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Millwall 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Millwall moved closer to securing a League One play-off place with a slim victory over struggling Fleetwood.

The Cod Army, who are two points above the drop zone following the loss, came close to opening the scoring when Bobby Grant's acrobatic volley hit the bar.

But Steve Morison's delicate chip over Fleetwood keeper Chris Maxwell gave the Lions a lead they did not surrender.

Neil Harris' side are fourth and are three points clear of seventh-placed Barnsley with three games left to play.

Millwall manager Neil Harris told BBC Radio London:

"We were nowhere near at our best, that's for sure.

"I think it's probably one that maybe we've been owed during the season that we've lost games or drawn games we should have won and today was maybe the other way round, maybe we didn't deserve the three points.

"If you're looking at the difference between the two teams I think you're looking at the quality of the winning goal."

Line-ups

Millwall

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Archer
  • 27RomeoBooked at 30mins
  • 17Webster
  • 16Beevers
  • 3Martin
  • 19Taylor
  • 24Thompson
  • 26Abdou
  • 22O'BrienSubstituted forUpsonat 88'minutes
  • 20MorisonSubstituted forOnyedinmaat 70'minutes
  • 9GregorySubstituted forPhilpotat 45'minutesBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 1Forde
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Craig
  • 8Upson
  • 10Onyedinma
  • 28Philpot
  • 37Twardek

Fleetwood

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Maxwell
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6PondBooked at 60mins
  • 4JordanBooked at 58mins
  • 7Bell
  • 5JónssonSubstituted forHunterat 80'minutes
  • 37ScougallSubstituted forBallat 80'minutes
  • 14GrantSubstituted forColeat 72'minutes
  • 8Ryan
  • 18Sarcevic
  • 11Burns

Substitutes

  • 12Hornby-Forbes
  • 22Hunter
  • 23Ball
  • 31Nilsson
  • 40Gogic
  • 42Grant
  • 44Cole
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
7,865

Match Stats

Home TeamMillwallAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Millwall 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ed Upson (Millwall).

  8. Post update

    Jimmy Ryan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Ball (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

  13. Post update

    Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ben Thompson (Millwall).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jordan Archer.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Eggert Jónsson.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. David Ball replaces Stefan Scougall.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Joe Martin.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan432215673403381
2Burton432391152361678
3Walsall422112961431875
4Millwall432191365471872
5Bradford432011124840871
6Gillingham4319121267491869
7Barnsley432161664511369
8Rochdale431811146354965
9Sheff Utd431811146354965
10Scunthorpe431811145547865
11Coventry4317121462461663
12Port Vale431711155251162
13Southend431611165556-159
14Peterborough43176207367657
15Bury431512165265-1357
16Swindon431410195869-1152
17Oldham431118144353-1051
18Chesterfield43148215567-1250
19Fleetwood431114184953-447
20Shrewsbury421211195168-1747
21Blackpool43129223954-1545
22Doncaster431012214561-1642
23Colchester43912225492-3839
24Crewe43613244379-3631
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