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Millwall v Albion - from The Den
This live event has finished
- Full-time: Millwall 1 Albion 2
- Barnes returns - and scores
- El-Abd fires the second on 50
- Wood responds for ten-men Lions
- Albion top of the table
Quotes online later. Enjoy your evening
Thanks everyone. That was fraught - down there and up here! Report now online
Kuszczak will be worth countless points this season. Denied Wood a 2nd with close range block. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
If anything Taylor's red did Albion no favours. It ignited the Millwall fans. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Tense at the end. We had four minutes of added time during which the ball bounced invitingly for Wood in foront of goal - but big Kuszczak came out and blocked the shot. Match-winning save.
Four added minutes to raise home fans' hopes.
A reminder Millwall attacking their home end in this half.
Game very much on!
4:40pm Sat 22 Sep 12
Nice to see the live commentry back Thanks Argus
Just giving it a whirl, see how it goes.
Connection problems, for a change! Taylor could have no complaints. Caught Kuszczak after quick 2nd half booking for foul on Calde. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
The home goal came on 79 minutes after a high ball was delivered towards Henderson and Wood at the far post. No one got in a clean header but it fell for Wood to shoot home left-footed from a tight angle.
Millwall kept going with ten men - and Henderson was sent on as sub for Keogh to form a big double act with Wood.
Kuszczak can expect to get some stick now. Atmosphere getting pretty heated.
Millwall had a better little spell - but they are now down to ten. Chris Taylor flicked out a boot as Kuszczak dived at his feet and has been red-carded.
Just had a period of Albion keep ball there which delighted the fans massed away to our left.
Was almost three when Barnes had a header cleared off the line by Trotter. Dicker's clever turn and cross created the chance. Milwall immediately countered from the clearance - and Dicker had sped back 50 yards to make an important tackle.
Now even Adam El-Abd is scoring! That two-goal cushion secured. Should win now. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
What a delighted scorer! Adam El-Abd made it 2-0 right in front of the 2,468 away fans. Orlandi delivered a corner he helped Buckley to win, Hammond challenged for the header and the ball bounced in front of El-Abd, who whacked it in right footed.
This is why you need a deep squad. Calde on for injured Bruno second half. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Play now under way again - as is my 3min time lapse
Former Oldham winger Chris Taylor is on for central midfielder Wright.
Substitution confirmed - Calderon on for Bruno. Reason for change unconfirmed - but believe it is groin.
Couple of people asking what CMS injury was. Don't know yet but he knew he was finished for the day. Just sat there waiting for play to stop— @Brian__Owen 22 September 2012
3:54pm Sat 22 Sep 12
Clearly we need that second goal cushion.
How quick can you guys get news on CMS injury?
Probably have to wait until speaking to Poyet after the game.
Being told Calderon will replace Bruno (groin) for the second half.
Interesting sub, although Dobbie has not looked that comfortable in a lone front role when coming on. Half-time. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Another scare right on HT and Kuszczak was decisive as he dived off his line to push the ball away during a scramble. Albion looked the classier side in the first half and Buckley should have got the second goal after rounding Forde. But Millwall are a long way from being a beaten side yet.
Barnes up top, Dicker left centre mid, Orlandi wider left. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Mackail-Smith left the field after that injury, limping off pretty sadly to replaced by Dicker. Kuszczak had a couple more saves to make as Millwall continued to push forward.
Plenty of boos for home midfielder Wright as he puts the ball out of play for Mackail-Smith to have treatment!
Great clearance from Bruno right in front of goal as Millwall threatened on a counter attack #bhafc— @Brian__Owen 22 September 2012
Millwall, like Watford, struggling to handle Buckley in first half. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Buckley has been excellent but it seemed he had to score after getting away from keeper Forde. Left foot finish was not well struck and Lowry got back.
Superb pass from Bridcutt for Buckley to beat keeper Forde to the ball. Lowry cleared his effort off the line. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
How often has John Terry had his name sung here by Millwall fans? They are trying to taunt Wayne Bridge. Albion fans reply: Bridgey for England!
Talking of 2-0 leads, Cardiff already have that at Palace. No serious goal threat here in the time since Barnes scored. Wood sent a tough half-volley chance comfortably over Kuszczak's bar as Millwall continued to give a it a real go.
Albion now need the 2-0 lead they couldn't fashion at Watford to be comfortable. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
A day for Albion to keep their heads and composure as much as anything. They certainly did that in the first 20 minutes.
Brilliant from Buckley. Beat two for Barnes to crack in, 1-0 Albion. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
A goal rather than a booking for Barnes. Good finish after Barnes left Trotter, then Malone bemused. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
As I was saying, Albion had already got the ball dwn and played a bit. The goal came on the 17th minute when Bruno ventured forward, Buckley got away down the right and his low cutback was fired in by the right foot of Barnes.
It was a frenetic start. Pretty clear Millwall see this as great chance to kick start their season and get a partisan support firmly onside. But glimpses of Albion's neat-passing football too.
