5-1 ... Megson’s lowest ever point as a manager

Owls suffering: Keeper Richard O'Donnell last night
Owls suffering: Keeper Richard O'Donnell last night
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OWLS boss Gary Megson blasted his side after they were thumped by League One new boys Stevenage.

The Owls trailed 4-0 at the break. And even though Gary Madine bagged a late consolation, Borough scored a fifth to complete a miserable night for 1,337 travelling supporters.

Jermaine Johnson was sent off for violent conduct too.

“It was a really bad night for us,” said Megson. “That’s the worst I’ve felt as a manager and I’ve been doing it a long time. There wasn’t a performance from us, it was poor from minute one. And that carried on until the last minute. Managers try and put a positive spin on the performance but it’s really difficult for me to do that. We’ve made three changes for the second half, which we’ve drawn 1-1, but we’d chucked the game away before then.

“They looked stronger than us and played with more desire and passed better. We were 4-0 down and yet they had more opportunities to score in the first half.

“I was obviously not pleased with the sending off. Jermaine said he went in for a tackle and the fourth official has said it’s violent conduct. But this sort of things has been going on at Wednesday for a long time.

“I went in to see the referee to ask him to have another look at it. Those sort of things come about through frustration, I’ll be bitterly disappointed if JJ is suspended because of that. We need all our better players on the pitch.”