Striker Ndjoli the hero as Millwall down Swans in Cup

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

MIKAEL Ndjoli scored a dramatic last-gasp extra-time goal to give Millwall a 2-1 win over Swansea in the Premier League Cup in Landore on Monday night.

Midfielder Harry Donovan made his first start since signing from Arsenal as Justin Skinner’s youngsters came from a goal down to knock out their Category One Academy opponents.

The Lions had to withstand a ferocious second-half onslaught from the hosts to advance to the last 16 of the U21 competition.

It was the second round in a row that Millwall, who operate a Category Two Academy, showed their resilience after Keaton Wood scored a late winner against Plymouth in the previous round.

Swansea went ahead just before the break through Keston Davies before Nodjoli equalised soon after the restart.

The Swans hit the woodwork three times in the second period but the Lions survived to take the game into extra-time and secure qualification with Ndjoli again the knockout hero after his four-goal haul against Woodbridge Town in the FA Youth Cup last week.

Swansea coach Cameron Toshack was gracious afterwards, telling the club’s official website: “Millwall have defended well and stuck to a game plan and we have struggled to break them down like we have with other sides this season.

“You have to give credit to them, they made it difficult for us and deserved their win.”