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Owls beat the Blues

28 November 2016

The Owls Under-18s returned to winning ways with a 2-1 win at Birmingham on Saturday.

And Wednesday were excellent value for the points, showing discipline and vigour all over the field to frustrate the hosts, impress on the counter and seal victory.

There was no mean amount of resilience too as the Owls came from behind to win after the Blues hit the front on 15 minutes.

Wednesday, though, were galvanised and five minutes later they were back on terms. Fraser Preston played an incisive pass to Jordan Lonchar, who finished neatly to level the score.

And on 25 minutes, the Owls took a deserved lead with Preston the architect again, this time dribbling into the box to square for Lonchar to finish from close range.

Birmingham responded in the second half and threatened to get back into the game but came up against a dogged and determined Wednesday side that held firm for victory.

Coach Steven Haslam said: “It was a good day for us and we thoroughly deserved the win.

“We were impressive in many areas and Connor Kirby put in an immense captain’s performance.

“Lonchar and Preston linked up really well, while Jack Lee was assured at the back and Liam Waldock made the game look easy at times with his efficiency in possession.

“Also, a mention to Lewis Price, who made his first start of the season and played 70 minutes and Ben Hornsby, who played the full game on his first start for the Under-18s and worked his socks off.”

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