Went for my 1st look at this seasons Blades last night at Macclesfield. Was going to give regular updates via whatsapp, but my bloody battery died at HT.
Anyhow, briefly, a crowd announced as 999 with 578 Blades saw a controlled performance from our team, with Howard never called upon to make a save. Campbell-Ryce was our stand out player in the 1st half, putting in some decent crosses towards Sammon/sharp that caused the home team a few problems. His free kick from the left led to our opening goal, as the defender on the far stick got his body position all wrong and ended up heading into the top corner under pressure from sharp.
The 2nd goal was nicely worked....Collins Freeman and Baxter interchanged some good passes in the right back area before releasing JCR down the wing. He beat his man then cut inside before slotting a great ball to sharp who blasted it in 1st time.
JCR had to give way just before half time with what looked like a hamstring injury, with Che coming on.
As well as JCR, Baxter had played well in the middle, Collins was showing what we missed last season, and the 2 fullbacks had played well. The 2 new guys, woolford and Sammon, hadn't done enough in my opinion, especially woolford - although I know he hasn't had a full pre-season.
2nd half saw higdon replace Sammon. He looks to have lost a stone in weight, and of the 2 'big' strikers used in this game, he was the more effective. Che Adams took the honour of best player in the 2nd half. He benefitted from Woolfords only contribution to the game by slotting home a left side cross to make it 3-0, then late in the game his speed and strength down the right flank allowed him to get onto a ball that he had no right to. He powered into the box, and drove ball into the far side of the net, 4-0