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We got what we wanted

9 November 2021

The Owls progressed to the next stage of the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday night and Darren Moore was pleased as his plans came to fruition.

Wednesday were ruthless in the final third to beat Harrogate 4-0 and leave the hosts top of Group H. The draw for the next round takes place on Saturday, with the Owls guaranteed home advantage.

Moore said: “We got what we wanted and that’s to top the group. That was the objective. It’s a really pleasing night for us, it’s another win and it keeps that momentum going.

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“We showed that ruthless streak I have been wanting to see and credit to the players for that. Harrogate came for us tonight but we got the first goal and after that we’ve seen some really clinical finishing.

“We couldn’t put out all the seniors tonight because of the turnaround of games but we have some very good players in the squad, some very good young players, and there were some very good performances out there tonight.”

To that end, Moore pointed to keeper Joe Wildsmith, who made a raft of outstanding saves to frustrate the League Two side.

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He said: “Joe was in tip-top form tonight. He made a lot of those saves look easy and that’s because his positioning was spot-on.

“Bailey is away on international duty with Northern Ireland, Joe has come in, he is playing, and we have no problem with that.

“We are fortunate enough to have two fantastic goalkeepers who are neck and neck and pushing each other all the way.”

The draw for the second round takes place live on Sky Football this Saturday following the League Two clash between Port Vale and Bradford, which gets underway at 12 noon.


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