – SUFC 0-1 DRFC

Second Half XI

01. Sullivan

21. Hird    05. Naylor    Tr. Radford

25. Baxendale    Tr. Carrington    18. Gillett    23. Bennett

Tr. Lander    Tr. Vine    09. Brown

Attendance – 5,002

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