Tindall admits Cherries were 'punished' after defensive errors in defeat at Brentford

Tindall admits Cherries were 'punished' after defensive errors in defeat at Brentford

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MANAGER Jason Tindall admitted Cherries were “punished” by two defensive errors as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at fellow Championship promotion-hopefuls Brentford.

Dominic Solanke’s first-half goal put the Dorset club in the box seat before two headers from crosses proved their downfall against the Bees.

Henrik Dalsgaard nodded in from a corner on 35 minutes before substitute Tariqe Fosu headed home at the back post 11 minutes from time to seal the spoils.

“That’s the frustrating and disappointing thing,” said the Cherries boss.

“I felt we started the game very well. First 20 minutes we were very good and we created some excellent opportunities and we didn’t take the opportunities we had.

“We got punished for the two defensive errors we made, and Brentford took both of the chances.

“That was the difference and that was the reason why we lost the game.”

Cherries had gone 509 minutes of match action without conceding before letting their lead slip against the Bees.

“It’s really disappointing because I felt we have been really good defensively. I felt for large parts of the game we were tonight,” added Tindall.

“We have conceded from a corner, which I think is the first goal we have conceded so far this season from a corner, which is a bit disappointing.

“The second goal was unlike us when those crosses come in the box and a free header for the lad at the back post.

“That’s what frustrating and disappointing for me and the team, that we have ended up losing the game where I feel we didn’t deserve to, due to the chances we created.”

Cherries are six points behind league leaders Norwich with a game in hand.