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Owls XI hit back at Stocksbridge

4 August 2021

A Sheffield Wednesday XI produced an impressive comeback on Tuesday night at Stocksbridge, coming from two goals down to win 3-2.

Wednesday fell behind after 15 minutes when defender David Agbontohoma inadvertently turned the ball into his own net just yards out from a driven Elliott Walker centre.

There was little the centre back could do to avoid handing the hosts an early lead and things got better for the Steels when they doubled their lead three minutes before the break.

Lewis Whitham’s long ball over the top found the run of Lumsden who hit first time past Jack Hall.

But Wednesday were right back in the game on the stroke of half time.

The deficit was halved in stoppage time at the end of the first period when in-form Leojo Davidson sent a diagonal ball into the path of Basile Zottos, who charged into the box before beating the keeper with a low drive.

That goal provided the springboard the Owls required for the second half, though it took until the 84th minute for the equaliser to come.

Paulo Aguas delivered a perfectly weighted ball to the back stick where Alex Bonnington was lurking to smash home from close range.

And four minutes later the comeback was complete.

After patient build-up play, Declan Thompson slipped Davidson in behind the Steels’ defence and the youngster finished superbly into the far corner to give Wednesday the lead at the last.

The game also saw father and son do battle against each other on the pitch!

Lee Thompson of the Steels and Declan were on opposing teams on the night, with the former coming on late in the game for the hosts.

Owls: Hall, Farmer (Sesay 76), Agobontohoma (Shipston 46), Trialist, Aguas, Thompson, Glover, Trueman, Zottos (Cadamarteri 68), Davidson, Bonnington

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