A great night for the travelling fans and Garry Monk as Blues collected their first win since the 27th of October, by beating Millwall 2-0 at The Den.
A superb start from Blues in the third minute when Bournemouth loanee, Connor Mahoney, picked out Kieftenbeld on the edge of the box whose first touch let him down but the ball did fall to Jutkiewicz whose shot was blocked.
Blues eventually got their reward in the 11th minute when Meredith scored an own goal to send the Blues ahead. A superb piece of work from Che Adams, who darted into the box and got his shot off which hit the outside of the post and rebounded in off the Millwall man.
19 minutes later, matters got worse for Millwall as Leonard got given his marching orders after collecting a second yellow card. He got booked first for a late challenge on Adams and then for a mistimed lunge on Kieftenbeld. The red card gave Blues a confidence boost.
Maghoma could have doubled Blues’ advantage 8 minutes before halftime. He skipped past his marker who had to put the ball out for a corner. The ball then fell to Maghoma from the resulting set piece who forced a strong save out of Archer.
In the second half, the Lions came roaring back out and were looking for the equaliser which they would have got if it was not for Lee Camp. A Wallace free kick got parried by the ‘keeper but only fell to the feet of Cooper who got his shot off but Millwall were denied by Camp again.
Blues had to soak up a lot of pressure before Michael Morrison got the second goal of the match to seal a well deserved win for Blues. A scramble in the box fell to the skipper who managed to get the ball into the net after a deflection. A huge relief for the fans travelling. Blues went on to win the game 2-0.
“We’re on our way” rang out through the away end. Indeed we are.
A much needed win for Garry Monk’s men who will be back at St Andrews on Saturday and will hopefully do all they can to keep their unbeaten run at St Andrews by beating Preston at the weekend.