Gregory goal enough for Owls

Last updated : 17 August 2021 By C. Morris

Wednesday record back-to-back home wins

Sheffield Wednesday’s solid start to the League One season continued on Tuesday evening when they beat Fleetwood Town 1-0 at Hillsborough.

Darren Moore rewarded Lee Gregory with his first start for the Owls following a lively substitute appearance at the weekend and the striker wasted no time in making his mark.

The Owls, kicking towards the Kop in the first half, made a positive start with Gregory heading over Jack Hunt’s cross early on and Lewis Wing testing Cairns in the Fleetwood goal from the edge of the penalty area.

The early pressure led to a goal on 15 minutes when Gregory set Adeniran free and although his shot was saved the rebound fell invitingly for Gregory to roll into an empty goal. The former Stoke striker went close to doubling his tally ten minutes later when he headed Wing’s free-kick against the post from close range.

Dunkley replaced Hutchinson at the heart of the Owls defence for the start of the second half after the latter seemed to pull a hamstring late in the first half.

Gregory turned provider in the second half when his low cross picked out Marvin Johnson, but the winger spurned the chance to increase the Owls lead, placing his shot wide.

Wednesday were unable to push on as they would have liked and make the game safe but they rarely looked like conceding, with a speculative free-kick from Andrew the closest the visitors came to levelling the scores, a strike that Peacock-Farrell had no problem in smothering.

The owls are yet to concede a goal this season and they make the short trip to Rotherham on Saturday to see if they can extend their unbeaten start to the campaign.