Wednesday made it three successive defeats and no goals scored after going down 3-0 at Brentford this evening.
It was another largely uninspiring performance from the Owls, leaving us still just one place off the bottom of the table and three points from the safety zone, and this latest reverse means we have taken just five points out of the last 39 on the road, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Luton.
We only managed one shot on target at Brentford, a 20-yarder from Barry Bannan being pushed away by home keeper David Raya after just four minutes. Tom Lees headed just wide at the far post from the ensuing corner and that was as good as it got in terms of us as an attacking threat.
Overall, we were marginally better than in the home loss to Birmingham on Saturday but Brentford, also on a three-game losing streak, didn’t have to play that well by their high standards to win the match, taking the lead midway through the first half in fortunate circumstances.
We failed to clear a long throw into the box and, although Sergi Canos’ snapshot was heading wide, Bryan Mbeumo popped up to head past Joe Wildsmith from close in.
With Wednesday posing little threat going forward and lacking the drive and desire to get back into the game, Brentford began to take control and dominated the second period.
Saman Ghoddos shot wide when he should have scored but the same player made it 2-0 on 73 minutes, breaking into the box and shooting low across Wildsmith and into the far corner of the net.
Mbeumo missed a great chance to score a third, Wildsmith saving in a one-on-one, before Brentford completed a miserable night for Wednesday seven minutes from time, Mads Bech Sorensen left unmarked from a free kick and heading home, despite the efforts of Wildsmith to keep it out.
Wildsmith, Palmer, Lees, Urhoghide, Hutchinson (Pelupessy 88), Penney, Harris, Bannan, Reach (Dele-Bashiru 55), (Brown 76), Kachunga (Paterson 76), Rhodes. Unused subs. Jackson, Borner, Dunkley, Hunt, Windass.