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Owls Draw With Heerenveen

Wednesday continued their pre-season tour of Holland with a 2-2 draw against Heerenveen - but could see Deon Burton suspended for the start of the new season.

Wednesday took the lead early on when Kenny Lunt was dragged down inside the box for a penalty and Chris Brunt stepped up in the absence of Steve Maclean to power the ball by the Heerenveen goalkeeper to make it 1-0.

Both sides had their fair share of chances to get the second with Marcus Tudgay and Deon Burton having the pick of the chances for the Owls while former Wednesday player Gerald Sibon almost came close to levelling for the hosts.

But the turning point in the game came just before the break as Deon Burton commented on the referee's decision to award a free-kick against a Wade Small challenge on the Heerenveen goalkeeper.

The official asked Burton to come towards him but the Owls hitman stood his ground and was shown a red card to reduce Wednesday to ten men.

Still, Heerenveen took the 'friendly' spirit in to account and returned for the second half with just ten men themselves to make the game a more even contest in the second half.

The second half started in subdued manner but Wade Small soon continued his excellent recovery in Holland with his second goal in as many starts from a Frank Simek cross to double the Owls' advantage.

But the hosts weren't prepared to lay down and they grabbed two goals in the final 14 minutes to give them a share of the spoils thanks to a brace from Lasse Nilsson.

Wednesday: Grant; Simek (McAllister 69), Bullen, Hinds (O'Brien 69), Gilbert (Wood 61); Small (Clarke 61), Whelan (Watson 61), Lunt, Brunt (Spurr 75); Burton, Tudgay.




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Writer: Nick Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 19 2007

Time: 9:00AM

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2-2 not a bad result. Good to see Heerenveen to come out the second half with 10 men also.
will it ever happen
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19/07/2007 09:29:00

What a jobsworth, it's only a friendly for pete's sake! I'm sure there can't have been an actual reason to send him off. Book him maybe, tell BL to sub him, but send him off?!
NicNac
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20/07/2007 09:21:00

Hes dosnt want to miss the start of the season cause of not walking to a power tripping peeenis during a friendly
fozzyp
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20/07/2007 12:11:00

Decent Result, although does pre - season really matter it is just a fitness and match sharpness workout. Sounds like a joke decision by the referee especially in a pre - season freindly ! If Burton has swore at the referee we probably wont get away with it but Burton proboly forgot most people from the Netherlands can speak English ! Although it wouldn't be normal if we didnt have all our strikers available for the start of the season
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21/07/2007 17:40:00

 

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