The recent draw with promotion-chasing Ipswich Town had spread confidence in the ranks, and bolstered by the noisy support of 400 die-hard fans they took to the field in South-East London on Friday evening confident that a win would be theirs.
They were right.
Wanderers started like a house on fire. Peppering the Millwall goal with shots left, right and centre. Some of the shots came from black and Asian players too, which must have been extra-galling to the assorted knuckle-draggers in the Millwall end.
A truly pathetic crowd of just over 8,000 saw a dominant Wanderers performance despite the antics of 'ghost-goal' referee Attwell who had to get a letter from his mum to stop up late enough to take charge of the game.
Wanderers boss Neil Lennon switched things up, again, as he is keen on doing. Ex-Millwall striker Conor Wilkinson dropped to the bench and Lennon trusted experience and went with former Chelsea and Barcelona man Eidur Gudjohnsen up front instead. Ably supported by Chung-Yong Lee (the best player in the world right now), the Whites wearing white went in search of an early goal.
However, our attacks were thwarted time and again by Millwall's Irish keeper David Forde, so he did.
Millwall had their own spell of pressure in each half, but Wanderers ran out deserved winners. In the 68th minute an incisive through ball from CYL saw midfield man Darren Pratley run through beyond ex-Wanderer Danny Shittu, chuck in a couple of dummies, and then strike hard beyond Forde into the top corner.
The home side had a few more chances going forward, but Wanderers keeper Andy Lonergan again stood firm, saving from Woolford and Gregory in particular. He really is in the form of his life.
The final whistle blew after 5 minutes of added time from the utterly dreadful Stuart Attwell, sending the assembled Wanderers fans into pre-Christmas raptures. The fact that in Liam Feeney, Conor Wilkinson and Liam Trotter we had three former Millwall players was a fact not lost on the home fans who booed them mercilessly throughout.
So another win for the Whites as they continue their unstoppable march towards promotion. This is going to be some ride. Hold on for your lives.
Following the game, and in all his time stinking up the Bolton Evening News, Neil Bonnar has come out with some right bilge.
To his credit I'll tell him, to his face if needed, that this is gold:
What a brilliant win for Wanderers! SEVEN unbeaten, FOUR clean sheets, TWO conceded in last seven, FOUR places climbed, NINE off play-offs— Neil Bonnar (@NeilBonnarBN) December 19, 2014
What a performance. What a manager. What a club.