Date: 30th July 2006 at 12:02pm
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Action shots from the Owls 2-1 defeat to Premiership side Middlesbrough in the pre-season friendly at Hillsborough on Saturday…

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£15 for a pre-season friendly – bargain! (sarcasm)



Boro’ fans flocking into the away end!



And inside the ground…



The Owls end is almost as quiet…





The Boro players take to the Hillsborough turf…



Followed by the Blue & White wizards!



The Wednesday Huddle!



At last! We’re back to the European style box nets!!



Chris Brunt’s long range free-kick crashes against Ross Turnbull’s crossbar.



Owls boss Paul Sturrock patrols his dugout…



Former Arsenal star Ray Parlour was one of the names on show for the former UEFA Cup finalists.



Boro striker Yakubu steps up to take a penalty after Graham Coughlan felled the former Portsmouth star inside the Owls box…



…And Chris Adamson saves!



It’s all but a friendly as Owls players react strongly to a series of strong challenges from Yakubu…



Steve Maclean warms up for some second half action.



Transfer-listed Glenn Whelen hopes to prove a point as he comes on to replace Kenny Lunt at half-time.



Chris Brunt steps up to take the Owls penalty after Steve Maclean is felled in the Boro box.



…And team mates congratulate him after scoring against his former club to make it 1-1 just after half-time.



Yoann Folly comes off just after half-time as a precaution for youngster Sean McAllister.



Chris Brunt lines up a free-kick…



And his fizzing effort somehow manages to by-pass the Owls players and hit the post.



Boro’ boss Gareth Southgate looks over his new side.



Yakubu celebrates with teasm mates after scoring the second goal for the visitors.



Deon Burton sports his new-season haircut!



John Hills makes a welcome return to first-team football.



Final score – The Owls 1-2 Boro…