Millwall leapfrogged Blackburn into the play-off places as the Lions roared to victory at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Wonder strikes from Chris Wood and James Henry secured all three points for the visitors making it five wins in six for Kenny Jackett’s men. Blackburn on the other hand drop down to ninth with just one win in five games under Henning Berg.

Rovers were unchanged from their convincing 4-1 victory at Peterborough while Jackett made two changes from his side’s win over Leeds. Nadjim Abdou returned for the injured Liam Trotter while Henry replaced Liam Feeney.

Unlike their last outing Rovers were lacklustre allowing Millwall to start the game positively. Nadjim Abdou bossed the centre of the park while on loan striker Chris Wood posed a massive threat up front with his physical presence. But it was strike partner Andy Keogh who had the ball in the back of the net twice in the first 20 minutes only for both headers to be ruled out for offside.

Mauro Formica mustered up Blackburn’s first effort on goal after 20 minutes before Ruben Rochina tested David Forde from range but the keeper was equal to the effort tipping the ball away for a corner.

Chris Wood then stung the palms of Robinson with a fierce effort from range as Millwall continued to dominate.

Berg’s men enjoyed their brightest spell of the half moments before the interval but a mixture of good defending and poor crossing resulted in the half ending goalless.

Blackburn started the second half brightly with Rhodes going close just seconds after the restart, the Scot failed to hit the target with a glancing header.

Martin Olsson then came close to scoring a superb solo effort, weaving his way past two defenders the Swede unleashed a firm left footed strike only for Forde to tip the ball behind for a corner.

Berg handed a debut to Manchester United loanee striker Josh King and the 20 year old almost made an immediate impact, first volleying just over as Millwall failed to clear a corner and then the Norwegian forced Forde into another fine save from a tight angle.

Millwall weathered the storm and at the opposite end the Lions made the breakthrough. Woods, 25 yards out, nutmegged Hanley and then rifled an unstoppable effort past Robinson to silence the Ewood Park faithful.

Rovers went in search of an equaliser but failed to break down a stout Millwall defence and when James Henry dispossessed Dickson Etuhu inside the Rovers half the Lions midfielder put the game to rest with an audacious strike from 30 yards which Robinson could do nothing about.

Blackburn slip to ninth and with two massive derby games coming up Berg’s men must improve drastically if they are to match their Lancashire rivals.

Original article can be found at http://www.brfcfans.com


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