Lankester penalty gives young Blues a point
Jack Lankester converted a second-half penalty as Town drew 1-1 with Millwall at Playford Road.
Alan Lee’s Blues came from behind to earn a point, and were unfortunate not to take all three when Armando Dobra struck the crossbar in the final moments.
Almost 10 minutes in Town created the first chance of the game. Steven Cahill’s dangerous cross led to pinball in the penalty area, but the visitors managed to clear their lines.
Millwall’s Duncan Reuben was then unlucky not to score the opener. The attacking midfielder nutmegged Cahill before firing wide from the edge of the area.
A frantic finish to the first-half saw Town’s Brett McGavin have a shot blocked from close range, before Georgie Alexander blazed over from 18 yards for the away side.
Soon after the restart Millwall broke the deadlock, Marshall Wratten’s strike beating Town ‘keeper Mitchell Ware.
Blues levelled 12 minutes from time. Idris El Mizouni was tripped as he surged into the penalty area, allowing Lankester to step up and score from the spot.
Town almost completed the turnaround in the dying stages. Lankester cut the ball back to substitute Prince Ogunmekan but his shot from six yards was saved brilliantly by the visiting ‘keeper Sam Jackson.
Dobra then tried his luck from 25 yards after a fantastic run, but saw his audacious attempt strike the bar in what turned out to be the last kick of the game.