Wednesday’s winless run stretched to 10 games despite a late rally and a strong penalty claim being turned down in a goalless draw at Huddersfield today.
It took an hour for the game to spring into life but when it did Wednesday – with just one goal in the previous six games – were left wondering how we didn’t end that scoring famine.
Stevie May saw his effort on 74 minutes hit the bar and post while Keiren Westwood again came to the rescue at the other end with a point-blank save from Nahki Wells.
However, Wednesday posed the greater threat in the closing minutes and Chris Maguire looked to have earnt a penalty when he went down under a challenge from Joel Lynch – only to be booked by referee Graham Salisbury for diving.
Royston Drenthe, who was earlier foiled by a last-ditch interception, wasted a glorious opportunity when Wednesday broke clear in numbers but his shot was saved by Joe Murphy when he might have passed to an unmarked team-mate.
And there was still time for another Wednesday opportunity, Glenn Loovens seeing his late, late header hit May and Atdhe Nuhiu’s two follow-up efforts were blocked.