Forde Praised For Outstanding Display

Last updated : 01 April 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, manager Kevin Bond praises David Forde for his display against Millwall. Bond is quoted as saying: "David was awesome. He made a fantastic save in the first half and the penalty save was everything because no doubt we would have lost if he hadn't kept it out. When he first arrived, he hadn't played many games and he seems to be getting better and better. He was the difference against Millwall and kept us in the game. Players like Max can make the difference and he's made the difference for us on many occasions this season. He can be a bit frustrating and drift out of the game but players with something different have a habit of being able to win a game for you".

Forde himself is quoted as saying: "The first half was difficult. It was windy and, as we weren't on top, we knew we needed to keep it tight and give ourselves a chance in the second half. The crowd was a bit edgy and everybody seemed a bit tense. But we came out in the second half and caused them a few problems and deserved the win. For their penalty, the lad broke into the box and I thought he had a bad touch and the ball went away from him. My take was that it was minimal contact and it was hard to believe the referee gave it. I have a routine I try to stick to with penalties but I'm not saying what it is! Some days you get a lucky break and we had a bit of luck. It's a nice bit of security and shows the gaffer has shown a lot of faith in me after an indifferent start at Leeds. I hadn't played for six months and knew there was a lot more to come from me. It's hard to come straight in after only playing a handful of reserve games. It takes a bit of time, especially for a goalkeeper, and hopefully there's a lot more to come".