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Preview: Sheffield Wednesday v Fleetwood Town

16 August 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday 17 August at Hillsborough in a Sky Bet League One fixture, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Sheffield Wednesday v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 17 August 2021

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Hillsborough, Leppings Lane, Sheffield, S6 1SW



Simon Grayson’s side are looking to get their first points of the season on Tuesday as they travel to Yorkshire to face Sheffield Wednesday.

In the last outing, Fleetwood Town narrowly lost 2-1 to Lincoln City at LNER Stadium on Saturday afternoon. A rocket of a free-kick from Danny Andrew opened the scoring on the day, with his strike from 25-yards curling in the top-right corner of Josh Griffiths’ goal, leaving the goalkeeper no chance.

This was cancelled out with 20 minutes to go as Anthony Scully cut in from the left and found the top corner with his effort from close range, with the forward adding a second late on from the penalty spot.

Before that, Fleetwood fell to a 2-0 defeat to a strong Sky Bet Championship side in Stoke City meaning the side were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in the opening round.

In a tough night in Staffordshire, Town were trying to break through the host’s backline, which featured former-cod Harry Souttar, but it was the opposition who managed to find the back of the net on two occasions through Sam Surridge and Souttar.

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The Owls managed to get their first win of the season on Saturday when they hosted Doncaster Rovers at Hillsborough, where the game finished 2-0 to the home side.

It was a level match for most of the game, but Darren Moore’s side sprung into action late on as they bagged two quickfire goals through Barry Bannan and Dennis Adeniran.

That was the side’s third outing of the season, including a Carabao Cup loss to Huddersfield Town, that went to penalties. The Terriers, who Fleetwood beat during pre-season at Highbury, took the spot in the next round after winning the shootout 4-2 on the day.

In between the two previously mentioned fixtures, an opening day goalless draw away to Charlton took place, with the side from The Valley seemingly creating many of the chances throughout the game, but none of their chances made it past Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

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Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after his side were beaten 2-1 at the LNER Stadium on Saturday afternoon against Lincoln City. Here is what the gaffer had to say in his interview:

“We can say that we do play well and that we know that the first win is just around the corner, but we do have to learn from every game that we are involved in, staff-wise and then the players as well, whether you are 36 or 18 we have to learn, take the positives and realise we’re all in this together.”

“We said the same thing after our previous two matches against Portsmouth and Stoke, we play really well in the opening 45 minutes, but we lost the games and football is all about results and is driven by that, we have a lot of youth, but they’re in the first team because of their quality, but all the group have to grow up and learn quickly.”

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Report: Valiant Town narrowly lose Sheffield Wednesday clash

17 August 2021

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Fleetwood Town put in a valiant performance at Hillsborough on Tuesday night but narrowly fell short in a 1-0 loss to Sheffield Wednesday.

After Lee Gregory opened the scoring early on in the game and then hitting the post soon after, Town grew into the game and forced multiple saves out of Bailey Peacock-Farrell. The best one came late on as substitute Anthony Pilkington played a cross into the path of Callum Camps, who couldn’t quite get a toe onto it to guide it goalwards.

Sheffield Wednesday created the first chance of the game inside the first five minutes when Jack Hunt’s cross picked out Lee Gregory in the inside the six-yard box whose header was too high.

At the other end, it was Fleetwood’s turn to go forward. Danny Andrew picked out Ged Garner just inside the area who managed an effort on goal, but his shot was off target.

Wednesday turned over possession and almost took advantage of it. Liam Palmer found Lewis Wing on the edge of the area, but his strike flew into the safe hands of goalkeeper Alex Cairns.

Soon after, Dennis Adeniran picked out Wing on the right-hand side who drove into the penalty area. He played the ball across the face of the goal, but nobody was able to poke the ball towards goal.

The home side broke the deadlock in the 15th minute when Gregory played Adeniran through on goal. His low shot was superbly saved by the diving Alex Cairns, but Gregory was there to pounce on the loose ball and poke his side into the lead.

On his first start of the season, it was Harrison Biggins who responded for Town when he let one fly from range. His strike stung the hands of Bailey Peacock-Farrell as he dove to his right.

Gregory was at the heart of the action once again and this time looking to double his side’s lead. Wing’s freekick from the flank was met by the head of the centre-forward whose effort clattered against the near post.

Garner led Fleetwood’s hunt for an equaliser received the ball on the edge of the area. He beat his man and created space for the shot, however on this occasion his effort was comfortable for the goalkeeper.

Biggins, a bright spark for the Cod Army in the first half created a chance out of nothing. He drove into the opposition half, dribbling past two men along the way, before unleashing an effort on goal and forcing a save out of the Wednesday stopper.

Town came close to pulling one back just before the break. After some intrinsic build-up play, Brad Halliday appeared to have picked out Callum Morton in the box whose effort went just wide of the near post, however, the referee pulled play back for an earlier infringement.

The final chance of the half came when Dominic Iorfa rose highest on a corner. His header was on target but too close to Alex Cairns who ensured his side went in just one goal down at the break.

Fleetwood started the livelier of the two sides in the second half and continued their push for a goal. Biggins found space on the edge of the area, but he saw his optimistic effort saved by Peacock-Farrell.

The hosts replied when through goal scorer Gregory. His ball across the six-yard box found the run of Marvin Johnson who after losing his man, was unable to turn the ball home from close range.

Just as the game began to settle down, Barry Bannan picked out the Gregory with a through ball – playing him in behind the Town defence. However, he was unable to double his tally and fired just wide of the post.

Fleetwood substitute Shayden Morris came close to levelling the score when he drove into the Wednesday box. He showed quick feet to beat the oncoming defenders before forcing a save out of the keeper who held onto the ball. Soon after, Callum Camps received a short free-kick on the edge of the area, but his effort was deflected wide.

With 10 minutes to go, Danny Andrew looked to replicate the astonishing free-kick he scored against Lincoln City. However this time his effort beat the wall but failed to beat the goalkeeper.

With five minutes to go, Town almost levelled the game up as Pilkington ran into some space on the left before playing a low-cross into the Wednesday box, with Camps just unable to get a touch on it to guide it goalwards.

Town XI: Cairns (GK), Halliday, Andrew, Clarke, Morton (Pilkington 58’), Camps (Edmondson 85’), Rossiter (C), Holgate, Garner, Hill (Morris 46’), Biggins.

Unused subs: Crellin (GK), Matete, Morris, Batty, Clark.

Sheffield Wednesday XI: Peacock-Farrell (GK), Palmer, Hutchinson (Dunkley 46’), Iorfa, Adeniran, Gregory (Kamberi 72’), Bannan (C), Byers (Patterson 72’), Johnson, Wing, Hunt.

Unused subs: Wildsmith (GK), Brown, Dele-Bashiru, Luongo.

Attendance: 21,130

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Travel with the Cods to Hillsborough for Sheffield Wednesday clash

16 August 2021

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Tickets and coach travel are still on sale for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One away trip to face Sheffield Wednesday.

Simon Grayson’s side are set to travel to Hillsborough for their third away trip in a row, after Stoke City in the Carabao Cup and Lincoln City in the league.

The Cod Army will be situated in the Upper West Stand, with prices as follows:

General Admission

Adults: £22

Concession (65+) and Under-21s: £12

Under-11s: £10

Under-5s: £5

Coach Travel

Coaches will be departing Highbury Stadium at 3pm, costing only £5 for all Onward Card Holders and £10 for Non-Onward Card Holders.

To purchase either match tickets or coach travel, visit the club shop at Highbury Stadium or call 01253 775080.

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