Owls cruise to derby win
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheffield Wednesday took the honours against Doncaster with a resounding 4-0 win.Sheffield Wednesday took the honours in their South Yorkshire derby against Doncaster with a resounding 4-0 victory.
Steven MacLean was the hero for The Owls with a hat-trick, whilst on-loan Kenwyne Jones scored on his full debut for the club.
Wednesday were out of the traps fast and hit the front on nine minutes when MacLean got the first of his treble.
The former Rangers striker took advantage of some hesitant defending to collect a cross from the right and then thump low past Andy Warrington.
More poor defending allowed the visitors to double their lead 13 minutes later; Warrington rushed from his goal to clear a long ball but made almost no contact allowing Jones - on loan from Southampton - to nip in ahead of Dave Morley and slot into the unguarded net.
Doncaster thought they had found a way back into the game shortly after the interval, but saw a Gregg Blundell strike ruled out for offside.
The match was all but ended as a contest on the hour mark when MacLean poached his second after good work from strike partner Jones.
The marksman then completed his hat-trick by nodding in a cross from the right as Wednesday put a real gloss on the scoreline.
The win moves Paul Sturrock's men to within three points of the play-off places, while Doncaster slip a place to 16th.