Lions Defiant

Alex Dibden reports as Millwall continue their find run of league form, though have to settle for a draw.

Millwall registered a 15-game unbeaten League run after a goalless draw against Bury at the Den on Saturday.

Despite the Lions’ dominance, they couldn’t find their way past a defiant Bury hoping to maintain their own unbeaten form away from home.

Millwall would have found themselves on the back foot if it wasn’t for Tony Craig’s fantastic interception in the box, with Shakers forward James Vaughan through on goal.

Bury had keeper Joe Murphy to thank after his 51st minute heroics kept the Shakers in the game, instinctively stretching to his top left to keep Jed Wallace’s strike from hitting the back of the net.

Craig looked to have put Millwall ahead after 68 minutes after an impressive counter attack, only for his effort to be chalked off for offside by referee Gavin Ward.


Bury struggled to regain composure and again Murphy was called into action to ensure the Shakers went home with a share of the spoils.

Speaking to Millwall’s official site after the game, Neil Harris felt Craig’s goal should have been enough: “We kept knocking on the door but couldn’t break it down. We did – the goal was a perfectly good goal, but luck eluded us today with that decision”.

Coming up for the Lions, seven of their remaining 10 league games are away from the Den. Harris hasn’t forgotten his side’s start to the season but remains confident: “Our away form earlier in the season wasn’t great, but it’s been consistent since. We’ll embrace it.”

Millwall travel to Rochdale on Tuesday, March 21st.