Bristol Rovers 3-4 Millwall: Match Report

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30 April 2017

Millwall headed to the play-offs after thrilling win

Shaun Hutchinson headed an 85th-minute winner as Millwall grabbed the final play-off place in League One with a thrilling 4-3 win at Bristol Rovers.

The big defender, wearing a dressing on a head wound and a shirt with no number, rose high above the Rovers defence to glance home Shane Ferguson's right-wing corner and send 1,200 travelling fans into party mood.

Millwall looked to have blown their chance when Billy Bodin made it 3-3 with a superb 30-yard free kick on 74 minutes.

An action-packed first half saw the visitors take a fifth-minute lead when Lee Gregory hooked in a close-range volley after a left-wing corner had been headed down

Millwall doubled their advantage 20 minutes later, Steve Morrison heading on another corner for skipper Tony Craig to tap home from only a yard out.

Rovers hit back when Jermaine Easter rifled home on 33 minutes after Bodin's deflected shot came back off the inside of a post, but two minutes later the impressive Morrison produced a perfect cross from the right for Gregory to bundle in his second.

A right-footed rocket from Chris Lines after more good work from Bodin made it 2-3 on 42 minutes before the late drama.


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