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Owls edge out Rams

5 December 2012

Sheffield Wednesday Under-18s recorded their sixth win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Derby County at Middlewood Road.

Two goals in four first half minutes were enough to claim the win, although the visitors did pull a goal back just after the hour.

The first meaningful effort on goal came after 10 minutes when Owls keeper Cameron Dawson was forced into making a fine save, tipping over the bar from a long range effort.

With 20 minutes gone, Wednesday broke the deadlock as Charlie Dawes slid a precise ball through to Emmanuel Dieseruvwe, who slotted the ball under the Rams keeper into the bottom corner.

The Owls quickly found themselves two goals up just four minutes later.

An almost identical build up allowed Simon Hanna to play in Dawes, who again applied a clinical finish into the bottom corner.

Just before the half time whistle, Dawes unleashed a right footed strike from just outside the 18 yard box, which was well saved by the Derby keeper.

The Rams came out fighting early in the second half and almost pulled a goal back on the hour, but a fine reaction save from Dawson saw the ball rebound of the post to safety.

Derby halved the deficit five minutes later when a low cross from the right was tapped in from close range by the Derby striker.

Jack Stobbs came close to restoring the Owls’ two-goal cushion when his corner almost found its way directly into the net, only for a Derby defender to head off the line.

Owls: Dawson, Smith, Tomlinson, Fenwick, White, Stobbs (Mullen 75), Hague, Obileye, Hanna, Dawes, Dieseruvwe (Harvey 63)

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