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Sheffield FC
Mon 25 Apr 15:00 - Evo-Stik League - First Division South Full time Attendance 121


United produced a blistering spell in the second half and also missed chances to make it a more comprehensive win against Sheffield FC.

SAM MULLARKEY helped himself to a hat-trick for the Whites as Terry Fleming's team finished their campaign in 12th position in Evo-stik League Division One (South) after a 4-2 home win over Sheffield.

Scott Coupland scored the fourth for United which means he finishes as joint top scorer with Mullarkey. Andy Gascoine and Jamie Hadfield netted for the visitors who had Callum Harrison red-carded for Sheffield after the final whistle, for dissent.

The result left Fleming happy with his side's efforts especially the younger players he sent on from the bench.
"All we asked for from the players was a good performance and we got it," said United's gaffer Fleming.

"I asked the boys for a reaction to the recent games and the lads went out and gave me that.

"The lads who came on in the second half played well and had a huge impact on the result and hopefully that will bode well for next year.
"Sam Mullarkey scored three goals, but his teamwork was fantastic."
Mullarkey (pictured ) made the breakthrough on the half hour mark following a scrappy opening, the striker scrambling the ball home from two yards after Luke Boyce's initial shot was blocked.

However, as they did in the first half, the Whites began the second slowly and were pegged level on 47 minutes, Gascoine volleying home from Jonah Gosling's cross.

Whites' boss Fleming then introduced three substitutes in five minutes who turned the game on its head.

First Jordan Hempenstall broke down the left wing before crossing to the unmarked Mullarkey to slide home.

Then after another sub Sam Orritt forced a corner, Kallum Smith's in-swinger was tapped home by Mullarkey to complete a deserved hat-trick.

Two minutes later, third sub Coupland rounded off a swift move from the Whites, with the ball passing through Jack McGovern and Mullarkey before he slammed the ball home from 12 yards.

Jamie Hadfield then rose highest to nod home from eight yards to give Sheffield a glimmer of hope but United saw the game out.

UNITED : Phil McGann, Terry Fleming, Kallum Smith,Brendan McDaid, Stuart Reddington, Sean Wright, Jack McGovern, Liam Bull (Sam Orritt 71) Luke Boyce (Jordan Hempenstall 67)Sam Mullarkey, George Zuerner (Scott Coupland 74).

Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

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# Team Pl Pts
10. Romulus 42 67
11. Sheffield FC 42 55
12. Lincoln United 42 54
13. Goole AFC 42 54
14. Belper Town 42 53
15. Quorn 42 47
16. Leek Town 42 47

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