Report: Millwall U23 3-0 Bolton Wanderers U23

Bolton Wanderers U23s suffered their first defeat of the 2018/19 Professional Development League season, losing 3-0 to Millwall U23s at The New Den.

The hosts took the lead inside four minutes, when Lewis White found space down the left side, before cutting in and firing a shot towards goal.

Bolton shot stopper James Aspinall parried away the first effort, however Lions midfielder Mason Saunders-Henry reacted first to the loose ball and poked the rebound home.

Wanderers had a chance shortly after through winger Dennis Politic, as his long range effort rattled the crossbar and evaded the Millwall goal.

The deficit doubled just after 14 minutes, when Shakeel Jones-Griffiths was adjudged to have fouled James Brown in the penalty area.

Saunders-Brown had his second from the penalty, as he dispatched the spot kick past Aspinall.

David Lee's side had a majority of the possession throughout the game, but seemed to lack a cutting edge in front of goal.

The lack of finishing touch was costly heading into the second half, as Jesse Debrah headed home from a Joe Wicks free-kick to seal the victory for Kevin Nugent's team.

Wanderers XI: Aspinall, Brockbank, Earing, Edwards, Zouma, Pritchard, Woods, Jones-Griffiths, Brown (Hartshorne 75), Politic, Navarro

Unused substitutes: Connell, Williams, Boon, Graham

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