Sheffield United: Youngsters ensure The Blades winning streak continues with a resounding win in Essex

Sheffield United's development squad, coached by former Rotherham and Huddersfield striker John Dungworth, ensured the club's impressive sequence of results continued by crusing past Colchester.

Monday, 3rd September 2018, 5:26 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 5:31 pm
Jordan Hallam scored for Sheffield United

Forty-eight hours after Chris Wilder's side climbed to third in the Championship table following a 4-1 victory over Aston Villa, goals from Oliver Greaves, Jordan Hallam and Jordan Doherty saw Bramall Lane's youngsters record their biggest win of the season so far. Keenan Ferguson, a product of United's pioneering Futures programme, provided the assist for Greaves' opener before Hallam doubled the visitors' advantage having earlier seen a penalty saved by the impressive Ethan Ross.  A slice of good fortune, which came in the shape of a wicked deflection, saw Doherty put the game beyond Colchester's reach despite the best efforts of Ross who also denied Harry Boyes and Simeon Oure with excellent saves.

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