Aaron Mooy’s 80th minute goal was no more than a consolation after the Seagulls trailed 3-0 to goals from Harry Wilson, Pascal Gross’s own goal and Callum Wilson. The visitors had 29 shots – eight on target – but Cherries’ keeper Aaron Ramsdale produced a man of the match performance.
Potter said, “The first 30 minutes was really good, to a point where the crowd were about to turn on the home team because we were that much in control.
“We had a few opportunities but then the game seemed to turn on its head with five minutes of madness that put a different complexion on things. I was really disappointed with that - we have to do better in those situations. That’s the difference in the game – what happened in both boxes – and the score line has come out the other side for us.
“Their keeper made a few saves but if you don’t defend your box or get that bit of luck the score line goes against you.”
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With things tightening up in the table – just two points separate Albion in 15th from Watford who are second from bottom. Potter admitted Albion need to be ready for the battle ahead.
“That’s the challenge, my responsibility to help us do that,” he added. “We have to stick together, we have to find solutions. Nobody said it would be easy in this league but we’re disappointed because for the first 30 minutes tonight I felt we were in control.”