Will Keane’s second-half penalty rescued a point for Wednesday at home to Cardiff today.
Outgoing owner and chairman Milan Mandaric said an emotional farewell to the 22,000 crowd before the game and then witnessed a woeful first half, which saw ex-Owl loanee Kenwyne Jones head Cardiff ahead after just seven minutes.
It took the half-time introduction of Jose Semedo to inspire a second-half revival from Wednesday.
Stevie May missed a great chance to level matters almost immediately from the restart but struck a post and the later introduction of new striker Sergiu Bus provided added impetus up front.
The breakthrough finally came on 75 minutes when Bus was adjudged to have been pulled over in the box by Matthew Connolly and loanee Keane stepped up to fire home his first professional goal.
Wednesday pushed for a winner, both Semedo and sub Lewis McGugan going close, but were left to rue that awful first-half display and had to settle for a point.
The draw leaves Wednesday in 10th place, 11 points away from the play-off positions.