NATHAN Ake apologised to supporters after Cherries shipped four at Huddersfield Town.

The Dorset club's seven-match unbeaten Premier League run came to a shuddering halt as Steve Mounie (2), Alex Pritchard and Rajiv van La Parra fired the Terriers to a convincing win.

Some 1,200 Cherries fans made the lengthy trip to John Smith's Stadium to watch their team and Dutch defender Ake sympathised with supporters.

He told the club website: "The fans came a long way to get here and we want to thank them for that.

"We wanted to give them a good result but we didn't so we are sorry and, hopefully, we can turn it around.

"Today was strange. For the past few weeks we have been doing so well. The first goal was sloppy and the second goal was sloppy and overall, the play wasn't good enough.

"We were second-best to everything. They won every header and every second ball and I think that was the story of the day."

Despite the defeat, Cherries remain in the top half of the Premier League table.

Ake added: "The most important thing is not to overreact. We are still in a good position. The only thing we can do is bounce back."