Championship Millwall claimed a place in the quarter-finals by bringing Luton Town's remarkable FA Cup run to an end.

The non-league Hatters created chances, with Andre Gray and Arnaud Mendy drawing good saves from David Forde.

But Janos Kovacs's error let James Henry in for Millwall's early opener, before Rob Hulse doubled their lead with a fortuitous hooked volley.

Luton showed persistence but conceded a third when Dany N'Guessan finished off John Marquis's parried shot late on.

The Hatters' run had taken in wins over Championship side Wolves and, in the previous round, Norwich City of the Premier League.

But they failed to to become the first non-league side to reach the sixth round in 99 years after meeting a resolute and determined Millwall.

The match started well enough for the Blue Square Bet Premier side, 67 places below the Lions on the football ladder, and they drew early saves from former Luton loanee Forde through Gray's shot on the angle and Mendy's powered effort from short range.

But they were the masters of their own undoing when they allowed Millwall, who have struggled in the Championship lately, to take the lead.

Ronnie Henry, attempting to keep possession, headed a routine long ball back towards centre-half partner Kovacs, who mis-controlled and let in James Henry. The former Reading winger made no mistake as he skipped around Mark Tyler and finished from a tight angle.

The travelling fans made their delight clear, but there were few signs of any trouble, as memories for both sets of supporters were taken back to the violent scenes of the Kenilworth Road riot in a sixth-round Cup fixture between these sides 28 years ago.

Millwall, who had won their last 13 ties against lower league teams, required a slice of fortune for their second.

Memories of 2004

Millwall qualify for the quarter-finals for the first time since they reached the final nine year's ago

Hulse could only head Henry's deep cross high into the air. But the striker turned and, as the ball dropped and with his back to goal, he hooked it off his shin and into the far corner.

It was a deflating blow for Luton, whose Cup exploits have come at the cost of their league form and their determination to regain their Football League status after a four-season absence.

They have now gone four league games without a win and are slipping away from the promotion hunt.

They showed signs of a revival in the second half, with Gray's pace proving a constant threat, most notably when he was released by Jonathan Smith and saw his effort smothered by Forde.

But Millwall, beaten finalists by Manchester United in 2004, remained composed and wrapped up the tie late on.

Marquis's low effort was stopped by Tyler in the Luton goal, but N'Guessan was on hand to pop in the rebound.

The Hatters saw Jon Shaw's injury-time shot cleared off the line but the three-time semi-finalists will now have to dwell on their fairytale run while attempting to mastermind a return to the Football League.

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Saturday, 16 February 2013

FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Luton 0-3 Millwall FT
(HT 0-2)
    • Henry 12
    • Hulse 36
    • N'Guessan 86

    Luton

    • 01 Tyler
    • 03 Taylor
    • 06 Kovacs
    • 11 Howells
    • 25 Henry
    • 07 Lawless
    • 14 Mendy (Shaw 69)
    • 17 O'Donnell (Fleetwood 64)
    • 24 Smith
    • 10 Rendell yellow card
    • 27 Gray

    Substitutes

    • 33 Brill,
    • 16 Lacey,
    • 42 Longden,
    • 23 Robinson,
    • 09 Shaw,
    • 13 Fleetwood,
    • 28 Woolley

    Millwall

    • 01 Forde
    • 02 Dunne
    • 12 Lowry
    • 16 Beevers yellow card
    • 27 Osborne
    • 06 Trotter
    • 14 Henry (Smith 89)
    • 15 Feeney (N'Guessan 62)
    • 26 Abdou
    • 07 Hulse (Marquis 70)
    • 20 Keogh yellow card

    Substitutes

    • 33 M Taylor,
    • 24 Goodman,
    • 25 Smith,
    • 28 Malone,
    • 04 Wright,
    • 09 Marquis,
    • 22 N'Guessan
    Ref: ProbertAtt: 9,768
    LUTON
    MILLWALL

