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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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31King
  • 12Romeo
  • 4HutchinsonSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 17Webster
  • 3MartinSubstituted forFergusonat 78'minutes
  • 14J Wallace
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Millwall 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Millwall 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Markus Schwabl replaces Cameron Brannagan.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Alex Cairns.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    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.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Callum Butcher replaces Ben Thompson.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Bobby Grant (Fleetwood Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Cameron Brannagan (Fleetwood Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Shane Ferguson replaces Joe Martin.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by George Glendon (Fleetwood Town).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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