That's two wins on the bounce ( I am including the paint trophy )
After our mini-break due to international games we go to rock bottom Crewe and get our second away win of the season by courtesy of a terrific hat trick scored by Aiden O'Brien.
His first was drilled in on 22 minutes shortly after Steve Morison had his shot blocked by the Crewe keeper. Fourteen minutes later Crewe equalised when a deflection left Jordan Archer stranded and the ball took up its familiar role of being in the back of the Millwall net. The first half finished all square and I reckon the 2nd half was about to be the most important 45 minutes of the season so far. I say that as more of a sense than a fact but following on from the Johnstone Paint Cup win against Peterborough the winning way had to continue, if it did not continue then nothing would have seemed to have improved and being stuck on the bottom would have produced the gloom that would have helped to keep us there.
Aiden O'Brien chalks up his first professional hat trick
Keeping Edward's at the club to recover from his what could have been a career ending injury was a master stroke because without doubt he is a free addition to the team and without doubt we got for nought a top player. I know his age is against him but as long as he holds out he will be a great influence on the pitch with the academy players and probably the seniors as well.
Millwall: Archer, Edwards, Nelson (Webster 50), Beevers, Craig, Onyedinma (Ferguson 69), Abdou, Williams, Upson, O'Brien, (Gregory 84), Morison
subs not used, Forde, Cowan-Hall, Marquis, Thompson
Goals: O'Brien 21, 64, 74
Crewe: Garratt, Turlon, Davis, Nugent, Kinsley, Atkinson, Fox (Wilson 65), King, Inman, Dalla Volle (Cooper 80), Colclough,
subs not used, Richards, Guthrie, Ray, Haber, Baillie
Goal: Dalla Valle 36
That's six games gone and a total of seven points. We need to make that ten points so roll on Tuesday night and it's Port Vale away, which means it's back up north again.