Should’ve Known Better…

Than to comment on how well we were doing just before a home game with the team right above us.


In a defeat that is more of a wake up call than a real blow to our promotion ambitions, Millwall managed to conspire to blow a 1-0 lead and gift Scunthorpe 3 points into the bargain.

With Scunthorpe seemingly happy to settle for a point but looking dangerous on the counter attack Millwall stepped up a gear in the second half and netted through Gary Alexander with a well taken shot just inside the area.

Millwall were on top and had a great chance to extend the lead but McIleod opted to shoot rather than cross for the unmarked Alexander.

The miss proved costly.

A Scunthorpe free kick floated into the area saw Millwall keeper David Forde grab, then drop, the ball and after a chaotic scramble the ball was cleared for a corner. The damage had already been done – Millwall were all over the place and Scunthorpe took advantage of their lack of concentration with Hooper popping up at the far post to slide home the equaliser.

Millwall were stunned but created several more good chances that were squandered.

Then with just a few minutes left on the clock a long ball from the Scunthorpe defence was misjudged by Tony Craig and Hooper found himself through to finish the game off with a well taken shot. 1-2 to the away side.

Overall it was a disappointing result but it was a game that we easily could’ve won. It was the proverbial kick in the balls but at the same time we weren’t outplayed or outfought so it’s not all doom and gloom. Plus also we still have two games in hand, which I’m hopeful of picking up 2 or 3 points from.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Gary Alexander – ran his socks off from start to finish and deserved his goal.


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