It was a case of two points dropped on Saturday (April 2) as Millwall could only get a 0-0 draw away to relegation threatened Colchester United.
If we had played them a month or more ago I’m sure we would have come away with a win, but Kevin Keen has finally got the Essex side in gear. They looked a threat attacking us on the break, but gave us plenty of half chances at the other end. We should have taken one of those chances for the single goal that was needed.
Also disappointing was that we failed to get the winner in front of such great away support. We sold out our 1,700 allocation and with such a small home support spread sparsely around the ground we had the advantage on the terraces.
We have already sold our extended allocation for the Coventry away match on the April 16. It’s shoddy that we have only been given just 1,860 tickets for such a big ground though. There will be thousands of empty seats there but the presumption must be that, like elsewhere, the local police force do not want a larger Millwall away support.
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Those dropped points against Colchester and a win for Bradford saw us drop a place to sixth in the table. With Barnsley just four points behind us and with a game in hand we must outperform the Yorkshire side for the rest of the season to make sure we make the play-offs. To miss out from where we are currently would be a minor disaster.
Saturday’s match (April 9) against Shrewsbury Town is Dockers Day . Dockers Day is an annual event at Millwall where we celebrate the dockworkers who formed such a significant part of our support in the past.
Each year a Millwall team from the past is invited along to join the dockers in the celebration. This year the team is Tom Walley’s 1990/91 FA Cup Youth winning side including players such as Andy Roberts, Tony Dolby and Carl Emberson.