posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 04:30 PM
Two goals from former England forward Nicky Barmby helped his hometown club Hull up to second place in Coca-Cola League One via a 4-2 win at Sheffield
The Tigers had to come from a goal down in the all-Yorkshire clash at Hillsborough where Joey O'Brien, on loan from Bolton, put Wednesday one up in
the ninth minute. Peter Taylor's side were level via a Michael Keane penalty just before the quarter-hour - and then Barmby struck in the 22nd and
43rd minutes. Hull had a wobble when John-Paul McGovern got a goal back nine minutes from time.
But Taylor, on his first competitive visit to Wednesday in his long career as player and then manager, could breathe easily again when substitute
Danny Allsopp re-established the two-goal cushion in the 83rd minute to help his team move above Tranmere on goal difference and only four points
behind leaders Luton.
Huddersfield were the other League One winners, leapfrogging their victims Swindon in mid-table thanks to a 2-1 victory at the County Ground. The
off-colour Robins were not helped when Jerel Ifil was sent off for a second booking early in the second half, but Huddersfield made it fair again
three minutes from time when Lee Fowler was banished for a foul.
The damage for the hosts was done long before either dismissal in any case, Pawel Abbott having struck for the Terriers in the 19th minute and Chris
Brandon on target too a quarter of an hour later. Huddersfield were to concede a consolation to Grant Smith a minute from time but managed to hang on
for the points.