Millwall finally managed to put in a good performance at home on Saturday (February 20) and beat Peterborough 3-0 in a six-pointer match.
The key was to notch up the first goal and build on the ensuing rush of confidence. We missed chances to do that in the previous home match against Scunthorpe and eventually lost that 1-0. This time, we really put the Posh to the sword and could have won by more.
A Steve Morison double was welcome as those were his first goals in seven matches. Strike partner Lee Gregory netted the other goal in the match, his 20th in a prolific season. This strike partnership has improved as the season has progressed. They now combine well and as a result we look a much better attacking threat.
The Peterborough match was full of fight and passion especially once we had taken the lead, but one of the most memorable moments was the unbelievable save our keeper Jordan Archer made from a Mark Beevers overhit backpass from around 50 yards.
With the ball about to sail over his head, Archer back-pedalled and managed to time his jump perfectly to back-header the ball safely over the bar. Save of the season for sure.
Defend Our Den
Last Wednesday should have been the Lewisham Council meeting about the Compulsory Purchase Orders for the land around the ground. But this meeting was delayed at the 11th hour after legal questions from the lawyers of the Millwall Cafe, next to the ground.
With over 17,800 signatures by the end of the Peterborough match there is a groundswell of opinion that Lewisham Council is not treating the club fairly and should allow the club to talk them through its plans for the redevelopment of the area. Millwall will redevelop the area and give more back to the community than a company that is headquartered offshore.
This stay of execution is just that and our club needs to meet with the developers Renewal, although chances are slim.
Either way the club must push the councillors to shame the developers them if they refuse the invitations that I understand have been sent. The future of our club is at risk so we need people to sign the Defend Our Den petition .
Ian Toal is a committee member at Millwall Supporters Club