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Saturday at The Den round-up

Trio of events conclude in SE16

11 November 2019

Matt Smith headed an injury-time winner as Millwall defeated local rivals Charlton Athletic 2-1 at The Den in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon - but before the striker sent the Den faithful wild, a number of events took place prior to kick-off in the South London derby.

At midday, a bench was unveiled at the front of the Barry Kitchener Stand in memory of Private Lee O'Callaghan, a soldier and Millwall fan who sadly lost his life in Basrah, Iraq, in August 2004.

The reveal was carried out by Lions CEO Steve Kavanagh and midfielder Ben Thompson, with a healthy crowd in attendance. On Armistice Day, day-to-day members of staff at the club also gathered at the bench to observe a two-minute silence to remember the fallen.

On 'Jimmy's Day', bucket collections were held around the ground 'For Jimmy' as The Lions welcomed the Mizen and Knox families on to the pitch before kick-off, with Barry - Jimmy's father - making a speech to the sell-out crowd shortly before the action got underway. Both sides prepared for the match by warming up in 'For Jimmy' t-shirts.

Furthermore, a group of Millwall and Charlton fans - named 'Together For Ten' - walked the streets of London before the match against street violence and murder, arriving at The Den in good time to watch everything unfold. A fantastic total of £2,726.85 has been raised - congratulations, all!

Take a look at our gallery from the goings on around The Den on Saturday above.


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