Boro beaten as Lions progress

Steve Morison and Liam Trotter struck first-half goals as Millwall cruised to a 2-1 Carling Cup victory over Middlesbrough at the New Den.

Last Updated: 25/08/10 at 09:02 Post Comment

Morison: On target for Millwall

Morison: On target for Millwall

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Going into Tuesday's game on the back of their first defeat of the season, against Leeds on Saturday, Kenny Jackett's side barely got out of second gear as they brushed Boro aside.

Former Stevenage striker Morison, who impressed throughout, opened the scoring from the spot, before Trotter capitalised on some poor defending to double their advantage.

Scott McDonald pulled a late goal back through a David Forde clanger, but Millwall were worthy winners.

After a cagey opening period, the hosts had the first opportunity, but James Henry failed to trouble Forde.

That seemed to open the game up and, after both sides had half chances, the Lions took the lead courtesy of a generous penalty.

Matthew Kilgallon was the guilty man, bringing down Alan Dunne, allowing Morison to grab his second goal of the campaign.

Boro desperately tried to get back into the game with Tarmo Kink and David Wheater forcing saves from Forde.

But it was Millwall who got a second as Neil Harris headed Henry's corner back across goal, leaving Trotter with the easiest of finishes after the visitors failed to clear their lines.

Picking up where they left off, the home side made a lively start to the second period, with Morison and Henry impressing.

But, despite seemingly being unable to open up the Lions' backline, the visitors nearly fashioned an equaliser as Julio Arca's 25-yard strike struck the cross bar.

After Gordon Strachan brought on Kris Boyd in an attempt to galvanise his troops, McDonald grabbed a late consolation when Forde, thinking the ball was going over, bizarrely let the ball to go in.

But it did not matter as Millwall moved into the third-round draw.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Wednesday, 24 September 2014
20:00
C Palace 2-3 Newcastle Report
W Brom 3-2 Hull City Report
19:45
Burton Alb 0-3 Brighton Report
Chelsea 2-1 Bolton Report
Man City 7-0 Sheff Wed Report
Tottenham 3-1 N Forest Report
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
20:00
Fulham 2-1 Doncaster  
19:45
Arsenal 1-2 So'ton Report
Cardiff 0-3 B'mouth Report
Derby 2-0 Reading  

Footer 365

Government reveal plans aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs

The Government has revealed plans to establish a group of experts aimed at making it easier for fans to run football clubs.

Premier League: Louis van Gaal reflects on individual errors in Manchester United's draw at West Brom

Louis van Gaal felt that Manchester United produced their 'best match of the season', despite the 2-2 draw at West Brom.

Adel Taarabt criticises QPR boss Harry Redknapp over claims he is unfit

QPR forward Adel Taarabt has hit back at manager Harry Redknapp over claims that he is overweight and unfit to play.

Mail Box

Reimbursing Fans? How Patronising...

It's something of a return to form for the mailbox with mails on Southampton (Liverpool fans are cynical), the gorgeous Graziano Pelle, Arsenal, Spurs and more...

Let's Face It, Liverpool Were Utter Dross

It's a reactive Monday morning Mailbox. Liverpool fans are getting pretty sodding worried, whilst we have the latest on the Southampton CRISIS. Plus, well done Michael Oliver...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property