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U21s: Owls lose out in season finale

25 April 2016

The Owls Under-21s concluded their campaign with a 2-0 defeat to Bolton on Monday afternoon at Middlewood Road.

A George Newell first half double settled the contest to bring down the curtain on the 2015/16 season.

Prior to the Trotters clash, the Wednesday youngsters had hit form having kept three clean sheets from their previous three outings, including wins over Barnsley and Sheffield United.

Cameron Dawson was tested early in the contest and made smart saves to deny Newell and Alex Samizadeh.

Bolton edged in front midway through the first half when Newell fired home from the penalty spot and the same man almost doubled the lead moments later, when his strike from the edge of the box skipped off the top of the crossbar.

Wednesday responded and almost levelled through Jack Stobbs but Wanderers shot-stopper Harry Campbell was on hand to save the winger’s stinging effort at the near post.

The visitors increased their advantage before the break and via the same route, with Newell hitting the target from the penalty spot.

After the break, both sides went close as Jamie Thomas’ free kick was tipped away by Cameron Dawson and Matt Penney’s curling free kick pushed wide by Campbell.

At the death, Lavery’s close range volley was somehow kept out by the Bolton custodian, who produced a fantastic reaction save to preserve the visitors’ clean sheet.

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