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Under-18s in six-goal thriller

16 August 2014

  • Thrilling start for Under-18s
  • Wednesday down to ten men
  • Brace for first year scholar Freddie Tracey

The Owls’ Under-18s kicked off their league campaign with a thrilling 3-3 draw at Premier League side Swansea on Saturday morning.

Ten-man Wednesday battled back from 3-1 down to post a point in Wales.

Mason Duffy found the target for the Owls, together with a brace from Freddy Tracey.

Wednesday played much of the game with ten men after Connor O’Grady saw red on 20 minutes for a professional foul.

Coach Steve Haslam said: “"We started the game in a sloppy manner and found ourselves facing an uphill battle after 20 minutes, being 3-1 down and playing with 10 men after the sending-off.

“The boys responded fantastically well, though, and carried out the tactical instructions to stay compact as a defensive unit and then attack quickly on the counter.

“Freddy Tracey impressed as the lone frontman as he worked tirelessly for the team, holding the ball up and scoring two well taken goals.

“Overall, it was pleasing to see the character of the players to comeback from a tricky situation against Premier League opposition but we must be tighter defensively and start the game in a brighter fashion to give ourselves a platform in the match."

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