FT: Stevenage 0 Sheffield United 0

FULL TIME. That's it, it has ended goalless here to hand United the advantage ahead of the second leg at Bramall Lane on Monday. Thanks for your views tonight, stay with us for reaction.

90 (+3)
Williamson puts the corner into the box and Collins heads at goal from eight yards but Bostwick clears off the line. Williamson's shot is then blocked and Boro clear.

90 (+2)
Roberts concedes a corner on the right off Quinn.

Four minutes of added time are announced.

90 (+1)
United make a double substitution, bringing on Cresswell and Ertl for Flynn and McDonald.

90
United break up field and Flynn wins a throw in near the left byline. United take and Flynn crosses into the box but Ashton clears the box.

89
Boro come again and Wilson crosses from eight yards on the right but Maguire heads away in the box.

88
M-W tries to cross from 22 yards on the right but Maguire blocks and clears.

86
United take the free-kick short and Williamson eventually crosses from 20 yards on the right but it is poor and Roberts clears.

86
Williamson wins a free-kick off Freeman on the half way line.

85
Doyle tries to release Porter into the right corner but the ball runs out for a goal kick.

83
Boro win a free-kick 40 yards out in front of goal. Freeman punts the ball into the box but Collins heads away before the Blades win their own free-kick midway in their own half.

82
That is Lascelles last taste of the action, with him making way for Myrie-Williams (M-W here from now on) as Boro make there last change.

82
Lascelles crosses from 30 yards on the right into the box but Maguire heads away.

81
Lascelles tries to release Freeman down the left flank with a crossfield ball but Doyle intercepts and clears.

79
Flynn is caught late by Lascelles for a United free-kick 35 yards out on the left. Quinn takes it short before McDonald's cross from the right is cleared by Roberts.

77
Bostwick tries a 35 yard effort from in front of goal but it is way wide.

James in Chester says: "Andrew's right, Stevenage did the double over Wednesday."

John says: "To guys moaning about not being able to beat Stevenage we are where we are and we have to face that. Stevenage are going for a third promotion. We are struggling without ched evans. Up the blades."

76
Freeman makes a strong run to the left byline but cannot keep the ball in and it is a United goal kick.

75
Boro break upfield and Wilson crosses from 22 yards on the right but Collins clears the box.

75
McDonald tries an effort from 22 yards to the left of the box which takes a slight deflection but Day has it covered and saves low down at his near post.

74
Freeman puts a great corner into the six yard box but Flynn clears under pressure from Ashton at the far post.

73
Boro come again and Wilson runs into the right side of the box and Williamson has to put the ball out for a corner on the right.

72
Bostwick crosses from ten yards on the right but it is over hit and misses everyone in the box and goes out for a throw in to United on the far side.

71
Shroot is on for Byrom as Boro make another change.

70
Flynn crosses from ten yards on the left but there is no one there in the box and he would have done better to shoot.

69
Play resumes.

69
Flynn is up on his feet and able to continue.

67
Flynn has hurt himself as he tussles for the ball with Lascelles and requires treatment on the pitch.

66
Byrom feeds the ball to Mousinho in the left corner but his cross under pressure is skied behind for a United goal kick.

65
Hill wins a throw in five yards out after blasting the ball off Bostwick. He takes the throw in before Quinn crosses into the box but Roberts clears the danger.

65
Mousinho is on for Reid in the first change of the night.

64
Lull - the teams are cancelling each other out in the middle at present.

Andrew in Mirfield says: "To the blade complaining about not beating stevenage by a mile, just check who they have beaten this season, we have no right to beat anyone just because we have been at a higher level before:- come on you blades."

62
Williamson takes the corner short to Quinn and receives the ball back before cutting into the box and shooting from 15 yards to the left of goal but it is straight at Day who easily saves low down.

61
Boro take the throw in but united win the ball and break forward before Flynn's cross from the left byline is put out by Ashton at the near post for a corner on the left.

60
Williamson takes the corner and Quinn tries an acrobatic effort in the box but Ashton blocks and Boro break forward and Maguire puts the ball out for a throw in ten yards out on the left.

59
United come again and win a throw in 30 yards out on the right. Quinn takes and United keep possession before Williamson's cross from 20 yards out is headed out by Roberts for a corner on the left.

57
Flynn crosses from 22 yards on the left towards Porter at the far post but Laird heads away under pressure. Williamson tries to get onto the loose ball and goes over as Freeman also goes for the ball but the ref points for a goal kick despite the protestations from the United fans behind the goal.

56
Reid tries to release Porter at goal but Roberts tackles 25 yards out and Boro clear.

55
Freeman hits a rocket of a cross from the left byline across the six yard box but no one is there to meet the ball and it goes out for a throw in on the far side to the Blades.

