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U23 report: Owls 0-0 Hull

19 February 2018

Match Reports

U23 report: Owls 0-0 Hull

19 February 2018

The Owls Under-23s moved to joint-top of the PDL2 North following their goalless draw with Hull City at Middlewood Road this afternoon.

In what proved a low key affair, both sides had chances to take all three points, as Wednesday looked the more threatening to make a breakthrough.

There were many positives to take for Wednesday, with duo Almen Abdi (60) and Tom Lees (90) both storing valuable minutes under the belt.

Wednesday started the contest the brighter and had a golden chance to break the deadlock on seven minutes.

Connor Kirby slipped Preslav Borukov in on goal, only for the striker to be thwarted by Hull goalkeeper Will Mannion.

The Owls, aiming to bounce back from last week's defeat to Huddersfield, continued their pressing start and almost found a way through when midfielder Connor Grant showed great skill but was denied by Mannion.

Moments later, Hull went close when Abel Hernandez fired a fierce volley that struck the underside of the crossbar.

The Tigers striker insisted the ball had crossed the line but the referee was unmoved.

Dan Wallis was brought into action to keep out Brandon Fleming at the near post on 39 minutes before Hernandez nodded Billy Chadwick’s corner just wide on the stroke of half time.

Hull could and should have broken the deadlock on 57 minutes when substitute Deon Moore raced through on goal only to be denied by Wallis when he could have squared for Tyler Hamilton.

The Owls went close to the opening goal on 72 minutes when Ciaran Brennan got clear down the left only to see his low cross turned behind for a corner.

Preslav Borukov called Mannion into action with ten minutes remaining when his low left foot drive was saved by the legs of the Tigers goalkeeper but that proved the final say.

Owls: Wallis, O'Grady, Lees, Williams, West, Kirby, Abdi (Brennan 60), Grant (Waldock 62), Hughes, Borukov, Preston (Dawodu 75)

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