Blades 1:0 Owls - reserves

3084336The game was switched to Bramall Lane with a larger crowd expected than usual, and the 844 fans watched a rather drab encounter in the second string Steel City Derby. Richard Hinds handled in the area which left the referee with no other decision than to award a penalty, which Bogdanovic tucked away by sending the keeper the wrong way.

Richard Wright made his first outing as a Blade, Rob Kozluk, (who later limped off injured), Andy Taylor, Mark Yeates, Matt Lowton and goalscorer Daniel Bogdanovic all started.

There were few chances to in the first-period, but Bogdanovic tried to add a second after his penalty when he unleashed an hopeful volley from outside the box, but the Owls keeper saved the shot, which was actually heading for the back of the net!

The Blades had to play the final 15 minutes with 10-men, and Wednesday still couldn't get past the United rearguard. Reserve team coach Mark Smith had used all of his substitutions.

Gary Speed was in presence to check out the performance, and new acquisition Richard Wright pulled off a string of good saves, most notably when he snuffed out any danger by diving on the ball when Wednesday were through one-on-one on goal.

Elian Parrino, an Argentine trialist, played in the defence and, to me, looked a little shaky.

Any victory over our League One rivals is sweet!

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