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Under-18s lose out to Birmingham

3 April 2016

The Owls’ Under-18s went down 3-1 to Birmingham at Middlewood Road on Saturday.

The scoreline was harsh on Wednesday, though, as they made a promising start to the game but were ultimately undone by crisp finishing from the visitors.

Indeed, the Owls dominated possession and came close to striking first when George Hirst was sent through on goal but the goalkeeper saved well.

And that proved key as the Midlanders struck on the counter – but Wednesday promptly hit back with Connor Kirby breaking his duck for the season.

Again the Owls asked the questions but it was Birmingham that scored moments before half time to head into the break in front.

The same pattern followed in the second period, with the Owls in control but not taking their chances – but the visitors did exactly that and added a third to seal victory.

Wednesday coach Paul Murray told “It wasn’t really a 3-1 game but the result came about because they took their chances and we didn’t.

“We started the game well, passed the ball around, and that was a pleasing part of our game.

“But when we are on top and creating, we have to make it count and hopefully lessons will be learned.”

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