Sheffield Wednesday: Owls kids claim hard-fought win over Huddersfield Town

Fraser Preston
Fraser Preston

Winger Fraser Preston was the hero as Sheffield Wednesday’s development squad beat table-topping Huddersfield Town 1-0 today.

The 17-year-old, who penned his maiden Owls contract last month, fired home a 56th minute winner after latching on to Devante Rodney’s neat pass at Sheffield FC’s Coach & Horses Ground.

Devante Rodney

Devante Rodney

Wednesday were indebted to a fine goalkeeping display in the first half by Dan Wallis, who produced a string of fine saves to keep their West Yorkshire counterparts at bay.

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Connor O’Grady was a tower of strength at centre-back while young striker Rodney put in a hard-working shift up front.

Victory extended Neil Thompson’s team’s unbeaten run to three matches.

*Wednesday: Wallis; Centeno (Murphy 61), O’Grady, Thorniley, Penney; Stobbs, Kirby, Clare, Preston; Clarke, Rodney (Lonchar 75). Substitutes: Walker, Hayford, Lee.

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