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The Football League Paper - - FA CUP THIRD ROUND - By Hash Piperdy

FEAR­LESS Mill­wall took ad­van­tage of 11 Bournemouth changes, knock­ing the top-flight side out of The Emi­rates FA Cup with a bewitching blend of pas­sion and hard work. JOB DONE: Shaun Cum­mings de­mand­ing. We rely on team­work and build­ing re­la­tion­ships. We didn’t have that co­he­sion. There were a lot of new sign­ings and we didn’t gel.”

Shane Fer­gu­son added a third on the break with the Den cheer­ing on ev­ery pass made by the 2004 fi­nal­ists, and Howe praised the home sup­port.

He said: “When­ever you come here, you ex­pect an at­mos­phere. It’s just noise, we have to be more com­posed and bet­ter on the ball.”

Har­ris added: “I’d like to be at home next round. I’d swap this for three points against Charl­ton next week, be­cause the game is that big for us, but I’d like to be at the Den.

“I’m not fussed against who.” MILL­WALL: (4-4-2): Archer 6, Cum­mings 7, Hutchin­son 7, Web­ster 7, Craig 6, Onyed­inma 8 (Worrall 75 7), Thomp­son 8, Wil­liams 7, O’Brien 7 (Fer­gu­son 53 7), Gre­gory 7 (Butcher 84 6), Mori­son 8 Subs not used: King, Romeo, Ab­dou, Smith BOURNEMOUTH: (4-2-3-1): Fed­erici 6, Lee 5 (C Wil­son 46 6), M Wil­son 6, Mings 7, Smith 6 (S Cook 73 6), Sur­man 7, Hyn­d­man 4 (Gosling 56 6), Grab­ban 6, Ibe 6, Pugh 5, Mous­set 4 Subs not used: All­sop, Simp­son, L Cook, O’Con­nell ad­vance from right-back as Mori­son tested keeper Adam Fed­erici, his re­bound turned in by the spec­u­lat­ing Cum­mings.

Bournemouth con­tin­ued to frus­trate their fans in the face of a rapidly-tir­ing Mill­wall, best summed up by Cal­lum Wil­son net­ting in in­jury time, only to be de­nied by an off­side flag.

There were no clear-cut away chances in the last 30 min­utes, de­spite ris­ing pos­ses­sion and Ed­die Howe had no com­plaints.

“I’ve made changes be­fore and we’ve gone on runs, but we have to make a sac­ri­fice,” said the Bournemouth boss.

“The ma­jor­ity of those play­ers have all played in the Premier League, but not at the same time. The play­ers will be fine but col­lec­tively, we weren’t strong enough.”

De­spite bring­ing on Wil­son, Dan Gosling and Steve Cook over the course of the game, Bournemouth never posed a threat. But Howe de­fended his se­lec­tion. He said: “Hands are tied a lit­tle with the Premier League be­ing so ev­ery game they play and Mori­son is a tal­is­man for us.”

The Premier League side showed some neat pass­ing but with lit­tle end prod­uct, never test­ing Jor­dan Archer.

An early missed sec­ond-half op­por­tu­nity for Lys Mous­set cost the Cher­ries badly. Shaun Cum­mings con­tin­ued to

Un­changed from their draw with Wim­ble­don, Mill­wall ha­rassed an un­fa­mil­iar look­ing Bournemouth de­fence and cre­ated the bet­ter chances, with Lee Gre­gory caus­ing a lot of un­cer­tainty. But it was his part­ner Steve Mori­son who opened the scor­ing, get­ting ahead of the de­fence at a cor­ner and head­ing into the net.

Neil Har­ris put that down to their work in the week. He said: “When you play higher up the di­vi­sions, the mi­nor de­tails are re­ally im­por­tant like set-play goals. It’s im­por­tant to play to your strengths for a cup upset.

“We had to press high and make tack­les at the right time. I asked them to be ag­gres­sive with and with­out the ball.

“The front two have great chem­istry, they’re a threat in

PIC­TURES: Ac­tion Images

O TWO EASY: Shaun Cum­mings scores the sec­ond goal

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