ADAM REACH’S spectacular opener helped managerless Wednesday to their seventh straight Championship win over Forest.
The Owls responded properly to boss Carlos Carvalhal’s Christmas Eve exit – surviving poor Forest ending however thriving via Attain’s long-range thumper early on, Jordan Rhodes’ penalty and Lucas Joao’s second-half solo objective.
Wednesday caretaker boss Lee Bullen noticed Forest miss ample probabilities earlier than the interval because the Owls mocked the hosts’ run of 5 victories in six dwelling matches.
Attain scorched a fifth-minute breakthrough after Joe Worrall’s highly effective clearing header appeared to have cleared the hazard from a Wednesday nook.
Andreas Bouchalakis then despatched a long-range effort of his personal bending simply vast of the put up for Forest.
And a cross-shot from Ben Brereton flashed vast after narrowly eluding Tyler Walker within the centre.
Liam Bridcutt quickly despatched Barrie McKay racing clear with a intelligent cross, just for Owls goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith to make the primary of three massive saves.
His subsequent got here after McKay had turned creator to ship Ben Osborn clear via on objective, with Wildsmith racing off his line neatly to dam once more.
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Kieran Dowell then noticed a fierce drive palmed across the foot of the put up.
Wednesday went shut once more via a deflected shot from Attain and a intelligent free-kick from Rhodes, but it surely was largely Forest who had been creating the possibilities.
The guests made them pay the value for his or her lack of ending energy, nonetheless, when referee Andy Madley pointed to the spot within the first minute of first-half stoppage time after Walker was dominated to have pulled down Morgan Fox.
Rhodes despatched Jordan Smith the improper method from the spot with a peaceful end low to the house keeper’s left.
Wildsmith needed to dive low to his left to disclaim the hosts a lifeline after the break when Fox nearly diverted a McKay cross into his personal web.
And it proved to be one other key cease, as Wednesday killed the sport off within the 65th minute.
Attain fed Joao on the sting of the field, and the massive ahead surged in the direction of objective earlier than beating Smith with an emphatic end.
Substitute Jamie Ward pressured one other sensible save from Wildsmith, however there was to be no comfort for Forest.
Wednesday’s win lifted them to 13th, only a level and a spot behind Forest.
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