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25 November 2013

Media talk from Lions v Tykes

Yorkshire Post
Scott Wiseman's late own goal handed Millwall a crucial 1-0 victory over fellow Sky Bet Championship strugglers Barnsley at The Den.

Wiseman, who on Tuesday made his debut for Gibraltar in the country’s first game as a full UEFA member against Slovakia, headed Liam Feeney's cross into his own net with 13 minutes remaining to keep the Tykes in the relegation zone.

The defender's error, however, secured the Lions’ first win in seven league games which extends the gap between the two sides to six points.

Reds boss David Flitcroft said: "On the balance of play, the game plan and what we tried to do we deserved something, but we didn't take opportunities to finish Millwall off and the game has probably hinged on that.

"It doesn't surprise me that we scored the goal that won the game, but I'm disappointed that we've not come out of it with anything.

"I've got to draw the positives from the performance and I don't think defensively we were shaky."

South London Press

Millwall had the luck of the Northern Irish as they snatched victory over Barnsley thanks to a Scott Wiseman own goal.

Sub Liam Feeney's cross was flicked on by Steve Morison and Wiseman's attempted block only turned the ball past England U21 keeper Jack Butland.

Boss Steve Lomas had been forced to make three changes with Richard Chaplow, debutant Guy Moussi and Scott Malone coming in for Nadjim Abdou, Liam Trotter and Shane Lowry.

Mark Beevers also returned for Danny Shittu after two months out and Scott Malone - who also missed the defeat at Bolton - replaced Jermaine Easter.

And it was a poor performance by the Lions, with Barnsley having the better chances, especially when Jacob Mellis' one-on-one was well saved by David Forde, who kept his first clean sheet since the 2-0 victoy over Leeds almost two months ago.

Forde also did well after Malone's chest down fell short and he had to touch Marcus Pedersen's prod wide.
The hosts' chance looked to have gone when Malone's brilliant threaded ball to Morison was turned away by Butland.

But their luck held as they went ahead a minute later and Barnsley could not penetrate their back line.

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