BOSS Jason Tindall believes his side "deserved" their late leveller against Watford this afternoon.

Cherries looked set for their first defeat of the Championship campaign with the Hornets on the brink of victory at Vicarage Road thanks to Stipe Perica's early goal.

But defender Chris Mepham popped up deep into second-half stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw.

And Tindall feels his team were worthy of the point.

"I felt we deserved it," Tindall told the Daily Echo.

"I felt if we got nothing from today’s game that would’ve been very, very harsh because I felt we controlled pretty much the majority of the game.

"We created some good moments and thankfully for us the goal came in the 95th minute."

He added: "We came in at half-time and didn't think we played with enough intensity, other than probably the opening 10 or 15 minutes.

"So we spoke about it at half-time that we needed to come out and we needed to better. We needed to be more front foot.

"We needed to show a little bit more intent, we needed to move the ball quicker and we did that in the second half.

"I felt we were certainly the more dominant side in the second half and if anyone was going to probably get a goal, I felt it would be us, although they had one or two chances from long distance off the back of counter-attacks."