FULL TIME: Wanderers 1 Millwall 1
WANDERERS couldn't find a way past stubborn Millwall after throwing everything at them in the final stages of an entertaining draw at the Reebok.
The two sides had exchanged penalties in the first half, converted by Andy Keogh and Keith Andrews respectively.
But try as they did, Wanderers could not muster a second goal – with Lions keeper Tony Forde making one excellent save from Marcos Alonso and Dany N'Guessan heading a late Kevin Davies effort off the line.
Marvin Sordell – who had been persistently barracked by the travelling fans - came off the bench for the final 10 minutes and also went close.
Millwall's opener owed as much to poor defending as it did to any craft on the Londoners' part.
A poor ball from Tim Ream caught Keith Andrews on his heels, and N'Guessan was able to play in Keogh, who was tripped by the retreating Zat Knight.
It was the ninth penalty conceded by Wanderers this season, and Keogh converted calmly from the spot with a chip.
It had been a poor start from the Whites but they improved gradually and deserved to go in all square when Chung-Yong Lee drew a clumsy challenge from Danny Shittu.
Keith Andrews sent Forde the wrong way – the Irishman's fourth penalty of the season – and set up an interesting second half.
Wanderers created plenty of chances with Alonso, David Ngog and Sordell all going close.
But it was N'Guessan's header off the line from Davies that saved the point for the Lions.
Sordell could have helped himself to some headlines when he dragged a shot just wide at the end but it wasn't to be for Wanderers, who have now drawn nine times this season.