Unbeaten Home Run comes to an end | 14th January 1967

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This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary when in 1967, 14th January, was the day when our unbeaten home run came to an end which had reached 59 home games in the League. We suffered our first defeat at home in the League since April 1964. That day we played Plymouth Argyle with a crowd of 16,601, they completed the double over us that season and to rub salt in the wound when they beat us it was their 1st away win of the 1966/67 season.

The Millwall scorer was Billy Neil the Lions team that day was Leslie, Gilchrist, Cripps, Jones, Snowdon, Wilson, Broadfoot, Hunt, Julians, Brown, Neil, Sub Baker.

At the final whistle, most of the Millwall crowd stood there silent in disbelief that we had been beaten, just recently talking to Billy Neil he stated that when the Millwall team got back in the dressing room they sat there in silence for five minutes in shock.

An era had come to an end, The Millwall unbeaten run remains a source of great pride to the fans especially to ones that lived through it. The Den from 1964/65 season to the early 70’s was a fortress and it showed what a combination of fans & committed players could achieve.

The team who broke the record on the 26th November 1966 was never beaten at home

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