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Report | Wednesday 3-0 Morecambe

14 February 2023

Match Reports

Report | Wednesday 3-0 Morecambe

14 February 2023

Wednesday beat Morecambe 3-0, extended our unbeaten league run to 18 games and broke a club record in the process.

A first minute goal from Barry Bannan set the ball rolling and Josh Windass fired a brace to wrap up a comfortable home win.

But the credit is shared around the squad as 18 clean sheets for the season mirrors the run of resistance, representing the highest number of shutouts in club history.

Cameron Dawson will have tougher assignments for sure as the relegation-threatened Shrimps barely laid a glove on his side.

Only once was Dawson called into real action as Wednesday put down a marker almost from kick-off.

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George Byers pulled a low feed back from the byline and Bannan was on hand to calmly slot past Connor Ripley from just inside the box.

The Owls went on to dominate, pinning the visitors into their own half and on 21 minutes the advantage doubled.

Bannan played a delicious ball inside the left channel to Marvin Johnson, who crossed low and Michael Smith flicked on for Windass to tap home.

Morecambe had only a rare foray into the final third and on one of the few occasions they did, Dawson was alert to keep out a fierce hit from Michael Mellon.

The game soon reverted to type as the Owls pumped numbers forward, giving the Lancashire outfit little alternative but to soak up the pressure.

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And with Bannan in imperious form, controlling the contest across the engine room, the Shrimps welcomed the half time whistle to take respite from the one-way traffic.

And they did come out for the second period with more drive, stroking the ball around in part with more purpose.

But with Dawson untroubled, the danger was conceding again, which Morecambe almost did when Bannan was narrowly off target with a curling shot from distance that whistled wide.

There was no stopping Wednesday, though, and Windass concluded matters three minutes from time, emphatically finishing a Fisayo Dele-Bashiru cross from six yards to double his tally.

Wednesday: Dawson, Adeniran, Palmer, Flint, Famewo, Vaulks, Bannan (Bakinson 76), Byers (Dele-Bashiru 46), Johnson, Windass, Smith (Shipston 89)


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