|Batt 83||Venue: The Den
SHAUN Batt picked the perfect moment to score his first league goal of the season as Millwall snatched a dramatic victory against Watford at The Den.
Batt stepped off the bench to force in a late winner after the Lions had spent much of the game on the back foot to seal a priceless win for Kenny Jackett's side.
Millwall made two changes from their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Wigan on Saturday, with Jermaine Easter and Adam Smith coming in for Sean St Ledger and Alan Dunne respectively.
Watford were quick to settle and, just two minutes in, Troy Deeney held the ball up well on the edge of the area before swivelling onto his right foot and curling just over.
Deeney was involved again minutes later after Chelsea loanee Nathaniel Chalobah lofted a diagonal through ball over the top and into his path, but the striker fired at the feet of David Forde.
In the 13th minute, Millwall carved out their first opportunity when Chris Taylor used his trickery to get the better of Ikechi Anya before crossing for James Henry, who nearly turned the ball in.
But it was the visitors who came forward once more as Anya got the better of Shane Lowry to waltz into the box and cross for Deeney, who sliced his shot wide, before Mark Yeates fired at Forde.
Millwall went close midway through the first-half when Lowry's cross was met at the back post by Henry, who nodded back for Keogh but the Irishman's headed straight at Manuel Almunia.
Taylor picked up a groin strain in the 38th minute and was replaced by Martyn Woolford, whose first act was to gift the ball to Matej Vydra, who raced 30 yards before drawing a fine save from Forde.
The Lions had a chance to take the lead moments before the break when Henry won the ball in the middle and played in Keogh, but his first touch took the ball away from him and out for a goal kick.
Millwall had appeals for a penalty turned down when Watford defender Matthew Briggs appeared to handle under pressure from Easter, but referee James Linington waved away the protests.
Daniel Pudil then fired a dangerous cross into the feet of Vydra, who played a one-two with Yeates before curling a shot goalwards which Forde did well to hold onto.
In the 53rd minute, Deeney came close to opening the scoring once again when he beat Forde to a loose ball on the edge of the area only to shoot wide of an open goal.
But the visitors spurned an even better opening when Yeates' fizzing cross was struck straight at Forde by Deeney before Vydra's follow-up was blocked on the line by Jimmy Abdou.
Moments later the Hornets should have had a penalty when Lions captain Danny Shittu blocked the ball with his hand inside the area defending a dangerous cross.
With 15 minutes remaining, Woolford almost grabbed the opener from Henry's cross but, with his back to goal, the winger flicked the ball just wide.
But when Henry's shot was parried into the air by Almunia, Woolford helped the ball onto Batt, who was on hand to bundle home from close range.