Young Lions get camapign off to a flying start
Millwall's U18s kicked off the 2015-16 Professional League 2 campaign in perfect fashion with a 1-0 against Huddersfield at Calmont Road on Saturday.
It was an encouraging start for coaches Larry McAvoy and David Connolly, who saw their team dictate long spells of the game before their dominance paid off with Matthew Day's second-half winner.
The young Lions bossed the opening half and despite producing a succession of teasing crosses into the Huddersfield box, were unable to convert any into goals.
Noah Chesmain went closest to breaking the deadlock five minutes before half-time with a rasping drive from outside the penalty area that took a deflection and bounced behind for a corner.
However, The Lions’ pressure and persistence was rewarded in the 54th-minute. Alex Mulrooney-Skinner forced a decent save from Town keeper Tadhg Ryan, who parried the winger's effort. The ball fell kindly to Day and he dutifully slid it home from close range.
Millwall had the bit between their teeth and moments later it took a top stop from Ryan to deny substitute Matt Campbell a second, producing a smart reaction save from his stinging low shot.
Huddersfield rarely threatened throughout the 90 minutes and on the rare occasion they did venture into the Millwall penalty area, home keeper Harry Girling was a resolute last line of defence.
Millwall: Girling, Brown, Chesmain, Bray, Green, Ebuzoeme, White, Mulrooney-Skinner, Eze, Day, Ndjoli.
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