Fan's Roar: Millwall enjoying life unbeaten

By Rob Virtue on August 20, 2014 7:13 AM |



by Ian Toal

Millwall's great start to the season continued with our first away win of the season at Craven Cottage on Saturday. A massive away following of something like 6,000 witnessed a 1-0 win, as we kept out third clean sheet of the season and Martyn Woolford got the winner.

We then extended our unbeaten start to the season, making it 12 games without loss stretching back to last season, with a 1-1 draw away at Hillsborough on Tuesday night.

It wasn't all one way traffic in either match though. Fulham tested our defence on several occasions in Saturday's match and Sheffield Wednesday took the lead against us on Tuesday.

The Lions players are really pulling together this season unlike how we played for three quarters of last season.

With this important team-focussed attitude, and with the supporters backing, we can turn those close games into tight wins and find ourselves a lot better placed than we were in the previous campaign.

That battling nature was very evident on Tuesday night.

It's much harder to turn it on away when you don't have the backing of 6,000 away fans and we did that to come from behind to snatch a draw with a 95th minute equaliser by Magaye Gueye after having missed a penalty with Shaun Williams hitting the post 10 minutes beforehand.

The players should take a lot from this late equaliser and the effort in the last 20 minutes especially when we threw everything at Wednesday.

It's still very early in the season to get over-confident. You would like to see where we sit come the end of September before making bold predictions about this season, but while we are doing well we should enjoy the results.

Away to Fulham on Saturday was one of the great away days following Millwall.

We haven't played them since 1999 and with their spell in the Premier League and all the parachute payments they have received there is a gulf in spending between the two clubs.

Indeed they were the favourites to win the Championship this season but our battling team make a mockery of that.

The day started early for lots of our supporters as many boarded boats from Greenwich taking them up to Fulham.

To get Fulham on a sunny summer's day was great timing and Millwall supporters full enjoyed their day out.

The bar takings for Saturday probably dwarfed the bar taking for the rest of the month!

The late equaliser at Hillsborough then gave those loyal supporters who made that second away trip in four days something to celebrate and savour on the trip home.

We now have three home matches on the spin with Rotherham up first this Saturday, followed by Southampton in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

Hopefully we can get good crowds down to The Den to back the team to continue the unbeaten run.