    Possession

    • Luton 49%
    • Millwall 51%

    Attempts on target

    • Luton 5
    • Millwall 5

    Attempts off target

    • Luton 4
    • Millwall 9

    Corners

    • Luton 8
    • Millwall 2

    Fouls

    • Luton 13
    • Millwall 15
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:16 The referee brings the game to a close.
    • 90:00+3:42 Shot by Andre Gray (Luton) right-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 90:00+2:25 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Stuart Fleetwood (Luton) to near post, clearance by Karleigh Osborne (Millwall). Shot by Jon Shaw (Luton) left-footed from right side of penalty area (18 yards), save (parried) by David Forde (Millwall). Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jake Howells (Luton) to far post, resulting in open play.
    • 90:00+1:51 Free kick crossed left-footed by Jake Howells (Luton) from right wing, clearance by Karleigh Osborne (Millwall).
    • 90:00+1:51 Booking Mark Beevers (Millwall) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 90:00+1:44 Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall) on Stuart Fleetwood (Luton).
    • 90:00+1:19 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 90:00+1:05 Shot by Stuart Fleetwood (Luton) right-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed right.
    • 90:00+0:09 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton) on Alan Dunne (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by Liam Trotter (Millwall) from right channel, passed.
    • 89:19 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • Correction - 88:04 Corner from the right by-line taken by Alex Lawless,
    • Correction - 88:04 Substitution James Henry goes off and Adam Smith comes on.
    • 88:04 Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Alex Lawless (Luton) to centre,
    • 88:04 Substitution Millwall substitution: James Henry replaced by Adam Smith (tactical).
    • 86:34 Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 86:34 Booking Andy Keogh (Millwall) booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 86:27 Foul by Andy Keogh (Millwall) on Alex Lawless (Luton).
    • Correction - 85:11 Assist on the goal came from John Marquis. John Marquis takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.
    • Correction - 85:11 GOAL - Dany N'GuessanLuton 0 - 3 Millwall Dany N'Guessan finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Luton 0-3 Millwall.
    • 85:11 Assist by John Marquis (Millwall) from right side of penalty area.Shot by John Marquis (Millwall) left-footed from right side of penalty area (12 yards), save (parried) by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 85:11 GOAL - Dany N'GuessanLuton 0 - 3 Millwall Goal by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) left-footed (low centre of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Luton 0-3 Millwall.
    • 84:20 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 83:54 Attacking throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 83:28 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Henry (Millwall) to centre, clearance by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 83:19 Cross by James Henry (Millwall), clearance by Janos Kovacs (Luton).
    • 82:43 Attacking throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 82:10 Cross by Scott Rendell (Luton), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 81:52 Cross by Jon Shaw (Luton), resulting in open play.
    • 81:37 Cross by Jake Howells (Luton), clearance by Mark Beevers (Millwall).
    • 80:40 Foul by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) on Scott Rendell (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 80:32 Defending throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 80:01 Scott Rendell (Luton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Forde (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 79:40 Foul by John Marquis (Millwall) on Janos Kovacs (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 79:36 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 79:19 Shot by Alex Lawless (Luton) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), missed right.
    • 78:52 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jake Howells (Luton) to far post, clearance by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 78:35 John Marquis (Millwall) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 78:16 Foul by Alex Lawless (Luton) on James Henry (Millwall). Free kick taken left-footed by Shane Lowry (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 77:58 Cross by Greg Taylor (Luton), clearance by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall).
    • 77:22 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 76:59 Attacking throw-in by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall).
    • 76:29 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 76:08 Cross by Shane Lowry (Millwall), resulting in ball out of play.
    • 75:31 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 75:19 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 74:41 Header by Andy Keogh (Millwall) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards), missed right.
    • 74:09 Cross by Alan Dunne (Millwall), header by Andy Keogh (Millwall) from centre of penalty area (6 yards), fantastic save (parried) by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 73:47 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 73:34 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 73:11 Scott Rendell (Luton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Forde (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 72:21 Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) on Alex Lawless (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 70:29 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton) on John Marquis (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by Alan Dunne (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 70:08 Attacking throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 69:48 Substitution Millwall substitution: Rob Hulse replaced by John Marquis (tactical).
