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7 October 2013

Lomas disputes Dunne dismissal

London 24

Millwall manager Steve Lomas was left to lament what he described as “15 mad minutes” when Bournemouth scored three goals and Alan Dunne was sent off.

Martyn Waghorn put Millwall in front in the sixth minute, before turning provider to slot through Liam Trotter who lifted his shot over on-loan goalkeeper Stephen Henderson four minutes later.

The Lions looked to be in cruise control before Scotland Under-20 winger Ryan Fraser curled a shot inside the post in the 43rd minute.

Bournemouth surged in front after scoring three goals in nine second half minutes with Cook rising to head home Ian Harte’s corner for the equaliser in the 50th minute.

Bournemouth scored their third in the 54th minute when Harry Arter smashed home a loose ball on the edge of the box.

Dunne was given his second yellow card for a deliberate handball in the box to concede a penalty, which Grabban stepped up to smash in.

Substitute Brett Pitman dispatched a second penalty in added time after Fraser had been fouled.

It was a bad day for Lomas' side who fell to their second heavy defeat in four days, after going down 4-0 at Birmingham in midweek.

Lomas said: "There were some poor decisions from the referee, including the red card to Dunne. How was that a deliberate hand ball?

It's one thing to give a penalty for that incident but another thing to send him off and it was very harsh as he had no way of winning the ball.

The referee booked every tackle we made but did nothing about the tackle by Fraser on one of our players.

The goal just before half time gave Bournemouth some confidence and momentum. We were hindered by the refereeing decisions but we did not help ourselves.

Bournemouth’s second goal was a free header and you shouldn’t be giving goals like that away at this level.

The first half was good but now we need to pick ourselves up and get over this because it was disappointing after going ahead and being on top for 40 minutes."


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