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Owls fall to Tractor Boys

12 March 2016

The Owls suffered a 3-0 defeat against Ipswich last Saturday at Middlewood Road.

And a disappointing afternoon was exemplified by the manner of the Ipswich opener when Brad Beatson inadvertently put into his own net.

Undeterred, Wednesday persisted in the final third and George Hirst went close on three separate occasions before the break – the second of which could have led to a penalty when there was more than a suspicion of handball on the line.

To compound the bad luck, Hirst was then denied a second spot-kick after appearing to be pulled back in the box when the young striker was about to pull the trigger.

The Owls started the second half well, creating chances that alas were not taken and they were duly punished when two quick-fire strikes from Ipswich put the game beyond the hosts’ reach.

Coach Paul Murray said: “It’s disappointing because the result didn’t reflect the performance. Overall, individual errors cost us.

“We had chances but weren’t at our best in possession.

“On a positive note we are creating chances but we have to take them. I would be more concerned if we weren’t making the chances in the first place.

“Now it’s all about putting this game right in our next one.”

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