THE FA CUP 3rd round
The next day the Sunday papers called this a six goal thriller. I don't think that was the case especially if you was a Millwall supporter. League 1 Bradford city are sitting 5th in their division and this was a classic "banana skin" type of game that went to form. Sitting near the bottom of the Championship was proof enough that our recent form and results was nothing to sing about and we were facing a in-form Bradford side that came to the Den with a good away support. Bradford gave us a early scare when they opened the scoring in the 6th minute as once again we couldn't deal decisively with a set piece as Bradford scored from a corner. We were playing a normal nervy type of game with passes going a stray and it wasn't so much that Bradford were defending stoutly to keep us out it was more of us trying to produce opportunities without the moves breaking down. We did keep on trying and all though it was frustrating watching the team we did equalise on 36 minutes as Scott McDonald's glancing header levelled the score jut before half time.
The away end looks on
Something to celebrate-Scott McDonald's goal
Sid Nelson starts again
We did score three goals and Ricardo Fuller was on the money as he scored a brace. His first goal saw us take the lead on 66 minutes as he scored from about eight yards out after Scott McDonald broke through with the ball. The lead only lasting four minutes as Bradford got lucky and equalised. A deflected cross hit the crossbar bounced back hit Sid Nelson and went in. Once again Sid Nelson had a decent game The Bradford supporters went crazy and we went off to find a dark corner to hide in. It got worse, the northerners scored again and took the lead again on 76 minutes. The Den was stunned and there was a few grunts aimed at Ian Holloway and the players but Ricardo Fuller scored again with just seven minutes on the clock and that made sure we went home not yet again experiencing a home defeat.
I know it's "only" the FA Cup but the cup means something down at Millwall and we are still in the draw for the next round. Back to their place on Jan 15th I'll.take the draw because we could have lost it but we stuck with it and scored three.That's a positive.
Just heard that if we beat Bradford it's Chelsea away in the next round. That's added a twist to the Bradford game and it's all to play for. I haven't said this for a while,,,UP THE WALL