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February 16, 2013 8:45 PM MYT
Kenilworth Road Stadium — Luton, Bedfordshire
Referee:‬ L. Probert‎
Attendance:‬ 9768‎
 
 
James Henry 12′
 
Rob Hulse 36′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Luton Town 0-3 Millwall

Janos Kovacs's horrible early mistake gifted James Henry a goal, while Rob Hulse made amends for a poor miss with a delightful bicycle kick as the Lions breezed past the Hatters

By Tom J Doyle

  • Mark Tyler
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mark Tyler

    The keeper will be frustrated considering he could do nothing about either of the goals. Made a fine stop to deny Keogh's volley late on, but spilled a shot for the third goal.

  • Jake Howells
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jake Howells

    Showed good initiative to get forward on the left whenever possible but like his team-mates, large stretches of the game passed him by.

  • Janos Kovacs
    0
    0
    1.50

    Janos Kovacs Flop of the Match

    Cost his side early on with disastrous control for the opening goal, and also missed a great chance for a headed goal on the stroke of half-time.

  • Ronnie Henry
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ronnie Henry

    Could have perhaps given Kovacs a simpler ball to deal with for Henry's opener, and looked exposed against Rob Hulse.

  • Alex Lawless
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alex Lawless

    Made a few nice passes and almost managed to set up Gray early in the second half, but could have done better with his crossing.

  • Greg Taylor
    0
    0
    2.50

    Greg Taylor

    Looked a little unsure of himself at times when making clearances, and Millwall looked to target him on the flank in the second half.

  • Jonathan Smith
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonathan Smith

    Managed to hit a shot so high that it found the roof of the stand, and offered little else.

  • Andre Gray
    0
    0
    3.50

    Andre Gray

    Unfazed by the occasion with confident dribbling and two early efforts on goal, he looks like a fine player for the Hatters. Always an outlet across the forward lines.

  • Arnaud Mendy
    0
    0
    3.00

    Arnaud Mendy

    Gave his team-mates clever passes and saw a first-half strike saved well by Tyler, but could not force the breakthrough. Replaced by Shaw.

  • Jonathan O'Donnell
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonathan O'Donnell

    The 21-year-old showed fine dribbling skills and often bamboozled Millwall players down the left; this performance may interest teams in higher leagues. Subbed on the hour.

  • Scott Rendell
    0
    0
    2.50

    Scott Rendell

    Became frustrated as the game wore on and got a booking for his troubles, and could have been sent off just minutes after the first caution. Was a little isolated up front.

Substitutions

  • Jon Shaw
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jon Shaw

    His arrival with 22 minutes left meant the hosts had four forwards on the pitch at once and was denied late on by Ford.

  • Stuart Fleetwood
    0
    0
    2.50

    Stuart Fleetwood

    Replaced O'Donnell with 30 minutes remaining to try and inject some more firepower into Luton's attack, although he couldn't force a fight back.

  • David Forde
    0
    0
    4.00

    David Forde

    Made a number of good stops from Andre Gray and Arnaud Mendy, and claimed corners and crosses very well. A calming performance which gave his defenders confidence.

  •  Alan Dunne
    0
    0
    3.00

    Alan Dunne

    Got caught up in battles down the right and was a little off the pace, but kept things simple enough and looked to get in crosses.

  • Karleigh Osborne
    0
    0
    3.00

    Karleigh Osborne

    Like the rest of the back line, he was not unduly troubled by the threat from the Hatters and went about his job professionally.

  • Mark Beevers
    0
    0
    3.50

    Mark Beevers

    Showed good concentration to deny the Hatters' forwards close to goal, and stood his ground well. Got booked for a cynical foul late on.

  • Shane Lowry
    0
    0
    3.00

    Shane Lowry

    A strong performance in the Lions' back line, he was on hand to cut out some potentially dangerous long balls.

  • James Henry
    0
    0
    4.00

    James Henry Top of the Match

    His lightning-quick reactions and composed finish gave the Lions their opening goal, and his fine wing work provided Hulse with the second. A stand-out performance. Replaced late on.

  • Liam Feeney
    0
    0
    3.00

    Liam Feeney

    Put in a competent shift but was not troubled too much by Luton at all. Replaced by N'Guessan after an hour.

  • Liam Trotter
    0
    0
    2.50

    Liam Trotter

    Looked a little tired and did not offer much to his team, but in fairness he was not forced into anything more taxing than was necessary.

  • Nadjim Abdou
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nadjim Abdou

    Was composed in the centre of the pitch and showed good upper-body strength to retain possession.

  • Andy Keogh
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andy Keogh

    Had a few nice touches on the ball but wasted shots when he got into positions near Luton's goal. Could have perhaps added a third with two second-half volleys and somehow headed wide from four yards.

  • Rob Hulse
    0
    0
    3.50

    Rob Hulse

    Squandered a great chance after three minutes but made amends with a superb bicycle kick to score Millwall's second. His strength was a major challenge for Luton's defenders. Subbed with 20 minutes left.

Substitutions

  • Adam Smith
    0
    0

    Adam Smith

    Put on with only a minute to go - not enough time to influence the game.

  • Dany N'Guessan
    0
    0
    3.50

    Dany N'Guessan

    Came on with half an hour to play, and his driving run and shot almost resulted in Keogh adding a third for his side. Offered a great outlet on the counter and got his reward with the third goal.

  • John Marquis
    0
    0
    2.50

    John Marquis

    Replaced Hulse with 20 minutes to go to provide more running up front.

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