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Matchday Live: Millwall v Cherries

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  • Millwall 1-0 Cherries (final score)
  • MILLWALL: Forde; Edwards, Dunne, Beevers (Robinson, 34), Malone (Fredericks, 86); Bailey, Williams; Morison, Garvan, Woolford; Maierhofer (Jackson, 64). Subs not used: Bywater, Abdou, Easter, McDonald.
  • CHERRIES: Camp; Smith (Francis, h-t), Elphick, Cook, Daniels; Ritchie, O'Kane (MacDonald, h-t), Surman, Fraser (Pitman, 74); Kermorgant, Rantie. Subs not used: Allsop, Harte, Coulibaly, Pugh.
  • Final game of Championship campaign
  • Eddie Howe's men chasing eighth
  • Reporting by Ned Payne

2:09pm

Millwall win 1-0. Cherries end 11th in the Championship, their highest-ever finish in the second tier.

2:03pm

Out of nowhere, Rantie spins in the area and forces a point-blank save from Forde. The goalkeeper was out very quickly and it wasn’t the easiest angle.

2:01pm

Garvan’s free kick goes all the way through and strikes the outside of the left upright. No one got near that.

1:59pm

Ritchie booked.

1:58pm

Cherries’ best move of the game sees Brett Pitman bomb down the left, cut inside and play in Surman. However, the midfielder’s angled shot is kept out by Forde.

1:55pm

Again Jackson charges through, this time in a better position, and attempts the dink over Camp. The ball bobbles wide and Howe’s men escape.

1:54pm

Millwall look good to stay up as we stand. Birmingham going down.

1:49pm

Nearly a wonderstrike from Scott Malone. The full-back launches a Di Canio-style scissor kick towards goal from outside the box and it’s only a whisker away.

1:45pm

Jackson is clean through and only has Camp to beat. He opens up his body but pushes his effort wide of the right post. The home supporters were convinced that was in.

1:45pm

A Francis cross from the right flank nearly turns into something much better but the ball goes on to the roof of the net.

1:41pm

Simeon Jackson comes on for Maierhofer.

1:39pm

Forde produces a flying save from MacDonald's header to keep the home side in front.

1:33pm

Bolton lead Birmingham so it's looking grim for Lee Clark's side.

1:29pm

Francis arrives late in the day to sweep up the danger following a Millwall break.

1:26pm

The first opportunity of the second half sees Andrew Surman fire off-target from Kermorgant’s knock-down.

1:24pm

Francis and Shaun MacDonald came on at half-time for Adam Smith and Eunan O'Kane respectively.

1:23pm

Apologies for the loss of coverage. Internet problems at the Den.

1:23pm

1:23pm

Nicky Bailey and Woolford also got booked in that first half so we have four players on a yellow - three from Millwall.

1:04pm

1:04pm

Smith shoves Alan Dunne over from behind and is swiftly yellow-carded.

1:03pm

The temperature is definitely rising at the Den.

1:01pm

Strong words being exchanged between Holloway and Howe/Tindall. This after an aerial challenge by Tommy Elphick on Morison. Moments later Smith is felled and again a heated conversation takes place in the technical area.

12:56pm

Maierhofer nods well clear of the bar. Cherries struggling to get into the game at the moment.

12:54pm

12:52pm

Paul Robinson replaces Beevers.

12:50pm

The home side take the lead. A teasing cross from the left by Owen Garvan is met by a superbly-judged header by Woolford which flew across goal and into the far corner.

12:48pm

Yann Kermorgant flicks beautifully on to Tokelo Rantie and the South African breaks forward and forces Forde to parry wide with a fizzing drive. Smith shoots just wide from the resulting corner.

12:44pm

That’s an even better chance and it really should have been 1-0. Woolford’s 20-yard drive is spilled by Camp and it’s virtually an open goal for Stefan Maierhofer, but the Austrian striker somehow contrives to poke wide.

