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Kyren's a hat-trick hero

13 October 2014

It's goals galore as young Lions beat Coventry in a thriller

Kyren Mundle-Smith bagged a hat-trick as Millwall's U18s registered a 5-3 win against Coventry City in a real ding-dong contest at Calmont Road.

Having finished on the wrong end of a 3-0 scoreline in their previous outing against Birmingham City, the young Lions bounced back with an impressive performance to secure maximum points from a strong Sky Blues outfit.

Coventry started on the front foot, but were unable to pose any real threat to Millwall goalkeeper Harry Girling, who was well protected by a solid rearguard action in front of him.

In fact it was The Lions who gradually began to ask questions of the visiting defence, using their pace and power on the counter-attack to cause a few problems.

It was from one of this crisp passing moves that the home side took the lead when striker Ebere Eze latched onto a pass, beat his marker on the edge of the box and skilfully slid the ball wide of keeper Corey Addai.

Millwall doubled their advantage in the 39th minute courtesy of a cool penalty kick from Mundle-Smith after wideman Ronnie O'Donnell had been brought down by keeper Addai in the box.

Three minutes later Mundle-Smith, under pressure from central defender Cian Harries, recorded his second and Millwall's third, by clipping the ball past keeper Addai from close range.



Early second-half pressure from Coventry forced a super save by keeper Girling to deny George Thomas, but there was little he could do just two minutes later to prevent the striker slotting home a cross from Devon Kelly-Evans.
Mundle-Smith restored Millwall's three-goal cushion on the hour mark, completing his hat-trick at the same time, by diverting a shot from defender James Brown into the back of the net.

Back came Coventry again and on 74 minutes Thomas reduced the arrears to 4-2 with a low drive. This sparked a late flurry of further goals as Lions midfielder Zak Byron fired home a low drive to make it 5-2 in Millwall’s's favour before, with just seconds remaining, Coventry snatched their third goal to complete the scoring in a thoroughly entertaining game.
 
Millwall: Harry Girling, James Brown, Noah Chesmain, Zak Byron, Chris Parr, Dexter Peter, John-Prince Rylah, Kyron Farrell, Kyren Mundle-Smith, Ebere Eze, Ronnie O’Donnell (Mikael Ndjoli, 70mins). Subs not used: Rian Bray, Max Goodman, James Fitzgerald, Alex Mulrooney-Skinner.

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