Owls are feeling low

OWLS boss Paul Sturrock admitted his players' morale was 'lower than a snake's belly' after his side were beaten by a last-gasp Ipswich Town winner.Sheffield Wednesday twice had efforts cleared off the line and created the better chances but were punished for their misses when Nicky Forster knocked in a controversial late winner.

By Derek Davis

OWLS boss Paul Sturrock admitted his players' morale was 'lower than a snake's belly' after his side were beaten by a last-gasp Ipswich Town winner.

Sheffield Wednesday twice had efforts cleared off the line and created the better chances but were punished for their misses when Nicky Forster knocked in a controversial late winner.

Sturrock said: “This has happened to us before and it is awful for the players and the fans.


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“We are making mistakes and not scoring goals when we have had chances. I am confident that these players will turn it around and they have to believe that as well.

“At the moment though their confidence is as low as a snake's belly.

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“The fans got behind us and I feel very sorry for them. The frustration must be unbelievable for them but I was appreciative of the way they got behind us. If they turn against us things will just get worse.”

Defender Graham Coughlan, who had second-half header cleared off the line by Lewis Price, was amazed they had lost a game which he felt they should have won and down to a goal Wednesday players felt was offside.

He said: “I can't believe this has happened to us again. Conceding a last- minute goal seems to be a regular occurrence and it is frustrating. It has been the case too many times this season and that goal was very hard to swallow. It was totally disheartening and soul-destroying.”

Richard Naylor also cleared off the line from Daryl Murphy, while Price made a couple of other good saves and Lee Peacock missed an easy chance form six yards as Wednesday notched up their fifth game in a row without finding the net.

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