Full time: Sheffield Wednesday 2 Notts County 1

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sheffield Wednesday shook off two defeats in a row with their second league win of the season at Hillsborough.

Goals from Julian Bennett and Gary Madine after the break wiped away Jeff Hughes first half penalty to ease any pressure on Owls manager Gary Megson.

Wednesday went behind in the 10th minute. A long free-kick, was played in to the left side of Wednesday’s box towards Jeff Hughes.

Chris Lines, running back towards his own goal tried to intercept, but the Owls player unaccountably seemed to make contact with his arm on the ball. Sure enough the referee gave the penalty for handball and their were no protests from Wednesday.

JEFF HUGHES slotted the spot kick into Weaver’s bottom left hand corner to give Notts County the lead.

The Owls got themselves back in it in the 53rd minute. Persistence by Madine won a corner on the left, Lines took it, Buxton headed down towards the bye-line where Morrison did well, clipping the ball back across the goal from the right to BENNETT who from six yards out smashed a left foot volley in to the roof of the net for his first goal for the club.

One of the Owls best moves of the match gave them lead in the 68th minute. David Prutton sprayed the ball forward to Lewis Buxton and from the right, the full back delivered a terrific low ball across goal which was slotted in to the roof of the net from close range by MADINE who had escaped his marker to notch his first goal of the season.

The result looked more certain when Bishop who had already been booked in the 63rd minute for a foul on Ben Marshall was sent off in the 75th minute.

Wednesday replaced Madine with O’Connor in the 87th minute and obviously intended to protect what they had as they visitors continued to throw men forward.

The Owls may well have made it 3-1 in a counter attack. Sedgewick was once again involved, but over-hit a pass intended to the overlapping Buxton and the ball ran out for a goal kick.

Otherwise the visitors would have been wide open to another ball across goal. It looked as if Wednesday were clean through once more but as Semedo played O’Connor through during the four minutes of stoppage but the midfielder was flagged offside.

For a full report and pictures, see the Green’Un. Plus pix from the midweek game plus why one new player feels really at home.