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Match Preview: Brentford vs Millwall

London derby action comes to Griffin Park on Saturday

2 November 2018


There appear to be two Millwall's in the Sky Bet Championship this term; the one which looks unbeatable on home soil, winning their last three, and the one which has just two points from a possible 21 on the road. Put together, those contrasting runs have The Lions sitting 18th in the table heading into tomorrow's game with 16 points from their 15 matches. 

The Lions were dealt a big blow just hours before the summer transfer window closed as last season's joint-top scorer George Saville departed for Middlesbrough on loan with a view to a permanent deal in January. His loss was offset by the arrival of Bolton Wanderers' Jem Karacan, Ryan Leonard from Southend United, and Jiri Skalak who joined from Brighton and Hove Albion. 

Lee Gregory (pictured above) is The Lions' current top scorer with five. Behind Gregory and Shaun Williams, who has three, it has been defenders Jake Cooper and Murray Wallace who have chipped in with the goals this term for Neil Harris' side.


Millwall's major injury doubt is Jed Wallace who has been struggling in recent weeks with a calf injury. The Lions have been boosted by the return of Shaun Hutchinson after ten weeks out with a knee injury. 

For Brentford, Rico Henry and Emiliano Marcondes are both nearing full fitness but tomorrow's game will come too early for them. Julian Jeanvier has also missed the last three games with a foot injury but Josh Dasilva came through 90 minutes for Brentford B in flying colours last Wednesday against Southampton. 


A legend on the pitch, Neil Harris is fast becoming a legend off it too as he continues his remarkable managerial job at The Den. The 41-year-old spent ten years with Millwall over two spells. He scored 138 goals in all competitions, beating the previous record held by Teddy Sheringham. Harris also battled and beat testicular cancer during a playing career that took him to Cardiff City and Nottingham Forest and Gillingham but was mostly spent at Millwall.

Harris had a spell as caretaker boss during the 2013/14 season, having worked with the Under-21 side at The Den after his playing career ended. When Holloway left, Harris took over again but couldn’t keep Millwall in the second tier. He was given the job permanently in the summer of 2015 and in his first two full seasons led The Lions to the Play-Off Final and then promotion before guiding them to a superb eighth place finish last term. 



REWIND: Thomas Frank looks ahead to tomorrow's match

READY: Romaine Sawyers wants players to demand more from each other

READ: John Kelly analyses The Lions' start to 18/19

REF WATCH: Scott Duncan the referee this weekend


Back Thomas Frank as he takes charge of The Bees tomorrow afternoon. Get your tickets before 10am on matchday and save £5. Buy your tickets online here

Supporters heading to this Saturday’s game against Bristol City should be aware of major roadworks on the A4 which will affect journey times to Griffin Park. There are currently weekend closures of the A4, in both directions, between Clayponds Avenue and Ealing Road. There is also one lane closed Eastbound between Boston Manor Road and Ealing Road.

There is also a South West Railway strike meaning no services to or from Brentford station tomorrow. For further details click here


Matchday Live will be brought to you from Griffin Park with live iFollow commentary and analysis from the New Road Stand. Mark Burridge is your host, and he'll be joined by Mick Cabble and Greville Waterman from 2.30pm.

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Match Reports

Brentford 2 Millwall 0

Brentford win London derby with second half goals

3 November 2018

Second half goals from Sergi Canós and Ollie Watkins ended a run of nine games without a win for Brentford as they beat Millwall 2-0 at Griffin Park. The Bees had the better of the first half but had to wait until the start of the second for Canós to find a breakthrough. And Watkins came off the bench to score a second late on to give Thomas Frank his first points as Brentford Head Coach and The Bees the bragging rights in their first London derby of the Sky Bet Championship season.

And there was little doubt Brentford were well worth the win. While Millwall caused difficulties for The Bees in short spells, the home side played all the football and created the vast majority of chances. They hit the woodwork in both halve and could have scored more than the two they got, both set up by Neal Maupay, proving the league’s top scorer has more to his game that just goals.

There was a staccato opening to the game with little action of note in the opening exchanges. There was a lengthy stoppage as Chris Mepham suffered a head injury and much of the first ten minutes were played in Brentford territory. The Bees were looking to find a passing rhythm and play through the centre of the pitch while Millwall had a high starting position and stopped Brentford building that momentum.

The home side tried to stick to their philosophy, looking for the short option from the back while Millwall played for set pieces, looking to put the ball in to the penalty area from corners, free kicks and long throws. The visitors probably had the better of the few chances in the first 25 minutes, all from dead ball situations or the second phase of them. But neither team came particularly close to scoring in the first quarter.

Canós had a shot blocked for The Bees when they were able to get some forward momentum after ten minutes or so and then got on to the resulting corner but could only turn it wide. Nico Yennaris saw a shot blocked before Moses Odubajo, who was helping supply Saïd Benrahma on the left and providing a valuable extra attacking option that side, lashed over from distance. But Brentford were finding it hard to build pressure and Millwall were using every opportunity to put the ball in to the penalty area.

Tom Elliott headed wide when a corner was half cleared and then played back in and another half-cleared set piece led to a shooting chance for Mahlon Romeo that Ezri Konsa bravely blocked. Daniel Bentley tipped a looping Jake Cooper header over before Shaun Williams missed the target with an effort from further out. Millwall’s best chance of the first 25 minutes came when Cooper, who had stayed up from an earlier set piece, got on to a deep cross but he headed wide from ten yards.

