A first-half penalty from Josh Windass was enough to give Wednesday our first league win of the season at MK Dons this afternoon.
Last season’s two beaten play-off semi finalists served up 90 mediocre minutes in hot conditions but the Owls will be happy enough to have gone back up the M1 with the three points, taking us into fourth place in the early division one table.
Just like against Portsmouth last weekend, we began the game in promising fashion with some sharp, incisive attacking play and were rewarded on 21 minutes with the penalty.
Windass went down under a clumsy tackle by Dean Lewington just inside the box and the Owls striker picked himself up to fire the spot kick past keeper Jamie Cumming.
It was a half of few clearcut chances at either end but Fisayo Dele-Bashiru went close to doubling our lead when his angled effort brought a diving save out of Cumming.
Both sides continued to struggle to build up much attacking momentum after the interval but it was MK Dons who began to dominate possession and we were indebted to David Stockdale for preserving our narrow lead, the keeper making a double save from Matt Smith and Dean Lewington just before the hour and then denying Dan Kemp to ensure the victory went to Wednesday.
Stockdale, Palmer, Ihiekwe, Heneghan, Famewo (J Hunt 27), Johnson, Vaulks, Bannan (Byers 77), Dele-Bashiru, Paterson, Windass (Bakinson 77). Unused subs. Dawson, Iorfa, James, Sow. Att: 13,241 (6,512 Wednesdayites).