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Millwall 4-1 Colchester United

Two goals from Shane Ferguson helped Millwall to easily see off Colchester.

Lee Gregory opened the scoring for the hosts when he comfortably fired past keeper Jamie Jones before then being denied a second by hitting the post.

Ferguson netted his first with a low shot, before Colchester substitute Chris Porter struck from inside the box to reduce the deficit.

Ferguson added his second from close range before Byron Webster's shot was deflected in to make it 4-1.

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

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Harris post Colchester

"We're very professional. We were very threatening at times. We defended really well other than the goal. And we scored four great goals.

"Sometimes, when a team comes and doesn't defend very well against you, you've still got to have the ability and the confidence to stick the ball in the back of the net.

"We capitalised on mistakes at times and we punished them."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 13Archer
  • 2Cummings
  • 17Webster
  • 16Beevers
  • 3Martin
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forUpsonat 78'minutes
  • 21SavilleBooked at 89mins
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 72mins
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 71'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forMartinat 83'minutes
  • 20Morison

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 8Upson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 11Martin
  • 15Nelson
  • 24Thompson
  • 27Romeo

Colchester

  • 12Jones
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 41mins
  • 18Eastman
  • 6Elokobi
  • 14Olufemi
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 49mins
  • 19Bonne
  • 11Massey
  • 10Moncur
  • 31HarriottBooked at 75mins
  • 45SordellSubstituted forPorterat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wright
  • 9Porter
  • 20Lapslie
  • 21Sembie-Ferris
  • 27Curtis
  • 33Parish
  • 40James
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
8,739

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 4, Colchester United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 4, Colchester United 1.

Attempt missed. Gavin Massey (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

George Saville (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Fred Onyedinma (Millwall).

Callum Harriott (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Lee Martin replaces Lee Gregory.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 4, Colchester United 1. Byron Webster (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Ed Upson replaces Aiden O'Brien.

Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

Chris Porter (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Tom Eastman.

Booking

Callum Harriott (Colchester United) is shown the yellow card.

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Harriott (Colchester United).

Attempt blocked. George Saville (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Porter (Colchester United).

Booking

Shaun Williams (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Fred Onyedinma replaces Shane Ferguson.

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

George Elokobi (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Shaun Williams (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tosin Olufemi (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Callum Harriott (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

George Saville (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Millwall 3, Colchester United 1. Shane Ferguson (Millwall) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lee Gregory.

Attempt missed. Macauley Bonne (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry18114336191737
2Gillingham18104435231234
3Walsall1796229151433
4Wigan1896329181133
5Burton1710251614232
6Bury188643027330
7Bradford188642118330
8Millwall178452824428
9Peterborough1883739291027
10Southend187652020027
11Sheff Utd187562925426
12Port Vale187562321226
13Rochdale186662220224
14Scunthorpe187292222023
15Chesterfield187292528-323
16Doncaster185581524-920
17Colchester185582741-1420
18Oldham1831052026-619
19Fleetwood1853102527-218
20Shrewsbury1752101924-517
21Barnsley1852112230-817
22Swindon1844102333-1016
23Blackpool1844101526-1116
24Crewe1834111531-1613
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