Millwall 0-0 Ipswich- Match Report
Report of match 1st April 2013
Millwall 0-0 Ipswich- Match Report.
Stalemate at Den
Millwall and Ipswich laboured to a goalless draw at a blustery Den to earn a point apiece and keep themselves out of harm's way in the npower Championship.
Ipswich stretched their unbeaten run to four matches and hit the 50-point mark while FA Cup semi-finalists Millwall remain a point better off.
Andy Keogh had a goal disallowed and clipped the woodwork for the hosts while David Forde denied Luke Hyam in the first half.
After the break, Lions defender Shane Lowry hit a post and Michael Chopra and Frank Nouble squandered the best of Ipswich's few opportunities.
Former Town midfielder Liam Trotter almost opened the scoring for Millwall in the opening moments with a 25-yard shot which flew just wide.
The Lions had the ball in the net after five minutes but Keogh had just strayed offside as he converted Jermaine Easter's cross.
Town keeper Scott Loach had a nervy moment when he fumbled a cross from Richard Chaplow but he was able to recover before John Marquis could pounce while Keogh's lob bounced off the top of the bar.
Millwall had dominated the first half but were almost caught out as the interval approached.
First, a poor clearance from Forde fell to Luke Hyam, who tried his luck with a 50-yard lob but the ball held up in the wind and Mark Beevers got back in time to spare his keeper's blushes.
And moments later Forde redeemed himself with a stunning save from Hyam.
Nouble's cross was met with a fierce, first-time volley from the midfielder but Forde got a firm hand to the ball down low and Alan Dunne was able to complete the clearance.
After the break, Lions sub Rob Hulse almost broke the deadlock but did not get a clean connection as he steered the ball goalwards and Loach was able to block.
Then Lowry's wind-assisted corner caused mild panic in the Ipswich area but the goalmouth scramble ended with Trotter blazing over.
For Ipswich, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas curled a shot wide and Chopra headed over at the far post from Aaron Cresswell's cross.
Nouble should have done better after Emmanuel-Thomas' shot was parried by Forde but the former West Ham striker fired too high.
Millwall looked the likelier to score towards the end, but Lowry rattled the post with a curling free-kick and Easter fired a late chance wide as they had to settle for a point.
|Competition: npower Championship Kick Off: 15:00 Venue: The Den Attendance: 10,141|
||0 - 0||Ipswich Town
|90+0||Corner taken left-footed by Aaron Cresswell.|
|90+0||Jermaine Easter is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.|
|90+0||Effort from inside the area by Jermaine Easter misses to the right of the goal.|
|85||Lee Martin leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Tabb.|
|82||Frank Nouble takes a shot. Save by David Forde. Corner taken by Aaron Cresswell, clearance by Richard Chaplow.|
|80||Sean St. Ledger on for Jack Smith.|
|79||Shot on goal by Jermaine Easter from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.|
|78||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Beevers by Frank Nouble. Free kick taken by David Forde.|
|78||Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Loach. Scott Loach takes the free kick.|
|75||Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chambers on Jermaine Easter. Strike comes in from Shane Lowry from the free kick.|
|74||Rob Hulse gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tommy Smith. Carlos Edwards is brought on as a substitute for Michael Chopra. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.|
|72||Corner taken left-footed by Shane Lowry from the right by-line, clearance by Luke Chambers. Corner taken right-footed by Jack Smith from the left by-line, Richard Stearman manages to make a clearance.|
|69||Luke Chambers fouled by Rob Hulse, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Feeney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andy Keogh. Direct free kick taken by Scott Loach.|
|68||Jermaine Easter takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.|
|64||Lee Martin fouled by Liam Trotter, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Trotter goes into the referee's book. Aaron Cresswell produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.|
|63||Frank Nouble concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Beevers. David Forde takes the direct free kick.|
|63||Richard Stearman fouled by Richard Chaplow, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.|
|59||Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot. Save by David Forde. Frank Nouble produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.|
|59||Unfair challenge on Richard Stearman by Richard Chaplow results in a free kick. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.|
|57||Rob Hulse is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.|
|55||Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Dunne on Aaron Cresswell. Free kick crossed by Aaron Cresswell, clearance made by Rob Hulse.|
|55||Liam Trotter produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.|
|54||Inswinging corner taken by Shane Lowry, Luke Chambers makes a clearance.|
|52||Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.|
|51||Jermaine Easter fouled by Guirane N'Daw, the ref awards a free kick. Jack Smith restarts play with the free kick.|
|50||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers by Liam Trotter. Scott Loach takes the free kick.|
|49||Guirane N'Daw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack Smith. Guirane N'Daw is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Alan Dunne restarts play with the free kick.|
|48||Corner taken by Jack Smith, clearance by Guirane N'Daw.|
|46||Rob Hulse is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.|
|45||(Millwall) makes a substitution, with Rob Hulse coming on for John Marquis.|
|45+0||The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Martin. Free kick taken by David Forde.|
|43||John Marquis fouled by Luke Hyam, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Luke Hyam for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Shane Lowry.|
|42||Michael Chopra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry. Mark Beevers takes the direct free kick.|
|41||Tommy Smith challenges John Marquis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Chaplow crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.|
|40||Foul by Frank Nouble on Jack Smith, free kick awarded. Jack Smith takes the free kick.|
|38||Luke Hyam takes a shot. David Forde makes a fantastic save.|
|37||Foul by Shane Lowry on Richard Stearman, free kick awarded. Aaron Cresswell crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by David Forde.|
|35||Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on Mark Beevers. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.|
|33||Alan Dunne fouled by Aaron Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Chaplow from right wing, clearance made by Richard Stearman.|
|32||Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on Danny Shittu. David Forde takes the direct free kick.|
|31||Danny Shittu challenges Jay Emmanuel-Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aaron Cresswell, clearance made by Alan Dunne.|
|29||Guirane N'Daw is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by David Forde.|
|27||Tommy Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Chaplow. Richard Chaplow takes the free kick.|
|22||The referee blows for offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.|
|21||Inswinging corner taken by Richard Chaplow from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Richard Chaplow.|
|19||The referee blows for offside against John Marquis. Luke Chambers takes the indirect free kick.|
|17||Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Mark Beevers. Free kick taken by Mark Beevers.|
|15||Handball by Guirane N'Daw. Shane Lowry takes the free kick.|
|14||Mark Beevers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Nouble. Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Liam Trotter.|
|10||John Marquis concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Chambers. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.|
|9||Luke Hyam challenges Liam Trotter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Lowry.|
|7||Corner taken right-footed by Richard Chaplow from the right by-line, Foul by John Marquis on Scott Loach, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.|
|5||John Marquis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Stearman. John Marquis goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.|
|5||Mark Beevers fouled by Michael Chopra, the ref awards a free kick. David Forde takes the free kick.|
|5||The assistant referee flags for offside against Andy Keogh. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Loach.|
|3||Richard Chaplow concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Stearman. Richard Chaplow is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Scott Loach takes the free kick.|
|2||Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Shane Lowry restarts play with the free kick.|
|1||Liam Trotter has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.|