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Under-21s strike late at Birmingham

4 April 2016


The Owls Under-21s struck deep in stoppage time to rescue a point from today’s clash with Birmingham City at Solihull Moors.

Ryan Meadows hit a 95th minute equaliser to cancel out Alex Jones’ earlier goal for the hosts.

The Blues were first to threaten on the half hour as Reece Brown forced a superb reaction save from Cameron Dawson.

The Owls goalkeeper was to thank again just before the break saving twice from Charlee Cooper and Brown as the sides went into the interval level.

Wednesday went close after the break through a Luke Booker volley that flashed wide before the home side took the lead on 72 minutes.

Jones’ firm hit from 20 yards flew into the bottom corner to give Birmingham the advantage – an advantage that was almost cut five minutes from time when George Hirst nodded just wide from a Brad Beatson centre.

Just as the Owls looked to be slipping to defeat, there was late drama five minutes into added time when Meadows calmly flicked over the advancing Blues goalkeeper Connal Trueman to rescue a point at the last.

Neil Thompson said: “It was a very tough examination. They were a decent side and we fielded a very young team.

“We didn’t pass the ball as well as we can and it was difficult to get a foothold in the game but the lads stuck at it and we leave with something to show for our efforts.

“Cameron is experienced now at this level and made some good saves for us which is what you need from your goalkeeper. Now we move on and get rested up because we have a big back log of fixtures to prepare for.”

Owls: Dawson, Centeno, Penney, Hayford, O’Grady, Beatson, Carnal (Lee 53), Clare (Booker 30), Lavery (Hirst 63), Parkin, Meadows


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