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Stoke too strong for Wednesday

16 December 2014

  • Wednesday out of FA Youth Cup
  • Stoke win 5-0 at Hillsborough
  • Owls had chances but Stoke clinical

The Owls exited the FA Youth Cup at Hillsborough to Premier League Stoke as a four-goal burst before the break sealed Wednesday’s fate.

Prior to the first strike on 19 minutes, though, the hosts were in the driving seat and twice went close through Brad Beatson.

But once Julien N’Goy had given Stoke the lead from close range, the traffic was one-way in the opening period and the contest all but over prior to half time.

On 26 minutes, a smart free kick routine ended with Oliver Roberts firing home to make it 2-0 and Oliver Shenton found the target to finish a three-man move nine minutes later.

The pick of the bunch came on 41 minutes when Lewis Banks smashed a fierce half volley into the roof of the net to put the Potters out of sight.

The second half was always likely to be little more than academic, and so it proved.

Stoke extended their advantage ten minutes after the resumption with a speculative effort from Lee Pickerill but although the Owls went on to dominate and created good openings, they could not fashion a consolation and Stoke sailed through to round four.

Owls: Jackson, Foster (Fusco 45), Stachini (Preston 81), Clarke, O’Grady, Beatson, Stobbs, Penney, Tracey, Brown, Duffy (Hirst 67)

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