Tuesday Night Cup Game
The League Cup
After beating Barnet 4-0 in the first round we take on Forest at home
Some of us made the effort to go and watch this game and we were witness to a half-decent game of football. We made seven changes to the side that beat Sheffield United and although I think had a good first half we went in at half-time 1-0 down.We were busy in and around the Forest box with and with Jamie Philpot making his home debut looking lively had having chances we and the seven academy players were holding our own. Young Fred let fly with a cracking drive that the keeper had to react to smartly and save to his left. We had restricted Forest to almost nought but they scored on 34 minutes and although we had chances after to at least go in level at half-time we did not take them.
In the distance a fair few Forest made the game and no that's not Steve Morison with his feet up.
Steve Morison come on and Aiden O'Brien went off with half an hour to go and or goal threat dropped off as Steve Morison took up defensive duties (that's how it seemed) and spent most of his time in midfield and wide positions. Forest were having chances but a last ditch tackle from Byron Webster and a clearance from Mahlon Romeo kept the away side out. Shaun Willams come on for Ben Thompson and what a contribution from the midfielder, a 50 yard stroke towards goal perfectly weighted and it drifted over the keeper and into the net. With just under 15 minutes to go we had the time to get another and win this game but with just 2 minutes of normal time to go Forest scored and they go into the next round.
Millwall: King, Romeo, Nelson, Webster, O'Brien( 59m), Onyedinma( Worrall 44m), Thompson(Williams 73m), Wylde, Ferguson, Abdou, Philpot
subs not used. Archer, Martin, Craig, Twardek
Goal: Williams 76m
Nottingham Forest: Henderson, Lichaj, Mills, Perquis, Lam(Pereira 67m), Paterson (Cash 89m), Landsbury, Vaughan, Ward, Thome (Burke 46m), Veldwijk)
subs not used Smith, Mancienne, Grant, Vellios
Goals: Paterson 34m, Veldwijk 88m