Sheffield Wednesday's miserable season ended with a home defeat as Exeter came back from a goal behind to win.

The Owls, tipped as title challengers at the start of the campaign, went ahead when Jermaine Johnson beat two players and blasted home from 20 yards.

But Exeter equalised through Daniel Nardiello's low, angled shot after he collected the ball from James Dunne.

The visitors grabbed a late winner as Troy Archibald-Henville scored a fine solo goal after Darren Potter's error.

Wednesday finish the season 15th, seven positions below Exeter.

POST-MATCH REACTION

Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

The first 20 minutes was certainly as good as we've played in the last couple of months. We created a lot of chances and scored a great goal. But then the second half was poor.

We've spoken to a lot of players and these things take a lot of time but most importantly they have to be right for Wednesday.

We've got a few irons in the fire that we would like to get done as quickly as we can but it's not something we're in charge of.

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"I'm very proud of the team, very proud to be manager of a terrific club and with all that it's just tinged with a little bit of disappointment that we've not finished seventh.

"It's been a great year and we've had to overcome numerous issues, most notably the passing of Adam Stansfield and we've come through it and we've done things in a very respectful way.

"This club is different. It is totally different and part of it is being serious, you don't lose that seriousness, but you have to enjoy every minute you get."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Sheffield Wed

  • 01 Weaver (O'Donnell - 90' )
  • 03 Buxton
  • 12 Batth
  • 27 R Jones (D Jones - 69' )
  • 36 Otsemobor
  • 08 Miller
  • 17 O'Connor Booked
  • 21 Teale (Potter - 73' )
  • 23 Johnson
  • 32 Madine
  • 33 Mellor Booked

Substitutes

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 11 D Jones
  • 22 Johnson
  • 14 Potter
  • 24 Sedgwick
  • 29 Palmer
  • 30 Morrison

Exeter

  • 30 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 03 Duffy
  • 05 Archibald-Henville
  • 11 Golbourne
  • 04 Dunne
  • 07 Harley
  • 14 Cozic (Nicholls - 46' )
  • 22 Sercombe
  • 10 Nardiello Booked (Taylor - 88' )
  • 12 Cureton

Substitutes

  • 06 Taylor
  • 15 Edwards
  • 18 Jones
  • 17 Tisdale
  • 25 Shephard
  • 20 Logan
  • 37 Nicholls (Tisdale - 90' )
Ref: D'Urso
Att: 21,085

Match Stats

Shots

15 14

On target

11 10

Corners

9 5

Fouls

8 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +8:23 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +6:38 Substitution

Substitution Richard O'Donnell on for Nicky Weaver.

90:00 +3:10

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Jones.

90:00 +2:59

Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Johnson from the left by-line, Troy Archibald-Henville makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:33

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

90:00 +1:58

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by Liam Sercombe results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Miller.

89:19 Substitution

Substitution Paul Tisdale comes on in place of Tom Nichols.

88:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Troy Archibald-Henville - Sheff Wed 1 - 2 Exeter Goal scored by Troy Archibald-Henville from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-2 Exeter.

87:01 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Taylor on for Daniel Nardiello.

84:52

The ball is sent over by Daniel Jones.

83:45

Centre by Ryan Harley, Effort from deep inside the area by Jamie Cureton clears the bar.

83:16

Lewis Buxton takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Nardiello.

82:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Golbourne on Gary Madine. Free kick taken by Jon Otsemobor.

81:29

Daniel Jones delivers the ball, Artur Krysiak makes a save.

80:31

Neil Mellor is ruled offside. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.

79:46

The ball is delivered by Tommy Miller.

79:25

Corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Johnson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Steve Tully.

79:14

Lewis Buxton takes a shot.

78:33

Jermaine Johnson fouled by Steve Tully, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Tommy Miller.

77:57

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the right by-line, Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Save by Nicky Weaver.

76:27 Booking

Booking Daniel Nardiello receives a yellow card.

76:19 Booking

Booking James O'Connor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

75:04

The assist for the goal came from James Dunne.

75:04 Goal scored

Goal! - Daniel Nardiello - Sheff Wed 1 - 1 Exeter Daniel Nardiello fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-1 Exeter.

73:38

Jamie Cureton takes a shot. Save by Nicky Weaver.