12:42pm

Millwall come so close to going ahead as Morison hooks against the underside of the bar with Camp beaten. Somehow the visitors survive but Holloway’s side look dangerous at present.

12:38pm

Big scramble in the Cherries penalty area but the visitors escape.

12:37pm

Birmingham and Doncaster are both locked at 0-0 in their respective games so as we stand, Millwall are staying up.

12:35pm

Cherries centre-half Steve Cook has some treatment on the deck but comes straight back on.

12:31pm

Mark Beevers is adjudged to have fouled Fraser as he charged towards goal with one defender covering. Beevers is booked and Kermorgant’s free kick flashes wide with a helping hand from Forde.

12:30pm

12:27pm

Plenty of fizz and pace in the game so far.

12:26pm

Another shot from Woolford, this time from closer range, and Lee Camp dives low and gets a strong hand to the ball at his near post.

12:25pm

Martyn Woolford has the hosts’ first effort at goal but the midfielder screws right of the upright from outside the box.

12:24pm

With stopper David Forde off-limits, Smith tries an audacious lob from his own half. The effort goes well wide.

12:17pm

12:16pm

The teams go into huddles.

12:13pm

Here come the players.

12:12pm

No shortage of noise from the home fans. They know exactly what this afternoon means.

12:11pm

Due to DataCo restrictions, today's match will be reported on with a three-minute delay as usual.

12:09pm

The referee today is Michael Naylor. He's only shown one red card this season.

12:04pm

Francis' omission from the starting line-up means he will not play every minute of the Championship season. The full-back has featured for Cherries in every single game to date.

12:02pm

11:56am

Huge game for hosts Millwall, of course, with Ian Holloway's men still not safe from the drop. Doncaster and Birmingham are also down there fighting for their lives and those teams are away to Leicester and Bolton respectively.

11:50am

11:49am

Glorious sunny day here in London and nice and cool. Perfect for football.

11:48am

 
Pictures courtesy of Echo snapper Corin Messer this afternoon.

11:46am

There's a number of new faces in the starting line-up with Charlie Daniels, Adam Smith. Ryan Fraser and Tokelo Rantie brought in.

Out go top scorer and ex-Lions man Lewis Grabban, Simon Francis, Ian Harte and Marc Pugh.

11:44am

Good afternoon and welcome to the Den for Cherries' final game of the Championship season.

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11:57am Sat 3 May 14

Judaas says...

Very surprised Eddie didn't let Francis complete the season
Very surprised Eddie didn't let Francis complete the season Judaas
  • Score: 5

1:11pm Sat 3 May 14

smhinto says...

Yes he has made changes. This goes to show that winning the game may not have been too high on the agenda.
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If we really wanted it, why drop Francis and why drop Harte ?? To win a game one must sely fild ones strogets side, w clearly have not, hence we are now a goal down.
Yes he has made changes. This goes to show that winning the game may not have been too high on the agenda. . If we really wanted it, why drop Francis and why drop Harte ?? To win a game one must sely fild ones strogets side, w clearly have not, hence we are now a goal down. smhinto
  • Score: -6

1:48pm Sat 3 May 14

DorsetBlues says...

Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions
Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions DorsetBlues
  • Score: -12

2:23pm Sat 3 May 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions
Mighty Lions.???. FFS, make up your mind t@sser, are you poopy, millwall, sheff weds, forest....... or just plain jealous.!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions[/p][/quote]Mighty Lions.???. FFS, make up your mind t@sser, are you poopy, millwall, sheff weds, forest....... or just plain jealous.!!!!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road
  • Score: 4

2:29pm Sat 3 May 14

cherryexe says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions
Still be two leagues higher than you're lot next year. Nice to see you had to rely on couple Bournemouth rejects the past couple weeks in fogden and hollands. Enjoy you're sailor boy basement division derby today.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions[/p][/quote]Still be two leagues higher than you're lot next year. Nice to see you had to rely on couple Bournemouth rejects the past couple weeks in fogden and hollands. Enjoy you're sailor boy basement division derby today. cherryexe
  • Score: 8

2:39pm Sat 3 May 14

cherryexe says...

