Date: 25th July 2018 at 2:32pm
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The heat certainly seemed to affect some people in Sheffield Wednesday’s most recent friendly against Mansfield Town on Tuesday evening.

Heading to Field Mill as we continue our pre-season preparations, Wednesday lost out 2-1 on the night and it was a game that went from bad to worse.

Mal Benning gave the hosts the lead just before the halftime mark and an Adam Reach own goal gave them a 2-0 advantage. Reach did balance his performance up with a goal at the other end but 2-1 was where the game ended.


Dawson, Palmer, Lees, van Aken, Fox, Reach, Pelupessy, Bannan, Hutchinson, Forestieri, Nuhiu.

Attendance: 3.599.

Manager Jos Luhukay certainly had a number of topics to cover following the game, but speaking to the Official Site even he had to admit that our hosts had deserved victory owing to their performance but he did highlight the ‘positives’ that he could take from the match, although it’s doubtful whether travelling fans would share in that view.

The main talking point from the game was the mass brawl that took place at the final whistle and the Star have reported that the Football Association has now launched an investigation into the incident. With punches and kicks being reported aimed in all directions.

This will no doubt rumble on for a while but it’s definitely not what you want to see at a game of football.

It seems fans were making up their own entertainment.

A friendly against Bradford earlier in the day that saw some other seniors on display as they stepped up their fitness was apparently also ended in defeat.