DAVID Forde says he is "still in shock" after Millwall lost 5-2 to Bournemouth on Saturday having been 2-0 up and seemingly cruising.
Forde felt Ryan Fraser's 43rd-minute strike, which made it 2-1, galvanised the Cherries, who had looked dead and buried after Martyn Waghorn and Liam Trotter scored early on.
But the goalkeeper admits the Lions can have no excuses for ignoring the first-half "warning signs" of a Bournemouth fightback.
"I am still in shock to be honest," he said. "Looking back at it, the big turning point was the goal we conceded just before half time – all of a sudden there's a change of mentality.
"They went in on a positive note and even though we were still a goal up, it was a crucial time for them to score. We should have seen it out until half time.
"Before they scored, Martyn Waghorn could have played in Martyn Woolford and Lee Martin had a shot across the box, so it could easily have been 3-0.
"We are not foolish enough to think we are going to go away from home and not have to defend, but they scored with their first real chance of the game.
"There were warning signs there though and we didn't respond. It was poor on our part to collapse like that."