Harris Jubilant After Lions Fightback

Ollie Rudgewick reports as the South East Londoners keep their promotion hopes alive despite a brief scare.

Millwall manager Neil Harris commended his side’s second half performance which saw the Lions grab three goals, after conceding early, to defeat Shrewsbury Town 3-1.

Larnell Cole gave the visitors a fifth minute lead at The Den, with Millwall unable to break through the tough Shrews’ defence in a frustrating first period.

Ben Thompson drew Millwall level with his first league goal for the club with a spectacular volley just before the hour mark.

Captain Steve Morison gave the Lions the lead and top scorer Lee Gregory finished from the spot late on to put the result beyond doubt with keeper Mark Halstead seeing red for the prior tackle.

Deserved

Harris explained his delight to Millwallfc.co.uk: “The second half performance was really very pleasing and I think in the end we deserved the victory.”

The 38-year-old also praised the display of goalscorer Thompson: “Ben got us back into it with a goal right out of the top drawer. It was a great moment for him.”

Saturday’s result leaves Millwall fourth in League One, seven points off the automatic promotion places with five games to play. Their next game is away to Coventry City on Saturday.