DEFENDER Lloyd Kelly admitted Cherries “need to recognise to see out the game” after they stuttered to a 2-2 draw against Blackpool.

Dominic Solanke’s first-half brace was cancelled out by James Husband and a Jerry Yates penalty, as Scott Parker’s side were left to settle for a point.

Assessing the game as a whole, skipper Kelly said: “I think everyone was kind of feeling there was still work to do in the second half, although we came in at half-time 2-0 up.

“We know the game can switch minute by minute and that’s kind of what happened.

“They came back to 2-1 and it was a difficult stage for us in the second half but you could say we need to recognise to see out the game and try to take the three points.

“Everyone is disappointed in the result but I am pretty sure we will move on to the next game in a better place.”

Husband’s strike came after Cherries failed to react to a loose ball at a set-piece, while Yates converted a penalty just three minutes later after Keshi Anderson was fouled by Zeno Ibsen Rossi.

“They were poor goals to concede,” Kelly added.

“Considering the defensive work we have been doing over the past couple of weeks - I think we have been excellent over the past two weeks or so.

“We wanted to finish the game with a clean sheet and obviously we didn’t do so. The defenders are disappointed in the fact we conceded those two goals and the manner of the goals as well.”

Cherries make the trip to Norwich in the Carabao Cup second round on Tuesday.