Lee Gregory’s goal: How big will that be in the context of Sheffield Wednesday’s League One promotion push? Yorkshire News

On Wednesday he seemed to be wasting two precious points in his quest to seal a place in the League One play-offs, until Gregory popped in with a header in the ’94th minute’ to send Hillsborough into ecstasy.

“We are delighted to have him back and he is getting stronger as the weeks go by,” manager Darren Moore said of a striker who missed all of February but has now scored in successive matches. “It was another 90 minutes for him and another goal. You want your score number 9.

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“He has scored 10 goals and we have to remember that he has also been injured. We are creating chances. With someone of his caliber, he will surely score goals. As long as we keep supplying the balls there, I’m sure Lee Gregory and others will make the roster. We have to move on.”

Lee Gregory’s stoppage-time winner on Wednesday against Wimbledon (Image: Steve Ellis)

It was a good start for the Owls when captain Barry Bannan sent in a dangerous cross and Jack Hunt converted with a diving header in the 11th minute.

But the Wimbledon battlers equalized when Zach Robinson overcame the offside trap and faced Ayoub Assal, who smashed the ball into the top corner past goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

“It was an afternoon where we kept knocking on the door,” Moore said. “At one point, it didn’t look like it was going to come.

“We had to keep the momentum going and create chances.”

Lee Gregory celebrates with teammates, ball boys and fans on the kop (Image: Steve Ellis)

Sheff Wed: Peacock-Farrell, Iorfa (Berahino 67), Dean, Hutchinson, Hunt, Byers (Paterson 86), Luongo, Bannan, Johnson, Mendez-Laing (Shodipo 86), Gregory. Unused substitutes: Dele-Bashiru, Dunkley, Wildsmith, Sow.

AFC Wimbledon: Tzanev, Nightingale, Heneghan, Csoka, Lawrence, Marsh (Hartigan 72), Woodyard, Rudoni, Osew, Robinson (Osei Yaw 78), Assal (Mebude 86). Unused substitutes: Guinness-Walker, Kalambayi, Broome, Brown.

Referee: P Wright (Merseyside).

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This notice was published: 2022-04-03 08:10:23

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