CHERRIES boss Scott Parker was left "puzzled" by what he described as "inconsistencies" from referee Dean Whitestone during Wednesday night's draw at Millwall.

The two sides shared the points at The Den, with Dominic Solanke's goal cancelled out by a confident finish from ex-Cherries striker Benik Afobe in a 1-1 stalemate.

Millwall players were left frustrated during the first half when Gavin Kilkenny, already on a booking having prevented a counter-attack, went down in the penalty area with some suggestion of simulation from the home side.

Kilkenny was eventually replaced in the second half by Lewis Cook.

Asked for his take on the first-half incident involving the Dubliner, Parker told the Daily Echo: "I didn’t see anything. There was a lot of things I saw which the ref didn’t see. Maybe it was me, I’m not sure.

"I just thought there were inconsistencies in his behaviour, the way he reffed the game.

"I’m not one to criticise referees. I realise how hard the job is. I was stood on the sideline tonight and made a load of mistakes, along with 22 men who made loads of mistakes. It’s just human. I get that.

"It was just the inconsistencies. Bookings on my players in the first half and then that was the only bit I was puzzled with really."

There was a second first-half flashpoint with Millwall players and fans unhappy Solanke's goal was allowed to stand in the 44th minute.

Mason Bennett went down under the attention of Solanke, before the striker slotted home.

Whitestone was booed off at half-time as frustration grew around the opener.

"I’ve not seen it back," said Parker.

"It seemed like they were up in arms about it. I’ve not seen, so I couldn’t comment."