Young Blades take plaudits

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BLADES starlets have been congratulated on their achievements in the FA Youth Cup by Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore.

She has written to Sheffield United’s academy boss, John Pemberton, commending the team for reaching the final and said they had brought pride and honour to Sheffield.

The team heroically drew 2-2 against Manchester United at Bramall Lane, but lost the second leg at Old Trafford 4-1.

Coun Dore said: “I was at Bramall Lane and it was a fantastic to see Sheffield’s homegrown talent, they have done Sheffield proud. The standard of football was really impressive and the players have bright futures ahead of them.

“It was brilliant to see so many people at the home match and travelling over to Manchester for the second leg - the fans really got behind the team.”