Ten-man Wednesday grab points in relegation clash

Second-half goals from Gary Madine and Reda Johnson gave Wednesday a crucial win in the S6 relegation showdown with Barnsley this afternoon.

Madine converted a Lewis Buxton cross on 64 minutes and then Johnson headed home Miguel Llera’s free kick 13 minutes later to make it two.

In typical Wednesday fashion, Madine then fired a penalty wide and Buxton was sent off shortly afterwards for a second yellow card when he broke from the defensive wall before Barnsley had taken a free kick.

To make matters worse, the visitors pulled back a late goal through Jacob Mellis and Wednesday had to survive a nervy six added minutes to secure three precious points.