Millwall 1-0 Blackburn, Championship: report, ratings and verdict


Millwall 5-2-3



Blackburn Rovers 4-3-3

Half Time: 1 - 0 The Den ( Attendance: NA )
1 min

Millwall kept pace with sixth-placed Cardiff City in the race for the Championship Play-Offs with a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.

Mason Bennett’s 20th minute goal was the difference, coming after good build-up play down the right between Mahlon Romeo and Jed Wallace with Bennett reacting quickest to Tom Bradshaw’s initial effort.

The Lions’ intensity in the opening period meant Rovers were continually pushed back and offered little going forward with Millwall keeper Bartosz Bialkowski a relative bystander.

Despite their dominance, Millwall failed to create too many clear cut chances of their own but could have extended their lead early in the second half when a powerful Jed Wallace strike was well saved by Rovers stopper Christian Walton.

And Blackburn’s lackadaisical performance was continued for the rest of the half with them failing to threaten the Lions’ goal barring a very late chance put wide by Joe Rankin-Costello.

The result, their first home victory since January, moves Millwall up to seventh in the table – two points behind Cardiff with just two games left.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Mason Bennett’s 20th-minute goal decided the destination of the three points in a game of very few chances for both sides.

Moan of the Match

Millwall should have made more of their first half dominance and finished off the game as an encounter much earlier.

Talking Point

Do Millwall have enough goals in them to gatecrash the Play-Off places?

Man of the Match

Ryan Woods – energetic performance in midfield, offering real quality and composure on the ball.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

John Brooks (Leicestershire) – consistent throughout, without having any major calls to make.


Hard to gauge any tension in the stadium with no fans, but for viewing it would have been tense for Millwall fans.


Millwall’s performance deserved all three points, but they need to add more goals to their game and keep the level of performance up for longer periods.

Line Ups

Millwall 5-2-3

Bialkowski; Romeo (M.Wallace, 71), Hutchinson, Pearce, Cooper, Ferguson (Thompson, 81); Woods, Leonard; J. Wallace (Molumby, 87), Bradshaw (Mahoney, 81), Bennett (Bodvarsson, 69)

Subs not used:

Steele, Mitchell, Williams, Smith


Woods, Cooper

Blackburn Rovers 4-3-3

Walton; Bennett, Lenihan, Adarabioyo, Rankin-Costello; Travis (Holtby, 71), Johnson (Buckley, 81), Downing (Davenport, 81); Samuel (Rothwell, 46), Graham (Gallagher, 46), Armstrong

Subs not used:

Leutwiler, Carter, Nyambe, Brereton


Rankin-Costello, Travis

Hire Us

Like what we do? Get in touch and see what we can do for you!

Support Us on Patreon

Find out more about us here and if you like our articles please check out our Patreon page.