THE DEFENCE SHOWS GRIT AND PASSION AS LEE GREGORY SCORES NINE IN EIGHT
Happy times continue as we take all three points under the nose of Keith Hill and Rochdale. They spout that they were robbed and should have had a penalty and that's nothing new for us. Monitoring the managers that we have beat this season their reasons for the defeats are always not because we are a decent side but every other hard luck story you can think of.
First time back at Rochdale since our win way-back in 1965
Lee Gregory yet again banged one in or in the case of his game tapped one in which made his total 19 goals this season and it was enough to give us a 5th away win on the trot and still hold on to the last position in the play-off spots. That's 50 points now and like always it's one game at a time but I am looking at the top. It was a bit of a journey for the team on Friday and it took them seven hours to get there so they must have missed some prep for this game.
The pitch was taking a battering from the rain as the game got going and the wet heavy pitch did not stop us creating chances and slinging in a few corners. Rochdale were doing their bit and the game swung one way then another as both sides were going for it.
The second half carried on the same as the first with the Lions from back to front putting in a shift which included Sid Nelson and Mahlon Romeo and it did not take long before Gregory on 54 minutes scored a poachers goal after the ball found his way to him when Steve Morison mis-hit a effort on goal. The travelling wall who made up nearly a third of the overall attendance and with most of the 2nd half still to go roared on the Lions. If it was a nervy time the team did not show it as as Gregory come close but the keeper saved. With counter attack raids on the Rochdale goal we see the game out and the wet and long journey home didn't seem that bad.
Millwall: Archer, Romeo, Nelson, Webster, Martin, Wallace, Abdou, Willaims, Upson, Gregory (Marquis 86/), Morison
subs not used, Forde, Edwards, Ferguson, Thompson, Onyedinma, O'Brien
Goal: Gregory 54m
Rochdale: Lillis, Rafferty, McNulty, Eastham, Lancashire, Andrew (Vincenti 35), Allen, Cannon ( Alessandra 71), Camps, Bunney, (Mendez-Laing 71), Henderson
subs not used, Lund, Collis, Rose, Syers