Lions take on Trotters

08/03/19 Reverse order Timestamp format

  1. Hello and welcome to coverage of Millwall's crucial relegation clash with crisis club Bolton Wanderers.

    The long and short of it is: If the Lions win, they move 11 points clear of Bolton and that would really mean only one more team to be relegated.

    But if Bolton win they would only be four points behind Millwall, who could end the weekend in the bottom three.

  2. We've arrived...

  3. That's a bit harsh!

  4. Bolton boss Phil Parkinson in today's programme after last week's 2-0 defeat at Swansea left them seven points behind Millwall:

    We have to respond today against Millwall.

    They are a team themselves who have had some indifferent league results of late and we need to bridge that gap between us and them this afternoon.

  5. Parkinson won't be on the touchline today - he starts a two-match ban after sideline trouble at Leeds.

  6. Here's Mark Beevers in the programme on his time at Millwall:

    I loved it.

    It was a big move for me, being a northern boy, moving down south. I love it down there, though.

    It's a club that people will look at and immediately think of its past reputation, but it was a good place to be and I enjoyed it.

    I'm a Bolton player now though and I'd love nothing more than to get three points against them this afternoon.

    You always look forward to coming up against your former clubs , of course, it's nice to see a few of the boys that you've played with as well.

    That all goes out the window as soon as you cross that white line. It was nice to get that goal against them previously and it would be nice to get another one today.

  7. MILLWALL TEAM TO PLAY BOLTON: Archer; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, Meredith; Wallace, Thompson, Williams, Fergie; Elliott, Gregory.

  8. MILLWALL SUBS: Martin, Hutch, Leonard, Tunnicliffe, Marshall, O'Brien, Moro.

  9. Two changes for the Lions: Pearce for Hutch; Elliott for Moro in a 4-4-2.

  10. And here's the Bolton side:

    Confirmation of Wanderers' starting XI and substitutes for today's @SkyBetChamp clash with @MillwallFC. Social Media Sponsors: @BristolStMotors #BWFC 🐘🏰
  11. Meredith warming up only one minus training top at a cold University of Bolton Stadium. #Millwall
  12. Five mins to kick-off, any predictions? 2-1 to #Millwall for me
  13. Wallace fires an early free-kick into the box but Bolton clear. #Millwall
  14. Williams heads away O'Neil's corner and then the Bolton midfielder is offside when it's returned to him. #Millwall
  15. Williams catches Connolly late and is booked six minutes in. #Millwall
  16. Excellent from Thompson to skip round a tackle and take the ball up the pitch before getting a throw. #Millwall
  17. And excellent defending from Meredith as he wins the ball off Olkowski and is fouled. #Millwall
  18. Cooper heads away a dangerous cross from Taylor. #Millwall
  19. Good ball in from O'Neil but Magennis was offside. Bolton have made marginally the better start. #Millwall
  20. Wallace crosses and Matthew comes off his line to punch the ball away. #Millwall
  21. Bolton are matching #Millwall with 4-4-2, Magennis and Ameobi up front.
  22. Ref Simon Hooper sees a foul in there. Bolton free-kick. #Millwall
  23. Buckley's shot is blocked by Pearce in the box. #Millwall
  24. [email protected]JakeSanders92 saw me writing this and said I was clutching at straws including this action as an update from a terrible game. #Millwall 
  25. Buckley crosses and Pearce slides in to clear. #Millwall
  26. The ref stops the game as there's a balloon on the pitch. Seems a bit fussy. Pearce bursts it and and we're back underway. #Millwall
  27. Elliott runs in at the back post and finds the back of the net, just not with the ball, unfortunately. #Millwall
  28. Elliott stretches to head it but difficult one and it's gone for a throw. #Millwall
  29. Elliott heads over Fergie's cross but Hooper had blown for a foul. Course he had. #Millwall
  30. Olkowski gets forward from right-back but bangs it well wide. #Millwall
  31. Ameobi is just off target with a shot that goes wide of the near post. #Millwall
  32. Fergie delivers...but Matthews makes a good catch. #Millwall
  33. Play is stopped now as Connolly, I think, gets treatment. #Millwall
  34. Ameobi's cross is blocked to Buckley whose cross is blocked for a corner. #Millwall
  35. Woah, O'Neil delivers and Connolly is at the back post, I think that scraped the woodwork. HT - Bolton 0-0 #Millwall
  36. #Millwall didn't clear adequately, Connolly hit a ball out to the right, and Olkowski cut inside Meredith before drilling a low shot inside the far post. Bolton 1-0 #Millwall
  37. Ameobi takes three #Millwall players with him down the left wing and eventually gets a free-kick.
  38. Ball falls to Buckley in the box but he fires a low effort wide. #Millwall
  39. Nice spin from Gregory and he gets #Millwall a corner off Beevers.
  40. Wallace and Thommo exchange passes and it's another #Millwall corner.
  41. Pearce heads it and I'm not sure how it's not gone in. Blocked on the line. #Millwall
  42. Gary O'Neil is left the entire half to run into as Bolton break, he has a bit to do before going left and then right and firing across Archer. Bolton 2-0 #Millwall
  43. Marshall is on for Meredith, Fergie to left-back. #Millwall
  44. Bolton close to a third as Buckley tees up Williams but he fires over. #Millwall
  45. Elliott nods Romeo's cross down to Thommo who forces a save low to his right from Matthews. #Millwall
  46. Buckley it in...Archer down low to save. #Millwall
  47. Moro on for Williams for #Millwall. Midfield of Marshall, Wallace and Thommo.
  48. Elliott goes down in the box and wants a penalty but nothing given. #Millwall
  49. Fergie's delivery is headed away by Magennis. #Millwall
  50. Bolton pressing for a third and Archer has to save low to keep out Olkowski. #Millwall
  51. #Millwall with a laboured attack and the ball is out for a Bolton goal-kick.
  52. Marshall tries one on his left but scuffs it wide. #Millwall
  53. Woah, Wallace close to pulling one back but Matthews saves and Bolton scramble it away. #Millwall
  54. Thommo tries one from 30 yards but Matthews looked like he always knew that was off target. #Millwall
  55. Wallace crosses and it's a brilliant flick from Gregory. Bolton 2-1 #Millwall
  56. Elliott at the back post from Fergie's cross...just over! #Millwall
  57. Wallace crosses...but Gregory heads over. #Millwall
  58. Reaction coming up.

    Bye from here.