    • 69:37 Defending throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 69:02 Rob Hulse (Millwall) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 68:35 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 68:12 Substitution Luton substitution: Arnaud Mendy replaced by Jon Shaw (tactical).
    • 67:47 Cross by James Henry (Millwall), resulting in open play.
    • 66:35 Defending throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 66:08 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 65:24 Shot by Dany N'Guessan (Millwall) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), resulting in open play. Shot by Rob Hulse (Millwall) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 65:00 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 64:47 Shot by James Henry (Millwall) right-footed from left channel (25 yards), over the bar.
    • 64:36 Attacking throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 63:08 Free kick crossed right-footed by James Henry (Millwall) from right channel, save (caught) by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 63:08 Substitution Luton substitution: JJ O'Donnell replaced by Stuart Fleetwood (tactical).
    • 62:53 Foul by Ronnie Henry (Luton) on Andy Keogh (Millwall).
    • 62:35 Cross by Andre Gray (Luton), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 61:25 Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 61:25 Substitution Millwall substitution: Liam Feeney replaced by Dany N'Guessan (tactical).
    • 61:11 Foul by James Henry (Millwall) on Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 60:19 Foul by Ronnie Henry (Luton) on Andy Keogh (Millwall). Free kick taken left-footed by Shane Lowry (Millwall) from own half, passed.
    • 59:56 Defending throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 59:36 Defending throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 59:23 Cross by Greg Taylor (Luton), clearance by Mark Beevers (Millwall).
    • 59:05 Cross by JJ O'Donnell (Luton), clearance by Karleigh Osborne (Millwall).
    • 58:10 Cross by Alex Lawless (Luton), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 57:47 Foul by Liam Feeney (Millwall) on Jake Howells (Luton). Free kick taken left-footed by Jake Howells (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 57:39 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 57:15 Shot by Andy Keogh (Millwall) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed left.
    • 57:01 Defending throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 56:40 Defending throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 56:25 Attacking throw-in by Andre Gray (Luton).
    • 56:02 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 55:45 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 55:12 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 54:33 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jake Howells (Luton) to far post, header by Janos Kovacs (Luton) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 54:18 Cross by Andre Gray (Luton), blocked by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 53:54 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 53:10 Free kick taken right-footed by David Forde (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 53:10 Booking Scott Rendell (Luton) booked for dissent.
    • 52:57 Foul by Scott Rendell (Luton) on Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 52:13 Foul by Mark Beevers (Millwall) on Andre Gray (Luton). Free kick crossed left-footed by Jake Howells (Luton) from right wing, clearance by Rob Hulse (Millwall).
    • 50:56 Foul by Rob Hulse (Millwall) on Janos Kovacs (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 50:39 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 50:25 Cross by Alan Dunne (Millwall), clearance by Janos Kovacs (Luton).
    • 49:29 Foul by Liam Trotter (Millwall) on Scott Rendell (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Alex Lawless (Luton) from right channel, passed.
    • 48:55 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 47:32 Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Luton) on James Henry (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by James Henry (Millwall) from left wing, header by Mark Beevers (Millwall) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
    • 47:05 Cross by Shane Lowry (Millwall), clearance by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 47:01 Attacking throw-in by James Henry (Millwall).
    • 46:33 Attacking throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 45:49 Defending throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 45:10 Defending throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
    • 45:00+2:56 It is the end of the first-half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:37 Defending throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 45:00+2:13 Handball by Rob Hulse (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by Ronnie Henry (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 45:00+1:56 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 45:00+0:59 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Jake Howells (Luton) to centre, resulting in open play.
    • 45:00+0:37 Defending throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 44:51 Janos Kovacs (Luton) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by David Forde (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 44:12 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 43:51 Foul by Nadjim Abdou (Millwall) on Alex Lawless (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Janos Kovacs (Luton) from own half, passed.
    • 43:38 Cross by James Henry (Millwall), clearance by Ronnie Henry (Luton).
    • 42:29 Foul by JJ O'Donnell (Luton) on James Henry (Millwall). Free kick crossed right-footed by James Henry (Millwall) from right wing, clearance by Scott Rendell (Luton).
    • 42:19 Attacking throw-in by Liam Feeney (Millwall).
