Millwall 0 Coventry City 0
This was another point gained or an opportunity lost for Coventry City, depending on your point of view.
Perhaps promisingly for Sky Blues followers, manager Micky Adams was of the latter opinion.
Coventry had competed well in a typically fiery atmosphere at the Den but when home midfielder Adrian Serioux was sent off in the 46th minute for stupidly kicking the ball away, Coventry should have made sure they left London with an away win under their belts.
Adams said: "I 'm disappointed tonight, especially in the way we played when we went down to ten men.
"I knew what I wanted us to do but the players for some reason wanted to adopt a different style.
"Millwall's ten players did very well and you have to respect them for that but I felt we did poorly in the second half. We didn't get them wide and work for the openings.
"We had enough experience out there to have worked more openings than we did against just ten men.
"I will take the point and while we have now got two draws away from home we feel it should be better than that."
Adams unsurprisingly opted for the side which had performed so admirably on the opening day at Norwich and in the early exchanges it looked as if they might carry on where they had left off on Saturday.
Marcus Hall ventured forward in the opening minute only to ruin an attack of promise with a poor cross, and Gary McSheffrey then twice went close. Richard Duffy was perhaps fortunate to stay on the field when, after ten minutes he brought down Barry Hales just inside the Coventry half as the striker faced a clear run at goal.
To be fair, referee Grant Hegley did not have the easiest of evenings. He tried to let the game flow and give players the benefit of the doubt, and was rewarded by squabbling, petty fouls and general dissent, all of which made for a dogged but unentertaining evening.
Serioux's sending off should have presented Coventry with the advantage they needed but Adams' assessment was spot on. He took off the hard-working and effective Dele Adebola with more than 20 minutes to go and replaced him with Andy Morrell in a bid to stretch Millwall defence. It didn't work. Not only did his side fail to take his tactics on board but they also failed to make the most of two good openings.
Morrell fired into the side netting with his very first touch, Stern John forced a fine save out of Andy Marshall and, right at the death, substitute Neil Wood put McSheffrey in with a superb cross but his toed effort lacked the strength to beat the keeper.
Adams knows he does not have a side which will blaze any trails this season, but, equally, when faced with a glaring opportunity they have to take it.