|Walton 48, 55||Venue: Lamex Stadium
|Bailey 8, Easter pen 64|
MILLWALL were held to a 2-2 draw in a keenly-contested pre-season friendly at Stevenage.
In hot and humid conditions at the Lamex Stadium, Nicky Bailey converted Scott McDonald's low cross to put the Lions ahead in just the eighth minute.
But midfielder Simon Walton scored two direct free-kicks in the space of seven second-half minutes to turn the game on its head.
However, the visitors restored parity when Fred Onyedinma was bundled over in the area and Jermaine Easter converted the resulting penalty.
As he had done against Dartford in midweek, manager Ian Holloway fielded completely different XIs in either half to give every member of his squad a chance to impress.
Millwall were given an injury scare early on when Bailey was caught on the shin by the studs of Walton, who was lucky to escape a card.
Physio Bobby Bacic initially indicated that Bailey would have to be substituted but he carried on and opened the scoring moments later from close range.
Stevenage came close to an equaliser midway through the half when Roarie Deacon's half-volley deflected narrowly wide of the target.
Summer signing Lee Gregory had a chance to double the visitors' advantage on the stroke of half time but he lobbed over the bar after beating Harry Worley to the ball.
A completely changed Lions side made an indifferent start to the second period and found themselves 2-1 down inside ten minutes.
First Walton curled a low free-kick inside Stephen Bywater's near post to make it 1-1 before hitting a shot through the wall and into the net from the opposite side of the area.
Millwall made an immediate response, however, and only the offside flag denied John Marquis an equaliser from Scott Malone's cross.
But when Onyedinma was felled inside the box, Easter stepped up to score from 12 yards and level the scores once again.
The Lions pushed for a winner with Martyn Woolford and Shaun Williams both trying their luck from distance, before Marquis' looping header hit the bar.
Despite a third goal proving elusive, Holloway will have been pleased with the workout his troops were given and the competitiveness of the game.
Millwall first half XI: Forde; Edwards, Dunne, Nelson, Briggs; Bailey, Upson; Martin, McDonald, Chaplow; Gregory.
Millwall second half XI: Bywater; Siafa, Webster, Beevers, Malone; Williams, Wright; Easter, Woolford, Onyedinma; Marquis.