No cold comfort for Owls at Bristol

Robins give Wednesday a hammering

Sheffield Wednesday slipped to a 4th successive defeat on Saturday beaten 4-0 at Bristol City. Jos Luhukay fielded an attacking looking line up with young winger Jack Stobbs picked along with strikers Nuhiu and Joao and attacking midfielders Sean Clare and Adam Reach also in the side. Although Joey Pelupessy started in front of the defence it appeared to be a very open looking approach against a team that have not been short of goals.

It proved to be a long afternoon for the visitors and the game was all but over before half-time. Bobby Reid opened the scoring for the hosts after 13 minutes as the Robins passed through the Owls with ease and he doubled their advantage in similar fashion 10 minutes before the interval. A clever touch from Paterson allowed Brownhill the opportunity to make it 3-0 just before half-time and it was easy to see why Bristol City were so eager to get the game on despite the adverse weather across the country in the past few days.

Wednesday had decent chances either side of the break but Nuhiu, Joao and Reach all failed to hit the target and just after the hour their misery was compounded. Pelupessy brought down Pack inside the penalty area when there appeared to be little danger and Reid made no mistake from the spot to complete his hat-trick.

The Owls fans that had made the long and difficult journey continued to sing until the bitter end, more in the way of gallows humour than any belief in their beleaguered team.

Despite 4 defeats in a row, conceding 8 goals in their last 2 league games, Wednesday remain 7 points above the Championship relegation zone, thanks largely down to the continued poor form of the teams below them. The next week is a crucial one for the Owls with home games against Ipswich and Bolton to come on Tuesday and Saturday.