Jones reflects on Wednesday’s remarkable three-goal flier

Dave Jones saw the good and the not-so-good side of Wednesday as we made it two wins out of two at Hillsborough for the new boss with a 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.

The Owls began as though they were going to chalk up a big score – netting three times in the first 10 amazing minutes through Danny Batth, a Miles Addison own goal and a solo effort from Michail Antonio.

A remarkable start … but that was as good as it got as Wednesday failed to keep up that early impetus, struggled to string many decent moves together and found clearcut chances at a premium. At the other end, the visitors could count themselves unfortunate not to pull back at least one goal during the 90 minutes.

However, Wednesdayites could look back on that amazing opening 10 minutes and another three points to keep up the promotion challenge.

Jones said that after the three-goal flier, Wednesday tried to play too much football in the first third of the pitch, rather than in the final third, but he was still delighted with the success and two wins in five days.

He said: “I could not have asked for anything more from the players, they have been brilliant. They have listened, taken in what we have said to them and they have produced two fantastic results.”

He added: “It was always going to be hard for the players because after the first ten minutes or so I thought we were going to run riot. But after a start like that, Bournemouth were always going to have a spell and Stephen Bywater did well when he was called upon.

“It’s difficult to keep that kind of start up throughout the game. We were pinging the ball around on Tuesday in the closing stages but we couldn’t do that today for over an hour.”




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