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THEIR team may have lost more ground in the promotion race at the weekend but that didn’t stop Sheffield United’s supporters from paying tribute to former player Billy Sharp.

THEIR team may have lost more ground in the promotion race at the weekend but that didn’t stop Sheffield United’s supporters from paying tribute to former player Billy Sharp.

Just a week on from the tragic death of his two-day-olf baby Luey, the striker made it two goals in as many starts at Portman Road as Doncaster Rovers claimed a 3-2 victory at Ipswich Town.

r&w wizards posted on thestar.co.uk: “Well done billy. God bless you and your family I will say a prayer.”

dblido said on the same thread: “Well done to the Ipswitch fans, the applause for Billy when he came on, scored and was subbed was brilliant, a credit to the club.”

s2 BlAdE 4 LiFe added: “Well done Billy it was amazing at stevenage 24 shirt number 24th minute its a shame the stevenage fans didn’t know why we was clapping.”

Of the late 2-1 defeat at Stevenage, GloucBlade wrote on vitalfootball.co.uk: “Predictably frustrating, United had weathered the storm of long ball, physical intimidation and fought their way to a solid point, then like a switch as soon as the game clock ticked into the final ten minutes, a moment of craziness from an experienced player threw away the point.

“United are a long way from being able to handle the demands of this very poor division. We are really missing the leadership of Chris Morgan on the field.”

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday were held to a goalless draw at Brentford, dropping their first points at Hillsborough this season.

OWLS 20- BLADES SLAYER took the positives from the performance, posting on thestar.co.uk: “Looking back at the game, it was entertaining and an energetic encounter. Both sides could have scored goals and it could have easily ended up 3-3.

“Last year Wednesday would have lost this game and capitulated. But, Megson has given the team a fighting spirit and a never say die attitude. This alone is proof that Wednesday has improved. Also, you can see the difference in the team, the team now digs in and each player rolls their sleeves up and battles on, trying to grind something out of the game. The players now have a pride in playing for the shirt.

“Megson, MM and the team all deserve a lot of credit for how they have improved Sheffield Wednesday, on and off the pitch.”

Wiseowl added: “7 Wins and 1 draw at Home is a great start for the OWLS, keep up the good work GM!”