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Gregory off the mark

22 July 2014

Striker Lee on target as Lions beat Shots

Lee Gregory grabbed his first goal for Millwall as Ian Holloway's charges continued their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 victory against Aldershot at the Bromley training ground on Tuesday afternoon.

The match was played in hot and humid conditions, proving another really useful exercise as Ollie and his coaching staff work towards getting the players in peak fitness for the Championship opener against Leeds on Saturday 9th August.

Striker Scott McDonald followed up his first 45 minutes of pre-season at Stevenage four days ago with the opening goal after 10 minutes, a neat header at the far post from Lee Martin's inviting cross.

However that lead lasted just a couple of minutes and the Shots were back on level terms when Brett Williams' powerful strike from distance squeezed in at the far post beyond the reach of keeper Stephen Bywater.

Martin proved to be a real handful for the visiting defence and saw his 20th-minute shot deflected into the keeper's hands before picking out defender Mark Beeevers from a corner, the latter sending his header down into the ground and wide.

The Lions regained the advantage 13 minutes before half-time with a smartly worked goal; Martin fed Jermaine Easter on the right, he in turn cut the ball back to Gregory and the summer signing from Halifax did the rest with a crisp finish from four yards.

Millwall increased their tally in the 37th-minute with another slickly worked routine. Martin cut the ball back to Josh Wright on the edge of the area and the midfielder curled the ball into the top scorer with a sweet first-time strike.

Martin so nearly crowned his enterprising performance thundering an 80th-minute strike off the woodwork and was then denied in the dying seconds when the keeper tipped another effort onto the bar.

Millwall:Bywater, Siafa, Webster, Beevers, Malone; Williams, Wright; Easter, McDonald, Martin; Gregory.

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