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Moment in Time: Millwall

We head back to 2014 as The Bees shade a five-goal thriller at The Den

9 March 2018

Ahead of tomorrow's trip to Millwall, we head back to November 2014 for a classic Sky Bet Championship meeting between the two sides.

The Den was the setting that chilly November afternoon as two London rivals, heading in opposite directions in the table, went toe to toe. Mark Warburton's Bees arrived in South London looking to complete a perfect week following victories over Derby County and Nottingham Forest while The Lions went into the game having won just once in 11 previously. 

Andre Gray gave Brentford the lead late on in the first-half but the game really sprung to life after the break. Good work from Alan Judge set up Gray to make it 2-0 with his seventh of the season, 11 minutes after the break but The Lions roared back and were level by the hour mark. 

Firstly, Lee Gregory bundled home from close range and then, 60 seconds later, Alan Dunne rammed him a low shot from 20 yards to restore parity for Ian Holloway's side. The Bees were reeled and The Den was rocking but Warburton's men stood firm. And they were rewarded five minutes later with what proved to be the winner. Under pressure from Harlee Dean, Lions defender Danny Shittu turned Andre Gray's cross into his own net from close range. 

Millwall had one late chance to level but Dunne headed wide from 12 yards as The Bees notched up their hat-trick of league wins. The three points lifted Warburton's side into the Play-Offs while Millwall dropped deeper into relegation trouble. 

The Bees would go on to maintain a Play-Off place until the end of the season, losing out to Middlesbrough one game short of Wembley. For Millwall, Holloway's tenure ended in March as The Lions suffered relegation back to the third tier.

Around 400 tickets will be available to buy on the day at The Den tomorrow. These will be on sale at the North Stand Ticket Office, from 1pm, priced at Adults £26, 60+ £17, Under-16 £13, and Under-12 £7.

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