Millwall and Swansea Town’s play-off aspirations took a knock in a 1-1 draw that does neither aspect a lot just right.
The Lions seemed set for a primary win for the reason that season resumed because of Mason Bennett’s first-half objective.
However Rhian Brewster’s free-kick, which went in by way of goalkeeper Bartosz Białkowski, earned Swansea some degree.
Millwall ignored two very good overdue probabilities to win, with Murray Wallace heading simply large after which in opposition to the put up within the ultimate mins.
This contest felt pivotal for 2 groups with promotion aspirations, particularly as they have been each crushed final day out, and the draw more than likely leaves each side with an excessive amount of paintings to do to make the highest six.
Again-to-back defeats in a race for 6th position which options as many as seven other Championship groups would certainly no longer had been recommended with the completing line in sight.
Swansea’s reason used to be no longer helped through the absence of Wales defender Joe Rodon, who may just leave out the rest of the season with an ankle harm sustained in coaching.
The guests ruled ownership of the ball from the primary whistle and for lengthy sessions, with Yan Dhanda having a company free-kick stored through Białkowski after Shaun Hutchinson tripped Brewster.
Alternatively, ownership does no longer win soccer suits and it become obtrusive early that Millwall can be an enormous danger to the Welsh aspect at the counter-attack.
Jed Wallace’s shot used to be simply stored through Freddie Woodman on 11 mins, but it surely the house aspect have been starting to in finding gaps within the Swansea defence.
The guests did come shut on 16 mins when Conor Gallagher’s shot deflected off Ryan Woods and simply crept previous the put up with Białkowski wrong-footed.
Mahlon Romeo then fired large and Murray Wallace used to be off track with a header, ahead of the hosts took the lead with a fast counter-attack.
The Lions dispossessed midfielder Matt Grimes and took good thing about a four-on-three state of affairs as Wallace discovered Bennett at the second one strive with the striker ready to comb the ball house from shut vary.
Grimes virtually made amends because the Swans wasted a perfect likelihood from his free-kick on 28 mins, when Ben Wilmot headed the ball throughout objective and Brewster stabbed the ball into the bottom, however Jake Cooper used to be ready to transparent from virtually underneath his personal crossbar.
Swansea stored in search of the equaliser, however the Lions stored asking questions at the damage and may have doubled their lead ahead of half-time when the spectacular Jed Wallace used to be despatched transparent and rounded Woodman, however Wilmot used to be ready to dam his move.
Swansea had the primary likelihood of the second one length however Białkowski smothered Gallagher’s shot ahead of some sensible defensive play through Andre Ayew denied Tom Bradshaw from shut vary.
Swansea’s George Byers and Millwall’s Shane Ferguson dragged photographs large ahead of the Swans in the end struck again because of Brewster’s superb free-kick from simply outdoor the penalty field that crashed in off the crossbar and the again of Białkowski after Hutchinson had fouled Gallagher.
Murray Wallace then ignored an enormous likelihood to place the hosts in entrance when he headed large, unmarked, with 15 mins final after the hosts had a just right penalty shout waved away.
The Swans’ harm worries on the again higher when Wilmot went off with a knee drawback within the ultimate levels and it used to be Millwall who seemed the likeliest winner, however Murray Wallace headed in opposition to the put up after Jed Wallace’s actual nook.