Lions miss out on automatic place

Millwall striker Steve Morison struck twice in a 3-2 home win against Swindon but the Lions still missed out on an automatic promotion spot.

Last Updated: 16/05/10 at 15:22 Post Comment

Morison: Bagged a brace

Morison: Bagged a brace

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The result at Elland Road on Saturday condemned both teams to the play-offs, with Millwall now facing Huddersfield and Swindon up against Charlton.

Danny Ward stunned the New Den by smashing the Robins into a third-minute lead but Morison kept his calm to level from the penalty spot after 14 minutes.

Millwall were ahead when Gordon Greer slid Morison's 62nd-minute cross into his own net and the striker doubled his tally in the 73rd minute before Billy Paynter's consolation with five minutes remaining.

In the opening minutes, Shaun Batt spurned an opportunity to put the Lions in front before Ward punished Paul Robinson's loose clearance by guiding his crisply-struck volley in to the bottom corner. Millwall fought back and after Batt was bundled over by Jonathan Douglas, Morison tidily converted the spot-kick to equalise.

The Lions controlled throughout and the breakthrough finally arrived when Morison surged forward and his vicious cross was turned in by the unfortunate Greer.

Morison's superb 20-yard looping volley sent the New Den wild but Leeds came from behind. Paynter's powerful 85th-minute 25-yard free-kick reduced the arrears.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley 2-2 Bristol C  
Coventry 3-2 Peterboro  
Crewe 0-1 Sheff Utd  
Doncaster 0-0 MK Dons  
Gillingham 1-1 Crawley  
Oldham 2-1 Bradford  
Port Vale 3-0 Leyton Or  
Preston 3-2 Fleetwood  
Scunthrpe 0-1 Notts Co  
Swindon 2-2 Colchester  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 15 15 33
2 Preston 13 13 28
3 Notts Co 14 9 26
4 Peterboro 15 7 26
5 Sheff Utd 14 4 26
6 Oldham 15 6 25
7 MK Dons 13 12 24
8 Rochdale 14 11 23
9 Swindon 13 10 23
10 Chesterfld 14 2 19
11 Fleetwood 15 1 19
12 Bradford 15 -1 19
13 Crawley 15 -10 18
14 Colchester 15 -1 17
15 Barnsley 14 -2 16
16 Port Vale 15 -3 16
17 Coventry 15 -7 16
18 Leyton Or 14 -3 15
19 Walsall 15 -3 15
20 Doncaster 13 -8 15
21 Gillingham 15 -7 14
22 Yeovil 15 -14 13
23 Crewe 15 -19 13
24 Scunthrpe 15 -12 12

Updated Sat, 25 Oct 2014

Footer 365

Premier League: Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini bemoans West Ham defeat

Manuel Pellegrini refused to blame Manchester City's 2-1 defeat at West Ham on a Champions League hangover.

Premier League: West Ham earn battling 2-1 win over Manchester City at Upton Park

West Ham put a severe dent in Manchester City's title aspirations after earning a deserved 2-1 win at Upton Park.

Premier League: QPR boss Harry Redknapp bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt

QPR manager Harry Redknapp insists he bears no grudge against Adel Taarabt following their public spat this week.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property