"is that ower matty that just said that ? His cus ken hendo true BLADE"

54
Lowton tries to get around Laird in the right corner but the ball runs out for a goal kick.

53
Agyemang runs into the right side of the box but Hill tackles and clears.

52
United break forward and Doyle crosses into the box from 15 yards on the left. Flynn runs to meet the ball but Roberts tracks him and blocks and Boro clear.

51
Agyemang wins a throw in five yards out on the right. Lascelles takes short before receiving the ball back and crossing into the box but Simonsen gathers.

Steve, a Blades fan, says: "Shows what has happened to our club, 5 years ago we were in the Premier League and now we're struggling against a side used to non-league football who has taken 4 points from us this season. Shameful."

50
Quinn lofts the free-kick into the box but Roberts heads the danger away. Boro break forward but Williamson tackles Freeman as he presses the left side of the box and clears.

49
Roberts fouls Porter for a United free-kick 30 yards out in front of goal.

49
United come again and Flynn crosses from 22 yards on the left but Laird clears at the far post.

48
Porter presses into the right corner but Roberts clears.

47
United win a free-kick on the half way line on the right. Williamson takes but the ball is over hit and goes out for a Boro throw in on the far side.

46
United re-start the game. No changes at the break.

FIRST VIEW - "Wednesday fan Matt here, I wouldn't say this in public but hoping for a blades masterclass. Competing with our rivals has motivated the Owls this season and we'd all like to see the Steel City Derby being played in the Championship next season." Cheers Matt, there's still all to play for!! Any more views? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 2/1 for a Boro win, 5/4 for the draw and 9/4 for a victory to the Blades. This is tight and could go either way but I'm going to stick to my 2-1 prediction, which has now gone out to 16/1. what are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and i will post up the best throughout the evening.

HALF TIME. It is all square here in a tight game at the break. Stay with us for the second period.

45 (+1)
Williamson takes the corner low and the ball reaches McDonald on the edge of the box who shoots low at goal through a sea of bodies but his shot goes wide of Day's right post.

45
Porter makes a good run to the left side of the box before passing back to Flynn who crosses into the box and Bostwick slices over for a corner on the right.

43
Quinn tries an effort from the edge of the box in front of goal but his shot hits Lascelles and bounces back to him. He shoots again but this time puts the ball wide of Day's right post.

42
Reid tries an effort from 22 yards out in front of goal and Simonsen just gets a touch on it and it hits the bar and bounces back into play and united clear.

41
Byrom takes the free-kick but United partially clear before Freeman's effort from 25 yards is blocked by Doyle who clears.

40
Agyemang wins a throw in ten yards out on the left. Laird takes and receives the ball back before he is fouled by Willaimson for a Boro free-kick 25 yards out on the left touchline.

38
United press forward and Lowton tries to release Porter into the right side of the box but his team-mate misreads his intentions and goes the over way and the ball rolls harmlessly out for a goal kick.

36
Freeman cuts in from the left before trying a shot from the edge of the box in front of goal but Doyle makes a great block and United clear.

35
United take the throw in and cross to Porter at the far post but he fouls Laird for a Boro free-kick.

34
Williamson takes the free-kick short to Doyle who tries an effort but his shot deflects out off Reid for a United throw in 25 yards out on the left.

33
Porter wins a free-kick 35 yards out in front of goal after holding from Ashton.

32
Boro come again but Reid is tackled by Lowton on the edge of the box who clears.

31
Boro press and Lascelles wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right. He takes and Freeman creates a yard of space for himself on the right edge of the box before turning and shooting but his effort flies way wide and over.

29
Roberts takes the free-kick but it is over hit and goes out harmlessly for a goal kick at the far post.

28
United break forward and Willamson wins a throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take but Laird clears and Wilson wins a free-kick off Flynn 35 yards out on the right.

27
Freeman makes a good run to the left side of the box before floating the ball into Agyemang at the far post but Hill clears for a throw in to Boro 25 yards out on the right. They take but Hill clears again.

26
Flynn tries to run into the left side of the box but Wilson gets across and the ball runs out for a goal kick. He appeals for a free-kick but the ref is having none of it and it remains a goal kick.

26
Hill takes the throw in but Byrom clears.

25
Flynn wins a throw in 25 yards out on the left. He takes and Hill floats the ball into the box but Roberts heads away and united win a throw in 35 yards out on the left.

24
The game is currently scrappy in the middle of the park.

22
Boro take the free-kick and feed the ball to Bostwick who runs to 20 yards out on the left before trying a floated effort but he places it wide of the left post.

21
United take the free-kick and keep possession before McDonald fouls Bostwick for a Boro free-kick just inside their half.

