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The New Den (ATT 17,083) 8th May 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Stroud

Millwall Millwall vs Swindon Town Swindon

Millwall 3

S Morison (pen 14, 73)
G Greer (og 62)

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Swindon 2

D Ward (3)
B Paynter (85)

Play-offs beckon for duo

Win not enough for Lions to sneak into second place

Last Updated: 09/05/10 9:17am

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Morison: Double against Robins

Morison: Double against Robins

Millwall managed to overcome rivals Swindon 3-2 at the New Den but it was not enough to secure automatic promotion to the Championship.

Steve Morison stole the show for the Lions with a brace but the hosts, who lost in the League One play-off final to Scunthorpe last year, are forced to settle for a third-place finish and a play-off semi-final double-header against Huddersfield after Leeds came back to beat Bristol Rovers at Elland Road.

It was the Robins, also in the hunt for second place, who took the lead within three minutes through Danny Ward's early strike before Morison's double was sandwiched between Gordon Greer's own goal.

Billy Paynter's late effort acted as a consolation for Danny Wilson's fifth placed team, who will take on Charlton in the other play-off semi-final clash.

In the opening minutes, Shaun Batt spurned an opportunity to put the Lions in front before Ward punished Paul Robinson's loose clearance by guiding his crisply-struck volley in to the bottom corner.

Millwall fought back and after Batt was bundled over by Jonathan Douglas, Morison tidily converted the spot-kick to equalise.

The Lions controlled throughout and the breakthrough finally arrived when Morison surged forward and his vicious cross was turned in by the unfortunate Greer.

Morison's superb 20-yard looping volley sent the New Den wild but Leeds came from behind before Paynter's powerful 85th-minute 25-yard free-kick reduced Swindon's arrears.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 44 93
2 Preston North End 44 86
3 Milton Keynes Dons 44 85
4 Swindon Town 43 77
5 Sheffield United 44 69
6 Chesterfield 44 68
7 Rochdale 44 63
8 Fleetwood Town 44 60
9 Gillingham 44 59
10 Bradford City 44 59
11 Barnsley 44 59
12 Peterborough United 44 59
13 Doncaster Rovers 44 58
14 Walsall 44 56
15 Oldham Athletic 44 56
16 Scunthorpe United 44 53
17 Coventry City 44 52
18 Port Vale 44 51
19 Crawley Town 44 50
20 Crewe Alexandra 44 49
21 Leyton Orient 44 47
22 Notts County 44 47
23 Colchester United 43 45
24 Yeovil Town 44 40

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