FA Cup - First Round
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Millwall 1-0 Southend United

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Highlights: Millwall 1-0 Southend

Millwall won the opening FA Cup first-round tie of the season as Mahlon Romeo's late strike saw off League One rivals Southend at the Den.

After an even first half, Southend almost scored with the first shot on target when Anthony Wordsworth's effort was cleared off the line.

The game looked to be heading towards a replay before Lions defender Romeo stabbed in the dramatic winner.

Southend nearly equalised but Marc-Antoine Fortune's shot was saved.

Millwall, mid-table in League One, go into Monday's second-round draw and will be hoping for a good cup run.

They reached the final of the competition 12 years ago, when they were beaten by Manchester United.

Millwall manager Neil Harris:

"I said to the boys at half-time there would be one moment of quality in the game and when it comes to make sure whoever it was grasped it. That's cup football. Mahlon certainly did that."

Southend boss Phil Brown:

"There was a division apart between the teams. We were the best side on the park and should be walking away in the draw."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1ArcherBooked at 45mins
  • 5Craig
  • 17Webster
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 12Romeo
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forWorrallat 76'minutes
  • 6Williams
  • 8ThompsonSubstituted forButcherat 45'minutes
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forGregoryat 43'minutes
  • 22O'Brien

Substitutes

  • 3Martin
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Gregory
  • 16Butcher
  • 26Abdou
  • 30Smith
  • 31King

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 3Coker
  • 33InnissSubstituted forSokolikat 81'minutes
  • 5Thompson
  • 24Demetriou
  • 11McLaughlinBooked at 68minsSubstituted forMcGlashanat 73'minutes
  • 18LeonardBooked at 90mins
  • 4WordsworthBooked at 66mins
  • 12Atkinson
  • 10CoxBooked at 84mins
  • 14Fortuné

Substitutes

  • 2White
  • 7O'Neill
  • 8Timlin
  • 15Sokolik
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 22Smith
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
4,502

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 1, Southend United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Southend United 0.

Booking

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Leonard (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 1, Southend United 0. Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Worrall.

Attempt saved. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Booking

Simon Cox (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jakub Sokolik replaces Ryan Inniss because of an injury.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Ben Coker.

Attempt saved. David Worrall (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. David Worrall replaces Shane Ferguson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Attempt missed. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Jason Demetriou (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Lee Gregory (Millwall) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jason Demetriou.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Shaun Hutchinson.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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