Bolton Face Millwall Challenge

  • February 07, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will travel to Millwall in the fifth round of the FA Cup after the Lions beat Southampton in a fourth round replay at St Mary's.

The two Championship sides played out a 1-1 draw at The Den ten days ago, meaning a replay would be required to decide who will host Wanderers in the last 16 of the competition.

Liam Trotter gave Millwall a 17th minute lead in the replay, but the two sides went in level as Adam Lallana equalised ten minutes before the break.

Substitute Rickie Lambert put the Saints ahead 13 minutes from time, only for Dany N'Guessan to restore parity a minute later, before Warren Feeney put Kenny Jackett's side through to the next round with a stoppage time winner.

Victory for Millwall means they will host Bolton at 3pm on Saturday 18th February 2012, with the winners being just one 90-minute tie from a date at Wembley Stadium in April.

The two sides have met on four previous occasions in the FA Cup. After two draws in the second round of the 1914/15 season, Wanderers advanced as a result of a 4-1 success on neutral ground.

The next time they would meet was in January 1955, with Bolton running out 3-1 winners at Burnden Park and ensuring they remained unbeaten against Millwall in the competition.

When Bolton travel to The Den, it will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides since March 1995 when a John McGinlay goal gave Bruce Rioch's side a vital three points as they ended up winning promotion to the Premier League.

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