Millwall Lionesses 4-0 Richmond Park (8/11/22)
by Kai Bennett via Millwall Lionesses
Above: Millwall press forward. Photo: Keith Gillard via Millwall Lionesses.
Jack Wheeler was delighted as Millwall Lionesses made it ten wins in a row with a 4-0 victory over Richmond Park in the second round of the League Cup on Sunday afternoon.
The Lionesses sit top of the London & South East Regional Women’s League as well through to the next rounds of the FA Cup, League Cup, and Kent Cup so far this season.
The Lionesses started strong and took the lead just before the half-hour mark when Sharna Giordani pounced on a mistake in the visitors backline to calmly slot past the keeper.
It was two shortly after as Jade Keogh’s excellent ball over the top was met by Lucy Jellett who fired home from just inside the area.
It took until twenty minutes remaining for Millwall to add another but it came when Milly Penfold set up Kaydence Kabadaki who’s strike flew into the corner of the net.
Milly Penfold went from provider to goalscorer when with minutes remaining she picked up the ball, went on a super run, and produced a tidy finish to put the icing on the cake for The Lionesses.
Wheeler said: “Really good and really pleased with the performance today. Another clean sheet, four different goal-scorers, two in each half so really pleased to get through to the next round.
“We’re really pleased with how we played because it was quite a young, fit, energetic and physical team, I was actually quite impressed with how Richmond Park played today.
“I was pleased with how it went because they caused us a few issues at times but we dealt with it accordingly and managed to see the game out. We’re really pleased with the momentum and run we’re on at the minute and we just hope we can continue that run.
“We’ve obviously got a challenging game next week (against FAWNL Southern Premier side Gillingham in the FA Cup First Round) and hopefully we can continue doing that. We’ve really focused on that [clean sheets] in training in recent weeks. We know that our firepower is very dangerous up front, it’s just making sure that we’re keeping the goals out at the other end. If we can do that then we will be very strong.”
He added: “It’s another game, I don’t want to get caught up in to much of the emotion of what it is but it’s the first round of the FA Cup and that’s obviously really meaningful for us in terms of finances as well as good exposure for the club.
“To play against a tier three team for someone like us at the moment is really good so it will be a nice challenge for the girls, we’re having a nice run at the minute where we’re scoring lots of goals.
“It would be nice to challenge ourselves against a lot of our players that I used to know.”
Teams: MILLWALL LIONESSES: Hand, Auguste, Chapman, Payne, Keogh, Welsh, Giordani, Jellett, Bailey, Seely, Richards. Substitutes: Moulton, Kabadaki, Penfold, Charles, Reid.
Scorers: Giordani 27′, Jellett 30′, Kabadaki 71′, Penfold 90′.