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Millwall winger silences friends with goal against Leeds

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© Edmund Boyden

SCORING against Leeds United on Saturday tasted especially sweet for Martyn Woolford – because most of his friends are fans of the Yorkshire club.

Woolford, who was born and grew up in Castleford, set the Lions on their way to a 2-0 victory over the Whites with his third goal of the season.

And the 27-year-old admitted he was relishing the opportunity to gloat about his strike in front of his pals, who teased him for giving away a penalty at Elland Road last season.

He said: "I am a Manchester United fan so it is great. I'm over the moon. Most of my mates are Leeds fans so I'll be on the phone to them and giving them a bit of stick.

"I had a few texts from them before the game and I've not had great results against Leeds so I've had a bit of stick in the past. I'll be glad to turn it around on them. I'll enjoy this and then I'll be on the phone to various people.

"Hopefully this goal makes up for the penalty!"

After a slow start to the season, Woolford has now started for Millwall in six consecutive matches and the former Bristol City midfielder admits he is brimming with confidence.

"It's always nice to get on the scoresheet – every vhealthportal game I play I feel like I'm going to score," he said. "The three points is the main thing but it's a nice little bonus.

"When you play a run of games, you feel like everything you do is going to come off, so you're not afraid to try things or make mistakes. I'm playing with confidence at the minute – and so is the rest of the team.

"When things are going for you, you don't go into a game thinking you are going to lose – the mentality of the squad is that we are going to keep winning games."

Victory over Leeds was the Lions' third in a row in the league – but their first at 3pm on a Saturday at The Den since last December.

"Hopefully we've put the hoodoo behind us now," added Woolford.

"It's one of those things you can't really explain. It's always in the back of your mind about how we're going to break it but we've done it now so we can move past that now.

"Hopefully we can get the home form where we need it because to do anything in this league you need to be strong at home. We want to turn this into a bit of a fortress."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

20 thoughts on “Millwall winger silences friends with goal against Leeds

  • September 30, 2013 at 08:53
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    SOLID MILLWALL PERFORMANCE.. HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH LEEDS BEING AWFULL BUT HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH MILLWALL PLAYING THEM OFF THE PARK.....ONWARD S AND UPWARDS......

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    • September 30, 2013 at 10:29
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      @Mo Slater Fruit and Veg: Any chance of a deal on some carrots, potatoes and green beans - I'm doing a casserole

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      • September 30, 2013 at 10:38
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        Casserole Les ?
        I had you down as a vindaloo type of man.

        @Old_Les:

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        • September 30, 2013 at 10:46
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          @NICKOLA: This site is getting so bizarre, Jamie Oliver will be doing his version of Pie and Mash next.

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          • September 30, 2013 at 11:04
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            Maybe he's going to help us stuff Birmingham tomorrow.
            Sorry.

            @wandererwall:

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        • September 30, 2013 at 13:32
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          @NICKOLA: I thought he was purely a Werthers Original type of man?

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          • September 30, 2013 at 15:53
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            @JonnyBanks: Unlike you who is completely un original

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          • September 30, 2013 at 21:07
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            @JonnyBanks: haha that's quality Les, Touché.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 09:16
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    Been a revelation this season, keep it going

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  • September 30, 2013 at 09:25
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    An absoloute pleasure to watch especially as many wrote him off as deadwood. Maybe just maybe we could give players more support early doors in their Millwall career. Malone being another example. Carry on gents.

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    • September 30, 2013 at 14:55
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      @wall2wall:
      that goes for managers too ! I couldn't agree more.

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      • September 30, 2013 at 17:32
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        @Block 8:
        Agreed. Lomas will have my support unless he hides away like he did in the Derby defeat. All behind us now hopefully.Onwards and upwards.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 09:55
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    I must say that I was not a fan of him, but he has turned in some really good performances and he has won me over, he looks like he can always beat the full back when he runs at them and he can cross the ball which makes a change from others who have played in his position.

    Woolford was one of several players who had really a good game on Saturday and made Leeds look like where they are in the league, we need another couple of good showings in the next two matches which will help in the build up for the QPR game on the 19th COYL!!!!!!

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    • September 30, 2013 at 11:41
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      @Barnlion: Dont know where the "should be" went e, but anyway better late than never Leeds are in a leage that they should be.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 11:33
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    @oldles....WHOS THAT?? YOU BATTERSBY..????

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    • September 30, 2013 at 14:58
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      @Mo Slater Fruit and Veg: No mate - Battersby was in Coronation Street. We met when you were playing the market stall in East Enders and I was a butternut squash.

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  • September 30, 2013 at 11:35
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    Just wondering ....... what N'Gusson is thinking now!

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    • September 30, 2013 at 11:39
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      Probably that Jackett, Lomas and everyone else was right after all.

      @tommylion1:

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  • September 30, 2013 at 14:50
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    brilliant goal aswell. well done son

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  • September 30, 2013 at 18:33
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    He was the worst player ive seen for yrs in a wall shirt last season but just goes to show obce you get settled knuckle down abd stabd up and be counted you get rewarded for it.
    Playing the formation and the players to suit it has been a god send for him, he looks kike a oroper footballer.
    Well done martin enjoy your moment

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