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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Millwall

Fleetwood cut the gap on second-placed Bolton to just one point with a hard-fought win over promotion rivals Millwall.

Ben Davies' header gave Uwe Rosler's men all three points at Highbury, which kept Fleetwood's automatic promotion hopes alive.

Millwall dominated the opening 25 minutes and played Fleetwood off the park, but ended up paying the price for missed opportunities.

Neil Harris' men carved out seven chances in that blistering spell, with Lee Gregory wasting the two biggest opportunities.

Ben Thompson's effort from outside the box cannoned back off the post into the forward's path, but he fired straight at Fleetwood goalkeeper Alex Cairns when one-on-one.

Jed Wallace steamed down the left flank before teeing Gregory up in space in the box, but the striker's first-time effort crashed into a post.

And the Lions paid for their lack of bite as Fleetwood survived the storm and opened the scoring in first-half injury time.

Amari'i Bell was needlessly fouled on the left flank by Mahlon Romeo and, when George Glendon whipped the subsequent set-piece into the box, Davies nodded in his first goal for the club.

It was an end-to-end second half, with Gregory having an effort blocked on the line by Davies and Cairns making an unbelievable save to stop Jake Cooper's header.

Millwall threw everything at Fleetwood in the dying stages, but some excellent defending from the hosts and a last-gasp Cairns save from Calum Butcher's header denied the Lions.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Pond
  • 37Davies
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 4BrannaganSubstituted forSchwablat 87'minutes
  • 18GlendonBooked at 77mins
  • 11Grant
  • 3BellSubstituted forNirennoldat 56'minutesBooked at 72mins
  • 10Ball
  • 9BurnsSubstituted forDempseyat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Davis
  • 15Nirennold
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Woolford
  • 34Dempsey
  • 38Schwabl
  • 41Urwin

Millwall

  • 31King
  • 12Romeo
  • 4HutchinsonSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 17Webster
  • 3J MartinSubstituted forFergusonat 78'minutes
  • 14Wallace
  • 6Williams
  • 8ThompsonSubstituted forButcherat 82'minutes
  • 22O'Brien
  • 20Morison
  • 9Gregory

Substitutes

  • 1Archer
  • 2Cummings
  • 7Worrall
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 16Butcher
  • 18Ferguson
  • 24Cooper
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
3,665

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamMillwall
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away16
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Millwall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Millwall 0.

Attempt saved. Callum Butcher (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Markus Schwabl replaces Cameron Brannagan.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Shaun Williams (Millwall) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

Attempt saved. Lee Gregory (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Callum Butcher replaces Ben Thompson.

Byron Webster (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Joe Martin.

Booking

George Glendon (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Glendon (Fleetwood Town).

Aiden O'Brien (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Byron Webster (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Attempt blocked. Ben Thompson (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Cameron Brannagan.

Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Booking

Victor Nirennold (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

David Ball (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Ben Thompson (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jake Cooper (Millwall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by George Glendon.

Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Fleetwood Town).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Kyle Dempsey replaces Wes Burns.

Foul by Jake Cooper (Millwall).

Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd442810686454194
2Bolton4323101063362779
3Fleetwood4422121061412078
4Scunthorpe4422101275522376
5Bradford441918758421675
6Millwall4419131262511170
7Southend4419121369521769
8Rochdale441910156960967
9Bristol Rovers441812146362166
10Oxford Utd44189176052863
11Peterborough441611175857159
12MK Dons441513165654258
13Walsall431416135052-258
14Wimbledon441317145252056
15Charlton441218145552354
16Northampton441410206070-1052
17Oldham441215173043-1351
18Gillingham441213195776-1949
19Shrewsbury441212204561-1648
20Bury431210215872-1446
21Port Vale431112204468-2445
22Swindon441111224361-1844
23Chesterfield44910254073-3337
24Coventry44812243565-3036
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