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Honours even

25 February 2014

The Owls Under-21s drew 2-2 with Coventry on Tuesday afternoon at Ryton in the Professional Development League.

Wednesday began the game strongly and Rhys McCabe went close with a deflected shot from 12 yards inside the first 15 minutes.

After a period of good pressure from the Owls, Khalil Lambin gave the visitors the lead midway through the first half.

Taylor McKenzie’s powerful header came off the underside of the crossbar and Lambin poked the ball home from close range.

Coventry, though, began the second period the sharper of the two sides and grabbed an early equaliser after the resumption through Celtic loanee Dylan McGeouch after good build-up play.

And ten minutes later, City got their noses in front with a terrific long range strike from Ryan Haynes, leaving Adam Davies with little chance to save.

Wednesday, though, finished the second half with more purpose in the final third and equalised seven minutes from time through Mani Dieseruvwe, who calmly slotted home from inside the area.

Lee Bullen said: “I was more than pleased with our first half display.

“But we started the second half poorly and went 2-1 down. The rain came down and I don’t think we adapted to the conditions as well as Coventry did.

“Coventry were more direct and we lost goals because of it but we woke up for the last 20 minutes and Mani equalised for us.

“We had a number of first team players out there today including Lewis Buxton, who played the full 90 minutes and Jermaine Johnson, who played 70.

“It was a tough introduction for Buxton who came up against a quality striker in Callum Wilson but I thought he was excellent today.”

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