Kamberi rescues point for Owls

Wednesday had to settle for another home point in a 1-1 draw with lowly Gillingham this afternoon.

Florian Kamberi rescued a point 15 minutes from time when he turned the ball home after keeper Jamie Cumming had pushed out Barry Bannan’s fierce drive.

Soon afterwards, Marvin Johnson’s low cross beat everyone until Jack Tucker cleared off the line, Theo Corbeanu then saw an angled effort fly just wide and that was the closest we came to taking all three points in the closing minutes.

The draw sees us stretch our run to one defeat in 14 games but we remain in eighth place, two points adrift of the play-off places and 10 behind leaders Plymouth.

We had begun promisingly with Corbeanu looking dangerous and he and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru combined to create an opening for Callum Paterson, the latter’s clever backheel flick coming back off an upright.

Gilingham had hardly troubled us but took the lead almost midway through the first half, ex-Owls youngster Vadaine Oliver tucking the ball home after poor defending from a free kick.

Paterson and Corbeanu went close in the second half but just when it looked as though we would not get on the scoresheet, Kamberi struck with the leveller.

However, that was as good as it got against a Gillingham side who rarely threatened after the break.

Wildsmith, Palmer, Dunkley, Johnson, Bannan, Dele-Bashiru (Adeniran 89), Wing (Berahino 61), Shodipo (Sow 82) Corbeanu, Kamberi, Paterson. Unused subs: Render, Brown, Brennan, Luongo. Attendance: 20,593.






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