ALAN Connell described Cherries' under-18s win over Cardiff as a "rollercoaster of emotions" as his side booked their spot in the fifth round of the FA Youth Cup.

Khavarn Williams scored the only goal of the contest and Cherries had to see out the closing stages at Vitality Stadium with 10 men following a red card for Luke Pardoe.

Connell's youngsters will now host Millwall, looking for a spot in the quarter-finals.

"It was a rollercoaster ride of emotions," Connell told afcbTV.

"I think we had a good spell after the first 15 minutes, I thought for the rest of that first half we took control of the game, without creating loads of chances.

"We scored a really nice goal. Good distribution from Cam Plain to James Oliver and James does what he's doing more and more these days, being direct, taking players on inside and outside and it's a lovely pass for Khavarn and Khavarn has carried on his goalscoring form, which is pleasing - to score a big goal in a big game.

"Second half we wanted to try and get a bit more control, didn't quite do that I didn't feel against a good side.

"I felt we didn't have any sustained pressure higher up the pitch and it meant they grew more and more into that half and dominated possession I would say for large spells of that second half. But I never felt they really opened us up."

He added: "Ironically I felt we defended a little bit better and countered a little bit better with 10 men, so I was pleased with that.

"I was really pleased with the back-line and goalkeeper. I thought their communication, their organisation, their concentration in difficult circumstances was so pleasing.

"The high pressure of a Youth Cup night, the weather as it is, they're the moments you see the boys with character.

"These boys have got it in abundance and I think they demonstrated it. They deserve huge credit. I'm so pleased for them."