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Late, late drama thwarts Wednesday!

9 September 2014

The Owls sent a strong young squad to play local outfit Shaw Lane Aquaforce in a charity benefit match on Monday night.

The game took place in Barnsley and honoured lifelong Wednesdayite and Aquaforce chairman Craig Wood, who recently battled and beat cancer.

All profits from the match will be handed to Weston Park Hospital.

Spectators who supported the event were treated to an entertaining contest which finished all square at 3-3 – with a real twist in the tail!

Matt Young opened the scoring for the Owls, who were promptly pegged back by the hosts.

But Wednesday soon regained the lead through a Manny Dieseruvwe penalty after Rafa Floro was brought down in the box.

Aquaforce equalised once more only to see in-form Franck Betra shoot up the other end to restore the Owls’ advantage.

But just it seemed as though Wednesday were heading for victory, a key substitution changed the game.

On came man of the moment Wood and lo and behold, the home side won a contentious penalty that you know who calmly slotted away to salvage a draw!

Owls coach Steve Haslam said: “The game was a good workout for our young players and credit must go to Shaw Lane Aquaforce who played their part in an enjoyable and competitive match.

“We enjoyed lots of possession but should have been more effective with our play in the final third.

“We were made to pay with a very dodgy refereeing decision for the penalty!

“On a serious note, it was great to see Craig Wood come on and score and we are delighted to support such a worthy cause.

“We would like to say thank you to Shaw Lane Aquaforce for having us and we wish Craig and the team the best of luck for the season.”

Owls: McDonagh, Young, Floro, Meadows, De Haviland, Sanders, Ellam (Smith 82), Croasdale, Betra (Duffy 76), Dieseruvwe, Penney

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