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The New Den (ATT 9,018) 20th December 2008 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Hooper

Millwall Millwall vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Lions falter against Crewe

Bottom club earn battling draw at The Den

Last Updated: 20/12/08 6:46pm

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Kandol: Early chance

Kandol: Early chance

Struggling Crewe picked up a hard-earned point with a battling 0-0 draw at high-flying Millwall.

The hosts' first opportunity arrived in the 15th minute when Lewis Grabban delivered a low cross to Tresor Kandol, but the striker's shot went straight into the hands of visiting keeper Stuart Tomlinson.

Neil Harris had Tomlinson at full stretch two minutes later to keep out his goal-bound effort.

Andy Frampton's 27th minute shot took a deflection before being saved by Tomlinson as the Lions began to increase the pressure on their struggling opponents, but John Brayford almost gave Crewe a shock lead shortly before the break when his volley sailed narrowly over the bar.

Substitute Gary Alexander headed wide of the post in the 73rd minute, the first notable incident in a disappointing second half devoid of any goalmouth incident up to that point.

Harris had a great opportunity to put in a cross to a host of colleagues waiting in the six-yard box on 79 minutes but instead opted to go for goal himself, although Tomlinson dealt comfortably with the shot.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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