BOSS Carl Fletcher urged Cherries under-21s to learn from the experience of their Hampshire Cup run.

Fletcher's youngsters beat Newport, Farnborough and Eastleigh before losing 2-0 in Tuesday's semi-final at Havant & Waterlooville.

Lee Molyneaux drilled the National South high-fliers ahead early in the second half and ex-Cherries striker James Hayter sealed victory with a powerful header.

For the visitors, defender Corey Jordan completed his first 90 minutes following a year out with a serious knee injury.

Fletcher told the club website: "The main reason we entered this competition was to play teams like Havant.

"Havant are near the top of their league, have some excellent players and are a good, physical side. It’s a massive learning experience.

"A lot of players in this age range have to come down to the lower leagues for experience or to forge a career.

"It’s great for us to play against teams like this and when mistakes cost you the game, it shows you have to maintain your concentration at all times.

"If we learn from this then it will have been worthwhile, without question."

Havant & Waterlooville will face Blackfield & Langley in the final at St Mary's Stadium. Blackfield beat Winchester City 1-0 in the other last-four clash.