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Match preview: Owls v Harrogate

9 November 2021

The Owls face Harrogate Town on Tuesday evening in our final Group H game of the Papa John’s Trophy.

Wednesday and Harrogate are already assured of places in the last 16 of the competition but the Hillsborough clash will determine who tops the group and has home advantage in round two as a result.

The eight winners and eight runners-up of the North and South group stages qualify for the round of 32.

The round of 32 pairings are determined by a draw whereby the winner of a group will be drawn at home and play a runner-up of a group from the same region (but not the same group).

This will be the first ever competitive fixture between the Owls and Harrogate.


Date: Tuesday 9 November
Kick-off: 7:00pm
Papa John’s Trophy

In the event of a draw after 90 minutes, the game will go straight to a penalty shootout where the winners will receive an additional point.


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The draw for the second round will take place live on Sky Sports Football on Saturday 13 November following the conclusion of Port Vale v Bradford (12 noon k/o).


Referee - Trevor Kettle
Assistant referee - Mark Jones
Assistant referee - Robert Atkin
Fourth official - Elizabeth Simms


The Ticket Office and Megastore will open at 10:00am until kick-off. The Megastore will remain closed after the game.


Tickets are available in the South Stand only, priced adults £10 and over 65s/under 21s £5.

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Supporters who opt to collect tickets from the Ticket Office can do so until 5:30pm.

Thereafter, all collections are from the South Stand Ticket Office (South Stand car park).

The deadline to purchase tickets online is 5:15pm.


Home supporters can purchase tickets on the following South Stand turnstiles: 36, 37, 41, 42


Harrogate have sold approximately 200 tickets and will be positioned in the West Stand upper tier.

Tickets will also be available for visiting supporters on the night from turnstile 19.


The Foundation Lounge (1867 Suite) is closed for this fixture.


The Wednesday Tap will be open from 6:00pm



The Papa John’s Cup-tie will be streamed live on iFollow and matches passes are available by CLICKING HERE.


The hashtag for our content relative to Tuesday’s game is #SHWHAR

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 6.00pm.

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.


Owls: There were no fresh injuries following our goalless FA Cup clash with Plymouth on Sunday.

George Byers and Massimo Luongo could figure on Tuesday night with both players aiming to take the next big step in their respective roads to recovery.


Dominic Iorfa and Sam Hutchinson are unlikely to feature.

Manager Darren Moore could ring the changes given the vast number of fixtures in this hectic period and only 48 hours on from Sunday’s cup-tie with Argyle.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell is away on international duty with Northern Ireland and Joe Wildsmith should get the nod between the sticks.

Liam Waldock, Josh Render and Ciaran Brennan are all back training with Wednesday and eligible to feature.

Harrogate: Head coach Simon Weaver is also expected to make changes to the side that defeated Wrexham 2-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Joe Cracknell has featured in the club’s previous two Papa John’s Trophy fixtures and is likely to play at Hillsborough.


Harrogate: WLDLL

Fans are reminded of their conduct during all home and away fixtures HERE.

Hillsborough is an all-seater stadium and supporters are urged to remain seated and keep gangways clear at all times.

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Match Reports

Report: Wednesday 4-0 Harrogate

9 November 2021

The Owls advanced to the second round of the Papa John’s Trophy in comprehensive style with a 4-0 win over 10-man Harrogate.

Darren Moore shuffled his pack at Hillsborough, making 10 changes from the side that drew with Plymouth in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Saido Berahino was the only constant and it was the former West Brom man who separated the teams at half time.


But the floodgates opened after the break as goals from George Byers, Sylla Sow and a Korede Adedoyin penalty ensured home advantage at the next stage as Wednesday topped Group H.

League Two Town will argue the scoreline hardly reflected the cup-tie as Joe Wildsmith was a one-man wall at times.

But the Owls had the edge in the final third and to compound a miserable night in South Yorkshire, Harrogate had Connor Hall sent off for a professional foul.


But in the early exchanges, the pendulum was with ex-Owl Simon Weaver’s side. Danilo Orsi broke free down the left of the box but the shot was weak and Wildsmith comfortably smothered.

The next run from Jack Diamond was far more purposeful and this time Wildsmith was down swiftly to parry wide.

Wednesday responded with a quick counter from which the breakthrough almost came when Massimo Luongo smashed low against the post from distance.


The Owls went one better, though, on 17 minutes and hit the front. Olamade Shodipo charged down the left flank, picked out Jack Hunt at the back post, and the skipper for the night set up Berahino with the simple task of tapping into an empty net.

Just five minutes later, Harrogate would have been level but for an impeccably timed Ciaran Brennan challenge on Diamond as the striker pulled the trigger inside the area. The loose ball fell kindly to Orsi, whose rasping drive cannoned back into play off the upright.

Back came the Owls and Mark Oxley dashed off his line to halt Sow in his tracks before the last action of an entertaining first half saw Wildsmith twice keep Town at bay.


First, substitute Aaron Martin was denied from 10 yards on the angle and the best was yet to come as Wildsmith sprung to his right and palmed Alex Pattison’s shot round the post.

Harrogate came flying out of the traps for the second half and Diamond warmed the gloves of Wildsmith after finding room inside the ‘D’.

Despite their enterprise, Town fell 2-0 behind on 57 minutes. Brennan played a sweeping ball out wide to Shodipo, whose cross was expertly glanced into the corner by Byers.


And if ever there was a night when your luck is out, the next passages of play only brought home the point to the beleaguered visitors. After Wildsmith impressively saved from Warren Burrell and Pattison when both were favourites to score, the Owls promptly swept upfield on the hour and Sow turned his man to fire across the despairing Oxley and in.

If things could hardly get worse for Harrogate, they did just that on 67 minutes. Hall clipped Adedoyin in the box when the substitute was bearing down on goal and having made no attempt to play the ball saw red as well as giving away the penalty.

Adedoyin picked himself up to send Oxley the wrong way from the spot.


Sow might have doubled his tally after advancing one on one with Oxley and there were few arguments when the keeper came out on top.

But the earlier damage was conclusive, the Owls eased through to round two, with our opponents at Hillsborough confirmed when the draw is made live on Sky Football on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday: Wildsmith, Hunt, Agbontohoma, Brennan, Brown, Byers (Adeniran 72), Luongo (Dele-Bashiru 72), Waldock, Shodipo, Berahino (Adedoyin 60), Sow

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Ticket News

Ticket details: Owls v Harrogate

27 October 2021

The Owls’ final Group H fixture in the Papa John’s Trophy against Harrogate Town takes place on Tuesday 9 November.

The cup-tie at Hillsborough will kick off at 7.00pm and determine who finishes top of the mini group.

Both sides have already sealed their places in the knockout stage, with Wednesday and Harrogate winning two from two so far in the competition.

Ticket prices are as follows;

Adults: £10
Over 65s and Under 21s: £5
Under 17s: £5

The South Stand only will be open for this fixture, therefore Season Ticket holders’ seats will not be reserved.

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Tickets can be purchased at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 03700 20 1867 (£2 booking fee per ticket) or online HERE.

Supporters who attend the Magpies game will receive ten Ticket Priority Points.

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