GOALKEEPER Mark Travers insisted Cherries “felt comfortable throughout the whole game” as they overcame Southampton 2-0 in the Premier League Cup.

Goals from Alex Dobre and Jake Scrimshaw sealed the spoils for Shaun Cooper’s side at AFC Totton, meaning they top Group E with seven points from three games.

Republic of Ireland international Travers told afcbTV: “It was a good result in the end.

“We knew coming into the game we needed to get ahead of them with a good, important three points.

“We are top of the league now, in a good position to kick on with a solid performance from the lads as well.”

Dobre opened the scoring for the visitors after 23 minutes.

He let fly with a powerful low drive which found the net to make it three goals in three games for the Romanian in the competition.

And despite Jaidon Anthony seeing his penalty saved by Saints stopper Jack Bycroft, Scrimshaw struck with 11 minutes remaining to wrap up the contest.

Travers added: “I think we felt comfortable throughout the whole game and that second goal just secured it.

“We are in a good position now, hopefully we can kick on and go through to the knockout stages.”