Minstermen grab rare victory
Millwall boss Kenny Jackett felt his side was lacking width in
their dour 0-0 draw with Ipswich at The Den.
Chances were few and far between and a point did little to calm
the nerves of the FA Cup semi-finalists, who remain embroiled in a
tight battle to avoid dropping out of the Championship.
Jackett said: “I felt that we had the better of the chances –
Ipswich had a couple but we had more that were clear-cut.
“Since the (FA) Cup quarter final we’ve won two games and drawn
one, but the gap’s closed at the bottom over this Bank Holiday
“I felt today that we generally lacked width, even early on in
the game until Ipswich just matched us up.
“Early in the game, I felt that even though we passed the ball
well, we lacked players that could go past people. I probably
should have introduced Liam Feeney earlier on because he did have a
positive effect when he came on.
“Looking at our squad, we’ve got James Henry and Chris Taylor
who are very capable of beating a man, putting good balls into the
box and stretching sides who were unavailable.
“If there’s any criticism of us we lacked width and we really
needed it today.”
Ashley Chambers had already brought a terrific near-post stop
out of Argyle stopper Jake Cole when he broke the deadlock in the
The winger started the move and then darted into the box where
he got the ball back from Adam Reed via Cresswell’s shin before
dinking the opener over Cole.
The Pilgrims found themselves further behind nine minutes later
courtesy of Cresswell, who was playing at Bootham Crescent for the
first time since coming back to his former club on loan from
From the hosts’ corner, Luke Young managed to clear Tom Platt’s
header off the line but 35-year-old Cresswell was on hand to
instinctively nod home.
Plymouth boss John Sheridan made three substitutions quickly
after the break and Maxime Blanchard came close when he flashed a
header past the far post.
However, the Minstermen were virtually untroubled as they
recorded their first win since New Year’s Day.