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
24. Dumbuya Tr. Bouhenna 03. Friend 14. Spurr
26. Coppinger 18. Gillett 22. Shiels 16. Oster
Half Time – SUFC 0-0 DRFC
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
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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