ALAN Dunne felt like celebrating after his goal-saving clearance earned Millwall a point against Charlton on Saturday.
The Addicks looked certain to win the game when George Tucudean rounded David Forde but Byron Webster knocked the striker off his stride before Dunne put the ball out of play.
"I was going to run off celebrating like we'd scored but there was still a bit of time left," said Dunne afterwards. "For me a clearance like that was like scoring a goal.
"I thought it was offside initially but, watching it back, it wasn't and it would have been tough to take had they scored.
"The way things have been going for us this season, it was a surprise they didn't.
"Webster slipped and then I managed to clear it. It all happened so quickly. David Forde did enough by standing up.
"It would have been harsh to concede at the end.
"Apart from that, I thought we were comfortable defensively – we were solid throughout the game. A draw was a fair result in the end."
A draw extended the Lions' unbeaten run against Charlton to seven matches but Dunne felt the visitors weren't inventive enough in the final third.
"We didn't create enough but we did have chances," he said.
"I thought we were a bit nervous in the first half but the game opened up in the second half and became stretched.
"Both teams were going for it but we need to be better at creating chances. We will take a clean sheet because any point in this league is a good point and we'll move on.
Dunne added: "I heard 'you'll never beat Millwall' being sung a few times at the end and both sets of fans were fantastic.
"They made it a great occasion.
"It was a typical derby game and one that some of the lads haven't played in before. It was a fantastic atmosphere and the fans were great. It was an exciting game."
Dunne, who has predominantly played in the middle of defence under Ian Holloway, has reverted to right back in Millwall's last two games.
Asked which position he favours, the 32-year-old explained: "I've played 300 games as a full back but since the manager put me at centre half, I do prefer to play there.
"We have been unlucky with Carlos Edwards' injury and Andy Wilkinson's suspension so my choice would be to play centre half but I can play anywhere along the back four.
"But if you look at our shape, it actually looks like we're playing with three centre halves and a pushed on full back (Scott Malone)."