DorsetBlues wrote:
Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions
****. Try called struggling with a injury hence why he was substituted last week. You may say he bottled it but poor old poopy would love a player who can score 20 plus goals that's if you can afford one.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions[/p][/quote]****. Try called struggling with a injury hence why he was substituted last week. You may say he bottled it but poor old poopy would love a player who can score 20 plus goals that's if you can afford one. cherryexe
  • Score: 6

2:45pm Sat 3 May 14

brungo says...

why keep responding to the likes of dorset blue, poole boy etc? all it does is encourage them to keep posting more rubbish.
why keep responding to the likes of dorset blue, poole boy etc? all it does is encourage them to keep posting more rubbish. brungo
  • Score: 4

5:01pm Sat 3 May 14

golfer33 says...

brungo wrote:
why keep responding to the likes of dorset blue, poole boy etc? all it does is encourage them to keep posting more rubbish.
Agree, agree, agree, agree!
[quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: why keep responding to the likes of dorset blue, poole boy etc? all it does is encourage them to keep posting more rubbish.[/p][/quote]Agree, agree, agree, agree! golfer33
  • Score: 0

5:28pm Sat 3 May 14

cherryexe says...

golfer33 wrote:
brungo wrote:
why keep responding to the likes of dorset blue, poole boy etc? all it does is encourage them to keep posting more rubbish.
Agree, agree, agree, agree!
Unfortunately you never keep idiots like them from posting on here even if we did ignore them.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: why keep responding to the likes of dorset blue, poole boy etc? all it does is encourage them to keep posting more rubbish.[/p][/quote]Agree, agree, agree, agree![/p][/quote]Unfortunately you never keep idiots like them from posting on here even if we did ignore them. cherryexe
  • Score: 1

7:22pm Sat 3 May 14

St Albans Cherry says...

I was there today and it was a timely reminder that we must never take things for granted at Dean Court next season. We looked awful in the first half and agree about Francis not starting today. Second half better, just. We now all realise/ know what a great season we've had. We know who are our key players and that next season will be as tough and I hope as good! Can't wait actually! Up the Cherries! Come on England!
I was there today and it was a timely reminder that we must never take things for granted at Dean Court next season. We looked awful in the first half and agree about Francis not starting today. Second half better, just. We now all realise/ know what a great season we've had. We know who are our key players and that next season will be as tough and I hope as good! Can't wait actually! Up the Cherries! Come on England! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 2

7:32pm Sat 3 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

cherryexe wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions
Still be two leagues higher than you're lot next year. Nice to see you had to rely on couple Bournemouth rejects the past couple weeks in fogden and hollands. Enjoy you're sailor boy basement division derby today.
Classy comment, shipmate! ;-}
[quote][p][bold]cherryexe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions[/p][/quote]Still be two leagues higher than you're lot next year. Nice to see you had to rely on couple Bournemouth rejects the past couple weeks in fogden and hollands. Enjoy you're sailor boy basement division derby today.[/p][/quote]Classy comment, shipmate! ;-} TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 0

7:35pm Sat 3 May 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
DorsetBlues wrote:
Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions
Mighty Lions.???. FFS, make up your mind t@sser, are you poopy, millwall, sheff weds, forest....... or just plain jealous.!!!!!
I'm voting for just plain jealous!!!
What a sad, pathetic, bitter-blue!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DorsetBlues[/bold] wrote: Looks like the bearded weido bottled out to face The Mighty Lions[/p][/quote]Mighty Lions.???. FFS, make up your mind t@sser, are you poopy, millwall, sheff weds, forest....... or just plain jealous.!!!!![/p][/quote]I'm voting for just plain jealous!!! What a sad, pathetic, bitter-blue! TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: -2

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