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Skinner full of praise for Millwall U21s after derby comeback

25 January 2016

Lions youngsters bounce back from two down in six-goal thriller

Millwall U21s came back from 3-1 down to earn a share of the spoils in Monday's Development League clash with Crystal Palace at Tooting & Mitcham FC.

After Jack Powell had given The Lions a first-half lead when he forced the ball over the line after Fred Onyedinma's shot had struck the bar and bounced down, Palace came stroming back in the second-half to take a 3-1 advantage.

But further goals from Onyedinma and Kris Twardek earned The Lions a deserved draw following an action packed encounter.

It was another positive display and result for the club's Elite Development Squad, and afterwards boss Justin Skinner was full of praise for his young charges, who are now 11 games without defeat.

"Going in at half-time with a lead was good, but we then found ourselves 3-1 down in no time at all," he said.

"But credit to the boys, they kept up on going like they have done all season and I've got nothing but praise for the way they came back against a Palace team with some very good players out there.

"Even after equalising we kept pushing forward and had chances to win it, but overall to get a draw having had to claw back two goals is impressive and the boys can take a lot of heart from it."

Millwall: King, Romeo, Chesmain, Thompson (Farrell, 68'), Nelson, Wood, Onyedinma, Powell, Marquis, Philpot, Twardek. Subs not used: Girling, Parr, Ndjoli, Eze.

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