Millwall have capped off 2017 with a hard-fought 1-0 win against cross-city rivals Queens Park Rangers at the Den.

Captain Steve Morison bagged his first league goal this season after a cross from winger Jed Wallace to draw first blood for the Lions.

It proved to be the only goal of the game as Ian Holloway was also the subject of torment from home supporters on his first return to SE15 after his well-documented exit in 2015.

Here are five things we learned…

A frosty reception on a cold winter evening for Olly at the Den

Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway was provided with a less than warm reception when his team’s bus arrived late to its final Championship encounter in 2017.

The former Millwall boss is still largely held responsible for the Lions’ demise two years ago after being sacked two months prior to their relegation.

He was, as expected, the subject of many colourful names and chants throughout the 90 minutes of a tense cross-London derby, but the final whistle was perhaps a sour end to the year after his first return to SE15.

Cometh the hour, cometh the Moro – he (finally) scores his first goal

Aside from one particular person’s arrival to the Den, another major talking point was the Lions captain netting his first league goal of the season.

Skipper Steve Morison finally found the back of the net and ended a 24-match barren run without a goal to his name since Millwall’s return to the Championship this campaign.

Winger Jed Wallace provided a well-timed cross to the back post for the 34-year-old to meet ten minutes after the restart and at a time when Neil Harris’ men needed it most.

A fitting way for him personally to end 2017.

And a nod to the man who delivered the assist for him to score it

Two assists in two games – with the other against the club he left to join Millwall – drew praise from manager Neil Harris.

Wallace was unfortunate on occasion against a stern QPR defence in the Lions’ 1-0 win, however he helped reward one of his team-mates with the cross that led to the only goal of the game.

It was an efficient performance on both ends of the pitch and did not go unnoticed by fans after watching the team have critical chances go wanting.

He was certainly one of the players who deserves a goal to cap it off.

A reasonably strong response from the team after the defeat in Derby

Sometimes it takes a while for teams to recollect themselves after a particularly eye-opening defeat.

The 3-0 loss away to play-off-chasing Derby County last Saturday was a rude awakening for Neil Harris’ men, threatening to abolish what they had worked hard to achieve in the first half of the season.

Therefore, to bounce back against a similarly difficult opponent, despite how the table reads, is impressive in the very least.

Harris made sure to give credit to the Hoops where it was due, however the Lions did well after being made to work every point they earned.

A tale of two records: some praise and some concerns

Only four clubs have accrued more points in front of their own fans in the Championship this season, and all of them occupy places inside the top six.

The victory against QPR adds to their win total, which now stands at seven, and memorable clean sheets have come against Hull City, Leeds and Norwich City.

Visiting other clubs’ grounds has not been as successful – the Lions are one of three clubs not to have won away from home – but that is a New Year’s resolution heading into 2018.

While Harris’ men showed resolve to win at the end of this year, let’s see if next year can begin in the same faith.