    • 41:32 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 40:56 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 40:33 Defending throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 40:24 Defending throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 39:49 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 38:07 Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Millwall) on Andre Gray (Luton). Free kick crossed right-footed by Alex Lawless (Luton) from left wing, clearance by Rob Hulse (Millwall).
    • 37:44 Attacking throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 37:05 Foul by Jonathan Smith (Luton) on James Henry (Millwall). Free kick taken left-footed by Shane Lowry (Millwall) from left channel, passed.
    • 35:32 Assist (cross) by James Henry (Millwall) from right side of penalty area.
    • 35:32 GOAL - Rob HulseLuton 0 - 2 Millwall Goal by Rob Hulse (Millwall) overhead kick right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of six-yard box (6 yards).Luton 0-2 Millwall.
    • 35:02 Attacking throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 34:41 Attacking throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 34:12 Foul by Scott Rendell (Luton) on Shane Lowry (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by David Forde (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 33:56 Defending throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 33:19 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 32:50 Defending throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 32:09 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 31:50 Shot by Jonathan Smith (Luton) left-footed from right channel (20 yards), missed right.
    • 31:14 Cross by JJ O'Donnell (Luton), blocked by Mark Beevers (Millwall).
    • 30:33 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 29:52 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by James Henry (Millwall) to near post, clearance by Alex Lawless (Luton).
    • 29:40 Cross by James Henry (Millwall), blocked by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 28:48 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 28:15 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 28:05 Cross by Jake Howells (Luton), resulting in open play.
    • 27:14 Attacking throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 27:07 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 26:45 Shot by Rob Hulse (Millwall) overhead kick left-footed from centre of penalty area (18 yards), over the bar.
    • 26:25 Cross by Alan Dunne (Millwall), resulting in open play.
    • 25:33 Foul by Andy Keogh (Millwall) on Jonathan Smith (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Greg Taylor (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 24:57 Goal kick taken long by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 23:56 Foul by Arnaud Mendy (Luton) on Nadjim Abdou (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by David Forde (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 22:01 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 21:30 Foul by JJ O'Donnell (Luton) on Nadjim Abdou (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by Shane Lowry (Millwall) from left channel, resulting in open play.
    • 20:44 Cross by JJ O'Donnell (Luton), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 20:19 Attacking throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 19:50 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 19:31 Rob Hulse (Millwall) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, passed.
    • 19:01 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 18:28 Attacking throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 18:07 Cross by Greg Taylor (Luton), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 16:45 Shot by Arnaud Mendy (Luton) right-footed from centre of penalty area (6 yards), save (parried) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 16:08 Foul by Liam Trotter (Millwall) on Jonathan Smith (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Ronnie Henry (Luton) from right channel, resulting in open play.
    • 15:32 Defending throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 14:19 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Alex Lawless (Luton) to centre, save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 13:23 Attacking throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 13:04 Defending throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 12:35 Defending throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 11:12 GOAL - James HenryLuton 0 - 1 Millwall Goal by James Henry (Millwall) right-footed (low centre of goal) from right side of six-yard box (6 yards).Luton 0-1 Millwall.
    • 9:56 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 9:15 Attacking throw-in by Greg Taylor (Luton).
    • 8:52 Defending throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 7:40 Foul by Scott Rendell (Luton) on Karleigh Osborne (Millwall). Free kick taken right-footed by David Forde (Millwall) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 6:31 Cross by Liam Feeney (Millwall), header by Rob Hulse (Millwall) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), resulting in open play.
    • 5:39 Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Alex Lawless (Luton) to centre, save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 5:19 Shot by Andre Gray (Luton) right-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped round post) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 5:01 Attacking throw-in by Jake Howells (Luton).
    • 4:00 Foul by Andy Keogh (Millwall) on Jonathan Smith (Luton). Free kick taken right-footed by Mark Tyler (Luton) from own half, resulting in open play.
    • 3:33 Cross by JJ O'Donnell (Luton), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 3:02 Goal kick taken long by Mark Tyler (Luton).
    • 2:49 Shot by Rob Hulse (Millwall) left-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
    • 2:17 Shot by Andre Gray (Luton) right-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by David Forde (Millwall).
    • 1:34 Defending throw-in by Alan Dunne (Millwall).
    • 0:56 Attacking throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 0:11 Defending throw-in by Shane Lowry (Millwall).
    • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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