Where does Adam Reach's 18-second strike against Aston Villa rank among Sheffield Wednesday's quickest ever?

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Sheffield Wednesday have often been criticised for their slow, ponderous starts to games... but that was far from the case on Saturday.

Adam Reach fired in a stunning strike for his third in three games and the clock read just 18 seconds when the ball flew into the top corner of the Aston Villa goal, via the winger's left foot.

Reach's first-time effort puts him among the fastest to score for the Owls, but it's in fourth place that the 24 year-old finds himself on the list of Wednesday's quick-fire goals.

Just ahead of him is the unfortunate former Arsenal defender Steve Bould who on February 17, 1990 took just 15 seconds to get on the scoresheet. A cross from the right was headed back across goal by Nigel Worthington and thanks to Bould's shin, the ball was in the back of the net.

Next on the list is John Pearson, former Owls striker and current co-commentator for Wednesday and Radio Sheffield.

The lanky forward's opener in a 3-1 win over Bolton Wanderers at Hillsborough on September 7, 1982 was clocked at 13 seconds, placing him second on the list.

However, top of the charts and still yet to be beaten after 68 years is Charlie Tomlinson.

Like Reach, Tomlinson was a winger, who originally signed for Wednesday as an amateur before being released by then boss Jimmy McMullan in 1939.

Tomlinson, however would end up back at the club following the end of the war and it would be five years later that the record arrived.

In October 1949, Tomlinson scored the only goal of the game against Preston North End at Deepdale, just 12 seconds after kick off - a time that still to be bettered.

Adam Reach celebrates his quickfire goal against Aston Villa

Adam Reach celebrates his quickfire goal against Aston Villa

Reach, who had previously scored in games against Barnsley and Millwall, said of his goal, which helped Wednesday to an impressive 2-1 win: "Before we came out, we said how important it was to start well and to score early if we could. Nobody thought it would be that early but it put us in a good way for the rest of the game.

“We were on the front foot and could dictate how we wanted to play. We were disappointed we conceded at the end because we thought our performance merited a clean sheet. But all in all, it was a good day’s work.”

How the Green Un reported Steve Bould's own goal against Wednesday in February 1990. It has since been clocked at 15 seconds rather than 16

How the Green Un reported Steve Bould's own goal against Wednesday in February 1990. It has since been clocked at 15 seconds rather than 16

John pearson celebrates after scoring just 13 seconds into the game against Bolton Wanderers in September 1982

John pearson celebrates after scoring just 13 seconds into the game against Bolton Wanderers in September 1982

Charlie Tomlinson holds the record for the fast Sheffield Wednesday goal

Charlie Tomlinson holds the record for the fast Sheffield Wednesday goal