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Broadhall Way (ATT 4,339) 13th September 2011 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Sheldrake

Stevenage Stevenage vs Sheffield Wednesday Sheff Wed

Stevenage 5

C Reid (6)
J Mousinho (10)
M Bostwick (17)
L Wilson (38)
D Charles (67)

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Sheff Wed 1

G Madine (74)
J Johnson (S/O 87)

Owls crash-land at Stevenage

Last Updated: 13/09/11 11:18pm

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Mousinho (right): Netted Boro's second goal

Mousinho (right): Netted Boro's second goal

Stevenage crushed Sheffield Wednesday with a 5-1 scoreline that will crank up the pressure on Owls boss Gary Megson.

It was a dream first half for Stevenage as they ripped Wednesday apart to lead 4-0 at the interval, while the visitors were reduced to 10 men in the closing stages when substitue Jermaine Johnson was sent off for violent conduct.

Craig Reid opened the scoring in the sixth minute when he pounced after Wednesday goalkeeper Richard O'Donnell had saved Ronnie Henry's initial shot.

Five minutes later it was 2-0 as John Mousinho fired an accurate low drive past O'Donnell and in the 17th minute Stevenage extended their lead as Michael Bostwick steadied himself before burying a shot which flew in off the post.

The fourth goal, eight minutes before the break, came when Lawrie Wilson was fortunate as his mis-directed effort somehow crept past the stunned O'Donnell.

Darius Charles rifled in the fifth in the 67th minute before Wednesday finally responded seven minutes later when Gary Madine tapped home a consolation, but it got worse for the Owls when Johnson was sent off in the dying minutes following an off-the-ball incident.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24