|Saunders 46, Hayes 59, Dallas 88||Venue: Griffin Park
STEVE Lomas was given plenty to ponder after Millwall were well-beaten by League One side Brentford in their second pre-season friendly of the summer.
The Lions had been looking to build on their 2-0 win at Crawley Town last Saturday but goals from Sam Saunders, Paul Hayes and Stuart Dallas consigned them to defeat.
The Bees were forced into an early reshuffle when goalkeeper Simon Moore was replaced by Jack Bonham in just the eighth minute after landing heavily.
Danny Shittu's slip allowed Clayton Donaldson to get in a cross shortly afterwards but Sam Saunders, arriving late on the edge of the area, could only lift his shot over the bar.
In the 36th minute, Jake Reeves' long-range shot was held comfortably by David Forde, before ex-Millwall loanee George Saville fired narrowly wide.
At the other end, Forde's long kick up field was flicked on by Steve Morison to Jermaine Easter, who ran out of room as he attempted to round Bonham and knocked the ball out.
Easter was involved again shortly before half-time, latching onto James Henry's inswinging cross but diverting his header narrowly high and wide.
Stephen Bywater, John Paintsil, Karleigh Osborne, Nicky Shorey, Jack Smith and Liam Feeney came on for Millwall at the break, but they were 1-0 down within seconds of the restart when Saunders advanced to the edge of the area and rifled the ball into the far corner.
Morison went close to equalising in the 47th minute when his downward header from Feeney's corner was clawed away on the line by replacement 'keeper Bonham.
Easter, who had been one of the visitors' brighter sparks, then saw a shot on the turn deflected behind for a corner after Feeney's driven cross into the box.
But it was 2-0 seconds later when Hayes steered the ball beyond Bywater from close range – and he should have added a third when he raced through on goal in the 63th minute, but the striker fluffed his lines.
Lomas brought on trialists Lee Croft and Lee Cook, as well as Andy Keogh, Niall McManus and Jake Goodman, to freshen his side up, but they struggled to find their rhythm in the humid heat at Griffin Park.
And so it was little surprise when Bees substitute Dallas made it 3-0 two minutes from time, passing the ball into an empty net after Bywater had parried Hayes' initial shot.