League One - 1st Leg
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Millwall 0-0 Scunthorpe United

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Millwall skipper Tony Craig volleyed over a half-chance from the edge of the box

Millwall were held to a lacklustre goalless draw at home in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final by a determined Scunthorpe side.

The hosts were a threat from Jed Wallace's set-pieces, twice forcing the Iron to head over their own crossbar.

Lee Gregory missed the game's biggest chance, his low shot saved by the legs of Joe Anyon when put in one-on-one.

Skipper Tony Craig volleyed over for Millwall as they pressed, while the visitors had just one shot on target.

The second leg will be played at Glanford Park on Sunday, with only champions Sheffield United boasting a better home record than Scunthorpe in the division.

Gregory was put through by Wallace for the only real opening, but his first touch was unconvincing and Anyon was able to close the angle and block.

In a niggly tie with five bookings, Josh Morris eventually tested Millwall keeper Jordan Archer after 80 minutes, but his long-range free-kick was easily held.

It is only the fifth time that Scunthorpe have drawn 0-0 in Graham Alexander's 64 matches in charge of the side.

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

"I thought we had everything. We created some chances, just not as many as we'd like to - all that was missing was a goal.

"I'm not disappointed with that at all - a clean sheet I'm really pleased with and I think we're in a really good position going into the second leg, where the onus will be on them.

"All I will bemoan is just a little bit of composure and a little lack of quality at times in certain areas, but I think that's down to Scunthorpe's work-ethic as well."

Scunthorpe boss Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Humberside:

"It's a good result - we haven't done anything yet, as in the overall tie, but it's still there to play for.

"We came here and put on a real solid, professional away performance to get the clean sheet - that was important for us.

"We knew we weren't going to win the overall tie tonight, we didn't want to lose the overall tie tonight, so that's where we are."

Line-ups

Millwall

  • 1Archer
  • 2CummingsSubstituted forRomeoat 62'minutes
  • 17Webster
  • 4Hutchinson
  • 5CraigBooked at 87mins
  • 14Wallace
  • 26Abdou
  • 6Williams
  • 18FergusonBooked at 69minsSubstituted forO'Brienat 74'minutes
  • 9Gregory
  • 20MorisonBooked at 42mins

Substitutes

  • 7Worrall
  • 8Thompson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 12Romeo
  • 22O'Brien
  • 24Cooper
  • 31King

Scunthorpe

  • 13Anyon
  • 33Clarke
  • 6Mirfin
  • 5WallaceBooked at 64mins
  • 22Townsend
  • 8DawsonSubstituted forMantomat 90'minutes
  • 12Bishop
  • 26Ness
  • 11Morris
  • 24ToneyBooked at 24mins
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 10van Veen
  • 15Toffolo
  • 17Mantom
  • 19Holmes
  • 28Davies
  • 31Sutton
  • 35Watson
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
12,568

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Millwall 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Millwall 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Murray Wallace.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Sam Mantom replaces Stephen Dawson because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Scunthorpe United).

Booking

Tony Craig (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tony Craig (Millwall).

Foul by Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United).

Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Williams (Millwall).

Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Gregory with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Aiden O'Brien replaces Shane Ferguson.

Attempt missed. Mahlon Romeo (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Millwall).

Booking

Shane Ferguson (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Neal Bishop (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shane Ferguson (Millwall).

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mahlon Romeo (Millwall).

Foul by Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United).

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

Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall).

Booking

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United).

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Lee Gregory (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Millwall. Mahlon Romeo replaces Shaun Cummings because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Shaun Cummings (Millwall) because of an injury.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 4th May 2017

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sheff Utd4630106924745100
2Bolton4625111068363286
3Scunthorpe4624101280542682
4Fleetwood4623131064432182
5Bradford462019762431979
6Millwall462013136657973
7Southend4620121470531772
8Oxford Utd462091765521369
9Rochdale461912157162969
10Bristol Rovers461812166870-266
11Peterborough461711186262062
12MK Dons461613176058261
13Charlton461418146053760
14Walsall461416165158-758
15Wimbledon461318155255-357
16Northampton461411216073-1353
17Oldham461217173144-1353
18Shrewsbury461312214663-1751
19Bury461311226173-1250
20Gillingham461214205979-2050
21Port Vale461213214570-2549
22Swindon461111244466-2244
23Coventry46912253768-3139
24Chesterfield46910274378-3537
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