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27 July 2021 Venue Priestfield Stadium Attendance Referee Gavin Ward

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Preview | Gillingham v Millwall

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27 July 2021

Millwall travel to Priestfield on Tuesday night to take on Gillingham in a pre-season friendly (kick-off 7pm).

After a handful of matches behind-closed-doors, The Lions will be backed by around 700 supporters in Kent as fans return, without restrictions, to Millwall matches for the first time since March 2020.

Gary Rowett will be without the services of some of his squad against The Gills, but the travelling party will be able to see the likes of Benik Afobe, Daniel Ballard and George Long for the first time.

The Lions will be wearing their brand new 2021/22 away kit for the game - pre-order yours now!

Unfortunately, there will be no video or audio streams from Priestfield, however, full match updates will be available on the club's official Twitter account, @MillwallFC, with a report and reaction published on following the final whistle.

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Match Reports

Late leveller sees Lions draw with Gills

Fans are back...

27 July 2021

Gillingham and Millwall drew 1-1 in a pre-season friendly at Priestfield on Tuesday night.

Kyle Dempsey gave the home side a first-half lead, but Jake Cooper equalised late on to ensure a share of the spoils.

Gary Rowett opted to name a strong side against The Gills, including Ryan Leonard in the midfield, in his third consecutive pre-season match as the midfielder stepped up his recovery from a long-term injury.

Backed by a 700-strong attendance in the away end, Millwall's first game with fans, without restrictions, since March 2020 kicked-off in the Medway sunshine - and the first chance went the way of The Lions, but neither Scott Malone nor Leonard could muster an attempt on goal.

Bartosz Bialkowski had to rush out of his goal to head clear from danger with eight minutes on the clock, before a goal-saving challenge from Leonard prevented Olly Lee from firing past the stopper from close-range three minutes later.

With 14 minutes played, however, Gillingham were able to take the lead as Dempsey cannoned a shot from outside the area in off the near post.

The Lions responded and looked to get back into the game through Malone's corner, but Daniel Ballard nodded over at the back post, before a lung-busting run from Malone looked to set up Benik Afobe on the half-hour mark, but after he tumbled to the ground under the close attentions of the defence, referee Gavin Ward was unmoved.

Danny McNamara - throwing himself into some meaty tackles early in the half - found Afobe, situated on the penalty spot, with a cross seven minutes before the break, but his attempt was well-blocked behind for a corner; one which Ballard volleyed inches wide of the post.

Matt Smith and Tom Bradshaw replaced Mason Bennett and Afobe at halft-time, and it was the latter of those two who was involved in The Lions' first chance of the second-half, but Malone dragged an effort wide from Bradshaw's flick-on.

One of Gillingham's four trialists was the next to try his luck in a second-half devoid of chances, but he skewed his shot wide of the post, but an opportunity did fall the way of Millwall with 11 minutes remaining; substitute goalkeeper Aaron Chapman was equal to Connor Mahoney's attempt, however.

Chapman then had to punch Mahoney's teasing corner-kick off his goal-line as The Lions looked for an equaliser, and with the pressure mounting, a flick-on by Smith found Bradshaw, but the striker's snap-shot was well-stopped by Chapman.

From that corner, however, came the equaliser - and from the head of Cooper. A deep kick found Smith at the back post and as the frontman nodded back across goal, there was the defender to power home a header from close-range.

The Gills had a late corner to try to win the game, but The Lions were able to deal with it - referee Ward blowing time on a draw seconds later.

Gillingham: Cumming, Bennett, Tucker, Ehmer, Trialist, Phillips, Lee, Dempsey, Reeves, Lloyd, Oliver. Subs: Chapman, Akehurst, Gale, Trialist, Trialist, Trialist, Lintott, O'Keefe, MacDonald, Akinde.

Scorer: Dempsey 14'

Millwall: Bialkowski, McNamara (Romeo 71'), Ballard, Pearce (Cooper 61'), M. Wallace, Malone, Evans (Mahoney 71'), Leonard (Saville 71'), Thompson (B. Mitchell 61'), Bennett (Bradshaw 46'), Afobe (Smith 46'). Subs not used: Long, A. Mitchell, Burey, Bodvarsson.

Scorer: Cooper 86'

Referee: Mr Gavin Ward

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Ticket News

Tickets | Gillingham v Millwall

On sale now!

26 July 2021

Millwall travel to Gillingham for a pre-season friendly at Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday 27th July (kick-off 7pm) - and tickets are on sale to season ticket holders and members.


Tickets are priced at £15 adults, £10 over 65s and £5 under 18s.

Proof of age is required when purchasing concession tickets. Age is calculated for this season on 1st August 2021.

Under 12 tickets need to be purchased with an adult/senior ticket.

Tickets will go off sale at 12noon on Tuesday 27th July. We have an allocation of 700 tickets.

Tickets will not be posted out after 2pm on Friday 23rd July. Any tickets purchased after this time will need to be collected from The Den by 12midday on Tuesday 27th July as Gillingham Football Club can not facilitate collections.

There are three easy ways to buy tickets:

* Online at (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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