Sheff Weds 5-0 Forest Green: The Owls put 5 past Rovers at Hillsborough

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Sheffield Wednesday rolls over Forest Green Rovers 5-0 on Saturday at Hillsborough Stadium. SWFC were looking to pick up points, following a 2-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers. Rovers were beaten 3-0 in the previous match against Plymouth Argyle. As the table looks today, SWFC are in 3rd place, with 13 points from 6 matches, while Rovers sit in 22nd, with 4 points from 6.

The Owls started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Josh Windass opened the rout at the 12 minute mark. SWFC looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Barry Bannan, 19 minutes in to establish a 2-0. The momentum was now with SWFC, who then scored again through a goal from Liam Palmer, at 31 minutes to establish a 3-0. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Lee Gregory just before halftime to see out the first half 4-0.

SWFC continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Dominic Bernard in the 56th minute. When the final wisthle blew, the result was 5-0 to SWFC.

Substitutions for SWFC included Dennis Adeniran, Mallik Wilks, Callum Paterson, Will Vaulks and Jaden Brown for Barry Bannan, Josh Windass, Lee Gregory, Tyreeq Bakinson and Marvin Johnson, repectively. Rovers brought on Regan Hendry, Olivier Casey, Josh March, Armani Little and Jacob Jones, to replace Ben Stevenson, Kyle McAllister, Jamille Matt, Reece Brown and Corey O’Keeffe.

There were bookings for Marvin Johnson from SWFC. For Rovers, Corey O’Keeffe, Baily Cargill and David Davis saw yellow.

Rovers and SWFC will next play at home to Shrewsbury Town and Barnsley respectively.

Technical card:
Sheffield Wednesday:Josh Windass (Mallik Wilks, min.69), Barry Bannan (Dennis Adeniran, min.69), Liam Palmer, Marvin Johnson (Jaden Brown, min.83), Lee Gregory (Callum Paterson, min.69) and Tyreeq Bakinson (Will Vaulks, min.80)
Forest Green Rovers:Corey O’Keeffe (Jacob Jones, min.80), Dominic Bernard, Ben Stevenson (Regan Hendry, min.57), Kyle McAllister (Olivier Casey, min.58), Jamille Matt (Josh March, min.58), Reece Brown (Armani Little, min.65), Baily Cargill and David Davis
Stadium:Hillsborough Stadium
Goals:Josh Windass (1-0, min. 12), Barry Bannan (2-0, min. 19), Liam Palmer (3-0, min. 31), Lee Gregory (4-0, min. 45) and Dominic Bernard (5-0, min. 56)