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FA Cup Job Done By The Seaside

Wednesday may not have been majestic in their 5-2 FA Cup 1st round victory over Southport yesterday - but they didn't have to be.

There's no point getting carried away with the emphatic victory against the Blue Square Premier side - no disrespect meant to Southport - and there's also little criticism that can go Wednesday's way on a day where it was 'job done' by the seaside.

The standard was poor, the defence for a number of the goals wasn't up to scratch, but the Owls came away unscathed in a game which could have very easily been a famous cup shock.

Two defeats on the spin for the Owls, and heaps of criticism going the way of the Wednesday boss before the clash at Haig Avenue, made for a nervous Sunday lunchtime for most Owls fans.

It could have ended in an embarrassing defeat live on ITV 1, Southport could have taken us to a replay at Hillsborough.

It happened two years ago when Leeds United were knocked out of the prestigious competition by Histon - and the same thought was on many Wednesdayites' minds on Sunday.

But, despite a couple of scares along the way, Wednesday put in a pretty professional performance and enjoyed five goals to boot - something which will surely help the confidence, no matter who the standard of opposition was.

A comprehensive win and a home draw in the second round against League 2 Northamtpon Town - it was a pretty good day at the office for Wednesday, and one that they'll be hoping to continue into their next few matches at least.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 8 2010

Time: 1:00PM

Your Comments

Balls to beating a non-league team in the f.a. cup 1st round, im more concerned about rochdale coming to town next saturday, have a horrible feeling they will play us off the park.
DEZZYP
Yes DEZZYP, I agree. I do think we looked better for dropping Tudgay and Potter. Getting a grip in midfield still remains a problem for us. I enjoyed seeing a glimpse of how good Morrison can be, although the way we play at present means that precious few decent chances get delivered to our strikers. I am just as worried about Hartlepool on Wendesday evening.
bluedog
I thought we were OK, nothing more really. JOC was anonymous for the first 65 mins or so, didn't protect the back 4, didn't pass, didn't get forward until he helped set Morisson's 2nd up. Thought Miller was poor but he's not a winger so what would you expect. Mellor and Morrison looked like a decent partnership up top. I'd be tempted to push Tudgay out wide for the next game, or JJ if he's fit. Move Miller inside with Coke and drop JOC. Teale had a good game down the left, he's gotta keep his place.
casowl
spot on casowl - got to give mellor and morrison a few games together to work as a duo - they looked great together yesterday(albeit against poor opposition) and teale's improving on the left - if JJ's fit he should be on the right but i think tudgay should play there if not - sedgwick is not good enough and miller and coke are our best central midfielders - if we want extra pace why not give modest some game time?
Patrick Blondeau
Keep Morrison and Mellor up front and keep Teale on the wing to provide them with chances.
spirtySWFC
not understanding this sudden teale love, he's been dreadful, 1 half decent game against a non-league team doesnt really change that. id throw jones on the left, plenty of pace and a very good crosser of the ball, and throw spurr back in at left back. Agree with keeping mellor and morrison up front, long over due. i think tudgay is a very fine player but i dont know where his best position is, no a great striker or wide man. I 'd like to give him a few games in the centre of midfield, i reckon he would make a very good one.
DEZZYP
totally agree with casowl.
samh
THEY EQUALLISED TWICE??????? Casowl everybody agrees with u except one human on the planet, and its so unfortunate which human it is also the fact he gets paid for it aswell
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