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Finding a way, a key moment & feeling electric!

2 April 2022

The Owls posted a last-gasp win over Wimbledon to stay right in the play-off mix and here is a selection of talking points from Darren Moore’s post-match press conference.

Credit to the players because they kept going all the way to the end and found a way to win. Wimbledon came here and made it difficult but they were always going to do that because the finishing line is in sight and teams know what they have to do. They had the new manager bounce as well so this was never going to be an easy game. We have given everything and I think we got what we deserved at the end.


They go three-on-one and have a great chance to win the game but Bailey has made a marvellous save. That has given us the platform to go on and win the game ourselves. Credit to Bailey of course and credit also to our goalkeeper coach Adriano Basso, who does a lot of work on the concentration side. When your defence is solid and doesn’t let the opponent create a lot of chances, it’s vitally important for your goalkeeper to keep his concentration and Bailey showed why today.


I’m pleased for Lee because he spent a few weeks in the treatment room and I know his character, he wants to be out there playing, helping the team. We brought some subs on, we put Marvin back to the back three and Mendez out wide because they were playing the low block so we wanted to stretch the game and put some crosses into the box. Pato is the ideal man to get on the end of a cross like that from Baz and he’s directed right into the path of Lee Gregory, who’s headed into in. The atmosphere was electric when it went in and we’re really pleased to send the fans home happy.


I said in my programme notes today that there is no such thing as an easy game. Never. They made it hard for us and the good thing is that we found that way through at the end. You have to earn every single point, there are no gifts in football and especially at this stage of the season. It’s about keeping that focus now, that drive and determination. We have to take one game at a time and treat every game in isolation. We are really proud of our home form but now we have back-to-back away games against two very good footballing teams.


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