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Match Report: Millwall 0-0 Queens Park Rangers

April 11, 2019

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"I don't want to be your buddy, Rick. I just want some breakfast."

Sitting in the slow traffic jam and the blocked road to Championship survival, the constant irritating noises outside and the lack of fresh air was getting to the Lions.  Not able to move, our vehicle was stuck in a rut with no signs of the spark to get the engine moving.  Sensing the only way to get out of this situation, but knowing it might be a long slog, our lads decided to leave their car and attempt the long walk away from the drop zone.

 

The match showed early signs of promise when QPR were the first out of the traps, but their effort in the first minute flew over the bar and this was followed by a tame volley from Matt Smith that was easily held by David Martin in the Millwall goal.

 

It was in the 15th minute when the game was shrouded in controversy when Lee Gregory was seemingly fouled after beating the last man and looking like he was through on goal.  Causing damage on par with our shop being smashed by an angry customer, the home fans were incensed and the referee waved play on and ignored the protests from the home side.

 

Both sides had half chances in the 23rd and 30th minutes when free-kicks were met in the air in each team's penalty areas, but neither produced goals and the score remained goalless.  There was very little action to report on from the rest of the half and although this should have been a game that was a juicy hamburger full of flavour and goodness, the actual item presented to the fans in the opening forty-five minutes was bland and tasteless.

 

Neither side really took a hold of the game in the opening of the second half and although Jake Cooper had a half-chance in the 50th minute that went close and Matt Smith's header for the visitors went just wide of David Martin's post a minute later, the game was still crying out for an explosion like a rocket out of a rocket launcher to spark some life into the game.

 

The closest that either side came to scoring was in the 73rd minute when Osayi-Samuel took advantage of a mix-up and deflection in the Millwall back-line, but David Martin was equal to it and got in a good block to deny the forward.

 

This proved to be the last and only real chance in what was a disappointing fixture and goalless draw.  Results elsewhere around the country helped Millwall remain outside the relegation zone for now, but the fans will be hoping we aren't on our way to a dead end that could lead to certain doom.

 

 

 

Millwall: Martin, Meredith, Cooper, J. Wallace, Thompson, Gregory, Romeo, Pearce, Tunnicliffe (Morison 83'), Leonard, Marshall (O'Brien 77').

 

Subs not used: Amos, McLaughlin, Williams, Elliott, Skalak.

 

 

 

Queens Park Rangers: Lumley, Furlong, Cameron, Freeman (Wszolek 90+1'), Scowen, Manning, Smith, Luongo, Wells (Osayi-Samuel 62'), Lynch, Leistner.

 

Subs not used: Ingram, Cousins, Eze, Hemed, Walker.

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