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18s produce stunning comeback at Crewe

2 October 2021

Our Under-18s’ trip to Crewe is one the Wednesday youngsters will never forget!

Seemingly done and dusted at half time, Andy Holdsworth’s side were 5-1 down at the interval.

A shock scoreline for the league-leading Owls but it was a second half fightback that will live long in the memory, as Wednesday came from 5-1 down to post an incredible 5-6 victory.

Wednesday led from the first minute as Bailey Cadamarteri caught the goalkeeper in possession to hand the visitors an early lead.

Connor Salisbury levelled in the ninth minute and Crewe went ahead on 13 as Fuad Sesay inadvertently turned the ball into his own net.

Things went from bad to worse as goals from Ty Webster (19 mins), Max Woodcock (33 mins) and a smart finish from Joel Tabiner made it 5-1 in first half stoppage time.

Game over? Not quite.

The Owls clawed back three goals in six second half minutes.

Murtadha Al-Jahadhmy struck back on 48 minutes and Cadamarteri fired home his second of the game three minutes later, running past two defenders before hammering into the top corner.

Wednesday began to dream when Cadamarteri claimed his hat-trick to make it 5-4.

The striker went for goal from range and saw the ball squirm through the goalkeeper’s arms and over the line to reduce the deficit to just one.

There was a sense of inevitability over an equaliser and the Wednesday boys had their tails well and truly up.

Al-Jahadhmy completed the comeback by driving a low and hard strike into the bottom corner, leaving the goalkeeper rooted to the spot.

The belief was flowing through the team and it was little surprise when Cadamarteri put Wednesday back in front!

In the 71st minute, the academy talisman collected possession from Cian Flannery’s punt forward, drove at his marker and smashed in at the near post.

An incredible game and result which sees the Owls stay top of their league after six games.

Owls: Charles (Hall 95), Fusire, Chapman, Flannery, Sesay, Shipston, Asfha, Davidson (Maltby 81), Yogane (Ashman 46), Cadamarteri, Al-Jahadhmy


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