Owls wings clipped by Boro
Sheffield Wednesday's automatic promotion hopes were dealt another blow with a 1-0 defeat at home to Stevenage.
Following Saturday's 2-1 reverse at Exeter, Gary Megson's men lost again after a goal from Scott Laird just before half-time.
Wednesday's Chris O'Grady threatened to score in the second minute when he fired in a shot on the run which was tipped over by goalkeeper Chris Day.
Day was also called into action to keep out Jermaine Johnson's firm drive.
Stevenage's Michael Bostwick put a couple of efforts off-target and had a shot saved by Stephen Bywater before the visitors scored the only goal of the game in the 45th minute.
Joel Byrom's corner was met by a far-post header from Chris Beardsley and Laird turned the ball past Bywater from close range.
David Prutton went close to scoring with a close-range shot which Day managed to keep out.
Wednesday continued to put the visitors under pressure with O'Grady and Chris Lines both threatening but they were unable to level.
Sheff Wed 0-1 Stevenage: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statictics of the game as it happened.