Thursday, August 24, 2017
Millwall out of EFL Trophy as sub Akinfenwa plays big part for...

Millwall out of EFL Trophy as sub Akinfenwa plays big part for Wycombe

David Worrall Photo: Brian Tonks

Millwall’s journey in the EFL Trophy came to an end as Wycombe Wanderers ran out 3-1 winners at The Den.

The first-half was desperately low on quality but the visitors found an extra gear offensively after bringing on former Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa.

The big frontman sent Tom King the wrong way from the spot after Syd Nelson fouled Stephen McGinn on 51 minutes.

Millwall were quickly level as David Worrall’s effort from the right – which looked to be an intended cross – beat Jamal Blackman at his near post.

Fred Onyedinma was the big threat for the Lions and managed to get in behind the Wycombe backline on numerous occasions. One penalty appeal had been waved away before another dangerous surge saw Aaron Pierre penalised for clipping him.

Onyedinma took the spot-kick himself but his effort was at a comfortable height and Blackman dived to his left to make the save.

Wycombe’s second goal came from unconvincing defending as the 90 minutes drew to a close. Nelson’s clearance was blocked by Akinfenwa and Garry Thompson drove impressively beyond Tom King.

There was to be no Lions response on this occasion. Akinfenwa dinked a ball over the top and Scott Kashket scurried through into space and squared for Thompson to dribble across the line.

Sports Editor | South London Press sports editor since 2007 who has covered huge sporting events for the paper – Crystal Palace’s Championship play-off final, two trips to Wembley in the FA Cup and David Haye’s world heavyweight unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Previously sub-edited on the Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Sport First. Former ClubCall deputy editor.


Millwall out of EFL Trophy as sub Akinfenwa plays big part for...