Thomas Frank will be disappointed with a point after their 1-1 draw despite playing for nearly an hour with ten men at The Den.

Josh Da Silva's long range effort superbly cancelled out Lee Gregory’s opener in a frantic opening 20 minutes before Henrik Dalsgaard’s 35th minute dismissal.

The skippers red card should’ve handed Neil Harris’ men the advantage but it was the Bees who will feel they dropped points as substitute Chiedozie Ogbene missed a golden chance late on.

Home Advantage

The home side started the brighter so when Gregory broke the deadlock on 15 minutes, swivelling to turn home a Shane Ferguson corner which was prodded his way, it was no surprise.

Millwall’s lead lasted just five minutes however as Frank’s men struck back as the impressive Da Silva unleashed an unstoppable 25-yard effort which left keeper Dave Martin grasping for thin air.

Not a bad way for the Arsenal youth player to get his first professional goal.

As Brentford looked to be taking control they found themselves down to ten men on 35 minutes.

Referee Jeremy Simpson had little hesitation in showing Dalsgaard his marching orders after the skipper was caught the wrong side of Ben Thompson and bringing him down just short of the box after latching on to a long ball.

Despite being a man-light it was Brentford who nearly took the lead but Sergi Canos found himself a crossbar width away from one-upping Da Silva.

Pantomime Season

Harris sacrificed left-back James Meredith for winger Ben Marshall at the break and his side started well, putting the Bees under pressure.

As Brentford then started to get a foothold in the game, pantomime season arrived.

With Sorensen down clutching his head from an alleged Tom Elliot elbow in front of the dug-out, a melee erupted which saw Marcondes up-ended twice, and Jed Wallace flinging himself to the floor in sarcasm.

By-stander Simpson took a back seat before brandishing a yellow to Elliot and Marcondes.

The interruption seemed to halt the flow of the game as neither side could get a hold of the ball for any time, with Wallace’s cross skimming the bar the closest the home side went to goal.

With five minutes to go Brentford came alive and should’ve taken the lead on two occasions.

Substitute Ogbene somehow sky-ing his effort way over from six-yards after some more fine work from Da Silva inside the box

Maupay then saw his effort go inches over from 18-yards as the game whimpered to a draw that both managers would’ve though they could’ve, and should’ve won.

Key Moment of The Match:

Dalsgaard’s red card. Referee had little hesitation in showing the skipper the red as he found himself the wrong side of Ben Thompson, who went off injured as a result.

Man of The Match

Josh Da Silva

For the goal alone the midfielder picks up the gong. Floating inside before unleashing a pin-point effort which left the keeper no chance.


Millwall: Martin, Meredith, Cooper, Pearce, Romeo, Leonard, Tunnicliffe, Ferguson, Wallace, Thompson, Gregory.

Subs: Amos, McLaughlin, Williams, Elliott, Morison, O’Brien, Marshall

Brentford: Daniels, Odubajo, Canos, Dalsgaard, Sorensen, Konsa, Mokotjo, Da Silva, Marcondes, Watkins, Maupay.

Subs: Balcombe, Sawyers, Ogbene, Field, Racic, Forss, Okansen