Sounds like the Albion have made a great start. Now bring on the C-Goal #BHAFC— @Brighton_Barca 22 September 2012
Albion responded to that torrid start by playing some good football. Orlandi involved in the move from which Bridge had a shot well saved, then Buckley was just wide.
Strong response from Albion. Bridge close to his 3rd of the season, Buckley too. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Wood should have given Millwall early lead. Good save by Kuszczak but would have been beaten by better placed header. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
It has been a lively start. Bruno had to make a key defensive header very early and Kuszczak then produced a super reflex stop from Wood's header.
A reminder - I am subject to a three-minute time delay on this service while the game is in progress. Our Twitter accounts are @AndyNaylorArgus and @Brian__Owen
Away end #bhafc http://t.co/SYqj3loW— @Brian__Owen 22 September 2012
Albion defend the away end in the first half. Here we go
2:54pm Sat 22 Sep 12
I gotta think Lopez gets some decent playing time today, prepare him for a start against Birmingham?
Teams out and Millwall fans stand to join in their club song. "Let 'em all come down to the Den!"
Those who remember John Shepherd's goalscoring feats might be interested to know his biography will be published later this year. No more details at the moment.
Kick-off nears. Former Millwall and Albion goal getter John Shepherd, now aged 80, has just been on the pitch to take the applause of the crowd.
David (Lopez (Moreno)) completes his warm up with a nonchalant 25 yard free-kick into the top corner past Ankergren.
2:33pm Sat 22 Sep 12
Well I thank you for the effort and I can live with a 3 minute time lag if there is enough coming down the line from you.
I will stay here and I wish you good luck with this new venture.
Come out to Vegas in the closed season and I iwll buy you a beer.
Cheers. Like I say, we'll just see how it goes.
#bhafc Looks like we are going for it today with Orlandi, Buckley, Barnes and CMS all starting...— @AntWatts 22 September 2012
@AndyNaylorArgus My mistake - just spotted his name among the subs. I still can't the hang of this "David" malarkey ;-)— @TheMrGrumpy 22 September 2012
2:32pm Sat 22 Sep 12
Jonathan Mouette says
Pleased to see KLL back in the mix...
That was the day Gary Alexander scored three, George O'Callaghan blasted Dick Knight's work as chairman and Bas Savage said farewell.
2:28pm Sat 22 Sep 12
Remember going to the Old Den in the 1964/65 season. Lost 2-0 and was chased back to New Cross station by a hord of Millwall supporters. A load of our supporters ran along the railway line to get away from them.
No so happy days!!
We are a very good side and I would expect us to win this afternoon, 2-0.
Most infamous horror show here in recent years was surely the 3-0 Boxing Day defeat of 2007
Unusual to see away fans in the bottom tier as well as the top here at Millwall but Albion have managed it today.
1:57pm Sat 22 Sep 12
Is the plan to give us text commentary, similar to that the BBC supplies?
Good morning Vegas. That is the general idea although I am subject to a 3min time lapse while the game is in progress. Hence I also point you towards our Twitter services. Just looking to give us some sort of in-game presence on our website. Will see how it develops - but I'm not naive enough to think people will depend purely on this to know if Albion have scored.
Back to the live coverage now after posting a preview on this website
Suggests a more central role for Orlandi on left side of the midfield triangle. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Albion: Kuszczak; Bruno, Greer, El-Abd, Bridge; Bridcutt, Orlandi, Hammond; Buckley, Barnes, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Ankergren, Calderon, Dunk, Dicker, LuaLua, David Lopez, Dobbie.
Barnes in for Dicker for Albion.
Millwall: Forde; Dunne, Osborne, Lowry, Malone; Abdou, Wright; Henry, Trotter; Wood, Keogh.
Wood in for Henderson. The Lions also make a change in goal with David Forde in for veteran Maik Taylor
Chris Wood starts for Millwall
Three former Albion loanees likely to feature in the Millwall 18 today - Darius Henderson, Therry Racon and the recently arrived Chris Wood.
Millwall expecting their best crowd of the season after successive defeats. Albion's support should take it above 11,010 v Blackpool. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
I'm running this feature as something of a trial basis today. If it goes well will come up with a few ideas to pass the time ahead of kick-off. I'm only planning to do the updates for Saturday games - deadlines for the paper are too tight at evening and even Sunday afternoon matches.
The away end at Millwall awaits #bhafc http://t.co/Y7Zam3y0— @Brian__Owen 22 September 2012
Remember you can follow @AndyNaylorArgus and myself @Brian__Owen on Twitter during the afternoon.
Ex-Albion and Millwall striker John Shepherd is featured in the programme. He scored 4 on his away debut for Lions 60 years ago. #bhafc— @AndyNaylorArgus 22 September 2012
Welcome to our Albion updates service from The Den. We await team news but Albion not expected to make many alterations from the side which grafted to a 1-0 win at Watford in midweek.