Millwall 1 Wolves 1

Last updated : 22 December 2002 By Footymad Previewer

This game was there for the taking, and on another day the Molineux marksman would not be as generous.

The gilt edged chances spurned in a second half dominated by the visitors gifted Millwall an early Christmas presents according to Wanderers boss Dave Jones, and unlike his strikers, he wasnÂ’t far off the mark.

The Wolves manager had seen his side race into an early lead courtesy of former Millwall man Mark Kennedy's fifth-minute strike.

But rather than go on to dominate Jones was disappointed that his side allowed the Londoners a route back into the game, and then looked on as his side wasted clear openings as Millwall wilted.

Kennedy's goal came after good work from on loan striker Carlton Cole and the Chelsea man saw a shot of his own flash across the face of goal.

Millwall's ban on travelling fans for the game meant that the goal was greeted in silence and for much of the game there was little for the Lions fans to cheer.

Steve Claridge looked to have drawn the sides level, but his celebrations were cut short by the linemanÂ’s flag. With only five goal attempts all afternoon, it came as something of a surprise when Andy Roberts equalised three minutes before the break.

Keeper Matt Murray who had saved well from Paul Ifill early on, could only half clear Dennis WiseÂ’s corner and the midfielder volleyed home with his wrong foot.

Mark McGee admitted that he would have been happy with a point before the game, and on the evidence of the second half he would have been delighted.

His side failed to trouble Murray while Wolves wasted a succession of chances.

Dean Sturridge side footed wide after being put clear by Kevin Cooper, while Alex Rea looked keen to grab a goal against his former side.

George Ndah placed a shot wide of the mark after keeper Warner had stood up well to the on rushing striker and Paul Ince and Kenny Miller saw late efforts well saved, but it was evident it was going to be one of those days for the Wanderers.