- Under-21s defeat Crewe 5-0
- Goals from Lavery (2), Stobbs, Meadows and Croasdale
- Lee Bullen delighted with Owls' display
The Owls Under-21s cruised to a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Crewe Alexandra at Middlewood Road on Monday.
Goals from Caolan Lavery (2), Jack Stobbs, Ryan Meadows and Ryan Croasdale did the damage for Wednesday, who posted their third consecutive league win.
Lee Bullen was delighted with all aspects this afternoon and told swfc.co.uk:
“I think we started the game really well and played with the right intensity initially.
“It was scrappy for little spells but overall when we decided to pass the ball and play with one and two touches, I think we dominated the game.
"We didn’t allow them to settle in any manner and some of the runs and balls forward were magnificent and created the goals.
“The gaffer says it continuously to the first team, if you’ve not got runners willing to run forward, then you’re not going to make progress.
“The players have to trust each other and believe that they are going to get on the end of things.
“Paul Corry’s vision two or three times today was fantastic, Lavery naturally wants to run towards the goal and then we’ve got Jack Stobbs coming back to fitness, who caused them havoc all day long.”
Owls striker Mani Dieseruvwe has begun his youth loan spell with Chesterfield and hence was absent from the squad today.
The striker has been in hot form for the Development Squad in recent weeks and is now gaining vital experience with the Spireites.
Bullen added: “Mani is a loss to the group, that is for sure.
“But the lads have knuckled down. Meadows is naturally a central midfielder but he was fantastic up top today, linking up with Caolan.
“He took his goal tremendously well. It’s a nice feeling and the boys deserved it."
Owls: Dawson, Young (Penney 70), Floro (Brown 70), De Havilland, Sanders, Croasdale, Stobbs, McCabe, Lavery (Hanna 65), Meadows, Corry