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Yesterdays: Owls secure play-off slot at Hull

23 May 2016


The 2004/05 season was, of course, one to remember for Owls fans.

A 4-2 victory over Hartlepool in the League One play-off final returned Wednesday to the Championship, but it was a 2-1 win away against this Saturday’s opponents Hull that sealed our play-off place.

Wednesday were on 69 points before the key clash with the Tigers, who were already promoted in second place, and Owls manager Paul Sturrock knew a win for his side was enough to secure a top-six slot.

The Owls’ line-up at the KC Stadium on 30 April 2005 included the likes of Glenn Whelan, Chris Brunt and current Hull defender Alex Bruce.



Drew Talbot opened the scoring for the away side on 19 minutes before Hull were given a route way back into the match on the hour when the referee gave a penalty for a James Quinn handball.

Stuart Elliot stepped up and smashed the ball down the middle past Paul Gallacher.

The game was approaching full time with Wednesday still looking for the vital winning goal - and it came in the 93rd minute.



A long throw from Bruce was flicked on by skipper Lee Bullen and when Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill missed the opportunity to punch clear, Quinn was on hand to reverse his fortune to hit the ball home.

The 2-1 win secured a play-off place for the class of 2005… and the rest is history.

Wednesday: Gallacher, Bruce, Bullen, Wood, Heckingbottom, McGovern, Adams (Rocastle 83), Whelan, Brunt (Hamshaw 83), Quinn, Talbot (Peacock 69).

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