20
Boro put the ball into the box but Williamson breaks forward with the ball for the Blades and wins a free-kick just inside his half.

19
Agyemang presses down the right flank and Hill has to put the ball out for a corner on the right.

18
United take the throw in and win another 25 yards out on the right. Lowton takes and receives the ball back before crossing into the box and it catches the wind and Day has to gather on his line.

17
Boro take the corner but are forced back before Bostwick's pass is misplaced and goes out for a United throw in near the half way line on the right.

16
Wilson presses down the right flank and wins a throw in 12 yards out. Boro take quickly and Agyemang wins a corner on the right.

15
Williamson puts the corner from the right along the ground into the box but Ashton clears the danger.

14
Williamson puts the corner high into the box and Roberts has to head out for a corner on the other side.

14
Hill crosses from six yards out on the left and it takes a deflection and he wins a corner on the left.

13
Boro come again and Lascelles wins a throw in just in the United half on the right. They take and Bostwick tries to release Agyemang into the right corner but it is over hit and goes out for a United throw in ten yards out.

12
Freeman makes a good run to the left byline but then sky's his cross into the stands for a goal kick!

11
Utd take the throw in and try to release Quinn into the right corner but Laird comes across, tackles and wins a goal kick.

10
Boro come again but Freeman's pass to Laird 30 yards out on the left is misplaced and goes out for a Utd throw in.

9
Agyemang and Maguire tussle for the ball in the left corner and the ref blows for a foul on the Blades man.

8
Byrom takes the free-kick and Agyemang gets his head on it in the box but cannot direct his header at goal and Utd scramble the ball away.

7
Freeman presses down the left flank but is fouled by Lowton for a Boro free-kick 20 yards out on the left.

5
Boro press the Blades but Quinn intercepts a pass on the left edge of the box and clears.

4
Utd win a free-kick just inside the Boro half on the left. They take short and feed the ball to Lowton on the right who punts the ball into the box but Lascelles heads away at the far post.

3
Laird comes again and tries a 30-yard effort from the left but it is way over.

2
Laird makes a strong run forward but his pass to the left misses Freeman and it is a Utd throw in midway in their half.

1
Wilson presses down the right flank but Hill shepherds the ball out of play for a goal kick.

1
Stevenage get the game underway as they bid for a third successive promotion.

My view - I'm going for a repeat of the result here back on November 5th, 2-1 to the hosts, which pays a handsome 17/2 with Sky Bet! What are your views / predictions for tonight's game? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet go 6/4 for a Stevenage win, 23/10 for the draw and 7/4 for a Sheff Utd victory. For a full range of bets, click here.

Referee - Tony Bates.

Teams - Sheff Utd: Simonsen, Lowton, Doyle, Flynn, Williamson, Collins, Maguire, Porter, McDonald, Quinn, Hill. Subs: Ertl, Howard, Taylor, Cresswell, O'Halloran.

Teams - Stevenage: Day, Wilson, Laird, Ashton, Reid, Byrom, Roberts, Freeman, Bostwick, Agyemang, Lascelles. Subs: Julian, Myrie-Williams, Beardsley, Mousinho, Shroot.

Welcome to Broadhall Way where Stevenage host Sheffield United in their League One play-off semi-final first leg. Who will prevail here to take an advantage back to Bramall lane for Monday's second leg? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the evening.

League One Fixtures

Sunday, 31 August 2014
15:00
Notts Co v Bristol C
Friday, 05 September 2014
19:45
Coventry v Gillingham  
Saturday, 06 September 2014
15:00
Bradford v Yeovil  
Bristol C v Scunthorpe  
Crawley v Rochdale  
Oldham v Fleetwood  
Peterboro v Port Vale  
Walsall v Colchester  
Saturday, 13 September 2014
Barnsley v MK Dons  
Bradford v Swindon  
Bristol C v Doncaster  
Chesterfld v Scunthorpe  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Peterboro 5 4 12
2 Fleetwood 5 4 11
3 MK Dons 5 4 10
4 Bradford 5 4 10
5 Chesterfld 5 2 10
6 Preston 5 5 9
7 Barnsley 5 3 8
8 Swindon 5 3 8
9 Bristol C 4 2 8
10 Notts Co 4 2 7
11 Doncaster 5 0 7
12 Sheff Utd 5 0 7
13 Gillingham 5 -1 7
14 Leyton Or 5 1 6
15 Coventry 5 0 6
16 Crawley 5 -3 6
17 Oldham 5 -1 5
18 Port Vale 5 -1 5
19 Yeovil 5 -4 5
20 Rochdale 5 -1 4
21 Scunthorpe 5 -7 4
22 Walsall 5 -2 3
23 Colchester 5 -5 1
24 Crewe 5 -9 0

Updated Sat, 30 Aug 2014

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