After a season where nausea was the norm and the sick feeling of doom pervaded the Den, the Millwall fans are looking forward to cheering once again. And they let loose rusty voices on Saturday when the south London side took their first three points of the campaign.
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Shrewsbury Town, in front of their own New Meadow faithful, suggested the story would be different when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro’s cross found James Collins at the far post against the run of play. But new signing Steve Morison proved his worth within five minutes, slotting home a Fred Onyedinma pass.
The former Leeds man – and potential Millwall talisman – also contributed to the second, winning goal when he went down in the box from a Mat Sadler tackle in a game disrupted by tetchiness. Lee Gregory shot home safely in the 67th minute, 1-2 the final score.
Shrews goalkeeper Jayson Leutwiler was the busier of the two shot-stoppers throughout the afternoon, turning away powerful free kick from Shaun Williams and getting down low to tip round a drive from Onyedinma.