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Owls Tornado Hits Telstar

Owls Tornado Hits Telstar

A fine second half from the Owls on their travels brought the short Dutch tour to a successful conclusion on Thursday night.

Goals once again from the front pairing of Burton and Tudgay (two in two now for both of them) and an individual effort from Jermaine Johnson consigned Telstar to defeat in just eight second-half minutes.

Gaffer Brian Laws changed the starting line up for this second Dutch friendly game: Lee Grant once again between the sticks, but a line up of Wood, Beevers, Hinds, Gilbert across the back (good to see Woody after his clash of heads in training this week). The midfield matched new boy James O'Connor with youngsters Sean McAllister and Luke Boden, Esajas again got a start, with Tudgay and 'Lean' Leon at the sharp end.

A first half of no goals, but many chances for Wednesday.. Leon Clarke in particular unlucky to be denied by both the woodwork and the stalwart Telstar stopper. Laws made his first substitution on 35 minutes, JJ on for O'Connor rejigging the midfield, but no immediate change to the scoresheet.

A couple of changes at half time (Spurr on for Beevers, Burton for Clarke) and the Dutch dyke finally broke in a flurry of Owls goals.

Tudgay headed in from Tommy Spurr's cross on 60 minutes, Burton nodded in the second and then supplied Johnson who wandered through the opposing defenders and planted the ball past the unfortunate Telstar custodian. You can tell we don't know these guys names, can't you? :)

O'Donnell, Lekaj and McMenamin all got some game time as the match wound down, Akpo Sodje the most notable omission from this round of matches along with Kenny Lunt who is rumoured to be spending his time with Crewe at the moment. Jimmy Smith sat out this game after his knock on Tuesday, and Wade Small nursed a broken finger.

However, 3-0 to the Wednesday and job most definitely done on the European tour!

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Writer:Auckland Owl
Date:Friday July 18 2008
Time: 8:00AM


Sounds like Leon softened them up in the first half ;)
18/07/2008 07:45:00
leon did ok,he looked very slim, since the last time i saw him,and worked hard in both games, he didn't have much luck,but he will do for me.spoke to richard hinds he said wednesday were not prepared to risk akpo on this astroturf,i enjoyed my 4 days in amsterdam,and just when i thought things couldn't get much better, all the players and staff came back on our flight back to the east midlands airport this morning brilliant.
ecco owl
18/07/2008 14:17:00
Nice one Ecco, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Were there many Wednesday fans at the games?
18/07/2008 14:59:00
yes bouncin,about 200 or so,it was great little place heiloo,it had a few shops and 2 pubs,all the locals were just looking at us in amazment,the lads hung flags all round the pubs,landlord played all the repertoire of wednesday songs,locals riding past on bikes with mouths open,couldn't believe it,dont think they've had the music up that loud before.think he's gone on his holiday's with all the money he taken.
ecco owl
18/07/2008 17:27:00
i like to hear about propper fans going to support their team far and wide. sounds good ecco owl well done for going all that way as it aint bloody cheap these days. Tell you what lads - i had to go into the wendy superstore today to buy my best mate a horrible looking watch for his 30th. jesus i felt sick as a dog. anyway finaly got served due to the plantpots working there to find out that the only way i could pay for it was via my sheffield united credit card - 'if looks could kill' honnestly though i was going to get jumped by these two old women they were muttering and tutting and still giving my evils walking out. ha ha - i did have a good old laugh though at they were playing the 91-92 season goals over and over again talk about living in the past!! tell you what though decent superstore better then ya ground to be honnest!! ha ha UP THE BLADES!!
19/07/2008 18:09:00
Good expected the young uns not to get it!
19/07/2008 22:26:00
I hoped someone would get it, Ashley. bfl, they probably gave you the evil eye cos you didn't spend ENOUGH money.
Auckland Owl
20/07/2008 03:30:00
I don't get it, does that make me dim or too young. lol
20/07/2008 07:24:00
Scratch that, just looked it up, i'm too young. phew
20/07/2008 07:27:00
i dont get it lol explain please :D
21/07/2008 15:40:00
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