Written by billythekid
Going into our away game at Carrow Road, Norwich City had already secured promotion from the other results earlier in the day.
They started off on fire and opened the scoring after 5 minutes, with a nice move involving Teemu Pukki and EMI Buendia poking the ball into the net. They lost a player not that long after for a foul on Ben Pearson and the Norwich City player was shown a red card. The 10 men of Norwich City retained their lead until half-time, with the Cherries earlier having a goal disallowed for offside. Jefferson Lerma on a yellow card was substituted at half-time for our striker Sam Surridge. Not long after being on the pitch, he made it 1-1. Two more AFCB goals were to follow with the goal of the night from Arnaut Danjuma and Lloyd Kelly hitting a very low shot into the far corner to make it 1-3 and 3 points for the Cherries and six wins in a row for Jonathan Woodgate and his players.
In their next game they will be aiming for seven wins in a row, last achieved back in March/April of 2012-13 season in League 1 when AFCB won 8 in a row.
AFCB next play on Wednesday night at 6 pm and if we win and Reading lose, it will ensure a play-off place. Our team make the trip to London and the Den, the home of Millwall, this will be the last of the run of three games in a row away from home. The Lions had a good run of three wins in a row recently, including two at home. That run was broken by defeat to promotion seeking Swansea City at the Den 0-3. Previous to this Swansea City after their defeat at Dean Court lost their next three games and that put a large dent in their automatic promotion ambitions.
The other teams in the top six who have visited the Den have all come away with one point after drawing there. Brentford were the first in September and it finished 1-1, this was followed by Barnsley in October which was also a 1-1 draw. This year towards the end of January, Watford were the visitors, that game ended goalless. Norwich City visited the Den a week later on the 2nd February, again the game ended 0-0. The two teams just outside the top six, Reading and Cardiff City, both drew 1-1 there last November as well. So against all these sides Millwall have held their own bar against the Swans recently. Millwall at home have drawn 10 of their games, the highest in the Championship to date. Their home record, W 6, D 10, L 5. Away they have W 8, D 7, L 6. Millwall on their visit to Brentford in their latest game held the promotion hopefuls to a 0-0 draw.
Our last league visit to play Millwall away was in the Championship winning season of 2014-15. AFCB came back with all 3 points, beating Millwall 0-2, our goals came in a ten-minute spell, the first goal came after Charlie Daniels was brought down in the penalty area on 32 minutes and Yann Kermorgant stepped up and put it away. The second came from Harry Arter in the 42nd minute to celebrate his 25th birthday and his fifth league goal on the bounce.
The Cherries in their 35 visits to London to play the Lions, have only drawn twice against Millwall, that was back in the 1954-55 and 1926-27 seasons.
Cherries league record away against Millwall W 10, D 2, L 23. In all competitions, the Cherries have W 27, D 13, L 38.
Millwall v AFCB
Millwall Team News
Matt Smith, Ben Thompson and Kenneth Zohore season could be over. Also, Ryan Leonard and Shaun Hutchinson missed the Brentford game.
Millwall Player To Watch
Jed Wallace has 9 goals and 5 assists this season, strong all-round player.
AFCB Team News
No more injury news, so hopefully can keep the same team and squad.
AFCB Player To Watch
Arnaut Danjuma, on fire and has scored 7 goals in his last 8 league games with 5 assists.