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It's goals galore as Millwall U23s win at Bristol City

31 October 2016

Young Lions make it five out of five with impressive victory

Millwall U23s continued an impressive run of form by notching a fifth successive Professional Development League win with a thumping 4-0 victory at Bristol City U23s on Monday afternoon.

It proved an excellent afternoon's work by the young Lions who showed no mercy in the final third of the field, romping into a 4-0 lead at the break and then creating a number of chances in the second-half without adding to their tally.

Millwall showed their attacking intent from the opening whistle and could have broken the deadlock after just seven minutes when the lively Lewis White broke through, but fired his shot into the side netting.

However The Lions didn't have to wait much longer for the opening goal, and it duly arrived on 12 minutes when defender Paul Rooney rose highest to meet a corner from the right to put the visitors 1-0 ahead.

It was 2-0 barely six minutes later with a clinical close-range finish from Alfie Pavey, who was on hand to fire home the loose ball after goalkeeper JoJo Wollacott had made an excellent initial reflex save from a floated free-kick.

City had no answer to the rampaging Lions and it could have been 3-0 just before the half-hour mark, only for Wollacott to come to the rescue with a brave save low to his right to deny White.

There was to be no stopping Millwall, however, and Christian Mbulu became the third goalscorer of the afternoon when he prodded home from close range in the 30th-minute.

It was 4-0 on 36 minutes when the referee played a sensible advantage after a foul on White, the pacey winger kept his balance and carried on forward before whipping over a tantalising cross met by the head of Harry Smith, who buried his effort.

Kyron Farrell was close to adding a fifth within 10 minutes of the second-half starting, but having intercepted a throw-out by the keeper, he sent a first-time shot narrowly wide of the target.

With Skinner's men comfortably in control, City rarely tested Tom King in the visiting goal and it was Millwall who could have increased their advantage.

On another day Pavey could have had a hat-trick as he was twice denied by Wollacott who made splendid saves to keep out the striker's right-foot shot from a Farrell cross and then header from another corner.

City were restricted to just one real chance on goal, but Shawn McCoulsky's shot on the turn sailed over the bar as The Lions chalked up a fourth clean sheet in five games.

Millwall: King, Cummings, Chesmain, Rooney, Mbulu, Twardek, Farrell, Pavey, Smith, White. Subs: Girling, McNamara, Bray, Ebuzoeme, Mundle-Smith.

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