Date: 5th October 2013 at 7:53pm
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Manager Steve Lomas has said he couldn’t have been happier at half time seeing Millwall enter the break with a two one advantage, but he has no idea what happened to us in the first 15 minutes following the restart as we threw all our hard work away and seemed to want Bournemouth to win the game.

Millwall took an early two goal advantage, before Bournemouth pulled on back before the break and whilst Lomas told the official site he and the players knew that the opposition would come out with some renewed vigour, he certainly never expected us to capitulate like that, as all we needed to do was hold off the initial second wind from them and then get back to doing what we’d done in the first half.

‘A mad 15 minutes at the start of the second half and the game totally reverses. We started well, but a goal just before half time gave them momentum which we had to ride out. All of a sudden it’s 2-2. It just went massively wrong.’

Lomas adds that the biggest disappointment for him is that after three great performances and wins to see us blow that by losing the last two on the bounce, and conceding nine goals in the process, is galling.

The manager wasn’t too happy about the overall performance of the referee in the game, and the sending off of Alan Dunne bemoaning ‘how was that a deliberate handball?’

‘There were some poor decisions from the referee. It’s one thing to give a penalty but another to send him off and it was very harsh. The referee booked every tackle we made but did nothing about the tackle by Fraser on one of our players.’

That said, whilst Lomas argues that we were hindered by the performance of the referee, he also accepts that we certainly didn’t do ourselves any favours in the game, so we can’t use the excuse we were robbed really.

It was in our hands irrespective of the officials, and we threw it away.

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