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McAvoy "extremely pleased" with Millwall's one-sided FA Youth Cup victory

18 November 2015

Larry reviews the young Lions' emphatic win over Woodbridge Town

Larry McAvoy says he and fellow U18s coach David Connolly were "extremely pleased" with how Millwall progressed into the Third Round of the FA Youth Cup on Monday night.

The club's U18 side put in a ruthless display of attacking football against Woodbridge Town at The Den, scoring nine goals past a team who were unbeaten this season going into the game and who had knocked Dagenham & Redbridge out in the previous round of the prestigious youth tournament.

Monday night's 9-1 victory set up a tie with Charlton Athletic and McAvoy believes that their display against the Suffolk side will have made a statement to those in attendance.

"We felt really good going into the game," he told

"Playing against Dover in the round before some were a little bit nervous, especially during the first-half, because for many it was the first time they had played at The Den.

"FA Youth Cup night, as much as you try to play it down, is a big occasion for the players and what they learned from the First Round in terms of their emotions helped the lads against Woodbridge.

"On Monday night we kept the ball really well, moved it at a good tempo, created plenty of chances and scored a number of impressive goals.

"At half-time, when you have a big lead, it is about making sure that standards remained high, that the players kept making the right decisions and were ruthless, which we were.

"It was a great turnout from Millwall supporters, including the families of the players, and it was our opportunity to show everyone what we are made of and to make a statement in the competition, which I think we did.

"Overall it was a really great performance so David Connolly and myself were extremely pleased."

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