Wednesday took a point from relegated Watford in a goalless draw at Hillsborough this afternoon that was ‘a real game of two halves’.
We totally dominated the opening 45 minutes of our first home match of the season and could well have been ahead by half time … but it was a different story after the break with Watford in charge of proceedings.
The draw leaves us unbeaten after two league games, without conceding a goal, and now on minus eight points at the foot of the table.
Wednesday started in lively fashion, Josh Windass finishing tamely early on after being set free by Izzy Brown and then Kadeem Harris curling over.
Watford’s only shot on target in the first half saw Glenn Murray’s effort parried by Cameron Dawson and when it fell to Pedro the Watford forward miscued in front of goal but he was also flagged offside.
We were soon back on the attack and Dominic Iorfa could have put us ahead when he headed Brown’s free kick wide and we might have had a penalty just after the half-hour mark, Windass going down under a challenge from Christian Kabasele as he shot.
Then, right on half time, came our best chance of the opening 45, Tom Lees’ header hitting the outside of the post from another Brown free kick, with the Wednesday defender probably feeling he should have got the effort on target.
However, after such a dominant first half, it was Watford who took charge in the second 45, Cameron Dawson saving a point-blank header from Stipe Perica and then a shot from Tom Cleverley as the visitors looked the more likely side to take all three points.
Our only chance of the second half came in added time, Liam Palmer picking out Brown with his cross into the box but the midfielder headed wide.