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Millwall U21s 2 Bristol City U21s 3

2 September 2013

Full-time from The Den

Two goals from John Marquis were not enough to prevent Millwall's U21s slipping to their first Professional Development League 2 defeat of the season as they finished up on the wrong end of a 3-2 scoreline against Bristol City at The Den.

The Lions got off to the worst possible start when keeper Denzell Gerrar spilled a low cross at the feet of Wes Burns, who put the visitors ahead from close range in the second minute.

John Marquis almost levelled three minutes later but saw his left foot shot smack the foot of a post before City then hit the woodwork themselves when Sid Nelson deflected a Burns strike onto the far post.

Liam Trotter set up Marquis before half-time, but the striker's header glanced just wide.
The roles were reversed after the break when Marquis fed Trotter whose drive was saved by City keeper Jojo Wollacott.

Two further goals in quick succession gave Chopper's youngsters a mountain to climb.
Firstly Kevin Krans stabbed home a Lewis Hall cross from close range, before Anthony Edgar netted the third from the penalty spot after being upended by Tom Bender. 

Rather than throw in the towel, Millwall rallied and Marquis pulled one back from the spot after he was felled by Louis Carey.
Marquis, who had earlier seen a goalbound header from a Penny free-kick inadvertently blocked by Aiden O'Brien, made it 3-2 with another header from a Penny set-piece.

However, The Lions ran out of time before they could find a late leveller.

Millwall: Gerrar, Siafa, Bender, McManus, Nelson (Farrell 88mins), De Havilland, Penny, O'Brien, Marquis, Trotter (Pavey 65mins), Thomas (Thompson 46mins). Subs not used: Webb, Beadle.

Bristol City: Woolacott, Wilson (Batten 70mins), Mitchell, Mufuta, Carey, Brundle, Burns (Dobbie 46mins), Hall, Hooloway (Jordan 80mins), Krans, Edgar. Sub not used: Cable.

To see an excerpt from Neil Harris' post match interview click here 

The full interview will appear on Lions Player on Tuesday.

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