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Huish Park (ATT 4,117) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R East

Yeovil Yeovil Town vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Yeovil 0

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Sheff Utd 1

N Collins (55)

Blades too sharp for Glovers

Last Updated: 22/09/12 7:11pm

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Collins: Match-winning goal

Collins: Match-winning goal

Sheffield United returned to winning ways in npower League One with a narrow 1-0 victory at beleaguered Yeovil.

A bullet header from captain Neill Collins fired the unbeaten Blades to their first win in four matches - condemning the Glovers to a fourth consecutive league defeat.

In a first half that lacked fluency, both sides created opportunities but lacked a cutting edge in front of goal. Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech pushed an early free-kick from Tony McMahon over the bar, before Collins and Paul Gallagher were both denied.

Young midfielder Korey Smith, who completed a three-month loan move to the Glovers from Norwich last week, came closest for the hosts just before the break when his low drive was smartly saved by Mark Howard.

The breakthrough came 10 minutes after half-time when Collins rose highest to head home Gallagher's inswinging corner in front of the jubilant travelling supporters.

The visitors, who drew their previous three matches before arriving at Huish Park, came under little threat as the second half progressed and took home a valuable three points.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 22 45
2 Milton Keynes Dons 21 44
3 Swindon Town 22 44
4 Preston North End 22 44
5 Bradford City 22 33
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Rochdale 22 31
8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
24 Yeovil Town 22 20