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Report | Millwall U21s 1-3 Hull City U21s

23 February 2016

Full-time score from The Den

Millwall's U21 Premier League Cup dream is over after a 3-1 defeat to Hull City at The Den on Tuesday afternoon.

Jamie Philpot gave The Lions an early lead from the penalty spot, but goals from Johan Ter-Horst, Greg Olley and Dan Batty secured victory for The Tigers in the Quarter-Final tie.

The Lions started brightly and came close to an opener inside four minutes when Philpot played the ball inside to Mikael Ndjoli, whose low drive was turned behind for a corner by Hull keeper Rory Watson.

That set-piece was cleared for another corner, which led to the penalty award with less than six minutes on the clock. Ndjoli was quickest to reach a loose ball but was brought to ground by his marker, and strike partner Philpot made no mistake from 12-yards; smashing the ball into the bottom right-hand corner.

Justin Skinner's side almost grabbed a second goal moments later but skipper Keaton Wood's cross was volleyed over by Christian Mbulu from just outside the six-yard box.

Hull's first meaningful attempt on goal came after 20 minutes when Olley combined with Will Arron, but the latter's shot from inside the box was tame and went wide of Harry Girling's left-hand post.

They came closer on the half hour mark, though, when Max Clark lined up a free-kick from 35-yards, but Girling produced an acrobatic diving stop to tip the ball wide. 

The Millwall keeper could do little to prevent Hull's equaliser, however, which came after 33 minutes. Jack Powell was guilty of giving away possession in midfield, allowing the visitors to quickly break before Ter-Horst fired into the bottom corner.

Despite a strong start to the second-half, history unfortunately repeated itself for The Lions on the hour mark when the visitors took the lead against the run of play. Powell was robbed of possession in midfield before the ball was fed to Olley, who produced a neat left-footed finish past Girling and into the far corner.

Onyedinma moved into a central attacking position as Skinner looked to find a formula to get his side back into the game, and it was his cross which just evaded the touch of Ndjoli inside the area.

The Lions continued to battle but their task was made a near impossible one after 81 minutes when Hull grabbed a third goal as Batty, on as a substitute just moments earlier, tapped home from a corner with one of his first touches.

Skinner's side gave it everything they could in the closing stages but were unable to break down a stubborn visitors defence, meaning the visitors could celebrate their passage through to a Semi-Final tie against Huddersfield Town.

Millwall: Girling, Edwards (Brown, 61'), Mbulu, Parr, Wood, Onyedinma, Powell, Farrell, Twardek, Ndjoli, Philpot

Subs not used: Sandford, Donovan, Mulrooney-Skinner, Eze

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