Yeovil Town 2-3 Wednesday
Huish Park, Yeovil
17/09/11 - 3pm
GARY Madine grabbed his seventh goal in five matches to help Wednesday to their first away victory in League One this season in a five-goal thriller at Yeovil.
In a see-saw encounter which saw the Owls lead through a debut goal for David McGoldrick, Town came back to lead 2-1 in controversial circumstances before strikes from Julian Bennett and Madine gave the visitors three points.
Owls boss Gary Megson rung the changes following the midweek thrashing at Stevenage, with new signing McGoldrick making his debut in attack, while Reda Johnson returned in defence and James O'Connor started in midfield.
And the changes had a positive impact on Wednesday, who were desperate to bounce back following their 5-1 loss. The Owls controlled much of the opening ten minutes and were rewarded with the opener.
Ben Marshall was the provider, producing a fine deep cross for McGoldrick to steer in at the far post and score to make the perfect opening to his time in the famous blue and white stripes.
Wednesday were looking comfortable, boosted by the goal, but things soon changed in controversial circumstances when the hosts got on terms in the 25th minute.
Play was stopped to allow treatment to Yeovil's Paul Huntington, but with Yeovil seemingly returning the ball to Wednesday from the restart, Kieran Agard stepped in to pounce on confusion before Richard O'Donnell, the Wednesday goalkeeper, and Rob Jones, to level the scores.
The goal sparked a furious reaction from the Wednesday players and bench, and for some time, but the officials awarded the goal and the hosts were on level terms.
Things were made worse with Jones being taken off injured, Bennett taking his place, and just 12 minutes later Terry Skiverton's men turned the game on its head when Agard netted his second to put the hosts in front.
The Owls were clearly shocked by the events that were unfolding and struggled to get back into the game in the first half.
Half-Time: Yeovil 2-1 Wednesday
The next goal was always going to be crucial and the hosts almost got it as they kicked-off the second half as they finished the first - in control. Former Owl Steve Maclean, relatively quiet in the first 45, tested O'Donnell early on.
Wednesday weren't prepared to go quietly though and Reda Johnson almost got the Owls on level terms but he saw his effort cleared off the line. Marshall then saw his shot well saved by Jed Steer in the Town goal.
The equaliser wasn't long in coming and it came from a set-piece. Marshall was again the provider with the corner and Bennett was well positioned to make it 2-2.
Yeovil had their chances to take the lead for a second time, with Maclean having the best opportunity, but it was Wednesday who were to go on and grab the winner in the 73rd minute.
Marshall, on-loan from Stoke City, whipped in a free-kick and Madine made no mistake with his header to grab his fifth goal in seven and give the Owls three vital points.
Full-Time: Yeovil 2-3 Wednesday
Yeovil: Steer, Ayling, Jones, Huntington, Blizzard, Upson, Maclean, Edgar, Ehmer, O'Brien, Agard. Subs: N'Gala, Massey, Gibson, Haynes-Brown, Belson.
Wednesday: O'Donnell, Johnson, Jones, Batth, Buxton, Semedo, O'Connor, Prutton, Marshall, Madine, McGoldrick. Subs: Bennett, Jameson, Reynolds, Palmer, Sedgwick.
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