Report: Yeovil Town 1-1 Millwall

STEVE Morison struck 15 minutes from time to earn Millwall a point in a nervy basement battle with fellow strugglers Yeovil Town at Huish Park.

Joe Ralls put the home side in front with a cushioned volley from fellow substitute James Hayter's centre, but Morison headed in Scott Malone's cross to level.

Both sides spurned chances to win it late on but were forced to settle for a point.

Ian Holloway made five changes to the side beaten 3-1 by Burnley, with David Forde, Danny Shittu, Richard Chaplow, Simeon Jackson and Scott McDonald all starting.

The Millwall boss went with an attacking 4-2-3-1 formation, which saw Chaplow and Martyn Woolford sitting in front of the defence behind four strikers.

One of those frontmen, DJ Campbell, had the first meaningful effort on goal when he drilled narrowly wide of the near post in the 14th minute of the match.

But it was the Glovers who had the best of the chances in the first half.

Ishmael Miller's deflected effort struck the crossbar before the Nottingham Forest loanee wriggled past Ryan Fredericks but fluffed his lines when through on goal.

Forde was kept busy on his return to action and made further saves from Miller and Joel Grant during a spell of Yeovil pressure.

The Lions nearly stole the lead against the run of play two minutes before the break, but McDonald could not convert Morison's flick on at the far post.

Fredericks had the first effort on goal after the restart when he looked to place a low shot into the bottom corner, but scuffed his effort straight at Marek Stech.

Morison headed Jackson's cross into Stech's arms before the latter was replaced by Liam Feeney.

Miller had the ball in the back of the net soon after but the whistle had long been blown by the referee for a clear tug on Shaun Williams.

But Yeovil did take the lead when Ralls arrived late in the box to steer Hayter's lofted pass into the bottom corner.

In the 73rd minute, Morison teed up Woolford for a long-range effort but Stech was equal to the midfielder's strike, making a full-stretch save.

Morison equalised, though, on the next attack when he diverted Malone's hanging cross into the far corner from six yards.

Sub Adam Morgan drilled inches wide for the hosts before Shittu nodded over the bar with the last action of the game as it finished 1-1.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

36 thoughts on “Report: Yeovil Town 1-1 Millwall

  • February 11, 2014 at 21:59
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    Two bob

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:00
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    Millwall should get used to playing in front of 4,000 next season in League 1.

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    • February 12, 2014 at 09:27
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      @Longfield Lion:
      NOTHING NEW PLAYING TO SMALL CROWDS..............ONLY 3 / 4 SEASONS AGO
      WE WERE ATTENDING GROUND [ THAT WERE VERY GOOD ] LIKE WALSALL, HARTLEPOOL,
      MKDONS, GILLINGHAM, NORTHAMPTON, COVENTRYS OLD GROUND, PETERBORO UTD JUST TO MENTION A FEW THAT WE WENT ALONG TO WATCH MILLWALL.
      AND I TELL YOU WHAT ALL THE MILLWALL FANS THAT WENT WITH US, HAD A GREAT TIME.
      " NO ONE LIKES US, WE DON'T CARE "
      STORMIN' NORMAN........................DOES'NT MIND SMALL CLUBS TO VISIT!

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:03
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    At least we got something from the game - another defeat would have been disastrous, especially against the bottom club.

    My biggest worry is how erratic Holloway's tactics are. I'll give him my full support at games, but I'm really not sure if he's the man to get us out of a relegation fight. I hope I'm proved wrong.

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    • February 11, 2014 at 22:54
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      @Micky Lions: Micky, I have to agree with you. The results are bad enough, but the b******* he comes out with, the selections, the tactics. Listen, I don't give a s*** what your football philosophy is, what your politics are, your plan for Ings, what your f****** dog had for dinner, save my f****** club. I hate to say it but look what Pullis has done at palarse; and not a word to the press about his family, the way he likes his team to play, or the price of pineapples. I was among the few who weren't delighted at Ollies appointment. For me it was Warnock til the end of the season all day long, at least we'd have put up a fight. His plan for Ings would have been to kick him up in the air but we might have got a result! Those who think we might need to go back a step to go forward; if we go down we are Donald Ducked, so much so we might not recover for an awful long time. Ollie, please, please, PLEASE, prove me wrong.

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      • February 12, 2014 at 00:40
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        @Adsy77777: ya right adsy, hard to make a judgement from so far away but in this day n age if ya drop away it,l b very difficult to stay relevant, sure the die hards will support til they drop but ya need to operate financially and that's not easy to do when ya lookin like a 100 year old prostitute.

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:04
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    not good enough ! i have to admit ollie is getting it a bit wrong atm maybe a trial and error period , i know but we can't have 4 strikers on the pitch the balance is all wrong we need to strip it down and go back to basics 4-4-2 next game or 4-3-3 this fancy 4-2-3-1 b******* does not work here! that has been proven time and time again . we miss lowry and bailey ! f*** trotter he's gone let's move on now.

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    • February 11, 2014 at 22:07
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      @steveomfc5:
      The constantly changing line-up doesn't help either, injuries aside.

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      • February 11, 2014 at 22:19
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        @max wellhouse: true! i think he's trying to find who's really up for it! unfortunately playing em is the only way, but time is a luxury we don't have right now i hope he get's it right soon and the useless bunch of twats we have !

