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Report | Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Millwall U23s

9 May 2017

Owls pip Lions to the post...

Millwall's Under 23s bowed out of the Professional Development League at the Semi-Final stage on Monday night after a narrow 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.

Jamie Philpot levelled for the young Lions in the first-half, but George Hirst's double secured a place in the Final for The Owls, where they will take on Hull City, who defeated Charlton Athletic on penalties in the other Semi-Final at The Valley.

Hirst opened the scoring after converting Jack Stobbs' low cross via a deflection, but Philpot made it 1-1 with a clever lob from just inside the penalty area. 

However, Hirst grabbed his second of the night shortly before the break, pouncing on a loose ball after Ryan Sandford saved well from Matt Penney's long-range drive. 

Millwall tried every route possible to get back into the game and force extra-time, but to no avail.

In spite of the defeat, the young Lions can take great pride from a successful campaign - one which they will hope to repeat next year.

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