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

20th minute.

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

Sheffield United.

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.