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Millwall 3-0 Northampton Town

Jed Wallace scored a brace to help Millwall thrash Northampton Town and bolster their League One play-off hopes.

The hosts flew into a three-goal lead before the break, with Aiden O'Brien also on the scoresheet, as the Lions remain sixth in the table and in the play-off spots - one point above seventh-placed Southend with three games left.

Millwall striker Lee Gregory saw an early shot hit the post as Northampton struggled to gain a foothold.

O'Brien opened the scoring in spectacular fashion on 27 minutes, lashing in a sublime first-time volley off the bar from just inside the box after neat interplay with Joe Martin.

Ten minutes later Wallace struck a magnificent 25-yard effort which arrowed into the top corner, giving visiting keeper Adam Smith no chance.

Wallace got his second just before half-time, striking home from eight yards after O'Brien's neat cut-back from the by-line.

The Lions continued to attack in the second half but could not add to their tally as the Cobblers defence performed damage limitation to stifle the hosts.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 31King
  • 12Romeo
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 17Webster
  • 3Martin
  • 14WallaceSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 73'minutes
  • 8Thompson
  • 6Williams
  • 22O'Brien
  • 9GregorySubstituted forWorrallat 64'minutes
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forButcherat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Archer
  • 2Cummings
  • 7Worrall
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Butcher
  • 24Cooper
  • 26Abdou

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 18Phillips
  • 5Diamond
  • 22Nyatanga
  • 3Buchanan
  • 31Taylor
  • 4Anderson
  • 7AndersonSubstituted forRevellat 60'minutes
  • 35WilliamsBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMoloneyat 68'minutes
  • 9Richards
  • 24SmithSubstituted forBoatengat 23'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 8Boateng
  • 10Revell
  • 12McCourt
  • 17McWilliams
  • 26Cornell
  • 28McDonald
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
10,886

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamNorthampton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 3, Northampton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 3, Northampton Town 0.

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Revell (Northampton Town).

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Alex Revell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

Paul Anderson (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Callum Butcher replaces Steve Morison.

Attempt missed. Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Brendon Moloney (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Jed Wallace.

Attempt blocked. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Brendon Moloney replaces Luke Williams because of an injury.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

Aaron Phillips (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. David Worrall replaces Lee Gregory.

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Hiram Boateng.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by David Buchanan.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Alex Revell replaces Keshi Anderson.

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Northampton Town).

Attempt blocked. Keshi Anderson (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Keshi Anderson (Northampton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd432710683453891
2Bolton422310963352879
3Fleetwood4321121060411975
4Bradford431918658391975
5Scunthorpe4321101272512173
6Millwall4319131162501270
7Southend4319121268501869
8Rochdale431810156760764
9Bristol Rovers431712146262063
10Oxford Utd43179175852660
11Peterborough431610175857158
12MK Dons431413165453155
13Wimbledon431316145252055
14Walsall421316134952-355
15Charlton431118145252051
16Northampton43149205969-1051
17Gillingham431213185773-1649
18Oldham421115162942-1348
19Shrewsbury431211204460-1647
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale421112194466-2245
22Swindon431111214360-1744
23Chesterfield43910243970-3137
24Coventry43812233563-2836
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