72:19 Substitution

Substitution (Sheff Wed) makes a substitution, with Darren Potter coming on for Gary Teale.

71:55

Daniel Nardiello handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Nicky Weaver takes the free kick.

71:00

Neil Mellor challenges Artur Krysiak unfairly and gives away a free kick.

70:49

Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

70:49 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Neil Mellor for unsporting behaviour.

69:42

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Danny Batth gets a block in.

69:12

Gary Madine challenges Troy Archibald-Henville unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

68:13 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Jones comes on in place of Rob Jones.

66:56

Effort on goal by Lewis Buxton from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

66:02

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

65:19

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Cureton. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

64:29

Gary Teale takes a shot. Blocked by Steve Tully.

61:46

James Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Madine. Gary Teale takes the direct free kick.

60:19

The ball is delivered by Jamie Cureton, save by Nicky Weaver.

58:20

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Teale.

57:35

Daniel Nardiello has an effort at goal from inside the six-yard box that hits the post.

57:10

The ball is swung over by Neil Mellor, Artur Krysiak makes a save.

56:55

A cross is delivered by Scott Golbourne, save made by Nicky Weaver.

55:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Johnson by Scott Golbourne. Jermaine Johnson takes the free kick.

54:09

The ball is crossed by Scott Golbourne.

53:56

Tom Nichols takes a shot. Blocked by James O'Connor.

51:13

Lewis Buxton produces a cross.

50:41

Centre by Gary Teale.

50:06

Tom Nichols fouled by Lewis Buxton, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Tully takes the indirect free kick.

49:14

Gary Madine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dunne. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Harley.

48:55

Rob Jones fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

47:57

Rob Jones challenges Daniel Nardiello unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Harley restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Tom Nichols replaces Bertrand Cozic.

45:00 +1:29 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

44:21

Bertrand Cozic takes a shot.

43:16

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the right by-line to the near post.

41:15

Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Bertrand Cozic gets a block in.

39:54

Outswinging corner taken by Gary Teale.

39:44

Neil Mellor takes a shot. Richard Duffy gets a block in.

39:29

Lewis Buxton takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

39:17

The ball is delivered by Jermaine Johnson.

39:00

Steve Tully challenges Lewis Buxton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Teale takes the direct free kick.

38:28

Neil Mellor takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

37:42

Outswinging corner taken by Ryan Harley from the left by-line, Danny Batth manages to make a clearance.

37:25

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Nicky Weaver makes a save.

37:14

Corner taken short by Ryan Harley.

37:01

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Rob Jones gets a block in.

35:55

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale.

35:29

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Gary Teale.

35:10

James O'Connor takes a shot. Brilliant save by Artur Krysiak.

32:10

Neil Mellor is penalised for a handball. Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.

31:11

Short corner worked by Gary Teale, Jermaine Johnson produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

29:51

Jon Otsemobor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello. Strike comes in from Ryan Harley from the free kick, blocked by Neil Mellor.

28:30

James Dunne concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Buxton. Free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

27:19

The ball is swung over by James Dunne, save by Nicky Weaver.

25:01

Gary Teale takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.

24:27

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Harley from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Tommy Miller.

24:12

Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Danny Batth gets a block in.

21:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Madine on Richard Duffy. Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.

21:25

Shot from outside the box by Jamie Cureton misses to the left of the goal.

16:10

The offside flag is raised against Jamie Cureton. Nicky Weaver restarts play with the free kick.

13:33

Jermaine Johnson fouled by Richard Duffy, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Weaver.

12:15

Assist on the goal came from Tommy Miller.

12:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Jermaine Johnson - Sheff Wed 1 - 0 Exeter Jermaine Johnson scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 1-0 Exeter.

9:53

The official flags Scott Golbourne offside. Nicky Weaver takes the indirect free kick.

9:05

Inswinging corner taken by Gary Teale from the left by-line, clearance made by Troy Archibald-Henville.

8:26

James O'Connor takes a shot. Brilliant save by Artur Krysiak.

7:39

Foul by Bertrand Cozic on Neil Mellor, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Gary Teale from right wing, Richard Duffy makes a clearance.

2:55

Tommy Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Sercombe. Richard Duffy restarts play with the free kick.

1:20

Neil Mellor produces a cross, save by Artur Krysiak.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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