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Report: Welling United 0 Millwall U21s 2

29 July 2014

Full-time from Park View Road

Millwall U21s maintained their unbeaten pre-season with a solid 2-0 win at Conference South side Welling United.

It was another promising performance from Neil Harris' young charges who secured victory thanks to a first-half brace from Magaye Gueye and Aiden O'Brien.

Welling enjoyed a spell of early pressure and striker Kieran St Aimie was denied a clear shot on goal midway through the half by a great block from Keaton Wood. From the resulting corner, it took an excellent save from keeper Denzel Gerrar to tip Chris Bush's goal-bound header over.

Millwall took the lead with a smashing low finish from Gueye, who broke into the danger zone and arrowed a low shot into the bottom right hand corner beyond the reach of Wings' keeper Lee Butcher.

O'Brien continued his excellent pre-season form adding The Lions second goal on the stroke of half-time. O'Brien, on target against Billericay at the weekend, produced another clinical finish, this time a crisp right-foot effort that gave Butcher no chance.

Coach Harris introduced trialists Antoine Tchang Tchong at left-back and frontman Sofiane El Bekri at the start of the second-half, and the latter so nearly made made it 3-0 within seconds of the restart, seeing his close-range shot expertly blocked by Butcher.

Both teams created half-chances as the game wore on, but there were to be no further goals and Millwall confidently saw out the game to secure a deserved victory.

Welling United:Lee Butcher, Barney Williams, Jamal Fyfield, Zach Fagan, Chris Bush, Jake Gallagher, Rod Young, Charlie Gorman, Harry Beautyman, Malik Ouani, Kieran St Aimie.

Millwall:Denzel Gerrar, Josh Siafa, Jeremy Walker (Antoine Tchang Tchong, 46mins) Jack Powell, Jake Goodman (Chris Parr, 66mins), Keaton Wood, Kyron Farrell (Kris Twardek, 59mins), Aiden O'Brien, Jamie Philpot (Sofiane El Bekri, 46mins) Magaye Gueye (Ben Thompson, 59mins), Callum Webb (Dexter Peters, 76mins). Sub not used: Max Goodman.



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