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Under-18s bounce back

24 August 2015

The Owls shrugged off their unlucky defeat against Sheffield United to post a comprehensive 3-1 win against Nottingham Forest.

Goals from George Hirst, Matt Penney and Fraser Preston put the visitors to the sword in an entertaining Middlewood Road clash.

Despite bossing proceedings last time out at United, Wednesday were edged out with the last kick of the game and were in no mood to get anything less than a win from Forest.

Hirst made amends for an early miss by opening the scoring with a prod home from close range before Penney notched an early contender for Goal of the Season with a stunning volley.

Forest halved the arrears from the penalty spot right on half time but the Owls powered on and defended well before notching a third through Preston.

Coach Steven Haslam said: "I thought the performance from the players was excellent and we fully deserved the win.

“In the first half I felt we dominated the midfield area and looked very lively going forward. We went two goals up before we gave them a lifeline with a penalty right on the stroke of half time.

“In the second half, Forest pushed forward and we had to weather a storm before scoring the decisive third goal.

“There were some fine individual performances and the lads got their reward for their collective work ethic.

Owls: McDonagh, Cook, Stachini, Kirby, O'Grady, Lee (Brown 58), Price (Preston 58), Nicholson, Hirst, Duffy (Conneh 75), Penney

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