Report - Millwall 0-1 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 17/08/2013
Huddersfield Town got their first victory of the season under their belts with a 1-0 win over Millwall at the New Den.Report - Millwall 0-1 Huddersfield Town

James Vaughan continues to find the net scoring his forth goal in three games to give Town all three points with a thumping header just before the hour mark.

The defeat leaves Millwall at the foot of the Sky Bet Championship table still searching for their first point of the season as they have now lost all three of their opening league fixtures.

The victory gave Town their first win at The New Den since 2007 when Andy Booth and Malvin Kamara scored in a 2-1 win.

Mark Robins stuck with the 3-5-2 system with Jonathan Hogg coming back into the starting XI in place of Oscar Gobern. Both Oliver Norwood and Martin Paterson started after playing for Northern Ireland in midweek and Adam Hammill kept his place ahead of Jack Hunt.

Millwall started off the brightest but couldn't make their pressure pay off. As early as the 4th minute Jermaine Easter had the ball in the back of the net but it was ruled out due to a handball in the build up by Steve Morison.

Morison failed to get a header on target a few minutes later and at the other end James Vaughan forced Stephen Bywater into a good save as the striker got ahead of Danny Shittu from Hammill's ball over the top.

Millwall's Shaun Derry, making his home debut on loan from Queens Park Rangers, managed to blast over from close range as Town failed to clear from a Millwall corner.

Bywater was again on hand to keep Town at bay when Adam Clayton's long ball released Paterson on goal but the Millwall goalkeeper was there to deny the striker's shot at goal.

Into added on time in the first half Alex Smithies denied Morison with a fingertip save after the striker got to the ball following Anthony Gerrard's failed attempt to clear.

Easter managed to shake off Peter Clarke in the opening moments of the second half but failed to hit the target and James Henry went close with a curling effort but it was the visitors that broke the deadlock on 57 minutes.

Paterson forced Millwall to concede a corner and from Hammill's set-piece an unmarked Vaughan planted a header into the back of the net from close range.

Hammill was replaced by full back Calum Woods in a bit to protect the lead but Sean Scannell also came off the bench and caused a few problems allowing Clayton to test Bywater with a stinging low shot.

Clayton tried to dribble past Shittu rather than shoot at goal after Norwood's pass had put him one-on-one with the defender but Millwall pilled on the pressure in a search for an equaliser.

Millwall had three strikers on the pitch as Steve Lomas threw on both Scott McDonald and Andy Keogh off the bench but it was Morison who produced a tame header that was easily dealt with by Smithies, and then Derry failed to hit the target with a header from Lee Martin's corner.

A total of seven minutes injury time was played and right at the death Nicky Bailey had hit a half volley from the edge of the Town box that flew just over the bar.


Millwall: Bywater, Dunne, Shittu, Lowry, Beevers, Bailey, Henry (Keogh 70), Derry, Chaplow (Martin 59), Easter (McDonald 59), Morison.
Subs not used: Lee-Barrett, Robinson, Smith, Abdou.

Huddersfield Town: Smithies, Clarke, Lynch, Gerrard, Hammill (Woods 65), Norwood (Gobern 86), Hogg, Clayton, Carroll, Paterson (Scannell 56), Vaughan.
Subs not used: Bennett, Hunt, Ward, Stead.

Referee: Oliver Langford
Attendance: 9,503 (564 away support)


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