Wednesday began our EFL Trophy campaign with a one-sided 3-0 win over Newcastle’s under-21s at Hillsborough this evening.
A strong Owls squad proved far too strong for the Newcastle youngsters in front of 6,593 fans.
Lewis Wing and Fisayo Dele-Bashiru both went close early on, Florian Kamberi saw his angled shot hit a post and Theo Corbeanu produced a fine tipover save from keeper Daniel Langley before Sylla Sow opened the scoring – and his Wednesday account – on 40 minutes.
Sow, who had also threatened in the opening minutes, beat Langley with a low effort from just inside the box after a headed assist from Dennis Adeniran.
And two goals inside the opening 10 minutes of the second half sealed a well-deserved win for Wednesday.
Marvin Johnson was the second player on the night to score his first goal for the club, finishing well and via a post to double the lead on 52 minutes.
Two minutes later it was 3-0 when Liam Palmer latched onto Wing’s through ball and drilled his effort past Langley, his shot hitting the inside of one upright and going across the goal onto the other post before nestling in the Kop end net.
Wednesday came close to adding to the lead in the last 20 minutes, Palmer’s volley hitting the bar and then Korede Adedoyin seeing his shot blocked near the line by Charlie Wiggett after Langley had spilled a cross.
Wildsmith, Palmer, Iorfa (Hunt 68), Brennan, Johnson, Dele-Bashiru, Wing, Adeniran (Byers (60), Corbeanu, Sow (Adedoyin 74), Kamberi. Subs. Render, Brown, Bannan, Paterson.
wed 39 shots 2 on target
neec 2 shots none on target