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Owls v Reds revisited

25 March 2013

 

A bumper crowd in excess of 30,000 is expected at Hillsborough on Saturday when the Owls take on local rivals Barnsley in a crunch basement battle.

 

The Championship clash will generate an electric atmosphere which is sure to evoke memories of the last time the Tykes were in town.

 

That particular contest was the curtain raiser to the 2009/10 second tier campaign and the 30,644 in attendance witnessed a pulsating White Rose derby.

 

Brian Laws’ Owls were out of the blocks in stunning style and dominated the first half having played the Reds off the park.

 

The only concern from the home fans’ perspective was the 2-0 lead that Wednesday stored through Jermaine Johnson and Michael Gray did not reflect the Owls’ dominance.

 

And so it proved as Jacob Butterfield and Jon Macken hit back for Barnsley after the break to earn the visitors a share of the spoils.

 

Fast forward three seasons, and this time round, the Owls v the Tykes holds huge importance as both sides resume the fight for survival following the international break.

 

Tickets continue to sell extremely well for the S6 showdown and supporters are advised to purchase in advance to avoid potential disappointment.

 

Saturday will see comfortably Wednesday’s highest attendance of the season so far and remember, the match is not being broadcast on live TV.

 

Tickets are available in person at the Ticket Office, by telephone on 0871 900 1867 or online at shop.sheffieldwednesday.co.uk

 

Come on Wednesday!

 


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