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Report: Millwall 1-1 Bolton Wanderers

24 November 2018

Wanderers shared the spoils at The Den in the Sky Bet Championship after drawing 1-1 against Millwall. Mark Beevers gave the Whites the lead early in the first half, before Jiri Skalak equalised late in the second period.

Team News

Phil Parkinson made three changes from the starting eleven that lined up against Swansea City.

Mark Beevers replaced Jack Hobbs, with Marc Wilson and Josh Magennis coming in for Erhun Oztumer and Clayton Donaldson.

First Half

Wanderers looked to be hard done by on five minutes, as Will Buckley seemed to have been impeded by a Millwall defender but the referee waved away the protests.

The wide-man went close again, but his effort from close range was saved well by Jordan Archer.

The rebound from his effort came to Sammy Ameobi. The Nigerian found an perfectly weighted ball through to Jason Lowe, who fires from six yards but Archer pulled out a world class save from close distance.

Wanderers took the lead through former Lions defender Mark Beevers.

A fantastic delivery into the area from Joe Williams found the towering centre half lurking at the back post, who did the rest by nodding home from close distance.

Millwall nearly got back into the game prior to the half hour mark, as Shaun Williams took range from distance and narrowly missed the target.

In added time in first half, Wanderers produced some heroic defending as Ryan Leonard shot from just inside the area to force Alnwick into a save.

The rebound fell to the midfielder who fired at goal again, only to be deflected up in the air and cleared off the line by Mark Beevers. Wanderers putting their bodies on the line.

Second Half

Pawel Olkwoski produced a delightful cross into the area, finding Jason Lowe who tried to bend his effort into the bottom corner but Archer was equal to it, diving low to his right to deflect the ball away.

A Shane Ferguson cross found James Meredith for Millwall just past the hour mark, as his unleashed a long range effort that was blocked into the path of Lee Gregory.

The striker shot at goal but his effort was never beating Alnwick.

Ameobi had an long range effort with 18 minutes to go in the second period, but his effort flew wide of the target.

Millwall found a way back into it with eight minutes to go, as Jiri Skalak found the end of a Shane Ferguson cross and dispatched from 15 yards out, past a motionless Alnwick.

Ferguson nearly provided Lee Gregory with a Lions winner two minutes from time, as he whipped in a deliver that was glances on by the frontman to narrowly miss the frame of the goal.

Craig Noone went close in injury time, as a counter attack fell to the winger but his dipping shot was inches from nestling into the back of the net.

Full Time

Wanderers XI: Alnwick, Taylor, Lowe, Beevers, Ameobi, Buckley (Noone 70), Olkowski, Wilson, J. Williams, Magennis (Donaldson 45), Wheater (C).

Unused substitutes: Matthews, Vela, Doidge, Hobbs, Wildschut


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