• FT



    Sheff Wed


  • FT



    Oxford Utd



Haig Avenue, England

Referee: C Boyeson | Attendance: 4490

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  • Paul Barratt 52'
  • Matty McGinn 58'

2 - 5


Sheffield Wednesday

  • Gary Teale 11'
  • Neil Mellor 54'
  • Clinton Morrison 61'
  • Clinton Morrison 62'
  • Tommy Spurr 64'

Clinical finishing sends Owls through

Southport's big day was ruined by a ruthless display of finishing from Sheffield Wednesday as an amazing second-half flurry of goals saw the game end 5-2 to the League One side.

The Blue Square Bet Premier side equalised twice shortly after the interval, but ultimately the Owls' superior class and fitness won the day.

It was a relatively quiet first half. Gary Teale bagged Wednesday's opener in the 11th minute as he latched onto Clinton Morrison's low cross across the six-yard box.

Giles Coke saw a curling effort strike the crossbar in the 35th minute, but the match lit up just after the break thanks to an amazing 12-minute spell which brought six goals.

Southport got their dream leveller in the 52nd minute when ex-Liverpool trainee Paul Barratt tucked home, but Neil Mellor put Wednesday back in front a minute later with a close-range finish. Southport sub Matty McGinn rifled in dramatically with his first kick to make it 2-2, but then Wednesday cut loose.

Morrison scored two quick goals inside three minutes - the first into the top corner from close in and the second a well-taken drive into the bottom corner - before defender Tommy Spurr tapped home to make it 5-2 in the 64th minute. Wednesday substitute Paul Heffernan almost made it six with five minutes to go, but his header struck the crossbar.

Scoring Summary

  • Southport
  • Sheffield Wednesday

Match Stats

  • Southport
  • Sheffield Wednesday
8(2) Shots (on goal) 17(5)
5 Fouls 15
3 Corner kicks 11
4 Offsides 3
50% Time of Possession 50%
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
7 Saves 5


  • Southport
  • Sheffield Wednesday