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21 July 2019 Venue Priestfield Attendance

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Preview | Gillingham v Millwall

Lions back on home soil...

19 July 2019

Millwall return to pre-season action on Sunday as The Lions take on Gillingham at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium (kick-off 1pm).

After a 4-0 win over Concord Rangers and week-long training camp in Portugal, Neil Harris' side now face three fixtures inside a week as preparations for the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship campaign step up a gear.

Lions fans at Priestfield will be able to catch their first glimpse of summer signings Connor Mahoney and Jón Daði Böðvarsson, with Harris set to experiment with his squad once more ahead of the season opener against Preston North End.

There will be no sales on the day in Kent, so if you are not attending, full match updates will be found on the club's official Twitter account, @MillwallFC, with a report and reaction on millwallfc.co.uk shortly after the game's completion.

Take a look at Sunday's opponents by clicking here.

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Match Reports

Skalák and Cooper on target as Millwall beat Gills

Our take on the action from Priestfield...

21 July 2019

Jiří Skalák and Jake Cooper scored a goal in each half as Millwall defeated Gillingham 2-1 at Priestfield on Sunday.

Skalák produced a superb dipping finish on the half-volley to give The Lions the lead on 17 minutes but the hosts equalised from the spot early in the second-half. They were level only momentarily, though, as Cooper headed a corner home from close range to secure victory.

Frank Fielding was the first of the two goalkeepers called into action, collecting well after Callum Reilly had fired powerfully at goal following a neat one-two with team-mate Jack Tucker on the edge of the box.

Millwall's first chance of the game was certainly ambitious as Shaun Williams spotted Gills' Joe Walsh off his line, but the midfielder's effort from inside his own half dropped wide of the target.

It took The Lions around 10 minutes to start to settle into their stride, with Mahlon Romeo and new recruit Connor Mahoney looking particularly threatening down the right-hand side.

And it was from that side the opening goal arrived seven minutes later. Ryan Leonard - deep in midfield - spotted the run of Skalák, who latched onto an inch-perfect pass before rifling home a superb finish from inside the area.

Undettered by the set-back, the home team went on the front foot and almost levelled when Tucker sent a looping header towards goal, only for Fielding to produce a superb save and draw applause from the travelling Lions fans behind his goal. 

In an end-to-end first-half the chances continued to follow with both Mahoney and Matt Smith - meeting a Shane Ferguson cross with his head - drawing smart stops from Walsh, who then produced a remarkable double save moments later to thwart Millwall's efforts once more.

Neil Harris replaced Matt Smith with Jón Daði Böðvarsson for the second-half and his first appearance for The Lions on English soil began well with some neat touches and combination play.

But it was the hosts who made the first breakthrough of the second period and it came from the spot. Mahlon Romeo was adjuged to have fouled Mark Byrne and a trialist stepped up to slot past Fielding from 12 yards.

The Lions responded by going straight on the attack, only for Walsh to again produce a wonderful save to deny Aiden O'Brien. But he could do nothing to prevent Gillingham going behind just three minutes after levelling, though, as Cooper powerfully headed home from Mahoney's pinpoint corner. 

Gillingham made a host of substitutions around the 65-minute mark and the tempo of the match suffered as a result with both sides opting to try and maintain lengthy periods of possession without overly committing men forward.

Millwall switched their shape following the introduction of Billy Mitchell and that tactical change served to assist with the visitors' control of the play as Gillingham struggled to create chances with any possession they did have in the closing stages, which played out relatively uneventfully.

Millwall: Fielding; Romeo, Pearce, Cooper, Ferguson (McNamara, 66'); Mahoney (Burey, 83'), Leonard, Williams, Skalák; O'Brien (Mitchell, 75'), Smith (Bodvarsson, 46').

Subs not used: Sandford, Ransom

Goalscorers: Skalák 17', Cooper 56'

Referee: Mr Gavin Ward

 

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Ticket News

Tickets | Gillingham v Millwall

On sale...

5 July 2019

Millwall head to Gillingham for a pre-season friendly on Sunday 21st July (kick-off 1pm) - and tickets for the visit to Priestfield are now on sale to season ticket holders and members.

Tickets are priced at £15 adults, £5 under 18s and under 12s go FREE with a full paying adult.

Tickets will go off sale at 2pm on Friday 19th July. There will be no sales on the day.

There are three easy ways to buy tickets:
* Online at www.millwalltickets.com (booking fees apply)
* By phone on 0844 826 2004 and selecting option 2 between the hours of 9.30am-5pm Monday-Friday (calls to this number will cost 7p per minute from your BT landline. Calls from other networks may vary and from mobiles will be considerably more. Booking fees apply)
* In person at the Millwall Ticket Office

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