Reserves Win Again

Last updated : 15 April 2004 By Andy Beill
Ed O'Neil headed in Simon Russell's free kick on 17 minutes, before Russell himself added another in the 34th.

Billy Sharp pulled one back for the Blades 3 minutes before half time with a shot being deflected past young City keeper Curtis Aspden.

But midfielder Russell restored the two-goal lead just after half time. That's his fourth goal for the reserves since being told a fortnight ago he wouldn't be offered a contract after the end of the season.

Sharp pulled it back to 3-2 with his second of the game minutes later. Nathan Hotte had chances to seal it for City, but it wasn't to matter as it stayed at 3-2.

City line-up: Aspden, Matthews, Cattermole, Fry, Byron, Peat, O'Neil, Tomlinson, Donaldson, Hotte, Russell.
Subs: Cooper, Beattie, McGarry.