Brentford had seen penalty appeals waved away by referee Simon Hooper when Yennaris had attempted to break in to the penalty area and seen the ball hit the arm of Cooper and as the half wore on, The Bees took control. Benrahma was constantly running at Romeo and had a regular supply from Josh McEachran, in particular, in the centre of the pitch. Benrahma came within a whisker of opening the scoring when he got free and curled in a shot that beat Ben Amos but bounced away off the crossbar.

An effort from a free kick soon after from Benrahma had Amos scrambling but the shot whistled wide. Odubajo saw a shot blocked and another Benrahma effort whizzed wide of the far post before a superb move almost opened Millwall up. After a spell of possession in defence, Bentley found Maupay and the striker turned clear in midfield before releasing Benrahma, Yennaris – on the overlap – delivered a ball that had to be scrambled away with Canós waiting to arrive and tap in.

There was still time later in the half for a low Benrahma corner to cause confusion, but Henrik Dalsgaard was unable to profit and The Bees went in at the break with the initiative but not the lead. That lead was not, however, long in coming. Yennaris won the ball back as Millwall tried to break after Romeo and Odubajo had tangled on the left, Maupay was then able to thread a pass through to Canós and he slotted calmly past Amos to put Brentford in front. Millwall had begun to appeal for offside before realising that Romeo was still coming back in to position and was the last defender and once Canós was left with only Amos to beat, he made no mistake.

The visitors could have taken the lead just before the Canós strike. Odubajo had been run out of play on the left and a collision with the advertising hoardings delayed his return to the fray, Millwall overloaded on their right and when the cross came in, Ryan Leonard headed wide from ten yards when he should probably have hit the target. Canós scored two minutes later and Brentford had something to build on.

The Bees tried to get forward in the minutes after the goal, looking for a second that would give them breathing space. More good work from Canós enabled Romaine Sawyers to release Benrahma on the left, the first shot was blocked and when the ball came in, it just eluded the stretching Maupay. A low corner then dropped to Dalsgaard on the edge of the box but his shot on the turn was high and wide.

The pressure was mounting but Millwall rang the changes and shifted the momentum. They brought on experienced striker Steve Morison and he was followed by Jed Wallace as the visitors looked for some attacking possession. And there was an immediate change in the game. Millwall had impetus and fresh legs, they were able to stop Brentford playing through and started to get a territorial foothold.

Morrison created a chance for Lee Gregory but the effort screwed wide. Jed Wallace then curled a free kick over the bar and shot wide from distance as Millwall started to threaten. But there was nothing particularly subtle about the Millwall approach, they looked to get the ball in to Morison and then try to build attacking possession and win free kicks or corners. The Bees played in to the trap for a few minutes but soon regained their poise and could have put the game to bed.

Canós saw a shot deflected wide and when the resulting corner came in, Dalsgaard flicked on and Maupay headed against the crossbar. The ball came to Maupay a few yards out and with Romeo in close attention he had to react quickly, but he would have expected to score. The striker could have put that right soon after when he was released by Watkins, he stepped away from Shaun Hutchinson and fired in a shot that beat Amos but flashed just past the far post.

Gregory turned a cross wide on the stretch for Millwall and then was unable to turn home a cross thanks to some fine defending from Dalsgaard, who didn’t give him room to get off a powerful shot. Bentley completed a comfortable save low to his right and a few minutes later, Brentford had their second goal to seal the win. As the ball bounced around in midfield, Yennaris headed down and a clever first time pass from McEachran released Watkins, he played a one-two with Maupay and then lashed under Amos.

That was McEachran’s last involvement and Brentford were able to bring on Josh Dasilva for a debut. He made an impact, driving forward from midfield and with Alan Judge also offering fresh legs and The Bees having a two-goal lead, the later stages were a joy to behold. Brentford’s only complaint will be that they did not add to their lead.

A quick break saw Maupay streak free on the left and a pass inside that would have given Watkins a chance to shoot was just a fraction heavy. Maupay was then just unable to convert after a good run from Dasilva, the ball dropped to Sawyers and his effort deflected inches past the post. A third goal would not have flattered Brentford but two was all they needed to get back to winning ways.

Brentford: Bentley; Dalsgaard, Konsa, Mepham, Odubajo; McEachran (sub Dasilva 88 mins); Canós (sub Watkins 73 mins), Sawyers, Yennaris, Benrahma (sub Judge 83 mins); Maupay

Subs (not used): Daniels, Barbet, Carroll, Clarke

Bookings: Sawyers (24 mins) (fourth of season)

Millwall: Amos; Romeo Hutchinson, Cooper, M. Wallace (sub Bradshaw 79 mins); Skalák (sub J. Wallace 63 mins), Williams, Leonard, Ferguson; Gregory, Elliott (sub Morison 57 mins)

Subs (not used): Archer, Meredith, Tunnicliffe, O’Brien

Bookings: Leonard (32 mins)

Attendance: 9,476 (1,654 away fans)

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3 November 2018

Today is a London Derby and Remembrance Day at Griffin as we welcome Neil Harris’ side to TW8. With our away end sold out, we’d like to remind all Bees fans to do their bit to help the team and ensure away fans don’t get access to home areas through supporters buying on their behalf.

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