BOSS Scott Parker praised the way Nathan Moriah-Welsh handled his professional debut, explaining how he had been preparing the teenager to feature at Huish Park.

Moriah-Welsh, who joined Cherries' academy in 2018, played the full 90 minutes as Parker's side won 3-1 to progress into the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Generally a midfielder by trade, Guyana international Moriah-Welsh featured in an unfamiliar right-back role with Jack Stacey an unused sub.

And the 19-year-old did not look out of place in his new role, as Cherries saw off their non-league opponents thanks to an Emi Marcondes hat-trick.

Assessing Moriah-Welsh's debut performance, Parker told the Daily Echo: "I was pleased for Nath. He’s been with us now for some time.

"We’ve put him at right-back, tried to develop him there a little bit and I thought he was brilliant (on Saturday).

"A tough game as well. Don’t get me wrong, when I was thinking about him, I was thinking – Yeovil, away, FA Cup, the atmosphere, what this game might bring.

"But he handled himself and done himself really good. I was really pleased for him."