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Owls Shake Bury

Wednesday's excellent pre-season form continues with a win at Bury courtesy of two second-half Leon Clarke goals.

With Richard Wood out due to illness, the Wednesday starting line up read Grant, Hinds, Beevers, Spurr, Gilbert, Watson, McAllister, O'Connor, Johnson, Clarke, Burton. Steve Watson took the armband.

The Owls had the best of the early exchanges against a resolute Bury team, with chances for O'Connor and Burton, but the goals came after the break from a Wednesday side unchanged from the first half.

On 54 minutes Burton set up Clarke, who lashed a volley past Shakers keeper Brown, and six minutes later 'Lean Leon' was once again the finisher, fed by Jermaine Johnson on the left.

Esajas and Sodje got half an hour of game time, Boden and Lekaj making late appearances. Bury had perhaps the better of the late exchanges, but to no avail.

Brian Laws will be pleased, in the continuing absence of Jeffers, that the strikers are in real form. We're guessing Tudgay was rested for this match, and Jimmy Smith and Wade Small, still feeling the effects of their respective injuries, also didn't travel.

But a job very well done for Brian Laws' men, who move on to meet Chesterfield at Saltergate on Tuesday, confidence high.

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Writer: Auckland Owl Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 26 2008

Time: 9:41PM

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always said he would come good
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27/07/2008 11:21:00

me too mick can I have that 50p back I pledged for his taxi
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27/07/2008 17:14:00

tudgay has an ankle knock, i saw last him last night in skegness of all places!!! he as at his mum and dads caravan for the weekend, these overpaid footballers eh?!!!?;-)
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27/07/2008 21:01:00

Thanks, wedtilidie. Let's hope Marcus doesn't have any more bizarre barbeque accidents.
Auckland Owl
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28/07/2008 05:11:00

All the forwards are finding the net. Hope this carries on into the new season. Up the Owls.
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28/07/2008 07:11:00

keep having a vision of clarke and sodje bullying defences and causing havoc!
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28/07/2008 18:17:00

good luck for the new season lads
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28/07/2008 19:06:00

Wedtilidie, wher abouts did you see him in Skeg ?
Skeggy Owl
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28/07/2008 21:40:00

it was in ingoldmells in a little pub down by the boating lake,forget what they call it , too many shandies!! he was just sat with his ma n pa watchin sky sports news bad news tho , i askd him bout frankie n he reckons could still be 6 weeks away.
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29/07/2008 00:52:00

Tuds hails from my neck of the woods (southern softy!) a couple of miles from where I live, therefore a favourite of mine and that volley against the blunts will live long in the memory, maybe because I pulled evey muscle in my body celebrating!!
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29/07/2008 09:22:00

So you had a good tug did you sussex, lol
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01/08/2008 23:21:00


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