MILLWALL'S youngsters suffered a heart-breaking defeat in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup, losing 8-7 on penalties to Sheffield United at The Den.
First-half goals from Kyron Farrell and Ben Thompson had given the Lions a commanding 2-0 lead at the break, but the visitors fought back to force extra time.
Frontman Jake Eyre slammed into the roof of the net after a corner before Ben Whiteman converted a penalty following Sid Nelson's foul to make it 2-2 at the end of normal time.
30 additional minutes failed to separate the sides and so the tie was decided from the spot.
Centre back Nelson hit the bar at 7-7 and Louis Reed converted the resulting penalty to win it for the young Blades.