Match ends, Millwall 3, Northampton Town 0.
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.
- 14J WallaceSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 73'minutes
- 9GregorySubstituted forWorrallat 64'minutes
- 20MorisonSubstituted forButcherat 83'minutes
- 7AndersonSubstituted forRevellat 60'minutes
- 35WilliamsBooked at 52minsSubstituted forMoloneyat 68'minutes
- 24SmithSubstituted forBoatengat 23'minutes
- Graham Salisbury
- Shots on Target
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, 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.