CHERRIES sealed their spot in the last 16 of the Premier League Cup after recording a 1-1 draw against West Brom.

Goalkeeper Mark Travers provided the visitors’ star turn at Hednesford Town’s Keys Park ground, making a string of fine saves.

Jaidon Anthony put Cherries ahead midway through the first half when he swept past goalkeeper Alex Palmer from Tom Hanfrey’s cut-back.

And Travers, who had kept out a Sam Wilding shot prior to the goal, denied Jamie Soule from close range to preserve the lead.

Travers continued his heroics after the interval, making arguably the pick of his saves when he palmed to safety Soule’s powerful header.

West Brom got their reward for exerting considerable pressure when Finn Azaz slotted home a low effort with six minutes left.

But Travers then denied Morgan Rogers, Stanley Asomugha and Soule and Jack Simpson’s late dismissal for two cautions did not prove costly.

The draw ensured Cherries achieved a top-two finish in Group C.

Shaun Cooper’s side will top the group if they beat Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on Sunday, February 24 (1pm).

Cherries: Travers, Gillela, Hanfrey, Nippard, Sherring, Simpson, Taylor, Ofoborh, Surridge, Kilkenny, Anthony (Boote, 79). Unused subs: Cope, Hamilton, Parker-Trott (g/k).