Millwall are flying after two great cup victories in four days scoring eight goals in the process. The confidence this has given us cannot be underestimated especially if we follow these cup results up with a win in our next league match.
Tuesday night’s 5-3 win at Plymouth Argyle in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy is an amazing scoreline. That’s the first time we have scored five away from home since April 2001. Hopefully we won’t be waiting another 14 years for the next occurrence.
Lee Gregory was the somewhat surprising hat-trick hero at Home Park. Although showing some fleeting good moments at times this season, they have been far too sporadic.
A few supporters have been doubting whether Gregory can make it as a league player, but this one match is a big step towards being a success at Millwall.
We now look forward to the Southern Area Semi-final, a step closer to another Wembley appearance.
It was important to advance in the FA Cup too. After seeing Notts County getting turned over at Salford City the night before we took on fellow Vanarama North team, AFC Fylde .
I love the FA Cup but with this being a home match in front of only 3,445 people it had much more of a feel of a pre-season friendly rather than a cup match.
Had we been drawn away to the Lancashire side there would have been much better atmosphere.
The Coasters put up a great fight and took the confidence of their great form this season into the match. After we had missed a number of chances, Fylde could easily have gone into half time a goal up after missing a sitter.
From there we took a two goal lead before the non-leaguers pulled a goal back to give their small travelling supporters something to cheer about. Steve Morison finished them off to make it 3-1.
As I left the ground I chatted to former Lions chairman Jeff Burnige who made a good point that it was pleasing to see all the strikers score, giving them more confidence. Gregory’s subsequent hat-trick was a point proven.
This Saturday we have a free weekend after having our trip to Burton Albion postponed due to international call-ups.
That could work in our favour after the long trip to Plymouth and us having a few injury problems. But after our recent wins we are already looking forward to the next match against Colchester match now Neil Harris has given us our Millwall back.
Ian Toal is a committee member at Millwall Supporters Club