Owls enjoy satisfactory Saturday without playing
Wednesday stay top of League One Sheffield Wednesday fans will have been happy with the results in League One this Saturday as the Owls maintained their place at the top of the division despite not playing. With Wednesday not in action until they face Brentford on Sunday lunchtime the chasing pack in League One had the chance to overhaul the Owls on Saturday but all came up short. Pre-season title favourites Southampton, who recently surprisingly sacked manager Alan Pardew, went down to a demoralising 2-0 home defeat to League One newcomers Rochdale. Well fancied Charlton slipped up 1-0 at Exeter, last season’s play-off contenders Huddersfield drew 2-2 at home to Bournemouth, who have also made a promising start to the season and free-scoring Peterborough lost 1-0 at Tranmere. Carlisle and Oldham came into their games with the opportunity to leapfrog the Owls but both could only manage home draws, against Swindon and Bristol Rovers respectively. Wednesday now face struggling Brentford at noon on Sunday at Griffin Park with the opportunity to further extend their early lead at the top of the League One table. In other news Wednesday’s reward for their midweek win over Notts County in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy is a second round clash against John Sheridan’s Chesterfield at Hillsborough. The tie is set to take place in the week commencing 4th October.
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