|Venue: Kenilworth Road
|Henry 12, Hulse 36, N'Guessan 86|
MILLWALL put their off-field troubles behind them with a win against Luton Town that sealed their passage into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
Goals from James Henry, Rob Hulse and Dany N'Guessan ensured the Lions finished a tough week of negative press coverage on a high.
Captain Danny Shittu was rested as a precaution ahead of the league clash against Peterborough an The Den on Tuesday after complaining of a sore knee during the week.
That meant Karleigh Osborne, who impressed against Aston Villa in the fourth round, returned to the centre of defence, while Alan Dunne replaced Adam Smith at right-back.
Benik Afobe and Martyn Woolford were cup-tied, meaning Andy Keogh and Liam Feeney came into the starting line-up up front and on the right side of midfield respectively.
The non-league side created the first chance of the match in just the second minute when Andre Gray fired straight into the arms of David Forde from the edge of the penalty area.
Hulse broke clear at the other end but dragged his shot well wide, before Forde was forced to parry Gray's shot from a tight angle behind for a corner.
But Millwall took the lead in the 12th minute when Janos Kovacs' moment of hesitation allowed Henry to nip the ball off his toes, round goalkeeper Mark Tyler and slot into an empty net.
The goal did not appear to dent the Hatters' confidence, however, and they nearly drew level when Arnaud Mendy shot-on-the-turn drew a superb reaction save from Forde.
In the 28th minute, Henry battled his way past two Luton defends before digging out a cross at the byline which Hulse, leaning backwards, volleyed awkwardly over the bar.
But Hulse found the back of the net with his next effort on goal, an improvised lob over his left shoulder that dropped inside the far post, after controlling Henry's cross with his head.
On the stroke of half-time, Keogh sliced a shot over the bar after Feeney's through-ball, but the Lions were firmly in control at the break.
They had a chance to extend their lead shortly after the restart, but defender Mark Beevers could not keep his header down from Henry's deep free-kick.
Luton were desperate to find a way back into the tie and nearly grabbed a goal when Gray raced clear, but Forde came out to smother his shot, before Kovacs headed over from a corner.
Forde was on hand again to deny Gray in the 63rd minute when Smith's diagonal pass dropped in behind Shane Lowry and into the striker's path, but the Millwall 'keeper pounced on the ball.
Henry then blasted over from 20-yards out when a return a pass to Liam Trotter looked to be the better option, before substitute N'Guessan's deflected shot fell to Keogh, who dinked over.
Another half-chance fell to Hulse after N'Guessan's lung-busting run and Henry's teasing cross, before the QPR loanee was replaced by John Marquis, scorer of the winning goal against Villa.
Tyler made a stunning reaction save to keep out Keogh's point-blank shot from Dunne's cross in the 75th minute, before the Republic of Ireland international headed wide from Henry's cross.
But Millwall made sure of their place in the last eight when N'Guessan bundled home the rebound after Marquis' shot from inside the area had been spilled by Tyler.
Luton Town: Tyler, Taylor, Kovacs, Lawless, Rendell, Howells, Mendy (Shaw), O'Donnell (Fleetwood, 64mins), J.Smith, Henry, Gray. Subs not used: Lacey, Robinson, Woolley, Brill, Longden.
Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Lowry, Abdou, Osborne, Beevers, Feeney (N'Guessan, 62mins), Trotter, Hulse (Marquis, 70mins), Keogh, Henry (A.Smith, 88mins). Subs not used: M.Taylor, Goodman, Wright, Malone.