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Yeovil Town 2-3 Wednesday

Yeovil Town
2 - 3

Huish Park, Yeovil

17/09/11 - 3pm

Attendance: 4,445


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.

Date:Monday September 19 2011
Time: 11:17AM

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Good result after a nightmare at feckknowswhere. We're still relying too much on set pieces but I was pleased to hear Megson's postmatch interview saying he's FINALLY getting the players to focus on passing and possession during training. He's obviously been reading these posts ;)
19/09/2011 11:57:00
good fightback the wednesday of old would have crumbled at 2-1 down after the last away result need to get marshall signed that lad can cross a ball megson needs to focus on the defence as we are leaking to many soft goals but i think once we get a few players back we will be quality
19/09/2011 12:05:00
Retford I agree with your comments regarding sorting the defence out which includes ball watches in midfield but who exactly is the Wednesday of old (Last Tuesday)
19/09/2011 12:16:00
McGoldrick, Marshall and Madine linked up well. Great to see that Wednesday have the top scorer in the league!
19/09/2011 12:55:00
thats 16 goals conceded in 9 games now and 16 scored.Thought we looked good at the back come end of last season with Jones and Batth but far from it with the same 2 this year.
19/09/2011 13:06:00
I think the issues with our defense ollyowl that makes them seem different to the tail end of last season is fairly clear. This season Jones and Batth are seen as a reliable pairing that will stop the other side playing with the assistance of a more defensive midfield pairing. Bennett and Buxton are being asked to push forward a lot more than the full backs were last season... up until recently Buxton had put the most crosses into the box this season which is showing the change. I don't think though Prutton and Semedo have the legs to be everything on the pitch and I think there aren't many players that could. Most of the goals that should have been prevented are a simple case of closing down and players not picking up who they should. This isn't helped by often Buxton and expecially Bennett being out of position in open play. I think that with more time they will get it however and our Faith will be rewarded!! WTID (The other thing is I think merely the point of the season - the players aren't in a relegation battle and they aren't leaving it all on the pitch, this is however what we all expect - nothing less than 100% will do!)
19/09/2011 13:23:00
I would so love for Wednesday to Sign Marshall up in Jan but I know it couldn't and maybe shouldn't happen, he's not likely to want to move and drop from a Prem teams squad but I can dream. He shows what a genuine good player can do in our leauge though and he's still not 100%. If he's not staying for the season the search has to start know for quality out and out wingers!!
19/09/2011 13:40:00
What does everyone make of the Max Keiser comments?????
Radon Barrier
19/09/2011 13:55:00
Might help if I knew who Max Keiser is!
19/09/2011 14:18:00
a good result,a bit worrying about goals conceded though! I think people are forgetting its a new team and will take time to gel right. a better view of us will be at christmas.
19/09/2011 14:47:00
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