Jul 19, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Lamex Stadium
Walton (48', 54')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Bailey (8'), Easter (64')

Result: Simon Walton brace not enough as Millwall come from behind to draw at Stevenage

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway looks on during a pre season friendly match between Dagenham and Redbridge and Crystal Palace on July 20, 2013
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Simon Walton scores two free kicks in Stevenage's 2-2 draw with Millwall in a pre-season friendly.

Despite two well-executed free kicks from Simon Walton, Stevenage had to settle for a 2-2 draw at home to Millwall in a pre-season friendly at Broadhall Way this afternoon.

Nicky Bailey picked up an injury early in the game, but the midfielder quickly recovered to put his side ahead in the eighth minute after good work from Scott McDonald.

The rest of the half passed with little in the way of goalmouth action, although Lee Gregory did flash a shot narrowly over the bar with the interval approaching.

However, three minutes into the second half Walton curled a delightful free kick beyond the reach of Stephen Bywater to level the scores.

A few minutes later, Bywater was alert to push Tom Pett's effort away as it looked destined for the far corner.

Walton then showed his dead-ball prowess once more as he sent a second free kick into the back of the net, this time off the frame of the goal.

Jermaine Easter squandered a glorious chance to equalise in the 61st minute, but he did make it 2-2 from the spot just three minutes later after Fred Onyedinma was clumsily pushed over inside the area.

Millwall looked the likelier of the two sides to grab a winner, and John Marquis rattled the crossbar with a strong header, but Stevenage held on.

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