Match Report: Sheffield 14-9 Leeds Super Eagles
16th November 2021
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Match Report: Sheffield 14-9 Leeds Super Eagles
16th November 2021
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Sheffield returns to winning ways with victory over Leeds Super Eagles. 

Sheffield return to the top of the table after beating Leeds Super Eagles 14-9 in their latest league encounter, after spending their last few games on the road this was the return home and return to form Jordan Wildey would’ve been hoping for. 

The first half seemed one-sided as Sheffield took their chances to be 5 nil up before the 10-minute mark, with goals from Didici, Chisholm (2), the captain Derradji, and Hollingsworth with only 8 minutes gone it looked as though Sheffield would fill their boots and go on to keep scoring. 

But this big early lead saw Sheffield take their foot off the gas and make elementary mistakes at the back, resulting in 5 goals to the good to Leeds only being within 3 goals by halftime. Jordan Wildey spoke to media when questioned how he felt his side played in the first half saying: 

“We let them back into with some very daft mistakes, giving away sloppy goals,” Wildey said. 

The second half saw Sheffield grow back into the game but not before letting Leeds get the first goal of the second period from another lapse in concentration at the back, this time by Andrade. Sheffield reinserted their dominance with two quickfire goals the first one coming from a pinpoint pass up to Neath who on the half volley blasts past Davison in the Leeds goal, after this another pinpoint pass from Wildey again finding Neath who loops a cross into the box for Didici to bag his fourth goal of the game in the most spectacular way with an overhead kick right into the bottom corner. 

We also asked the gaffer if this one was a one-off or if this type of goal was coming for a while? 

“He’s done that a lot to be fair he attempts it quite a lot so if someone has got it on video then he won’t let the other lads forget about it,” Wildey said, 

So, a great win for Sheffield which sees them climb back to the top of the league on 15 points with Jogabola’s match being postponed this weekend.  The next fixture for Sheffield sees them travel to Warrington whose form in recent weeks has seen them sit firmly mid-table just above the bottom two who are still yet to win this season.  

James Fletcher

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