Moore frustration for Wednesday

Last updated : 31 October 2021 By C. Morris

Another disjointed display results in another draw for Owls

Sheffield Wednesday were denied a much-needed 3 points on Saturday when Cheltenham Town grabbed an injury time equalizer for a 2-2 draw at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.

In truth it would have been 3 points that Wednesday barely deserved after another frustratingly unbalanced display.

Cheltenham took the lead on 14 minutes when Vassell reacted quickest to a deflected shot, losing his marker Johnson at the back post to stab home. The lead lasted for 50 minutes until Dunkley headed in a Bannan corner at the back post. 8 minutes from time it looked as though the Owls could record their first comeback win away from Hillsborough in 6 years when Blair diverted a Bannan free-kick into his own net but the same player redeemed himself in stoppage time, scoring a headed goal from a corner.

Wednesday forced plenty of corners through the game but despite 60% possession they had the same number of shots as their hosts and less on target. There seems to be an over-emphasis on possession, resulting in plenty of the ball in their own half and wide areas but little threat in the box. Playing Marvin Johnson at centre-back in a back five may help to keep the ball but with players like Shodipo and latterly Paterson and Corbeanu out of position at wing-back Wednesday keep the ball in areas that don’t threaten the opposition and they have players who understandably look a little nervy and unsure when defending.

Having moved away from the 4 at the back that brough 4 clean sheets and 10 points in the first 4 games, Wednesday have picked up just 12 points from the next 11 matches and look as disjointed as they have done all season.

Next up is a home game against Sunderland, who despite a heavy defeat a Rotherham United on Saturday, are 6 points above the Owls having played a game less.