LiveRovers v Millwall

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Summary

  • It's 0-0 at half time with neither side creating too many clear cut chances.

4:53pm

FULL TIME: Rovers 0 Millwall 2

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4:52pm

93mins: CHANCE King shoots over after neat build-up play.

4:49pm

91mins: Five minutes added time but many of the home fans are on their way out of the ground.

4:47pm

90mins: Almost a carbon copy of the first as James Henry lashes in from the righr hand side. That's game over now.

4:47pm

90mins: GOAL Rovers 0 Millwall 2

4:46pm

88mins: Rovers have replaced with Murphy with Vukcevic as they chase a leveller. Millwall dangerous on break.

4:38pm

79mins: CHANCE Josh King is felled by James Henry right on the edge of the area. Ref deems free kick which Rovers waste but was very close to being a penalty. 

4:35pm

77mins: CHANCE King, who has looked bright since coming on, sees a shot blocked behind. Corner comes to nothing.

4:32pm

73mins: CHANCE Rochina drives a left footed effort just wide as Rovers look for an instant response

4:30pm

71mins: Wood pushed ball past Hanley and unleashed an unstoppable right footed effort into roof of net giving Robinson no chance. 

4:30pm

71mins: SUB Nuno Gomes on for Formica

4:30pm

71mins: SUB Nuno Gomes on for Formica

4:29pm

71mins: GOAL Rovers 0 Millwall 1

4:26pm

68mins: CHANCE King volleys over from left edge of area after free kick given for foul on Henley by Keogh. Shittu booked for his protests.

4:24pm

65mins: CHANCE Rochina's 25 yard effort is chested away by Forde who struggled to follow movement in air. Just hit him really.

4:22pm

65mins: Millwall's favourite linesman angers the travelling fans some more by giving a goal kick to Rovers when they wanted a corner

4:20pm

64mins: CHANCE Corner half cleared to Murphy who volleys wide from 16 yards

4:20pm

63mins: Rochina takes it, deflected over off the wall.

4:19pm

62mins: Rovers free kick 20 yards out on right

4:19pm

Much better game now, Rovers massively improved. Just need to find a little bit more composure with the final pass. Rhodes trying but hasn't had a chance as yet.

4:17pm

59mins: CHANCE Chris taylor cuts inside from left and hits right footed effort a foot past the post. Millwall's first chance of half

4:15pm

Rovers looking more likely at the moment, good start to second half.

4:15pm

57mins: CHANCE King so close to instant impact as his curling shot is saved by Forde after one-two with Olsson. 

4:13pm

55mins: Josh King coming on for his Rovers debut on left side in place of Markus Olsson.

4:10pm

Attendance is 13,898

4:10pm

51mins: Keogh offside again. He's been offside in this match more times than I have had hot dinners. 

4:10pm

51mins: Keogh offside again. He's been offside in this match more times than I have had hot dinners. 

4:08pm

50mins: Keogh is offside again! Millwall fans not happ with the linesman as he flags.

4:06pm

47mins: CHANCE Rovers go close when Martin Olsson does really well to jink in between two defenders and create space for the shot which Forde tips over

4:05pm

The good news for me is that the Olsson twins are now playing on my side of the pitch so it's easier to identify which is which

4:03pm

46 mins: Rhodes heads an Olsson cross over the bar

4:03pm

No changes for either side at the break

4:02pm

Second half about go get underway, Rovers with the kick off

3:46pm

HALF TIME: Rovers 0 Millwall 0

3:45pm

45mins: One minute indicated by fourth official

3:44pm

44mins: Olsson's cross towards Formica is headed out for a Rovers corner

3:40pm

41mins: Markus Olsson shoots over from 20 yards.

3:40pm

39mins: Rovers cranking up the pressure, Rochina at heart of it. Has a mazy dribble but elects to pass inside area when shot was the better option

3:36pm

37mins: Rovers coming back into the game but still haven't created any clear chances.

3:32pm

32mins: Millwall suddenly looking the more likely. Robinson can't hold a Wood effort and then Martin Olsson clears from under his own bar under pressure from Keogh.

3:29pm

29mins: Keogh tries ambitious 40 yard effort but it goes out for a throw in. Poor aim.

3:24pm

24mins: Formica plants half volley opver the bar.

3:22pm

23mins: Rochina 20 yard effort tipped behind for corner

3:20pm

21mins: Ball comes back in and Keogh heads into the net though this time it is offside. 

3:20pm

20mins: Millwall almost take the lead when Wood does well to keep ball in and find Keogh who sees a shot blocked by Hanley. 

3:19pm

17mins: Danny Shittu fouls Rochina but Rhodes is through only for ref to give free kick instead of advantage. Free kick comes to nothing. 

