BOSS Scott Parker was left "devastated" for his Cherries players after they squandered a 2-0 goal lead against Coventry.

Cherries looked in control against the Sky Blues, after goals from Jaidon Anthony and Philip Billing.

But, following a red card shown to Jefferson Lerma, the visitors roared back with Matt Godden pulling one back five minutes from time.

And, deep into stoppage time, Todd Kane earned Mark Robins's men a 2-2 draw.

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"The red card changes the game, definitely," said Parker.

"There’s not really much I can say other than I’m devastated for the team and I’m devastated for the players.

"Because for 70 minutes really every bit of the game was in control.

"No disrespect to Mark and Coventry, they’re a very good side. But I think he’d probably say the same.

"With 11 men really we dominated the game in every aspect of our play. And then obviously the sending off changes it a little bit, well it does, it changes it a lot, not a little bit.

"It changes it a lot and we’ve just not managed to hold on.

"The last goal is disappointing. There’s a couple of little things in where it’s not good. But overall, I’m gutted."

He added: "Football and life sometimes has got a habit of kicking you right in where you don’t want it to get it and tonight is definitely one of them.

"I thought for the majority of the game, until the sending off, we were brilliant and I’d be sitting here now if we had 11 men and I think we’d all be marvelling over how the team were and how well the team did.

"Jefferson Lerma included, Steve Cook, the two boys in midfield.

"The fine margins in football sometimes are that I’m sitting here very different and those fine margins are one sending off and the one sending off has changed the game and I’m sitting here devastated and gutted that we’ve thrown away three points."