CARETAKER boss Jonathan Woodgate admitted “basic errors” cost Cherries as he suffered his first defeat at the helm of the Dorset club.

The visitors were beaten 2-1 at Loftus Road against in-form Queens Park Rangers.

Cherries had chances to stamp their authority on proceedings before going behind when a misplaced pass by Chris Mepham led to Stefan Johansen putting the hosts ahead.

Johansen’s goal was his first since arriving on loan from neighbours Fulham.

Frontman Shane Long equalised – the striker’s first goal since joining Cherries on loan from Southampton.

But full-back Todd Kane’s late winner clinched a fourth successive victory for the R’s.

“I thought we played really well to be honest with you,” Woodgate told the Daily Echo.

“Especially first half – I thought we were different class and could have been a couple of goals up.

“We didn’t take our chances and in the second half, we made two mistakes. One by giving the ball away and the other by not tracking the runner.

“It’s basic errors and you get punished. We weren’t clinical in both boxes.”

Defeat left the Dorset club sixth in the table, still eight points adrift of the automatic promotion places in the Championship.

“It’s really frustrating but we did perform well and I thought we did deserve to win,” said Woodgate, who has now taken five games on a temporary basis.

“Okay, late on we were chucking bodies forward and they were getting chances but, all-in-all, I was satisfied by the performance but not the result.”

Cherries host Cardiff City in the Championship on Wednesday.