GARY Megson’s Sheffield Wednesday extended their 100 per cent home record and striker Gary Madine saw his goal tally rise to nine in the victory over Exeter.
The Owls were kicking towards to the Leppings Lane end but were unable to get a decent ball in to the boxin the opening 20 minutes whilst the visitors were not better.
There was lots of scrappy action in the middle third of the pitch and their were plenty of stoppages, with someof the decisions by the referee annoying the crowd.
Madine, the Owls top scorer with seven goals in the previous six league outings, no doubt would have preferred to have been at the opposite end rather than heading away a corner from the Wednesday box... but all that was about to change.
Five minutes before half-time a free kick by midfielder Lines midway in the visitors half was headed on by Johnson and Jones, with a header, brought the save from Krysiak as the keeper stuck out his left hand but the ball fell kindly for O’CONNOR who jabbed it home from close range with his right foot.
Wednesday doubled their lead as they powered forward with a lively crowd behind them. The second goal came quickly afterwards with keeper Krysiak coming out of his goal and getting in to all-sorts of trouble on the byeline.
Marshall tried to lob the ball over him and when it looped in to the air, MADINE jumped highest to head home
After 74 minutes it was that man MADINE at the centre of attention again, he judged the bounce of theball well and get away from his marker. He surged in to the box and where he was brought down for a penalty by Cole.
The striker took the spot kick himself and firmly placed his shot to Krysiak’s right sending him the wrong way.
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