STEVE Lomas admitted he was disappointed with the way Millwall capitulated after going a goal behind against Ipswich Town on Saturday.
The Lions fell apart after Shane Lowry's own goal broke the deadlock at Portman Road and went on to lose 3-0. New Zealand international Tommy Smith added a second goal with a towering header before Paul Anderson's cross deflected in off Mark Beevers.
Lomas said: "Once you concede one you have to keep it 1-0 for as long as possible, but we didn't do that and we didn't give ourselves a chance to get back in the game.
"The second goal came from a needless free-kick and a free header inside our box. That was disappointing. If you keep it 1-0, the worst case scenario is that it finishes like that but you still give yourselves a chance. Once you concede two it’s an uphill task.
"It was pretty even first half, I didn’t think there was really much in the game. We knew that Ipswich were going to come out of the traps – it was Sir Bobby Robson day and they’ve had two defeats, so our target was to get to half time with a clean sheet, which we did.
"We asked the boys for more in the second half and we started on the front foot. We had a couple of chances; Richard Chaplow’s at the near post and James Henry had a shout for a penalty, when he was quite clearly pulled back and nothing was given.
"The first goal was a mistake from our point of view and a very poor one to concede out of nothing when we seemed to have things under control – Jack Smith knows he should have just kicked it out for a corner, he doesn’t need me to tell him that.
"That being said, it should have been our throw in and there was another chance when Chaplow was clean through, at least two yards onside, and he was given offside.
"I’ve been into see the officials and had a nice conversation with them, but those basic decisions have got to be right. If they can’t get throw-ins right, what do you do?”