EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 17.10.20

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Millwall came from behind to record a 2-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park and move up to seventh in the Championship table.

Wycombe opened the scoring as early as the ninth minute through Scott Kashket’s bizarre opener after Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski miscontrolled in his own six-yard box.

However, a Jed Wallace penalty early in the second-half and a fine 63rd minute Ryan Leonard strike gave the Lions the points.

Meanwhile, Ivan Toney’s brace eased Brentford to a 2-0 win over Championship new boys Coventry City.

The forward struck twice in nine second-half minutes to seal the points before leaving the field with what looked like a shoulder injury.

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His first came less than a minute after the interval when he ghosted in between defender and keeper to poke home Bryan Mbeumo’s right wing cross after a slip by defender Ryan Giles.

And he grabbed his fifth in as many games less than 10 minutes later when he headed home Emiliano Marcondes’ precision cross at the far post to seal a comfortable victory for the Bees.

Elsewhere, QPR came away from much-fancied AFC Bournemouth with a goalless draw in a game they will feel aggrieved not to have won.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic made two excellent first-half saves from Bright Osayi-Samuel and Macauley Bonne to ensure the points were shared.

In League One, Charlton Athletic claimed a first home win of the season against Wigan Athletic courtesy of Jake Forster-Caskey’s free-kick from distance.

Forster-Caskey last found the net for the Londoners with a brace against Rochdale in November 2017 – and his low driven 65th minute set-piece snuck past Wigan goalkeeper Jamie Jones’ left arm via the goalpost.

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It was less positive for AFC Wimbledon though who fell to a 1-0 home defeat to Shrewsbury Town at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.

Despite being the better side, the Dons failed to create any real chances with Leon Clarke grabbing the winner with a stoppage time header.

And there was similar late drama in League Two as Leyton Orient lost 3-2 as Montel Gibson’s added-time penalty snatched victory for Grimsby Town at Brisbane Road. 

Conor Wilkinson opened the scoring for Orient, but the visitors led through Luke Waterfall and George Williams’ strikes before half-time.

Jordan Maguire-Drew levelled for the hosts 15 minutes from time, before Owen Windsor was upended by Craig Clay and Gibson made no mistake from the spot.

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