|Beckford 37, 62, Vaughan 55||Venue: John Smith Stadium
MILLWALL were resoundingly beaten by Huddersfield Town in Saturday's lunchtime basement battle at the John Smith's Stadium.
A brace from former Leeds United striker Jermaine Beckford and James Vaughan's well-taken goal sealed a comfortable victory for the Terriers, who moved out of the relegation zone.
But the Lions slipped closer to danger and will nervously await other results from the 3pm kick-offs, with Sheffield Wednesday, Wolves, Barnsley and Blackburn Rovers all in action.
Kenny Jackett made three changes to the side that beat Watford in midweek, drafting in Shaun Batt, Martyn Woolford and Karleigh Osborne for Jermaine Easter, Chris Taylor and Shane Lowry.
Huddersfield made a bright start to the game and, after forcing two early corners, Beckford reached Oliver Norwood's lofted cross but headed over from six-yards out.
In the eighth minute, 'keeper David Force parried another Beckford header before frontman James Vaughan blazed over on the rebound, although his blushes were spared by the offside flag.
Millwall were slow out of the traps but nearly stole the lead against the run of play soon after when James Henry's free-kick smacked the top of the crossbar and bounced away to safety.
Norwood's driven set-piece caused havoc in the visitors' area and it took a last-ditch clearance from Shittu to prevent the ball flying straight in.
Vaughan sent an improvised bicycle-kick well over but Beckford pounced on Shittu's error to open the scoring in the 37th minute, lofting the ball over Forde from a tight angle.
Forde made a stunning save to prevent Jack Hunt from montauk-monster.com/pharmacy/accutane adding a quick-fire second, before a Terriers corner was somehow scrambled off the line.
But home stopper Alex Smithies was called into action on the stroke of half-time to beat away a low free-kick from Henry that had flown straight through the defensive wall.
Things nearly went from bad to worse for Shittu three minutes after the restart when Hunt's cross rebounded off his knee and towards his own goal – but Forde was on hand to make the save.
Batt carved out a half-chance for himself when he chased down a long ball and forced Peter Clarke into an error, but when the ball finally dropped his shot was tame.
But after Forde had made an instinctive save from Vaughan, the on-loan Norwich star latched onto Adam Clayton's pass, steadied himself and drilled home a second goal in the 54th minute.
Substitute Easter nearly pulled one back with his first touch, but his flick from Henry's low first-time delivery flew straight into the arms of Smithies.
And it was 3-0 just after the hour mark when Beckford sprung the offside trap, raced clear of Shittu and hammered the ball past the helpless Forde, who was arguably Millwall's best player.
Easter summed up the Lions' afternoon when he lofted an easy chance over the bar from no more than four yards after Rob Hulse's knock-down from Henry's cross.
Huddersfield sub Lee Novak could have added a fourth goal when Osborne's mistimed header allowed him a clean run on goal but Forde got down well at his near post to make the save.