Report: Derby County 0-1 Millwall

MILLWALL boosted their survival hopes with a smash-and-grab win over third-placed Derby County.

Steve Morison headed in his sixth goal of the season just after the hour mark to put the Lions ahead and the visitors defended their lead resolutely.

And as the Rams poured forward in search of an equaliser, Morison and substitute Martyn Woolford both spurned chances to make the game safe on the break.



But one goal proved enough as Ian Holloway's side held on to claim their first away win in the Championship in six months.

Alan Dunne and Lee Martin returned to the Millwall side after spending recent weeks on the bench, while DJ Campbell and Morison were also included again in the starting XI.

Ryan Fredericks, Simeon Jackson and Woolford dropped out and were named among the substitutes but Jermaine Easter was missing with a thigh strain.



The hosts, who had won their last four games at the iPro Stadium, started strongly and had the first chance when Patrick Bamford headed wide from a free kick.

In the eighth minute, David Forde reacted quickly to smother Conor Sammon's close-range effort after the striker found space at the back post.

Simon Dawkins curled over before Ed Upson tested Derby goalkeeper Lee Grant for the first time with a stinging 30-yard drive.

Upson went close again when he hooked order lexapro Morison's knock down a yard wide of the far corner at the end of a sharp Lions move.

Morison then turned smartly to get the byline and pull the ball back for Scott Malone, who scooped a first-time effort well over.

Bamford curled wide at the other end as the sides went in level at the break.

Forde scampered off his line to smother Dawkins' close-range shot after the restart before Danny Shittu was forced off with an injury and replaced by Paul Robinson.

Millwall went in front in the 61st minute when Morison arrived late in the box to power home Martin's hanging cross in front of 500 delirious away fans.

Owen Garvan teed up Woolford for a chance to make it 2-0 but the midfielder's shot flew straight at Grant.

Morison spurned an even better opportunity moments later when Lewis Buxton's lapse let him in on goal, but Grant made a superb one-handed save to parry the striker's shot.

Malone's drive flashed across the Derby goal as the Lions continued to create the better of the chances, but they were under the cosh for seven minutes of additional time.

In fact, the visitors finished the game with ten men after Malone hobbled off injured but the Rams could not capitalise and Morison's goal proved to be the winner.

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

26 thoughts on “Report: Derby County 0-1 Millwall

  • March 8, 2014 at 17:20
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    Massive win today, sounded like everyone played well, Robinson came on and played a blinder! Huge games coming up at Blackpool then Charlton at home, COME ON YOU LIONS!

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:22
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    'Ave it!!! Don't know if that was a fluke or not, but who cares? A win is a win.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:22
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    Always had 100% faith in Ollie and the boys!!! I'd forgotten what a great feeling it is to win - briliant result and hopefully this is the start of our recovery.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:22
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    Oh yes.....now for free falling Blackpool and then the spotters.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:22
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    Delighted with the win, shame Donny, Barnsley and Yeovil all won too!? COYL

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:23
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    Well done boys. Well done Holloway. Immense performance!

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:24
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    Good news we won. Bad news Malone and Shittu are injured + the bottom teams also won

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:27
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    Sounds like Ollie got his tactics spot on and overall great performance from the boys lets have Blackpool

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:28
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    Fantastic result , other results never went our way. That was our biggest win of the season by a mile . Blackpool and the Anoraks , 6 points I reckon

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:28
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    First 3 of nine I predicted, wish I'd put that lady on down the bookies now! Coyl see you sat I'm there to watch the demolition of the anoracks!!! Get in well done lads walllllllllll!!!!!

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:32
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    A loss today would have seen us second from bottom. At last, a Saturday night in a good mood.

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    • March 8, 2014 at 18:21
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      @lionking: I can watch the football tonight and buy a paper tomorrow now too.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:35
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    Well done OLLIE well done the team, you beat one of the best teams in the division to day. You may even get some credit from most on here who think you'r crap, still some of us rate you, we now play good football, passing and movement, good spells of possetion, no lumping it , conceding a lot less goals, and it see tons of improvement under you, this has been coming for the last few games. Great result and well done.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:37
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    Dunne and Robo in the team and we win, Proper Millwall performance well done all the players and supporters that traveled.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:40
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    Fantastic result, should give the confidence to start getting more results. Gonna be an interesting few weeks with all the teams at the bottom picking up points

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:44
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    Very happy about this bit it's a shame the teams below us won too but overall great won and that's hope this is just the start of wins

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:55
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    As I just said... I'd like to thank all 500 fantastic travelers!

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  • March 8, 2014 at 17:59
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    Defence and mid looking good just need the strikers to do their jobs and we will be safe

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  • March 8, 2014 at 18:04
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    Just our bloody luck theta the teams below us win as well. Sums our season up #nofuckingluck

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  • March 8, 2014 at 18:05
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    Paul Merson was impressed with Millwall today on Sky and said we fully deserved win.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 18:08
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    Be glad to get back to london wot a s*** hole...defending spot on..midfield worked like trojans..morison never stopped dragging there backs about ..not a bad goal it was f**king brilliant...there were more than 500...sorry i sound down got no booze

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  • March 8, 2014 at 19:10
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    Great win, with Blackpool, Wednesday, Doncaster and Birmingham all being dragged in.
    No point in worrying about the Train spotters games in hand,
    The four above are within distance.
    Just need to keep digging in and grind out results.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 20:22
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    F***** quality, wasn't expecting that, keep goin boys and beat the spotters!!! COYL

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  • March 8, 2014 at 21:45
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    No surprise we put in a gritty performance and dunne was part of the back 4.

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  • March 9, 2014 at 12:37
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    Saw the highlights on YouTube. Fordey seems way to good to let go. We've got to try and keep him.

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  • March 10, 2014 at 08:27
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    Massive, now for a win on Saturday that will send Charlton down!!!!!!!!

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