Millwall missed an opportunity to pick up a vital three-points against Brentford in what turned out to be a thrilling London derby against Brentford.

Both sides started the game well, taking it in turns to knock the ball around in each other’s half.

The Lions were first to make the most of their possession in the 15th minute. Shane Ferguson’s corner trickled through to Lee Gregory at the back post who smashed the ball on the half volley .

Brentford replied instantly. Joshua Dasilva cut in from the right and curled one beyond David Martin from 25 yards.

Bee’s captain, Henrik Dalsgaard then however, made things harder for the visitors. The defender intentionally entangled himself with Ben Thompson after Jed Wallace’s long range pass had set the academy graduate through on goal and the referee had no choice but to give the Dane his marching orders down the tunnel.

Incensed by the sending off, Brentford immediately attempted to gain a foothold in the game using the same avenue that see them equalise.

This time, converted full back Sergi Canos cut in from the right and rasped a rocket onto the bar.

The second half witnessed the inevitable - Brentford camped inside their own half under siege by the Lions who desperately looked to get that all important second goal.

Both sides came close to breaking the deadlock. A Jed Wallace cross caught wind and managed to bewilder Daniel’s in the Brentford goal, but unfortunately it could only rattle the top of the bar.

Brentford’s only chance fell to substitute Ogbene. Maupay managed to waltz his way past Ferguson and Marshall to set the striker up for a six-yard finish which he blazed over the bar.

The game drew to a frustrating conclusion for the hosts, who would feel that it was an opportunity missed to pick up a vital three points.

Key Moment of the Match:

Henrik Dalsgaard’s sending off was the turning point of the match. Not only did it see the Bee’s go from a back-five to a rigid back four, his challenge managed to injure Thompson which forced the Lions to revert back to their infamous 4-4-2 formation which brought an end to Millwall’s free-flowing game.

Man of the Match:

Lee Gregory – Despite having very few chances, the striker’s work rate was relentless and he was Millwall’s only beam of hope in what turned out to be a very frustrating evening for the Lions. Albeit his goal could prove to be a valuable to the Lion’s battle in the relegation battle.


Millwall: Martin, Meredith (Marshall 45’) , Cooper, Pearce, Romeo, Leonard, Tunnicliffe, Ferguson, Wallace, Thompson (Elliot 40’), Gregory.

Brenford: Daniels, Odubajo, Konsa Sorensen, Dalsgaard, Mokotjo, Canos (Racic 61’) , Marcondes (Sawyers 76’), Dasiliva, Watkins (Ogbene 83’) , Maupay.