Dave Jones bemoaned three crucial second-half refereeing decisions as Wednesday had to settle for a point at the Reebok this afternoon.
A frustrated Jones, who felt the Owls were worth all three points, said Jose Semedo should not have been sent off … that Bolton could have had a player dismissed minutes earlier for a foul … and that Jermaine Johnson’s second-half ‘winner’ should have been allowed to stand.
Jones confirmed that Wednesday will appeal against Semedo’s red card, which was given for a foul. He said he felt everyone on the pitch knew Semedo’s tackle wasn’t a sending off and hoped that referee Chris Foy would also rescind the decision once he reviews the incident.
Referring to the disallowed goal – JJ’s header going straight into the net, only for another Wednesday player to be flagged offside – Jones said he felt that the assistant referee, Sian Massey, raised her flag too quickly.
However, the Owls boss was full of praise for the performance, saying: “We were fantastic after giving away a sloppy goal. It’s hard to take that we only got a point because we played so well.”
The draw leaves us still searching for that first win of the season but Jones added: “It will come if we keep playing like that.”
He also confirmed that Matty Fryatt was subbed in the second half because he has been struggling with illness and that Kamil Zayatte got the nod over Miguel Llera at the back because of his pace.