THEY DELIVER A WIN AT THE DEN
“They get stick at work and things like that so I understand that, but as a group we’ve not felt pressurised that we haven’t won at home.”
“We played really against Southend last week and they scored two goals from two chances, so we knew it was coming.
“I must admit it is a bit of a relief to get it but it is another massive step forward for us.”
Millwall made a dream start by taking a fourthminute lead, Aiden O’Brien setting up the unmarked Abdou to strike a low finish past visiting keeper Josh Lillis.
O’Brien came close to setting up a second for the hosts on 24 minutes by whipping in a cross for Williams, only for the goal-bound effort to be blocked.
Lions keeper Jordan Archer had to be alert to tip behind Matthew Lund’s long-range drive but could do nothing to keep out Vincenti’s close range 43rd minute header.
However, parity lasted barely two minutes as Williams struck from sixyards on the stroke of half-time to put the hosts back in front. And the game was made safe on the hour by Morison, who latched on to O’Brien’s pass and cleverly beat Lillis to complete the scoring.
Rochdale chief Keith Hill felt his side should have defended a lot better for Millwall’s opening two goals.
He said:“The first goal they didn’t score, we conceded – it is as simple as that.
“It is elementary. We are a passing side but we are a no risk passing side and that is a big risk.
“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb against Millwall and we gave a good team confidence. It is a catalogue of mistakes for the second goal.”
STAR MAN AIDEN O’BRIE