WATFORD 1 SHEFF WED 0
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Smart (above), one of The Hornets heroes of last season`s play-off success, when he struck from close range after good work from substitute Tommy Smith on the right wing.
If The Owls do get relegated they will rue not getting anything from this game as, despite a poor performance, they had some good chances to get on the scoresheet.
Richard Cresswell missed the best chance when he failed to divert home Niclas Alexandersson`s fierce cross from inside the six-yard box.
The Hornets had earlier opportunities in a game that was full of application but lacking in quality - especially when Mikah Hyde blazed over-the-bar from close range.
On a day when Wednesday`s closest rivals all failed to pick up any points Danny Wilson`s side remain six points from safety.
Owls boss Wilson was scathing about his team, who again lost out after seeming to be set to pick up a point: "We shot ourselves in the foot as we have so many times this season, by losing a sloppy goal at the end of the game."