The under-21s pushed past a stubborn Newport County side on Tuesday and coach Mark Molesley gave his thoughts on the game and the end to the season.
Goals from Brennan Camp and Jordan Green, both just before half time, secured the Cherries' 2-0 win at Canford Arena, though Molesley could see room for improvement.
"Fair play to Newport, they stuck to their game plan and made it difficult and quite a frustrating afternoon for us. Credit to them but being quite harsh I'm probably a bit disappointed from our point of view," he told afcb.co.uk
"After we got into a two-goal lead we were probably thinking we could open them up a couple more times and try to turn the screw - but unfortunately that didn't ever quite happen.
"From our standards we didn't quite hit the heights that we have done previously.
"There were a range of factors at play. Newport were a stubborn side, the pitch was slightly more hard and bobbly, but these are just excuses.
"Every game presents a different challenge and its up to us to work through that and find a way, which we didn't do on enough occasions.
"It keeps our feet on the floor and we've got some exciting games coming up now until the end of the season for both the under-18s and under-21s, with two finals coming up.
"I've said to them that this is the business end of the season and we're lucky to be competing in finals so its important that we learn from this and we'll be going back to the training ground and making sure we finish well."