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BLUES IN THE NEWS | Millwall

19 September 2016

See what the local and national media had to say about Blues' 3-1 victory over Millwall

SOUTHEND ECHO:

SOUTHEND United surged back to winning ways with an impressive 3-1 triumph against Millwall at Roots Hall this afternoon.

Goals from David Mooney, Stephen McLaughlin and Luke O’Neill saw the Shrimpers secure their first home success of the League One season.

And the spirited showing was in complete contrast to last weekend’s 4-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United.

YELLOW ADVERTISER:

SOUTHEND United relieved some of the pressure on manager Phil Brown with a stunning 3-1 Sky Bet League One success over highflying Millwall at Roots Hall Stadium.

BBC SPORT:

Southend surged to their first home league win of the season with victory against Millwall.

The Shrimpers began the game with just one victory in their first seven outings but they roared back to winning ways with a convincing performance.

They went in front after just six minutes when Jermaine McGlashan's low left-wing cross was neatly controlled by David Mooney before the striker turned to fire home, via the aid of a deflection, from eight yards.

However, Millwall hit back to equalise in the 33rd minute when Aiden O'Brien poked the ball home from close range.

The Lions were then extremely fortunate not to be reduced to 10 men when Joe Martin somehow avoided a second yellow card for a foul on Mooney.

Millwall boss Neil Harris immediately substituted Martin but could not stop the Shrimpers regaining the lead when Stephen McLaughlin lashed home a right-footed shot in the 50th minute.

Substitute Luke O'Neill completed the scoring for the Shrimpers three minutes from time, netting from a narrow angle after Jordan Archer had parried Ben Coker's left-wing cross.

OPPOSITION VIEW

MILLWALL FC:

Below-par Millwall were denied a third successive victory at Southend United as Phil Brown's League One strugglers secured their first League One win of the season.

It was an afternoon that Lions manager Neil Harris and his players will want to quickly forget as they failed to hit the heights of previous displays that had reaped five wins from their previous seven fixtures away from The Den.

NEWS AT DEN:

MILLWALL’S four-game unbeaten run in League One came to an end as they lost 3-1 to Southend at Roots Hall on Saturday.

It was Southend’s first home win in the league since March, and only their second of the season as they produced a passionate performance in front of a vociferous home crowd.

It was no more than Southend deserved as they found opponents who produced a ragged performance without any real attacking cohesion.

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