sheffield WEDNESDAY made a flying start which saw them score three goals in the first ten minutes against Bornemouth at HillsboroughA left wing corner by Lines at the Kop end reached Antonio on the far side of the box where the winger beat his man on the outside and then played a low ball to the edge of the six yard box where BATTH stretched forward to drive the ball into the roof of the net.
It was the centre half’s second goal for the club following his opener at Preston North End on New Years Eve.
The second goal came in the 8th minute. Another Lines corner from the left brought a header from Bennett that bounced down off the bar before the ball came out to Jones, who kicked the ball back towards goal where it hit Cherries defender Addison on its way into the back of the net and the official announcer credited Bennett with the goal.
There was no doubting who got the third. Again Antonio burst forward into space in the penalty area and fired into the roof of the net from around eight yards for his third goal in his last two games.
The winger said on Thursday that he wanted another four goals this season and he was now well on the way.
Bournemouth had nothing to lose now and were stung in to a response. Malone played a fine ball to the far post where Fogden was running in to strike the opportunity wide and over the bar.
This first half had been one of increasing anti-climax for Wednesday fans with maybe their team taking the foot off the gas and certainly with the visitors now doing more of the attacking and able to claim by half time that they had created at least as many chances as the Owls.
After the interval Bournemouth had their keeper to thank in the 60th minute, he blocked an effort from Lowe after the striker cleverly made himself space to get a shot off from eight yards.
When the ball was put back in to the middle, a challenge from Francis prevented Rob Jones heading home from close range. Bournemouth made another opportunity in the 69th minute when a free kick was cleared out to Thomas who blasted widely out of play.
Centre half Addison had a free header that Bywater saved with his foot and from the rebound, Tubbs shot down in to the ground and saw the ball bounce over the bar. Bournemouth must have been wondering how they had failed to score this afternoon.