Deadly Dexter kills off spirited Owls

06 February 2010 05:44
Billy Davies' men returned to winning ways following last weekend's defeat to local rivals Derby thanks to Blackstock's 10th and 11th goals of the season.[LNB]The former QPR striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot and netted the winner 10 minutes from time after Luke Varney had levelled for the visitors.[LNB]Wednesday had the first chance of the afternoon when Varney cleverly exchanged passes with Marcus Tudgay, but Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp got comfortably behind his side-footed effort.[LNB]After an uneventful first quarter, an extended spell of possession resulted in Forest winning a penalty in the 23rd minute when Blackstock's shot struck Darren Purse's foolishly raised arm.[LNB]Blackstock stepped up and smashed the spot-kick into the top corner, rendering Lee Grant a mere spectator as he dived in the opposite direction.[LNB]Moments later Wednesday's Darren Potter was carelessly dispossessed and Grant had to be alert to catch a venomous effort from Nathan Tyson.[LNB]At the other end Wes Morgan stopped Varney getting a shot away inside the penalty area following another impressive move with Tudgay after half an hour[LNB]In the 32nd minute Grant did well to punch a curling Earnshaw free-kick to safety after Chris Cohen was brought down on the edge of the penalty area by Michael Gray.[LNB]It was Gray who fashioned Wednesday's next opportunity when Tommy Spurr headed his corner wide in first-half stoppage time.[LNB]The visitors were almost level in fortuitous fashion at the start of the second half when Darren Potter's free-kick crashed into the crossbar after a deflection left Camp helpless.[LNB]And with 18 minutes remaining Wednesday had an equaliser befitting of the scrappy contest.[LNB]The home side could only clear Frank Simek's long throw as far as substitute Etienne Esajas and his raking cross finally broke to Varney who applied the finish.[LNB]Wednesday found themselves in the ascendancy and it came as a surprise when Forest regained the lead in the 80th minute.[LNB]Blackstock got in front of the Wednesday defence to head Chris Cohen's dangerous free-kick towards goal.[LNB]Grant parried but Blackstock reacted quickest in a crowded penalty area to lash home his second of the game from close range.[LNB]Forest were made to sweat when the fourth official signalled an unexpected five minutes of stoppage time but they were able to withstand a late Wednesday onslaught.[LNB][LNB]

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