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Match preview: Millers v Owls

20 August 2021

It’s another South Yorkshire derby for the Owls on Saturday as Darren Moore’s side make the short journey to Rotherham.

Both Wednesday and the Millers have made solid starts to the new season.


With two wins, a draw and no goals conceded, we head into the clash at the New York Stadium fourth in the table, while Rotherham sit in sixth spot with two wins and one defeat.

Paul Warne’s side were victorious on the opening day of the season at home to Plymouth (2-0) and also took maximum points last time out away at Morecambe (0-1).


Meanwhile, a 1-0 defeat at Wigan in League One and 2-1 reverse at home to Accrington in the Carabao Cup completes their story of the season so far.


Date: Saturday 21 August
Kick-off: 1.00pm
League One
New York Stadium


Referee – Marc Edwards
Assistant Referee – Anthony Da Costa
Assistant Referee – Kevin Morris
Fourth Official – Ian Smedley


Live match commentary will be provided by iFollow, while the game will be streamed live overseas.

Audio match passes are available for £2.50.

The SWFC official YouTube channel and website will have extended match highlights.


Our official Twitter account @swfc will provide a blow-by-blow text update of the game as well as all key match information, including team news at midday.

Our official Instagram @swfcofficial will also keep you up to date on the latest events and content uploaded to the story throughout the matchday!

The key news will also be uploaded to our Facebook page HERE.


A barrier plan will be in place as supporters exit the stadium at full time.

Owls fans will leave AESSEAL New York Stadium via New York Way.

CLICK HERE for a supporter conduct reminder on the launching of missiles/pyrotechnics and the zero tolerance policies/strict sanctions such offences carry.


South Yorkshire Police

The SYP have confirmed there are no designated away pubs in Rotherham town centre.

Following police advice, Owls supporters should use the Riverside Pub, located on Sheffield Road - a one mile walk from the stadium (postcode - S60 1FL).


Owls: Sam Hutchinson was substituted at half time of our 1-0 win over Fleetwood after picking up an injury.

The Owls boss said a late decision will be made on Hutchinson, who took part in light training on Friday morning at Middlewood Road.


Elsewhere, Wednesday have no fresh injury concerns.

Rotherham: Freddie Ladapo is a doubt for the Millers after missing out in the midweek trip to Morecambe through tonsillitis.


Warne expects the striker, who scored on the opening day at home to Plymouth, to play some part and explained: “We will see how he comes in, in the morning and we will make an informed decision. He will definitely play a part but how much of a part, we will have to see.”


Owls: LDWW
Rotherham: WLLW


3 Mar 2021 | Owls 1-2 Rotherham | Championship
28 Oct 2020 | Rotherham 3-0 Owls | Championship
28 Aug 2019 | Rotherham 0-1 Owls | Carabao Cup
16 Feb 2019 | Rotherham 2-2 Owls | Championship
8 Dec 2018 | Owls 2-2 Rotherham | Championship

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Match Reports

Report: Rotherham 0-2 Wednesday

21 August 2021

A stunning Bailey Peacock-Farrell penalty save gave Wednesday platform for victory as we overcame local rivals Rotherham 2-0.

Second half goals from Florian Kamberi and Lee Gregory followed the Northern Ireland international’s earlier intervention to deny Kieran Sadlier and the Owls marched on to take all three points.

Peacock-Farrell posted his fourth successive clean sheet to boot as Wednesday extended the unbeaten start to the season.

Darren Moore shuffled his pack for the derby clash, making five changes from the team that beat Fleetwood in midweek.


One of those changes, Callum Paterson, threatened first for Wednesday, jinking his way into the area to tee up Kamberi but the latter’s shot was always rising.

That was sandwiched between half chances for Joshua Kayode and Michael Smith, both of which were wide of the target.

Rotherham began to gain the upper hand, winning a string of corners, but the Owls rearguard had control in front of the largely untroubled Peacock-Farrell.

Substitute Sadlier, on for the injured Chiedozie Ogbene, flashed a long ranger wide just before the contest exploded into life on the brink of half time.


Paterson tracked back at pace to chase down Kayode, the forward went to ground on the edge of the box and the referee pointed to the spot.

Sadlier stepped up and unleashed a fierce penalty but Peacock-Farrell pulled off a wonderful save to keep the game goalless at the interval.

And another blow was swiftly to follow for Rotherham as Wednesday took the lead four minutes into the second half.

Massimo Luongo sent Paterson racing down the right and the Scot looked up to feed the advancing Kamberi, who slammed into the roof of the net from close range.


The Millers responded with Sadlier, out to make amends for his penalty miss, thrashing inches past the post on the angle.

Some feisty tackles came from both sides as Rotherham sought a way back and the Owls were giving their all to hold out for the win.

Barry Bannan presented Gregory with a chance to double the advantage on 67 minutes but Viktor Johansson raced off his line to palm clear.

But 10 minutes later the contest was all but put to bed. Great work in the engine room from Luongo saw possession fall to Dennis Adeniran, whose low hit appeared routine for Johansson.


The keeper, though, somehow lost grip of the ball and Gregory nipped in to prod into an empty net.

The 2,000+ Wednesdayites gathered behind the goal went wild and the celebrations continued as their team made the short journey home perched at the summit of the division.

Wednesday: Peacock-Farrell, Hunt, Iorfa, Dunkley, Palmer, Wing (Adeniran 59), Luongo, Bannan, Brown, Paterson, Kamberi (Gregory 59)

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Ticket News

Rotherham tickets sold out

16 August 2021

Tickets for the Owls’ trip to Rotherham have sold out.

Wednesday head to the New York Stadium on Saturday 21 August and our full allocation of 2,553 has sold out.

Our clash against the Millers is set for a 1.00pm kick-off.

Supporters can request to go on the reserve list by emailing with an ID number, Ticket Priority Points total and daytime contact number.

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