HEAD coach Jonathan Woodgate saw Cherries’ winning run ended at the hands of Brentford but insisted: “We have still got momentum.”

Bryan Mbeumo came off the bench to snatch the winner, as the 10-man Bees beat their promotion rivals 1-0.

Mbeumo’s goal 13 minutes from time was enough to earn Brentford only their second win in eight games, despite the sending off of captain Pontus Jansson early in the second half.

Cherries had gone into the contest looking for a a club-record-equalling eighth straight league win but lacked their usual attacking spark and managed only one shot on target.

Despite the defeat, head coach Woodgate insisted he was still delighted with his team’s recent form.

He said: “If someone had said to me in the past eight games you’d have won seven and lost one of them, I’d had taken that all day long.

“We have still got momentum.

“I think that’s two defeats in 12 league games, which again you would take, because it is a good run and it is momentum.

“The seven wins in a row has to come to an end at some point – let’s not forget where we were at the start of that run, five points away from Reading and Barnsley.

“Now we are in the play-offs more or less, barring goal difference.”

Speaking about the game as a whole, Woodgate added: “We didn’t do what we did against Norwich by getting two-v-ones down the side and being aggressive.

“That was frustrating but it just shows how much of a good result it was against Norwich, to beat them 3-1 when they went down to 10 men.”

Cherries could be mathematically certain of a play-off place, should Reading fail to beat Swansea tomorrow (noon).