MIDFIELDER Andrew Surman admitted the timing of Cardiff City’s goals had been a hammer blow to Cherries.

Bobby Reid put the hosts ahead from the spot after just five minutes and added another 16 seconds after the break.

Cherries created little during Saturday’s 2-0 defeat in the Welsh capital, Surman going closest when his well-struck effort was tipped on to the bar and behind by keeper Neil Etheridge.

Surman said: “We conceded two poor goals at bad times and that cost us.

“To concede after five minutes was the worst thing we could have done.

“We knew we had to be patient for the rest of the game because they were hard to break down.

“We had a couple of chances but to come out for the second half and to concede after less than a minute, that was just the way the game went.

“It was bitterly disappointing.

“We can’t afford to concede goals like that if we are going to win games, especially away from home.”