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Lee Gregory: Four of the goals were definitely mine!

11 November 2015

Striker sets the record straight after Millwall's JPT win at Plymouth Argyle

There was plenty of confusion at Home Park on Tuesday night - not about the final score, which was a clear-cut 5-3 Millwall win against Plymouth Argyle in the JPT Southern Area Quarter-Final. However, there was some uncertainty about who actually scored The Lions' second goal of the game.

Lee Gregory had already seen his fine 21st-minute header cancelled out by a Jake Jervis strike when The Lions won a corner two minutes before the break. Shaun Williams swung over a delivery from the left, defender Mark Beevers' header initially looked to have sailed through a crowd of players and drifted into the back of the net via the slightest of deflections on the line by a Pilgrims' defender.

The Press Association, local media and even the Home Park PA announcer credited the goal to Beevers. However, after Lions manager and club record goal-scorer Neil Harris went to see the referee armed with a match DVD after the game, video replays clearly showed that it was striker Gregory who had in fact flicked his leg out and diverted the ball into the back of the net.

The 'Strikers Union' as it were, had struck again - and instead of finishing the game with his first hat-trick of the season, Gregory's four-goal haul propels him into an elite group of Lions players such as Teddy Sheringham, John Shepherd and John Landells to have hit a quartet in a single game.

Speaking to after the game Lee said: "It was a great night - and definitely my goal for our second. If the ball touches me and goes in it's my goal. It did, so it's mine!

"To be honest I had to try and get out of the way of Beeves' header and the ball just hit me on the leg, it went towards goal and when I turned around it was in the net.

"It was a very open, real end-to-end match, but when we went 3-1 up Plymouth were always going to push and push, which made it a bit easier for us in some respects.

"It was a really good game to be involved in and I'm very happy with the win, we all are. We killed them off and are in the next round of the competition. However, we're not looking at Wembley at the minute though and are taking it one game at a time.

"We've got an international break coming up which gives us a chance to regroup because after that it's Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday with matches and we need to be as prepared as possible."

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