Ipswich came again and Salman needlessly - and obviously obstructed
Atkins. Punishment once again fitted the crime as Brennan struck
Zondervan's tapped free-kick low past Horne from 30 yards.
Millwall's concentration wavered alarmingly and only Walker's fine recovery
tackle denied Atkinson. Briley's reckless challenge on Brennan was less
acceptable and earned him booking by referee Abbott. His name joined that
of Stevens cautioned for a first half foul on Zondervan, though Mr Abbott's
displeasure may not have been unconnected with an earlier incident, when
the right back crashed the ball into his back to stress his disagreement
Before hobbling off injured, Atkins name was also taken but this was never
a dirty game and fitting, somehow, that it was decided by a moment of
With two difficult-looking away trips coming tip, O'Callaghan's late flourish
was invaluable in keeping Millwall in touch with the top. His relief was
obvious as he paid tribute to manager Docherty's patience during his injury
"He's been really nice about it telling me to keep my head up. He could
have got the hump over it,' admitted O'Callaghan.
Patience, they say, is its own reward Anything over and above is a bonus
which is probably how the Doc will regard O'Callaghan's highly promising,
second coming. Another prodigal Lion's returned to his den. Cue the Born
Millwall: Horne, Stevens, Sparham, Hurlock, Walker, Salman, O'Callaghan,
Byrne, Briley, Sheringham, Cascarino. Subs not used: Morgan Carter
Ipswich: Hallworth, Stockwell, Harbey, Atkins (Woods 80 mins), Dozzell,
Cranson, Zondervan, Brennan, D'Avary (Rimmer 46 mins), Atkinson, Humes.
Referee: R Abbott Att: 6,356