It’s a start…
A late Andy Keogh penalty away at Sheffield Wednesday secured the Lions’ first points and also first goals of the season.
‘Wall were in desperate need of something at Hillsborough to start their season after losing their opening three games, and before Saturday, were the only team in the division to not pick up a point or even score.
And you know you’re not exactly having the best of times when your kit-man brings the wrong kit. Meaning that for the first half ‘Wall had to play in Sheffield Wednesday’s away kit from last year while the actual correct kit was delivered, then the players changed into the correct kit for the second half.
So that’s a manager who still doesn’t know his best 11, a fitness coach who seems to have completed a few series of the TV show “Man Vs Food” and now a kit-man who can’t bring the correct kit.
It’s all fun at the Den isn’t it..
Back to the game, the Lions had all the early pressure and this showed in the opening five minutes as Kamil Zayatte hit a cross into his own net.
The Lions first goal of the season came from a Wednesday player, hopefully they could’ve built on this but just a few minutes later it was 1-1. Ex-Owls keeper Stephen Bywater dropped a free kick onto the foot of Mark Beevers who could only slice it up into the air, eventually Reda Johnson equalised from close range.
And the turn-around was complete on 20 minutes when Jeremy Helen slid one in.
After this, most or if not all Millwall fans were not expecting a comeback. But slowly in the second half the Lions began to get more into the game. Yes they rode their luck at times, like when Wednesday had a goal disallowed, but it seems that Millwall were value for their draw.
This point was enough for the Lions to get off the bottom of the table and hopefully now this will be the point that will kick start our season. The game also brought a number of other positives.
Such as the full debut for Scott McDonald, he is a proven player at this level and done quite well on his first start. Maybe another start in the game at Forest on Wednesday will help him.
The next league game for ‘Wall is away at Brighton, but first the Lions move on to Wednesday night with a game they don’t really need, away at Nottingham Forest in the League Cup.
Yes it’s always good to have a good cup run, but we really need to focus on the league to be honest.
This would be my team for Forest.
Dunne Shittu Osbourne Malone
Derry Abdou Bailey
Feeney McDonald Keogh
Who would you play at forest ?