IAN Holloway praised Millwall's "spirit and skill" after they fought back from 2-0 down to claim a point at second-placed Bournemouth.
Goals in the last 15 minutes from Ed Upson and Magaye Gueye salvaged an unlikely point for the Lions on the south coast.
Holloway said: "Their first goal knocked us. We started alright but they started quickly – all of Eddie Howe's sides do somehow. They are on a good roll and having a good season.
"I didn't expect to be 2-0 down and to be fair it could have been one or two more by the end of the first half. We collapsed a little bit.
"The loss of Lee Martin to injury was an awkward thing for me because he's been doing that right wing-back role and he knows it.
"We went 2-0 down and it wasn't easy for us to get back to our shape with who I'd put on. I had to ask Jermaine Easter to go out there and do that for me.
"But once we got Ricardo zolpidem Fuller on, we went from back to front a little bit earlier and that really suits the lads. We pressed and put them on the back foot.
"If we'd got our first goal a little bit earlier, we might even have won the game. We've hit the bar and there was a strange decision when it looked like Lee Gregory was fouled.
"My lads were even more galvanised after that. We've ended up at 2-2 so we've got lots of spirit and skill. We're not a bad side and we weren't last week either.
"We've got to sort out why we're letting them in and why we haven't scored one more, because we've had at least five or six good chances and forced them back.
"I'm really pleased for the lads – they got something out of it and it wouldn't have been fair if we'd lost that on the balance.
"The lads gave absolutely everything they had. We had to be the better side in the second-half and we were."