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Ollie praises Millwall's spirit after late draw

19 August 2014

Gueye's last gasp strike at Hillsborough preserves unbeaten start

Ian Holloway praised his side's spirit after Magaye Gueye struck a 95th-minute equaliser at Hillsborough to continue Millwall's unbeaten start to the 2014/15 campaign.

Summer signing Gueye came off the bench to notch his first Lions goal, firing into the roof of the net after Ricardo Fuller's unselfish pass to cancel out Chris Maguire's second-half free-kick.

Just a few minutes before Gueye's equaliser, Shaun Williams struck the post with a penalty after Lee Martin was fouled, but The Lions eventually ensured a share of the spoils after a spirited display.

"What a fantastic game it was," boss Ollie said afterwards. "A draw was probably a fair result at the end of it all.

"Was it a handball for their free-kick? I'm not so sure. Was it a penalty for us? I don't know about that either, but they were both given and it made the game all the more exciting. 

"I had to give the lads a bit of a rocket at half-time because we were trying to move the ball almost too much. 

"There was a lot of sideways and backwards passing when we should've got it forward a bit more. Lee Gregory made some great runs but we didn't really look for him.

"From a coach's point of view, what a fantastic goal it was that we scored. I'm delighted for Magaye (Gueye) because he came on and made a big impact. It was a fantastic finish and a great ball from Ricardo (Fuller) to pick him out when he could easily have had a shot himself. What a signing he is proving to be.

"I'm trying to utilise my squad and all the subs played their part. It was two good teams playing some good football, and the draw was a fair point.

"The players are starting to believe that we're a decent team. I'm delighted with the spirit they have shown yet again."

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