Alex Mighten’s first half goal proved to be the deciding factor in the otherwise relatively tied game.

4,938 fans were in attendance at Wham Stadium to watch the game between Accrington Stanley and Sheffield Wednesday, who are now 20th and 3rd respectively in the League One table.

The Owls got off to a bright start with a header from Michael Ihiekew which got cut short by Tommy Leigh who saved it after five minutes.

In the 24th minute, Michael Smith assisted Alex Mighten who rifled home and made the deciding goal for the match. 

Sheffield Wednesday was a dangerous team in this game, especially when the Reds boss had to substitute Sean McConville and Joe Pritchard.

After the break, Stanley had their chances to even the playing field but failed to do so.

In the 62nd minute, the Reds only had David Stockdale to beat, but the goalkeeper came out and saved his goal.

In the 82nd minute, Dele-Bashiru had his chance to extend their leading advantage, but he blasted too wide from distance.

Sheffield Wednesday was unbeaten in their last five matches in the league. Accrington Stanley however didn’t win a single of their last five matches which now means that they remain just above the relegation place.

Darren Moore, manager of Sheffield Wednesday, said: “The players got the plaudits for a really good performance at Southampton, but this is the bread and butter today.

“The only table I’m interested in is the one in May. Until then, we keep plugging away.”

Accrington Stanley: Savin, Fernandes, Tharme, Rodgers, Clark, Coyle, Hamilton, Pritchard (Longelo 46), McConville (Conneely 21), Whalley (Adedoyin 74), Leigh.

Unused: Jensen, Delfouneso, Perritt, Martin

Sheffield Wednesday: Stockdale, Iorfa, McGuinness, Ihiekwe, James, Dele-Bashiru, Vaulks, Bannan, Windass (Gregory 73), Smith, Mighten (Paterson 84).

Unused: Brown, Johnson, Bakinson, Dawson, Hunt.