Sheffield Wednesday Under-23s 3 Hull City Under-23s 1 - Play-Off Final joy for Owls kids

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Sheffield Wednesday's Under-23s triumphed in the Professional Development League Two Play-Off Final, beating Hull City 3-1 at Hillsborough tonight.

Goals either side of half-time from George Hirst (2) and Liam Williams ensured the Owls' development squad added a second trophy to their cabinet. Neil Thompson's side also lifted the PDL2 North title.

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Roared on by a bumper crowd, Wednesday raced into a two-goal lead inside the opening 25 minutes, with Hirst taking his tally for the season to 36 in all competitions.

The Tigers threatened to mount a comeback when Robbie McKenzie converted a penalty just before half-time after Brandon Fleming had been brought down.

But the Owls put the contest out of their reach in the 64th minute when Williams rose highest to head in Jack Stobbs' corner.

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Cameron Dawson produced a series of excellent saves to keep Hull at bay. He twice denied substitute Jonathan Edwards and also foiled Greg Olley.

Wednesday's victory could have been more emphatic but Andrew kept out Hirst's left foot effort and Franck Betra's header was cleared off the line.

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