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Holloway encouraged by Millwall performance

20 July 2014

Manager praises his side's organisation and spirit

Boss Ian Holloway said he was encouraged by his side's performance after watching The Lions come from behind to draw 2-2 with Stevenage on Saturday.

Nicky Bailey's tap-in from a Scott McDonald cross handed Ollie's men a 1-0 half-time lead, but Stevenage midfielder Simon Walton turned the game on its head with a brace of second-half free-kicks. In the 65th-minute, though, Jermaine Easter scored his second goal in two pre-season games from the penalty spot after youngster Fred Onyedinma was fouled.

Ollie played two separate starting Xl's in each half, and was delighted with what he saw from both.

"Our spirit, particularly towards the end when we fought back, was great," he said. "I really enjoyed the game.

"It's all plus points for me. Like against Dartford I've split the two teams up and had them play a half each and the structure and organisation from both was good.

"Stevenage scored two good free-kicks when we had a slightly younger side out there, but I thought all-in-all everybody did very well.

"It was a much better performance than the other day (against Dartford). We're improving and next week we'll be further forward in our preparations."

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