MILLWALL’S wait for an away win this season continues after losing 2-0 at Griffin Park.
Millwall came into this game on the back if two straight league wins and were looking to win three league games in a row for the first time since April. They also came here looking to avenge last seasons controversial 1-0 defeat that Millwall score before referee Lee Probert pulled the game back for a penalty which Lee Gregory missed.
Brentford were going the opposite way to the Lions having not won in the league since September 15tha run that had stretched eight league games. They had also lost their manager Dean Smith who moved to Aston Villa last month following the departure of Steve Bruce. Thomas Frank was now in charge and still looking for his first point after three successive defeats to start his tenure in charge at Griffin Park.
The first real chance of the game came for the away side, Mahlon Romeo whipped in a cross that Tom Elliot headed over the bar from just inside the area. The next talking point came in the 18thminute when Yennaris was played in by Odubajo the ball hit Shaun Hutchinson’s hand but no penalty was awarded.
Shortly after, Millwall cma eclose when Mahlon Romeo saw his effort deflected over for a corner where Bentley made a superb save from Shaun Hutchinson’s header.
Jake Cooper then headed wide from Murray Wallace’s cross when he should have at least hit the target. Said Benrahma beat Mahlon Romeo down the left and curled a beautiful effort that cannoned off the crossbar as the hosts began to build some momentum.
Benrahma was just wide with a free kick after 31 minutes. Curling just wide after Ryan Leonard was booked for a foul on Yennaris. Benrahma got the better of Mahlon Romeo before the latter lost his footing and gave away a free kick from which Benrahma curled wide.
A foul my Murray Wallace allowed Benrahma to launch another ball into the box that was headed away by Shaun Hutchinson for a corner which was eventually cleared by Millwall.
The first chance of the second half came for the visitors; Jiri Skalak finally was able to get in the game and crossed the ball looking for Leonard who headed wide.
Brentford then took the lead. Millwall lost possession in their own half Leonard and Elliot getting in a mix up before Neal Maupay played in Canos who slotted past Ben Amos to give the hosts the lead.
The hosts then had another chance, this time Benrahma who caused Romeo problems all game fizzed a ball across goal but there was no one there to tap in. The hosts also claimed for hand ball against Murray Wallace but nothing was given.
The Introduction of Steve Morison changed the game. The Millwall club captain came on to partner Lee Gregory up top in place of Tom Elliot.
On the 69thminute Millwall were awarded a free kick and it caught Brentford by surprise. Williams took the option to square to substitute Jed Wallace who drilled the shot wide of the left hand post.
Two minutes later Brentford won a corner after Canos’s shot was deflected by Hutchinson from that corner Dalsgaard headed on and Maupay saw his header hit the post from no more than a yard out as the hosts looked to put the game to bed.
Neil Maupay did not have a great deal of chances but one did eventually come for him. Some great work by the Brentford top scorer as he turned Shaun Hutchinson before shooting wide of the far post.
Brentford did make it 2-0 in the 85thminute a brilliant counter attacking goal. Substitute Marley Watkins latches on to Neal Maupay’s lay off and puts the ball low past Amos into the bottom corner to make it 2-0 to the Bee’s and hand Thomas Frank his first win as manager after three straight defeats.