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Points shared in Professional Development League opener

Our take on The Lions' meeting with Burnley...

9 August 2019

George Alexander was on target as Millwall's Under 23s drew 1-1 with Burnley at The Den in the Professional Development League on Friday afternoon.

Alexander converted Jesse Debrah's flick-on on the hour-mark to equalise after Bobby Thomas had given The Clarets the lead.

Jayson Molumby started for Kevin Nugent's side, whilst familiar faces such as Ryan Sandford, Junior Tiensia, Billy Mitchell, Debrah and George Alexander lined up alongside new recruits Daniel Moss, Tyler Burey and Harvey Bradbury.

After an even opening period, Junior Tiensia was forced off through injury and replaced by Besart Topalloj. Mitchell was then presented with a chance after good work by Alexander but blazed over, before new signing Daniel Moss was on hand to clear a Burnley effort off the line midway through the half.

On 34 minutes the away side nosed themselves in front after Jordan Cropper's long-throw was touched home by Thomas.

There were chances at both ends in the second-half, as Alexander and Josh Benson traded efforts, with the next chance of note coming on 60 minutes as Alexander equalised.

Harvey Bradbury then struck the post as The Lions looked for a winner, but after further attempts went begging, both sides had to settle for a point. 

Millwall: Sandford, Moss, Tiensia, Mitchell, Debrah, Ransom, Burey, Molumby, Bradbury, Alexander, Duncan. Subs: Topalloj, Wright, Skeffington, Strachan.

Scorer: Alexander 60'

Burnley: Legdzins, Cropper, Glennon, Phillips, Thomas, Younger, Baycde, Benson, Harker, N'Gussan, Koiki. Subs: McMahon, Wilson, Richardson, Conn, Senior.

Scorer: Thomas 34'

Referee: Mr. I. Searle


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