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Galway United 0 - Millwall 4

Terryland Park Stadium, Galway.

19th July 2009 19:00


Galway v Wall Report

Millwall enjoyed a comfortable victory in their first game of a two match tour of Ireland last night, beating Galway United 4-0.
Galway fielded an almost full strength team for the match, while Lions boss Kenny Jackett used the game to give almost all his squad a run out, fielding virtually two different sides in each half.

Despite the Irish side's strong line-up Millwall dominated the early exchanges.
The Lions took the lead after just 11 minutes, when striker Gary Alexander landed one from close range, deflecting in a Lewis Grabban shot that had rebounded off the cross bar from an initial cross by Steve Morison.

Grabban then flashed one past the face of goal minutes later, before Morison slid one past the left post.

Two free kicks kept Galway's defence under pressure, the second of these, taken by Alexander requiring replacement 'keeper Ger Hanley to leap high and tip it over the bar with his fingertips.

At the opposite end, Galway-born Millwall 'keeper David Forde was having very little to do, Jay O`Shea making a few small in-roads and obviously desperate to impress with English scouts looking on, but having no significant chances.

Both sides made wholesale changes at the start of the half, particularly Millwall who introduced six players from their extensive bench.
Lions midfielder Alan Dunne taking a stint in the centre half position was the most surprising tactical change.

Galway started much better in the second half, although it was a somewhat tedious affair with neither side showing any real signs of mounting an impressive assault.

Millwall had two penalty claims turned down firstly when Scott Barron was sent sprawling in the box and then when Striker Harris was brought down by Hanley.

But two goals in two minutes stunted any hope Galway had of getting back into the game as the visiting League One side showed who was boss, Morison set up Chris Hackett who guided one past Hanley in the 72nd minute, Hackett then turned provider on 74, as his cross set up Neil Harris to score with a diving header from close in.

The rout was compleated in the 80th minute with Harris crossing to substitute Ashley Grimes who swept the ball home. It had proved a nightmare day at the office in general for young reserve 'keeper Hanley who would not have been filled with confidence by a nervous performance against a quality opposition.

Galway United: Ger Hanley, Seamus Conneely, Shane Guthrie, Garry Breen (Paul Sinnott, 61mins), Mark O`Toole, Sean Kelly (Simon Walsh, 61mins), Jay O`Shea, David Cooke (Alan Murphy, 46mins), Michael McGrath, Derek O`Brien (Cian McBrien 46mins), Vinny Fahety (Jason Molloy, 61mins)
Subs not used: Barry Ryan.

Millwall first half: David Forde, Jack Smith, Tony Craig, Andy Frampton, Scott Barron, Lewis Grabban, Ali Fuseini, Jimmy Abdou, David Martin, Gary Alexander, Steve Morison.

Millwall second half: John Sullivan, Jack Smith (Ali Fuseini, 83mins), Scott Barron, Alan Dunne, Tony Craig (Omar Beckles, 65mins), Chris Hackett, Marc Laird, Adam Bolder, Steve Morison (Kiernan Hughes-Mason, 70mins), Neil Harris, Ashley Grimes.

Referee: Padraig Sutton (Clare)

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Date:Monday July 20 2009

Time: 11:02AM


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