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U23 | MILLWALL 2 TOWN 0

26 November 2018

Ellis back in action but Blues' unbeaten run comes to an end

Town U23s lost 2-0 away to Millwall at Calmont Road this afternoon.

Two second-half strikes secured the three points for The Lions and ended Blues' 12-match unbeaten run.

Ellis Harrison played 45 minutes for the visitors as he made his first steps back from an ankle ligament injury that saw him sidelined for eight weeks.

Aaron Drinan, who was recalled from a youth loan at Sutton United earlier today, had Town's first clear-cut chance of the game but headed wide from close range.

Corrie Ndaba came within inches of smashing Blues in front but his volley cannoned off the crossbar shortly before half-time.

It remained all square until Jesse Debrah fired the hosts in front 10 minutes after the restart. The Lions defender pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area before driving a fierce effort past shot-stopper Harry Wright into the top corner of the net.

Town looked for a quick equaliser but the Millwall defence stood resolute.

And in the 72nd minute the home side doubled their advantage. Isaac Olaofe collected the ball following a mazy from Harry Donovan and casually side-footed into the bottom corner.

Despite the defeat Town remain four points above Millwall in the Professional Development League Two South table, but could lose their place at the summit if second-placed QPR win at Playford Road when the two sides meet in their next outing.

Gerard Nash's side face Rangers in a top-of-the-table clash on December 10 [kick-off 1pm].


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