MIDFIELDER Dan Gosling described as “nowhere near good enough” Cherries’ 1-0 defeat at home to Fulham.

The Cottagers took advantage of an injury-hit Cherries outfit with a decisive penalty from Aleksandar Mitrovic proving the difference between the sides at Vitality Stadium.

Having looked brighter throughout the opening 20 minutes, Eddie Howe’s men were made to rue missed opportunities.

Gosling told the Daily Echo: “We started really well and should’ve been 2-0 or 3-0 up. In the first 20 minutes we should’ve put the game to bed.

“It was obviously nowhere near good enough. We had several chances to kill the game but when you don’t take your chances you’ve got no chance.

“We will review it but after last week’s performance (a 5-0 win at Brighton) you can’t lose at home against a team that hasn’t won away from home all season.”

Injuries to Adam Smith and Junior Stanislas left Cherries with a patched up backline, which included four recognised centre-backs.

Gosling added: “We changed the shape and a few boys didn’t really understand what we were doing. They (Fulham) were taking time and the ref was not jumping on them. He booked the goalkeeper far too late, in stoppage time it was pretty pointless.

“It was a very frustrating afternoon, but we’ve only got ourselves to blame.”