Report: Bolton Wanderers U18s vs. Millwall U18s

Bolton Wanderers U18s bow out of the F.A. Youth Cup in the Third Round, after a home defeat to Millwall.

Wanderers started bright, as efforts from Regan Riley, Finlay Lockett and Jay Fitzmartin were quashed by Millwall’s defence in the first ten minutes.

Fitzmartin became provider to the next attempt, as his free-kick found its way to Lamine Toure, who narrowly missed the target from the edge of the area.

Full back Myles Edmondson continued to prolong Wanderers’ early dominance, as his powering run through the centre of the pitch finished with a left-footed shot from distance that whistles past the far post.

Nana Boateng created first chance for the visitors, as his low cross towards Abdul Abdulmalik was intercepted brilliantly by skipper Adam Senior.

Just after the half hour mark, Hayden Muller scored for the Lions to open their account.

Minutes before half time, Millwall were awarded a penalty after a mistimed challenge from Edmondson.

Sean O’Brien put it away from twelve yards, sending Alexander the wrong way.

The Lions added a third in first half added time, with a towering header from Alex Mitchell.

Coming out for the second half and the Whites were awarded a penalty for handball.

Callum King-Harmes stepped up and saw his spot kick saved by Leighton Fanshawe.

Ten minutes into the second period and Oliver Bate added a fourth to extend the Lions lead.

Shortly after that, Millwall added their fifth of the night as Abdul Abdulmalik turned multiple defenders and slotted it past Alexander with serious power.

A sixth was added with twenty minutes to spare as Abdulmalik slammed home another.

Matty Alexander produced a superb diving save off balance moments later, as he tipped Oliver Bate’s curling effort onto the post.

Six became seven as Sean O’Brien slotted home calmly with ten minutes to go.

Wanderers XI: Alexander, Riley, Edmondson, Colvin, Senior (C), Osigwe, Fitzmartin, Toure, Brown-Sterliing, King-Harmes, Lockett.

Subs: Assarsson, Hutchinson, Wilcox, Tweedley, Conway, Henry, Pettifer.

Read Time: 2 mins