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Holloway: We gave it everything

29 November 2014

Boss Ollie delighted with 'fantastic' comeback

Millwall manager Ian Holloway praised his side's character and effort after The Lions came from 2-0 down at half-time to draw with high-flying Bournemouth.

Eddie Howe's Cherries held what looked like a comfortable advantage at the interval thanks to goals from Steve Cook and Brett Pitman, but Ed Upson's header and substitute Magaye Gueye's memorable late leveller secured a dramatic draw at the Goldsands.

"I thought it was an absolutely fantastic game," boss Ollie said. "We knew they started games fast and I was a disappointed with our defending for their second goal.

"But after that the lads gave absolutely everything they had. We had to be the better side in the second-half and we were.

"I told the players at half-time that we needed to win the second-half and we did it by two goals. Unfortunately it wasn't three and I'm desperate for one of these comeback performances to end with a win because the boys deserve it."

He added: "What pleases me is that I really couldn't ask for any more from any of the players. 

"That also applies to the supporters, who were absolutely magnificent throughout. I really want to thank them because they kept on singing throughout the whole game and made a difference for us.

"This is a great club with great people and I'm pleased they could go home with something to celebrate because they helped us to earn it."

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