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Quickfire wins for Wednesday

14 February 2017

The Under-18s posted their second win in four days with a convincing 3-1 triumph at Bolton on Tuesday morning.

Goals from Fraser Preston, Ben Hughes and Lewis Price did the damage as Wednesday cemented third place in the league table.

Windy conditions were hardly conducive to free-flowing football over the Pennines but the Owls adapted well on an uneven surface.

And it was Wednesday that took the lead midway through the first half when Liam Williams was upended in the box.

Preston saw his spot-kick saved but was alert to drill home the rebound and open the scoring.

Ten minutes later it was 2-0 as Liam Williams combined well with Ciaran Brennan to square for Layton Swaine, whose blocked shot fell into the path of Hughes and the midfield man finished.

The Owls played against the wind in the second half but managed the game well, restricting Bolton to few efforts on goal.

But the hosts did make the breakthrough on 70 minutes and then went for the equaliser in the closing stages.

Wednesday, though, held firm and with five minutes to go, Preston fed Price to finish into an empty net and wrap up the win.

Coach Steve Haslam told “All in all this was a fantastic result, given the conditions and we were playing a good side in Bolton.

“We had two Under-16 lads who played the full game and five first years starting, so we are more than happy with the result and the winning mentality of the group.”

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