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:06
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    clearly not good enough but keep some perspective - Yeovil have run some good sides close lately - they ain't entirely useless - it keep them 6pts behind us - we have to take any away point we can.......
    please some kind of consistent team now

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:16
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    A point gained .which is more than bolton got 3pts against em sat will ease the pain at not getting all 3 tonight

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    • February 11, 2014 at 22:27
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      @Jim28: Trotter played 60mins - can't play against us - hopefully he has picked up an injury, bless.

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      • February 12, 2014 at 00:03
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        @timchimes: poor lad missed a sitter at nil nill well done trotts...just watched the goals on sky well our goal & the roof almost came of with the roar from a big millwall crowd...well done everyone who was able to make the trip....

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:23
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    We need but after being 1-0 down I'll take a point. Bolton on Saturday is a must, must, must-win. It would take us above Bolton and potentially Doncaster as well. COYL and well done to Morison on scoring his first headed goal of the season at the 2054th attempt. Malone can do one!

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    • February 11, 2014 at 22:27
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      @harryfabian: we need a win* but after... etc etc blah blah blah ramble ramble

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    • February 11, 2014 at 23:28
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      @harryfabian: make that Millwall's 1st headed goal of the season!

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:40
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    not quite at panic point yet - 10 games to go and we don't see any improvement in general play; time to worry - reckon 46pts stays up this year - need 5 wins and 4 draws

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    • February 11, 2014 at 22:47
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      @timchimes:
      16 games to go.........
      keep the faith......
      stay up this year and move on next year

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      • February 11, 2014 at 22:49
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        @eio: although - put like this it sounds like two relegation teams
        http://www1.skysports.com/football/live/match/287989/report

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  • February 11, 2014 at 22:56
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    Sounds like it weren't that good, but they took Leeds very close on Saturday, and if Miller had scored the penalty would have probably won. Not easy to win down there on a freezing Tuesday night, so let's take a point and move on. But saying that the formation seemed very strange, can one of you heroes that went tell us, did it work, sounds like it did not.

    Ps. Forgot to mention Leeds have Mc Cormajck 23 goals does help.

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    • February 11, 2014 at 23:09
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      @sups8892:

      yet but morison has 5 - he is gong to go on a run now and score in the next 6 games

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  • February 11, 2014 at 23:07
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    Just cant understand all the moaning on here tonight thats only the foruth point that Yeovil has taken from us this season, I would say the manager does go for it using 4 strickers from the off away from home, thats either genius or bonkers I leave you all to decide on that one.

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    • February 11, 2014 at 23:14
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      @Barnlion: Aldo's nobbled you Barn - say what you really mean! All I'll say is the last 15 games Ollie has sent a team out he's won two.

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      • February 11, 2014 at 23:31
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        @Adsy77777: yes, it is not convincing on the pitch - Bolton is huge for more than the points - if we don't play well as a team , the patience of the crowd will be thin

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        • February 11, 2014 at 23:36
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          @timchimes: Honest Tim, I really do hope he proves me wrong and I'll be there again Saturday, cheering and hoping for the best, but for me the signs are very worrying and the sound bites are becoming increasingly aggravating.

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      • February 12, 2014 at 08:36
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        @Adsy77777: Adsy no he has not, but dont worry about me its our team that I am worried about, not sure about your comments above he took over after the Southend Defeat, so including last nights game he has been in charge for 6 games with 1 win 2 draws and 3 losses, so 5 points from a possible 18 (here comes the moan) on that form we could be in deep S*** Saturday is massive and they lost last night so maybe something in it for the Wall.COYL!!!!!!!!!

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        • February 12, 2014 at 14:13
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          @Barnlion: I believe I'm right in saying he's won 1 out of 6 for us and 1 out of 10 for the nigels

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  • February 11, 2014 at 23:19
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    a lot more pleased we got a draw ,now bolton game is a massive game with them dropping points , and barnsley playing donnie sat, we need bailey back in the middle , still not to hot on dj yet , macdonald morro , jackson look better bet , it sounded like macdonald worked hard tonight , sounded better with williams moving into the middle second half bring on the trotters

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  • February 11, 2014 at 23:32
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    A point away will do for now. Weeds only won here with a cross that the wind took in anyway. Beat Bolton, draw at Barnsley and an exciting end to the season coming up. 4th bottom finish will do, COYL

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  • February 11, 2014 at 23:57
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    hollway never played 4 strikers he used 2 strikers as midfielders because he obviously think jimmy and martin aint good enough and the two strikers are better footballers and do a job till upson bailey and williams position can come back

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  • February 11, 2014 at 23:58
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    We started 4 up front

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  • February 12, 2014 at 00:00
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    One question to all, if we have to play two holding midfielders, behind what amounts to four strikers, and allowing for baileys injury, how many would play chaplow and woolford?

    Surely it would have to be Abdou and chaplow?

    Even if we allow for the fact that JA is not the most gifted passer of a football, no one can deny that he is a better ball winner than woolford!

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  • February 12, 2014 at 00:00
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    We never started 4 up front I mean

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  • February 12, 2014 at 07:13
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    I'm getting a bit worried about Holloway an all, Martin and Jimmy should of started imo,still think we need to sign a decent CB?,Anyway a point is a point so well done the lions and to the boys that went,roll on bolton

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  • February 13, 2014 at 07:55
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    LOOKS LIKE ITS GONNA BE A NICE SUNNY DAY ON SATURDAY, TO WATCH MILLWALL PLAY BOLTON. SO GET A NICE CHEESE - BURGER AT THE MILLWALL CAFE THEN A NICE MILLWALL BOTTLE OF BEER. JUST HAVE TO WIN A GAME, NOW. NO ONE LIKES US, WE DONT CARE. STORMIN' NORMAN.

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