Millwall will be heading to the play-off final at Wembley for the second year in a row after an exhilarating 3-2 victory away at Scunthorpe United on Sunday (May 7).
This means promotion to the Championship is just one win away for the popular football club.
The first leg of the semi-final saw Millwall face Scunthorpe at home on Thursday (May 4), in a surprisingly stale 0-0 draw at the Den, setting up a climactic second leg away at Scunthorpe on Sunday.
The travelling Millwall fans – who made the 184-mile journey to Scunthorpe’s Glanford Park – would have been worried when Ivan Toney’s headed goal in the opening 20 minutes saw Millwall go 1-0 down.
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However, the Lions put up a good fight, with veteran striker Steve Morison showing pure class, scoring just before the end of the first half and setting up Lee Gregory for a goal. When Morison scoring his second goal, Millwall looked to have run away with the game.
However, the Lions were faced with an unnerving final 10 minutes, after Scunthorpe pulled another back, but Millwall remained resilient in defence as the game finished at 3-2.
The victory produced a buzz on social media with Millwall fans, staff and players all tweeting their excitement about the club heading to Wembley for another play-off final.
MILLLLLLLLLLLL ⚽️ GET IN YOU LIONSSSS que sera sera, whatever will be will be, we’re going to Wembley, que sera sera @MillwallFC
— Jack Clarke (@japhcl) May 7, 2017
So proud of everyone today unbelievable scenes WERE GOING TO #WEMBLEYYYYYYY
— Shaun Williams (@shaunywilliams6) May 7, 2017
The Lions will now play Bradford City at Wembley, who Millwall faced in last year’s play-off semi-final, beating them 4-2 on aggregate thanks to a brace from Lee Gregory.
In the regular season, Millwall and Bradford produced two 1-1 draws against each other, so a trip to Wembley will see a final clash between two teams who appear to have been equals this season.
Millwall will hope their experience of another season in League One will help avoid the woes of last season’s play-off final, which saw the Lions lose 3-1 to Barnsley after going 1-0 down within the first five minutes of the game.
After Sunday’s victory at Scunthorpe, Millwall manager Neil Harris told Sky Sports: “We’ve got experience of playing [at Wembley] and a large part of this group played there last year. We were overawed last year, but we’ll be ready this time. No disappointment this year, we want to be winners.”
Millwall have been given a ticket allocation of 37,623 for Wembley’s west end, and Bradford City 38,000 tickets for their fans.
Tickets for the play-off final are currently on sale to season ticket holders and go on general admission sale at 10am on Saturday May 13.
For more information on tickets, visit Millwall FC’s website. (http://www.millwallfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/millwall-bradford-city-wembley-stadium-tickets-3709134.aspx)