New Millwall loan signing Ryan Fredericks marked his debut with the winner against Ipswich.

The right-back joined from Tottenham on Friday and scored the eventual winner in fortunate fashion when his cross floated past goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

Tommy Smith almost equalised just after the break but his header was cleared off the line.

Ipswich struggles

  • Ipswich have not won any of their last six games in all competitions.

Lee Martin missed a late Millwall chance but his side held on for manager Ian Holloway's first win in charge.

The defeat leaves Ipswich, who have not won since Boxing Day, five points off the play-off zone.

Millwall, who had lost six of their last seven games before the match, had an early chance when Liam Trotter curled a shot just wide.

Martin, an Ipswich player last season, wasted a great opportunity for the Lions when he fired tamely at Gerken.

The Town goalkeeper was then helpless to prevent Fredericks from scoring with an overhit cross.

Early in the second half, Smith met Ryan Tunnicliffe's corner with a powerful header, but Martin was well placed to nod the Ipswich defender's effort off the goal-line.

Martin should have made the points safe for the home side late on but he smashed over from 10 yards, having cut inside of Christophe Berra.

Millwall manager Ian Holloway:

"The lads deserved it, we were fantastic. We were up for a fight and we were ready for it. My question to the players is 'where has that been?'

"It was a fluke goal. Ryan didn't mean to do that but I'm just delighted that we held on.

"What I asked for they gave me, and this is the bare minimum."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"We deserved to lose because they played better and we played badly. They played very well to be honest and they have got a very good squad of players.

"The goal came out of the blue and completely changed the complexion of the game.

"Despite everything else, if you let one of them in you aren't going to win. He [Gerken] has just misread the flight of it; he obviously thought it was going over the bar."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Millwall

  • 01 Forde (Bywater - 45' )
  • 14 Fredericks
  • 28 Malone Booked
  • 06 Trotter (Abdou - 69' )
  • 03 Shittu
  • 12 Lowry
  • 20 Keogh
  • 10 Bailey (Wright - 61' )
  • 09 Morison
  • 27 McDonald
  • 13 Martin

Substitutes

  • 04 Wright
  • 07 Feeney
  • 11 Woolford
  • 16 Beevers
  • 26 Abdou
  • 32 Marquis
  • 43 Bywater

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 08 Skuse
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith
  • 07 Edwards Booked (Taylor - 62' Booked )
  • 19 Hyam (Tabb - 12' )
  • 09 Murphy
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 16 Tunnicliffe

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 11 Anderson
  • 12 Hunt
  • 15 Mings
  • 18 Tabb (Nouble - 73' )
  • 26 Taylor
  • 35 Nouble
Ref: Eddie Ilderton
Att: 12,125

Match Stats

Shots

12 12

On target

3 3

Corners

3 7

Fouls

9 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.

90:00 +2:25

Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:25

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

90:00 +0:50

Attempt blocked. Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Christophe Berra.

90:00 +0:48

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right following a corner.

90:00 +0:31

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Shittu.

90:00 +0:06

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

90:00 +0:06

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:58 Booking

Booking Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

87:51

Ryan Fredericks (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:51

Foul by Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town).

87:14

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

85:56

Delay in match Danny Shittu (Millwall) because of an injury.

85:28

Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

85:26

Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daryl Murphy.

83:19

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lee Martin.

82:15

Shane Lowry (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:15

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

75:17

Attempt missed. Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

74:23

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

74:23

Paul Taylor (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:50

Foul by Scott McDonald (Millwall).

73:50

Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Frank Nouble replaces Jay Tabb.

70:00

Attempt missed. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

69:14

Attempt missed. Lee Martin (Millwall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

68:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Nadjim Abdou replaces Liam Trotter.

67:49

Offside, Millwall. Josh Wright tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

63:28

Foul by Steve Morison (Millwall).

63:28

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:20

Attempt missed. Scott Malone (Millwall) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

61:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Taylor replaces Carlos Edwards.

60:40

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:40

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

60:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Josh Wright replaces Nicky Bailey.

56:28

Attempt blocked. Nicky Bailey (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

55:58

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Luke Chambers.

53:49

Attempt missed. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

53:22

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Shittu.

51:26

Danny Shittu (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:26

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

50:47

Offside, Millwall. Danny Shittu tries a through ball, but Lee Martin is caught offside.

49:41

Foul by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town).

49:41

Scott Malone (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:59

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Tunnicliffe with a cross following a corner.

48:41

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Shane Lowry.

47:20

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

47:20

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:01

Attempt blocked. Steve Morison (Millwall) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

46:25

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:25

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

45:46

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:46

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

45:00

Second Half begins Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +7:13 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 +7:08

Attempt missed. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross following a set piece situation.

45:00 +6:49 Booking

Booking Scott Malone (Millwall) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +6:48 Booking

Booking Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +5:36

Foul by Nicky Bailey (Millwall).

45:00 +5:36

Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00 +3:52

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +3:52

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

45:00 +1:27

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Danny Shittu.

44:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Millwall. Stephen Bywater replaces David Forde because of an injury.

44:07

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42:28

Delay in match David Forde (Millwall) because of an injury.

41:52

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

40:20

Attempt missed. Scott McDonald (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Andrew Keogh with a headed pass.

39:46

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:46

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

38:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Millwall 1, Ipswich Town 0. Ryan Fredericks (Millwall) right footed shot from long range on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Scott McDonald.

38:00

Attempt saved. Shane Lowry (Millwall) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner.

37:04

Scott McDonald (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:04

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

35:46

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Scott Malone.

34:16

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:16

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

32:25

Attempt missed. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Carlos Edwards with a cross.

29:45

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Scott Malone.

28:15

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David McGoldrick.

27:29

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

25:10

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Millwall) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:35

Hand ball by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

21:45

Foul by Danny Shittu (Millwall).

21:45

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:43

Attempt missed. Liam Trotter (Millwall) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

16:41

Attempt blocked. Andrew Keogh (Millwall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Malone.

15:49

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Jay Tabb.

14:03

Foul by Andrew Keogh (Millwall).

14:03

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Tabb replaces Luke Hyam because of an injury.

11:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7:47

Delay in match Luke Hyam (Ipswich Town) because of an injury.

5:47

Steve Morison (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:47

Foul by Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town).

5:06

Offside, Millwall. Scott Malone tries a through ball, but Scott McDonald is caught offside.

4:35

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Liam Trotter.

2:50

Corner, Millwall. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

1:50

Ryan Fredericks (Millwall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:50

Foul by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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