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Report | Wednesday 3-0 Accrington

10 April 2023

Match Reports

Report | Wednesday 3-0 Accrington

10 April 2023

The Owls returned to winning ways and the top of League One, posting a routine 3-0 success at Hillsborough against Accrington.

Dennis Adeniran scored either side of half time and Liam Palmer concluded matters to recharge the drive to promotion.

Right from the start, the Lancashire outfit were overwhelmed and camped in their own half for extended periods.


Accrington’s defence was carved open as early as the second minute when Mallik Wilks picked the pocket of Harvey Rodgers to send Lee Gregory clear but keeper Lukas Jensen darted from his goal to save.

Jensen was helpless, though, on 10 minutes as the Owls took the lead. The visitors failed to deal with Marvin Johnson’s cross and after a tame headed clearance, Adeniran was on hand to volley home.

The pressure kept up and Reece James went close to a maiden Wednesday goal as he glanced a Barry Bannan feed inches past the post.


Stanley had a rare counter when Sean McConville’s set piece rattled the crossbar but overall the Owls were in command.

The only down side to a dominant first half was the loss of James to injury but the hosts went down the tunnel in control.

Wilks also departed at the break, with Callum Paterson returning to duty – and the Scot had an instant impact.


Barely on the pitch for a minute, his header from a Bannan corner ricocheted into the path of Adeniran, who smashed in from close range to double his tally and the lead.

Gregory headed another Johnson cross wide and Tyreeq Bakinson forced a fine save from Jensen as the Owls looked to put the points to bed.

And this they did on 73 minutes – Bannan played a delicious ball to send Palmer racing clear and the latter did the necessaries from six yards to wrap up a welcome win.

Wednesday: Dawson, Palmer, Flint, Famewo, Johnson, Vaulks, Adeniran, James (Bakinson 43), Bannan (Shipston 86), Wilks (Paterson 46), Gregory

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