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Holloway: Draw was a fair result

22 November 2014

Manager Ollie provides his post-match reaction

Millwall boss Ian Holloway praised his defence after The Lions maintained their 18-year unbeaten record against Charlton with a 0-0 draw at The Valley.

It was a game of few clear-cut chances between two evenly-matched teams, though the home side nearly nicked all three points at the end when George Tucudean went through on goal only to be denied by Byron Webster and Alan Dunne.

And that, Holloway believes, was characteristic of his team's solid defensive work.

"I'm pleased with the performance that the lads gave me," Ollie said. "It was as professional as we've been over the last few weeks.

"We stuck to our task, didn't lose concentration and didn't make a mistake right up until the last minute where Webster slipped, but Dunney got him out of jail.

"The game itself was excellent and that it was football is about for me. I'm proud of the way we went about our business.

"The stats will read really good and I thought we passed it very well. There was a lot that we talk about which we managed to implement, which as an away side is really difficult to do at times."

Ollie added: "Every one of the defenders were excellent and Dunney even got me going with what he said to everyone before the game. I was worried about (Igor) Vetokele but I thought we handled him really well.

"Unfortunately we couldn't get on the end of a ball forward or a cross which would have won it for us.

"But did either team do enough to score and win the game? Probably not, but I think both sets of fans will have gone home entertained.

"I've told the team that if they start believing in themselves a bit more then they can climb up the table with performances like that."

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