A Traditional English Football Club

A Traditional English Football Club

Millwall FC-- A Traditional English Football Club

1885-131st Anniversary Year-2016 *We Fear No Foe*

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Millwall 1 Bradford 1, League One, Game 6, 3/9/16, att: 9,067 ( 499 )


We were lacking a few players for this game and I think the first half showed it. We at times struggled to hold onto the ball and while Bradford had the bulk of the possession we had the most of the shots and chances. Bradford City took the lead on 42 minutes when Byron Webster scored for them after their winger cut in on Jordan Archer's left and the previously injured (only cleared to play close to kick off) Joe Martin backed off and the winger fired in a cross which Archer got a hand to and Webster attempted to clear but it come of his shin and Bradford were happy. We could have pulled it level with just seconds to go when their keeper Doyle saved superbly from a cracking header from Shaun Williams but not to be and a few moans were heard as they walked off down the tunnel at half time..

Jordan Archer earns his corn, again

The 2nd half and we seemed to take it up a gear, it didn't take long for us to equalise and on 49 minutes Shaun Williams sent a free kick which was cleared and picked up by Joe Martin who fetched us level with a cracking shot and it's game on. With the Den buzzing Millwall were pressing but Bradford scored and a 9000 sigh of relief could be heard when it was ruled off-side. Aiden O'Brien and substitute Fred Onyedinma followed with chances and Steve Morison was doing his best to set things up and score himself but there wasn't that understanding as Lee Gregory was missing from the team. A draw it was to be, but a scary moment right at the end and Bradford nearly nicked all three points but Archer pulled off a blinding save after Mahlon Romeo somehow sent the ball high in the sky which dropped sideways into our penalty box which resulted in a chance for Bradford. Well done Jordan Archer and good luck with the new 3 year contract.

The League so far

Played 6, W 3, D 2, L 1

Top Five---Bolton 14 pts,   Bradford City 12 pts, Fleetwood 11 pts, Millwall 11 pts, Scunthorpe 10 pts

Millwall: Archer, Martin, Craig, Williams, Worral, Thompson, Wylde (Onyedinma 65m), Romeo, Webster, Morison, O'Brien
subs not used, Butcher, Nelson, Smith, Philpot, King, Chesmain

Goal: Martin 49m

Bradford City: Doyle, Darby, Meredith, Law, Vincelot, Marshall, Dieng, Clarke, Hiwula (Morais 74m), Knight-Percival, Devine
subs not used, Sattelmaier, Webb-Foster, Kilgallon, Boateng, Hudson

Goal: Webster og 42m

News: Andy Ambler leave the Lions and gets a job with the FA. I am sure we will survive with out him.