Owls misery: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Exeter 2

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday’s terrible League One season came to an end with more misery - a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Exeter, writes Graham Walker.

The visitors came back from a goal behind to win.

It leaves the Owls in the bottom half of the old third division, with just 58-points and in 15th place.

The Owls, relegated from the Championship last season, were tipped as title challengers at the start of this campaign.

Next season will see them face fellow relegated city rivals Sheffield United and League Two promoted Chesterfield - who were today crowned champions.

The Owls went ahead at Hillsborough when Jermaine Johnson beat two players and hit home from 20 yards.

But Exeter got the leveller through Daniel Nardiello’s low angled shot.

The visitors, who finish seven places above the Owls and just short of the play offs, grabbed a late winner thanks to Troy Archibald-Henville, who made the most of a Darren Potter error.

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RESULTS, Saturday, May 7, 2011:


Swansea 4 Sheffield United 0 (HT:1-0)

Barnsley 1 Millwall 0 (HT:0-0)

Middlesbrough 3 Doncaster Rovers 0 (HT: 1-0)

League One (KO 3pm):

Sheffield Wed 1 Exeter 2 (HT:1-0)

League Two (KO 3pm):

Chesterfield 3 Gillingham 1 (HT: 1-0)

Rotherham United 3 Torquay 1 (HT: 2-1)