Gills Academy side bow out of competition in round fourGillingham's under-18s bowed out of this season's FA Youth Cup on Friday evening, as they lost 3-0 to a clinical Sheffield Wednesday at the famous Hillsborough Stadium.
Strikers Noel Mbo and Leroy Hlabi threatened for Mark Patterson's side before the break; the former dragged a shot just wide from 15 yards, before Hlabi was prevented from getting on the end of O'Mara's dangerous cross thanks to good defending from Brennan.
Wednesday wrapped up the victory 45 seconds into the second half, as right-midfielder Preston volleyed home from 12 yards after Aaron Simpson's clearance fell kindly to him.
Bradley Stevenson's 25-yard effort on 59 minutes was well saved by Wallis, and substitute Henry Woods' drive was held by the Owls goalkeeper.
The Gills' bad luck was evident in the final five minutes; sub Sam Lawford poked a shot inches wide of the post while seated on the floor, and Mbo was bundled over inside the box with virtually the last kick of the game, but no penalty was given.
Wallis, Brennan (Hughes 81), Cook, Lee, West, Preston, Waldock (Williams 79), Kirby [C], Price (Hunt 65), Lonchar, HirstSheffield Wednesday:
Unused subs: Walker [GK], Swaine
Sykes, O'Mara, Huckle, Tucker (Divine 85), Simpson [C], Stevenson, Oldaker, Chapman, Conway (Woods 46), Mbo, Hlabi (Lawford 79)Gillingham:
Unused subs: Catherall [GK]. Gildea