|Morison 57||Venue: The Den
STEVE Morison's second-half penalty secured Millwall a narrow 1-0 victory over Rayo Vallecano in Paul Robinson's testimonial match at The Den.
Pape Maly Diamanka handled the ball in the area under pressure from the Lions striker, who took the spot-kick himself and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way from 12 yards.
Robinson played 47 minutes on his special day and was given a terrific reception as his 15 years of service to the club, both for the academy and first team, were celebrated.
In the 10th minute, midfielder Roberto Trashorras's ambitious 40-yard chip had David Forde Forde momentarily scrambling across his line, but the ball sailed well over the bar. Moments later, Saúl headed straight at the Millwall 'keeper.
The visitors were enjoying the vast majority of possession but the Lions were still able to create chances, and it took a last-ditch interception by a Rayo defender to prevent James Henry from converting Morison's cross.
The attacking duo reversed roles in the 35th minute to carve out the best chance of the opening half – this time Henry fed Morison, whose shot from close-range was blocked by centre-back Álex Gálvez.
The La Liga side put together their most promising move shortly before the break when lively winger Johan Mojica picked out Nacho Martínez with a low cross, but the left-back drilled wide.
Robinson, still on the road to recovery after a long injury lay-off, was withdrawn from the action two minutes into the second half to a standing ovation from the 5,193-strong crowd.
Millwall fans were on their feet again soon after when, after Diamanka's blatant handball in the box, Morison stepped up and slammed the ball into the corner to make it 1-0.
And Mark Beevers was a whisker away from adding a second goal when his near-post header from substitute Liam Feeney's cross dropped agonisingly wide.
Midfielder José Carlos stung the palms of Forde in the 72th minute with a swerving drive, before Beevers headed over from Henry's corner at the other end.
In the dying stages, Saúl broke clear down the left flank but hammered his shot over the bar from a tight angle.
Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Robinson (Shittu, 47mins), Beevers, Malone (Lowry, 65mins), Henry (Woolford, 76mins), Wright (Smith, 84mins), Abdou, Chaplow (Feeney, 56mins), Keogh (N’Guessan, 87mins), Morison (Easter, 70mins). Subs not used: Bywater, Osborne, Shorey, Dicker.