SHEFFIELD Wednesday are seven points clear of the relegation zone after boss Gary Megson celebrated his first home win in charge with a 2-1 victory over Colchester, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.
Neil Mellor’s impressive brace was the major difference between both teams.
He was was recalled to the starting eleven and opened the scoring when he lobbed the ball over keeper Ben Williams.
The on-loan Preston striker headed home his second from Jon Otsemobor’s whipped cross.
Colchester got a late consolation goal when Steven Gillespie tapped the ball into the net.
Sheffield Wednesday, having picked up their first home win this year, are in 16th place in the League One table and seven points clear of relegation.
Colchester remain in 11th place, nine points off sixth-placed Bournemouth.
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RESULTS: Saturday, April 2, 2011:
Crystal Palace v Barnsley (HT:1-1) 2-1
Bristol City v Doncaster Rovers (HT: 0-0) 1-0
Sheffield Wednesday v Colchester (HT: 1-0) 2-1
Chesterfield v Port Vale (HT: 0-0) 2-0
Rotherham United v Morecambe (HT:0-0) 0-1
Monday, April 4:
QPR v Sheffield United (Kick off 7.45pm)
Tuesday, April 5:
Sheffield Wednesday v Tranmere
RESULTS: Sheffield Wednesday 2 Colchester 1; Crystal Palace 2 Barnsley 1; Bristol City 1 Doncaster Rovers 0; Chesterfield 2 Port Vale 0; Rotherham United 0 Morecambe 1.
OWLS boss Gary Megson celebrated his first home win to take Wednesday seven points clear of the drop zone, while Chestefield also won but Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham all lost, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.