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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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