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Owls Earn MK Dons Point

Sheffield Wednesday
2 - 2
MK Dons

Hillsborough

5th February

Attendance: 17, 631

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A second half comeback ensured Wednesday took a point against MK Dons at Hillsborough.

With resident goalkeeper Nicky Weaver out through a bout of the flu, youngster Arron Jameson came in for his home debut.

All eyes were on the young keeper, who made his debut in the reverse fixture and it wasn't long before he made an impact, unfortunately for the wrong reasons.

Jameson brought down Keanu Marsh-Brown after he was put through by Luke Chadwick.The referee didn't hesitate to point to the spot and booked Jameson for the offence. Peter Leven stepped up and put the visitors ahead.

Wednesday had started the better, but as in recent weeks had looked frail at the back and they were 2-0 down after 26 minutes.

Marsh-Brown was again involved, finding far too much space, he fed a tempting ball into the box which was slotted home by Daniel Powell.

Hope was to be given to the Owls, though, when MK Dons were reduced to ten men before the break.

Clinton Morrison skipped by Mackenzie who duly brought the forward down to earn his second yellow.

This gave Wednesday new vigour in the second period and the introduction of Paul Heffernan and Neil Mellor at the break ensured that they would at least try to get back into the game.

First Jermaine Johnson's header flashed wide and Neil Mellor had a header on goal before Wednesday halved the deficit.

Played in by Giles Coke, Mellor fired a shot beyond Martin to give the Owls twenty minutes to get something from the game.

Buoyed, Wednesday earned themselves a point through Clinton Morrison's instinctive finish. Coke's corner was met by Michael Morrison and his header was diverted in by his namesake.

The visitors were then reduced to nine men when Leven receieved his own second yellow, but Wednesday, like against Yeovil couldn't make their two man advantage count.

Plenty of food for thought for the watching Gary Megson. He'll have been impressed by the second half spirit shown by his new players, but the defensive problems have to be sorted out and fast.



Writer:Jarno
Date:Saturday February 5 2011
Time: 7:49PM

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Comments

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We've shipped on average 3 goals in about the past 7 games so defence is clearly the starting point for Megson!
TheDon1974
05/02/2011 20:28:00
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Absolutely! Sounded like things were in shambles at the back. Let's hope it just a gelling problem with our new defenders getting used to each other. At least GM got a good look at what he's working with. Anyone hear anything about Isaiah? Does he have an injury or something?
Colorado Owl
05/02/2011 20:48:00
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I saw somewhere that he took a knock in training and therefore isn't quite ready but that's not confirmed!
TheDon1974
05/02/2011 20:50:00
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Well i read it was him that had the virus and was sent home to rest n weaver was struggling with a swollen knee.
ollyowl70
05/02/2011 21:11:00
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yeah you've got that right olly ! Agree with most defence is awful along with centre midfield to much space for opponets to run into gary need's to make us tighter and getting us passing more we seem very panicky on the ball
retfordowl1867
05/02/2011 21:54:00
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All credit to the players for getting back into the game and for GM making the changes at half-time, that said all our problems are of our own making. Can't believe we've played against 9 men twice in the last two home league games and not won, I thought we'd go on and win today once we got back to 2-2, looking forward to seeing what GM can do with this squad.
sussexowl
05/02/2011 22:33:00
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Agree with the above, our defence is shocking, the two new lads at centre half should be looking over their shoulders, they have both had in my opinion shaky starts, redas distribution is at times horrendous
Wedtillidie
06/02/2011 00:52:00
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mind you there goalie pulled off at least 3 great saves when they were down to 9 men and at least on 2 or 3 times it was going in and hit a defender with him no knowing much about it, what is wrong with that Reynolds he is supposed to be good and he`s on the bench
Owlet
06/02/2011 09:53:00
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i think we have signed some decent defenders but they are clearly all at sea at the moment. we can't even maintain a line. i'm sure that in the not too distant future they will get their act together. first job for megson in my opinion is to pick an permanent outfield captain who he is going to pick every week then arrange the defence and midfield to suit. we really need a settled team, can't be making 5 changes every match like we have been doing
Hirsty's Shinpads
06/02/2011 12:59:00
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Hinds must wonder what he's done wrong, and Purse was a mistake, thanks to a section of so-called Wednesday fans.
ecco owl
06/02/2011 13:32:00
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