3:14pm

13 mins: Rovers comfortable on ball without threatening at the moment

3:10pm

10 mins: First chance for Rovers, Murphy finds Rochina who shows a little bit of skill to outwit two defenders but his right footed shot is a tame one

3:08pm

Millwall have the ball in the net fom a quickly taken free kick but offside flag up. Abdou with the header.

3:06pm

6 mins: Not much to report so far. Both teams trying to knock it around but no real chances or threat in the final third as yet

3:01pm

Rovers keeping the ball nicely, Rochina and Formica full of early movement

3:00pm

Millwall get the game started.

3:00pm

Millwall in a huddle, kicking towards the Ronnie Clayton End in the first half. Rovers attacking the Darwen End.

2:59pm

Warm reception for Josh King from the Ewood faithful, he's on the bench.

2:58pm

Teams are out. Final Countdown blaring. Rovers in traditional blue and white, Millwall in a rather dodgy orange.

2:57pm

If you want to get involved with us here at Matchday Live, I say us - it's just me - but you're still welcome. Use the hashtag LTRovers on Twitter and I'll get the best ones up.

2:56pm

Ground filled up nicely now. Five minutes to kick off.

2:56pm

For what it's worth I think there will be goals in this one. It will be close as well, going for an entertaining 2-2.

2:55pm

Rovers unbeaten in three games though and looked very impressive last time out at Peterborough.

2:55pm

Millwall unbeaten in 10 games remember, haven't lost since Brighton beat them at The New Den on September 22.

2:53pm

A fair few Millwall fans have made the journey up. Around 300 or so. Wouldn't say they are in good voice but they are singing . . . 

2:51pm

Gloves going on the Christmas list. Freezing here and the pair I have won't allow me to type, which is a problem, too bulky. 

2:50pm

Teams have retreated off the pitch leaving just the Rovers subs doing some shooting practice. 

2:48pm

"The backing of the fans can play a big part and I must pay tribute to the fantastic support we received down at Peterborough." Henning Berg in his programme notes.

2:42pm

Not too many spectators inside Ewood just yet. Still 20 minutes to kick off through. 

2:29pm

So Rovers leave new signing Josh King among the subs as Henning Berg keeps faith with the side that won at Peterborough. Let us know your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag LTRovers

2:14pm

Subs: Taylor, Feeney, Smith, N'Guessan, Osbourne, Malone, Racon

2:14pm

Millwall: Forde, Lowry, Smith, Beevers, Adam Smith, Taylor, Wright, Abdou, Henry, Keogh, Wood.

2:13pm

Subs: Kean, Givet, Pedersen, King, Gomes, Lowe, Vukcevic

2:13pm

Rovers: Robinson, Olsson, Henley, Hanley, Dann, Olsson, Murphy, Etuhu, Formica, Rochina, Rhodes.

2:12pm

2.10pm Teams are in and Rovers are unchanged.

1:53pm

1.50pm: Awaiting team news ahead of the game. David Dunn and Leon Best the only absentees for Rovers.

Comments (3)

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2:39pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Captain Dreckley says...

Where on earth is Nunes? We need quality balls delivered into the box from the left. Marcus Olsen has the pace but needed brother Martin to deliver the quality for Rhodes to score last time out.
Where on earth is Nunes? We need quality balls delivered into the box from the left. Marcus Olsen has the pace but needed brother Martin to deliver the quality for Rhodes to score last time out. Captain Dreckley
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3:01pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Captain Dreckley says...

Showing my age now but the talk of gloves and freezing reminds me of being at Ewood as a kid when the Millwall fans had a fire with advertising hoardings at the back of the Darwen End whilst the Rovers fans sang about the famous five and harry the dog.
Showing my age now but the talk of gloves and freezing reminds me of being at Ewood as a kid when the Millwall fans had a fire with advertising hoardings at the back of the Darwen End whilst the Rovers fans sang about the famous five and harry the dog. Captain Dreckley
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8:52am Sun 25 Nov 12

bring back the good old days says...

Three/four problems :

A commanding centre back is required.

A Jermaine Jones is required.

A playmaker midfielder is required.

A 'physical' target ball holding front man is required alongside JR.

The fourth is the most important reqiuisite, followed by the JJ one, then the CB then playmaker.
Can we find / afford these guys ?
Three/four problems : A commanding centre back is required. A Jermaine Jones is required. A playmaker midfielder is required. A 'physical' target ball holding front man is required alongside JR. The fourth is the most important reqiuisite, followed by the JJ one, then the CB then playmaker. Can we find / afford these guys ? bring back the good old days
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