Joe Martin returns as Alfie Pavey bags hat-trick in Millwall win

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JOE Martin made his return to competitive action in this afternoon’s Elite Development Squad fixture against Coventry City at Calmont Road.

The defender was part of a strong home side that included four players who have featured in the first team this season.

Martin, signed from Gillingham in the summer but yet to make his competitive first-team debut following an ankle injury in pre-season, started the game at left-back.

Ben Thompson and Jack Powell were the central midfield pairing with Paris Cowan-Hall, who came on as a sub against Southend at the weekend, on the right. John Marquis partnered Alfie Pavey up front.

The Coventry side featured three players who were in Tony Mowbray’s first-team squad for their 4-0 win at The Den in August.

Centre-back Keaton Wood gave Millwall a 1-0 lead in the first half before Pavey scored a sensational seven-minute hat-trick after the break to take his personal tally to seven goals this season.

Coventry responded with a late consolation but Justin Skinner’s side have now won four of their last five games in the second tier of the U21 Professional Development League.



37 thoughts on “Joe Martin returns as Alfie Pavey bags hat-trick in Millwall win

  • September 21, 2015 at 15:45

    Its good to show Alfie Pavey scoring to the net. Pavey should be in First Team and drop Marquis to Elite Development Squad to improve his skills and Performance.

    so good to hear Joe Martin fully recovered and into full fitness should be defending formula.

    Joe Martin to Replace Tony Craig

    Alfie Pavey to Replace John Marquis

    things can also change with set off formation

    4-5-1 or 4-3-3

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  • September 21, 2015 at 16:04

    I would like to see Alfie get a place on the bench in the near future. We need a natural goalscorer which Marquis and Gregory don't look like they are. He's almost 20 years old. Other teams are not shy in blooding talented youngsters. I can't see the harm in giving him a run out. If he's not up to it yet, fine, let him go back to the development team and give him a target to aim for.

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