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Millwall 1-0 Bury

Shaun Williams
Shaun Williams has now scored three goals in all competitions this season

Shaun Williams scored the only goal as Millwall beat Bury to continue their League One promotion push.

The visitors were denied in the second minute when Jordan Archer somehow clawed out a Peter Clarke header.

Daniel Bachmann did well to keep Fred Onyedinma and Lee Gregory from scoring for the Lions, but he could do little about Williams' rasping 25-yard strike.

Archer kept out Danny Pugh's half-volley late on as Millwall held out to move up to seventh place in the table.

Millwall manager Neil Harris speaks told BBC Radio London:

"First half was outstanding and I really enjoyed watching them. We just got better and better.

"Second half we were on the back foot a little bit and didn't hit the same standards, but we ground it out and that was a really pleasing victory.

"I'd be tempted to say that was our best of the season because it was an important one after defeat on Tuesday night at Fleetwood."

Bury manager David Flitcroft told BBC Radio Manchester:

"Sometimes you deserve what you get and I think if there's a honestly in this performance, a draw would have been a fair result.

"First half we didn't look right, the game plan certainly was to work the ball through midfield and get a real foothold in the game, through our midfielders and fullbacks and grow the team up the pitch. It didn't happen. We tried Danny Mayor centrally but it never worked.

"In the second half, it was completely one-sided and unbalanced, we drove the team forward. The players took it on. They played with a no fear approach that they didn't have in the first half. The second half, it was no holds-barred approach and we created chances and had impetus. We've got to assess on the way home why we've lost this game today."

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Archer
  • 2Cummings
  • 16Beevers
  • 17WebsterBooked at 73mins
  • 18FergusonSubstituted forChesmainat 83'minutes
  • 10OnyedinmaSubstituted forMorisonat 61'minutes
  • 21SavilleBooked at 74mins
  • 6Williams
  • 8UpsonSubstituted forThompsonat 81'minutes
  • 22O'Brien
  • 9Gregory

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 11Martin
  • 15Nelson
  • 20Morison
  • 24Thompson
  • 29Pavey
  • 33Chesmain

Bury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Bachmann
  • 2RileySubstituted forPopeat 66'minutes
  • 27CameronBooked at 72mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Hussey
  • 41DodooSubstituted forPughat 69'minutes
  • 19Soares
  • 6Etuhu
  • 10Mayor
  • 9Clarke
  • 14JonesSubstituted forRoseat 37'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Pope
  • 17Nardiello
  • 22Pugh
  • 32Rose
  • 33Eagles
  • 34Ruddy
  • 40Brown
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
8,311

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamBury
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home6
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 1, Bury 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Bury 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Gregory (Millwall).

  5. Post update

    Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Mark Beevers (Millwall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Leon Clarke (Bury).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Bury) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ben Thompson.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Noah Chesmain replaces Shane Ferguson.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Millwall. Ben Thompson replaces Ed Upson.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Bury. Conceded by Shaun Cummings.

  13. Post update

    Chris Hussey (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

  15. Booking

    George Saville (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    Tom Soares (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by George Saville (Millwall).

  18. Booking

    Byron Webster (Millwall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Byron Webster (Millwall).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Coventry20116338211739
2Gillingham20115439251438
3Burton1912252215738
4Walsall19106332181436
5Wigan2097429191034
6Peterborough20103746311533
7Millwall199463026431
8Southend208752522331
9Bradford208752220231
10Bury208663130130
11Port Vale208572623329
12Sheff Utd207673230227
13Rochdale207672423127
14Scunthorpe2082102427-326
15Doncaster206682026-624
16Chesterfield2072112535-1023
17Swindon2064102934-522
18Fleetwood2063112729-221
19Shrewsbury1963102528-321
20Colchester2055103049-1920
21Oldham2031072232-1019
22Blackpool2054111628-1219
23Crewe2054111933-1419
24Barnsley2053122534-918
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