Wednesday take point from league opener

Wednesday began life back in division one with a point from a goalless draw at Charlton this evening.

We managed the only on-target effort from either side in the entire game – a Liam Palmer shot deflected for a corner with 20 minutes left – while the home side will look back on two good chances missed by Albie Morgan in the second half.

Our best opportunity came just five minutes from time when Barry Bannan seized on a poor clearance from keeper Craig MacGillivray, drifted past two defenders but steered his shot wide of the post from inside the box.

Wednesday had lost Callum Paterson with a head injury after just 10 minutes. The Owls striker went down after heading clear from a corner and received eight minutes of treatment on the pitch before being stretchered off and replaced by Florian Kamberi.

After-match reports say Paterson was knocked unconscious for a short period but has recovered and is suffering nothing more than a sore head.

The only effort of note in the first half came on 25 minutes when Jayden Stockley headed wide.

It was a similar story after the break with that handful of openings at either end and Wednesday boss Darren Moore will have been the happier of the two managers after taking a point back up the M1.

He will know we need to be sharper all over the pitch in the coming games but, with several new faces in the team since last season, Moore will be satisfied with a point from the league opener against a side that went so close to the division one play-offs last season.

Peacock-Farrell, J. Hunt, Hutchinson, Iorfa, Palmer, Green (Johnson 64), Bannan, Adeniran, Wing, Brown, Paterson (Kamberi 10). Subs. Wildsmith, Dunkley, Byers, Luongo, Corbeanu.


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