Report: Bolton 2-0 Millwall

MILLWALL put up a spirited performance in Neil Harris' first game as manager but Adam Le Fondre's brace handed Bolton the points.

The Lions saw a lot more of the ball than their hosts but ran into familiar problems in the final third on another frustrating afternoon in front of goal.

They were caught napping for Le Fondre's opener, the striker latching onto a long ball and slotting past David Forde in the tenth minute.

But Millwall recovered well after going behind and looked to be heading into the break on the front foot until Wanderers doubled their lead against the run of play.

The Lions had too many bodies committed upfield and when the ball was fed wide to Le Fondre, he had time and space to measure a precise curling finish into the corner.

Despite the scoreline, Harris' troops continued in a positive fashion after the restart but they failed to take advantage of two glorious clear-cut opportunities.

Both Lee Gregory and Aiden O'Brien were denied by goalkeeper Ben Amos in one-on-one situations, whereas Forde didn't have a save to make during the second period.

While Harris will have been encouraged by the attitude and perseverance of his side, Millwall are now nine points adrift of fourth-bottom Rotherham at the foot of the table.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

29 thoughts on “Report: Bolton 2-0 Millwall

  • March 14, 2015 at 17:24
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    Same old s***, with the same s*** ayers!
    Dunne and Forde why do they keep starting games, liabilities!!!
    Get youth in for rest of season, in preparation for next season they can't do any worse

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    • March 14, 2015 at 17:31
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      @dpendet: sounds like neither forde or Dunne were at fault but Gregory and obrien both missed one on ones , still its much easier to s*** off the other two .

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      • March 14, 2015 at 17:51
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        @southstandview: difference is Forde&Dunne are very experienced pros and subsequently their are no excuses when they make blatant fook ups like Dunne last week. Gregory and O'Brien especially are young and as a result deaerve a certain degree of patience. Obviously a clear difference, stop being a mug by embracing the deadwood and lets move with the times!!

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        • March 14, 2015 at 17:56
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          @davesavagesleftfoot: still don't excuse neither of them being able to score goals , forde has always being dodgy and Dunne is a decent right back who has been destroyed by Holloway playing him cb and now bomber does the same .

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      • March 14, 2015 at 17:51
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        @southstandview: cos they are hopeless and played a major part in this seasons horror show, never get dropped no matter what they do, did you go last week?
        The penalty? Did Forde make a save?

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        • March 14, 2015 at 17:58
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          @dpendet: second lowest scorers in the division and all people do is get on Dunnes back .

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          • March 14, 2015 at 18:31
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            @southstandview: I don't know what some people expected today. I think Harris was the right choice at this late stage when we're all but down, but there's only so much you can polish a turd, and that's basically what he's been left with. It's still the same set of players who've taken us to near the bottom of the division. Some are probably up to Championship level (but their confidence is rock-bottom) and the rest are clearly just not good enough.

            On the pitch hopefully Harris will be able to restore some pride before the end of the season (a few home wins would be nice). Off the pitch the club has to take a long hard look at how it got it so wrong again and why Holloway was allowed to carry on for so long when it clearly wasn’t working.

            There’s no doubt we deserve relegation and the club can’t carry on the way we have for the past three years – especially if we want to do well in Division One. The buck stops with Berylson, Ambler and the board and they have failed us badly and need to redeem themselves or go.

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          • March 14, 2015 at 21:25
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            @southstandview: It is sad to see us in this situation and of another dog fight that has continued for the last 3 years . Your comments that the board have failed us , what about the fans who have come to Wembely and shame us and those who are not there on a Tuesday night or Saturday
            MR JOHN BERYLSON and the board have put their money where MOUTH IS as well as us season ticket holders and IF I came to you every month and asked £750.000 would you cough up WE should be greatfull that we have a chairman who is prepaired to do that .There are not consortiums out there fighting to take control of MILLWALL FC

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          • March 14, 2015 at 23:11
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            @southstandview:

            because Dunne is a poor player - don't worry about comparing him to others - he is substandard and all the time he is a regular we will be a league one team - if you are ambitious for us , you want to see dunne released - if we cant attract better than him then we are in big trouble

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      • March 14, 2015 at 20:13
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        @southstandview: Keep a clean sheet and then you have a chance of not losing something we have not been able to do for nearly two years, its going to take time and some personel changes for Bomber to effect a change in our fortune.
        Lets see how the do at home this tuesday night I wonder if the keeper and the CB/RB wil be in the side after seeing the 3 goals we GAVE AWAY todays.

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    • March 14, 2015 at 18:21
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      @dpendet: A more logical formation for the players we have but strikers missing chances has cost us all year. Here's to a better season in league one, but I will support Harris all the way to the bitter end of it.

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  • March 14, 2015 at 17:28
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    Same old story just can't score but at least showed a bit of spirit and a better attitude, shame we haven't shown that all season. Bottom line is these players are simply not good enough.

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