EFL London Clubs Match Report Round-Up: 23.04.22

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Millwall’s hopes of reaching the Championship Play-Offs remain alive after Benik Afobe netted a injury-time penalty to rescue a point with a 2-2 draw against Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

Juninho Bacuna opened the scoring for the Blues after only 67 seconds of the second-half before Oliver Burke equalised for Millwall from close range.

And despite Lyle Taylor looking as though he had earned Birmingham all three points when he slotted home from the penalty spot, Afobe’s penalty nine minutes into stoppage time kept Millwall’s Play-Off push moving forward.

Meanwhile, already-promoted Fulham were forced to put their title celebrations on hold after a 1-1 draw away to second-placed AFC Bournemouth.

Dominic Solanke’s dramatic stoppage-time penalty cancelled out Aleksander Mitrovic’s 41st goal of the season.

Fulham knew a win would all-but wrap up the title due to their vastly superior goal difference over their hosts but they will now have to wait until Tuesday’s games to try to seal it.

Elsewhere, QPR’s Play-Off hopes are all but over after a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Stoke City.

Jacob Brown’s strike at the end of the first-half proved the difference as the Hoops failed to register a single shot on target and suffered an eighth defeat in 11 matches.

In League One, AFC Wimbledon are on the brink of relegation after only managing a 1-1 draw away to fellow strugglers Fleetwood Town.

Luke McCormick gave Wimbledon – without a win since December 7 – a 22nd-minute lead but a Joe Garner equaliser two minutes from time leaves them three points from safety with one game left.

There was better news for Charlton Athletic though, running out comfortable winners as they defeated Shrewsbury Town 2-0 at The Valley.

Jayden Stockley and Chuks Aneke were on target to give the Addicks a sixth win out of the last nine.

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In League Two, Sutton United’s promotion push suffered a set-back with a 1-0 defeat away to Barrow.

John Rooney scored the decisive goal in the second-half before Sutton’s Robert Milsom saw his penalty saved by Paul Farman.

Barrow also played the final 22 minutes with 10 men after Josh Kay was sent-off for two bookable offences.

And finally, Leyton Orient fell to a heavy 4-2 defeat at home to high-flying Northampton Town.

The Cobblers raced into a 4-0 lead through Mitch Pinnock, Jon Guthrie and Josh Eppiah’s double before Orient responded through Theo Archibald and Jordan Brown either side of half-time.

Orient then finished the game with 10 men after Shadrach Ogie was shown a straight red card for clashing with Northampton’s Danny Rose.

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