Brentford and Millwall drew 0-0 in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday afternoon.
Gary Rowett made one change from the side which took to the field against Swansea City last weekend, as Ryan Woods - to face his former club - came in for Billy Mitchell for the first-ever trip to the Brentford Community Stadium.
The first opportunity of the game went the way of Millwall - and it was a big one - but after Mason Bennett did well to control Bartosz Bialkowski's kick and feed Danny McNamara, his cross was put over the bar at the back post by Scott Malone.
The early stages saw both sides jostle for position and look to break the last line of defence, but both backlines remained strong and kept their sheets clean. Murray Wallace got his head on the end of Malone's cross with 16 minutes on the clock, but the Scot headed wide.
Four minutes later, a combination of Woods and George Evans were sloppy in giving the ball away on the halfway line and allowed Brentford to break forward, but with hotshot Ivan Toney waiting for the cross, Alex Pearce was able to deflect away from danger.
Malone was again in the thick of the attacking action on 21 minutes, but after Jed Wallace's cross was flicked on by Jake Cooper and into the path of the left-back, David Raya came out to smother his shot, with the ball cleared to safety from there.
A slick passing move involved Evans, McNamara and Jed Wallace as the half-hour mark approached, but the winger's cross was cleared away with Bennett lurking at the front post. The Bees then correctly had appeals for a penalty-kick turned down by Darren Bond as Pontus Jansson tumbled inside the area, before Toney's shot was deflected towards Vitaly Janelt, who blazed well over.
Early in the second-half, Marcus Forss charged down The Bees' right-hand side and beat his marker - Evans - but fired his shot into the side-netting at the near post, when perhaps the better option was to strike across goal.
Half-hearted appeals for a Millwall penalty were denied by referee Bond as McNamara fell under the close attentions of Bryan Mbeumo on 59 minutes, with the next action coming 10 minutes later as The Lions fashioned a good move on the break - the ball eventually finding its way to McNamara, but as the right-back pulled the ball across the box to Jed Wallace, the attacker left the ball rather than striking on goal.
With Brentford pushing more and more men forward in the latter stages as they sought the goal that would postpone Norwich City's promotion to the Premier League for another matchday, Toney was able to sneak past the last line of defence with just over five minutes remaining, but Bialkowski was able to rush off his line quickly and prevent the striker from notching another in his successful season.
Deep into stoppage-time, Maikel Kieftenbeld was able to win possession in midfield and feed substitute Mitchell, but after he laid the ball into the path of McNamara, his cross agonsingly went across the face of goal without a touch.
Seconds later, Bond blew his whistle and The Lions earned a creditable point in West London.
Brentford: Raya, Pinnock, Norgaard, Jensen (Ghoddos 70'), Forss, Toney, Jansson, Mbeumo, Fosu (Marcondes 74'), Janelt, Roerslev (Canos 70'). Subs not used: Daniels, Goode, Sorensen, Pressley, Sevens, Bidstrup.
Millwall: Bialkowski, M. Wallace, Cooper, J. Wallace (Burey 90'), Malone, Pearce, Kieftenbeld, Woods, Bennett (Bodvarsson 79'), McNamara, Evans (Mitchell 79'). Subs not used: Fielding, Williams, Bradshaw, Ferguson, Romeo, Mahoney.
Referee: Darren Bond