Millwall defeat Peterborough but face a battle to defend their Den | Jeremy Alexander

21 February 2016 10:30
The League One side enthused their fans with a 3-0 win but the bigger challenge, with property developers looming overhead, may be yet to comeMillwall are at risk of running out of Dens. A few seasons ago the Lions had Lewisham council on their shirts. Now, as reported in the Guardian last week, they have it on their backs, threatened by its apparent intention to secure – by compulsory purchase order for property developers – land around the ground currently leased to the club, who hope to develop it themselves to secure their long-term future. If the decision, deferred on Wednesday, goes against them, they fear they may soon have nowhere to go.A Defend Our Den appeal had drawn close to 18,000 signatures by Saturday, though fewer than 8,000 endorsed this support against Peterborough. At least on the field as off it – there was a first-half skirmish with police for old times’ sake – Millwall were up for the fight after a midweek blip at home to Scunthorpe. A 3-0 win, their sixth victory in eight games, took them to fifth in League One, their highest place this season. Related: Millwall to battle on after decision deferred on sale of land around the Den Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian