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Millwall (1) 2 - 1 (1) Ipswich Town

NPower Championship 2010-11

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Referee: Iain Williamson

Manager: Kenny Jackett

New Den 15:00

Attendance: 12,111

Manager: Paul Jewell

Match Number: 3390

Goals

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 Danny Schofield (45)
 Steve Morison (76)
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 Tamas Priskin (25)

Substitutions

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Tony CraigChris Hackett (46)
Neil HarrisTheo Robinson (72)

Cards

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 Scott Barron (79)
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 Tamas Priskin (38)
 Damien Delaney (45)

Teams

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David Forde

Alan Dunne

Tony Craig

Scott Barron

Darren Ward

Jack Smith

Danny Schofield

James Henry

Nadjim Abdou

Neil Harris

Steve Morison

Substitutes

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Steve Mildenhall

Pat OConnor

Chris Hackett

Jake Gallagher

Lewis Grabban

Theo Robinson

John Marquis

Match Report

Millwall 2-1 Ipswich

Steve Morison turned the jeers into cheers with another late winner - but insisted his subdued goal celebration was not a dig at the Lions’ supporters.

The former non-league striker has been a revelation since arriving from Stevenage Borough and his second-half strike against Town was his 12th of another excellent season.

However, some of Millwall’s fans showed their frustration when he missed an absolute sitter on the stroke of half-time.

The 27-year-old admitted: “I did my best not to score. I knew I’d get another chance and luckily enough I managed to put it away.

“You just keep going, you can’t give up, but I was wondering if it was going to come and it did and I managed to get enough on it and stick it in the corner.

“People will always look into what you do, but I was knackered. The last thing I wanted to do was run round and celebrate. It doesn’t matter how you celebrate as long as you win and get the three points.

“At Milwall you have a bad touch and you get a groan, you smash someone and get sent off and you get cheered.

“I missed a really good chance in the first half which I was really disappointed about, but I scored the winning goal."

This win put Kenny Jackett’s side to within three points of the play-offs, but Morison insists the Londoners’ target remains Championship survival having been promoted last season.

“We’re in and around the play-offs. We managed to get further away from the bottom. We need to get 13 points to get to 52 which they say is safety in this division.

“Is that the target? Why not? You get to 52 and push on from there and see where you going from there.

“If we missed out on the top six of course it wouldn’t be disappointing. If we don’t get relegated then we would have had a successful season.”

Morison’s comments may give any disgruntled Millwall fans reason to have another moan as they clearly feel the Lions should be back among the country’s elite.

But Ipswich supporters would be delighted just secure survival in the Championship. They remain just three points above the drop zone.

New boss Paul Jewell, who watched his side stun Arsenal in the Carling Cup last Wednesday, has a massive job on his hands after taking charge of his first game.

Town got off to a great start when cup hero Tamas Priskin coolly fired home the opener after 25 minutes, but from then on it was all Millwall.

Danny Schofield levelled things seconds before the break with a cracking low drive and Morison delivered the winner 14 minutes from time when he slid home substitute Chris Hackett’s probing cross.

Priskin admitted their heroics against the Gunners may have taken a lot out of them, but the Hungary international insists the Tractor Boys have aneough to beat the drop.

He said: “We did really well against a really big team in the cup. Today was a different. Maybe some of the players were a little bit tired. But you have to move on and concentrate on another week.

“I don’t fear relegation because we’ve got a great squad and great players and now, with the new staff , we are going to pick ourselves and climb back up the table.”

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