Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes his side paid a heavy price for squandering chances after dominating for long periods in their 2-1 defeat at Lincoln.

Lincoln striker Davide Somma, on loan from Leeds, struck goals in each half to sandwich Brett Pitman's 70th-minute equaliser and send promotion-chasing Bournemouth crashing to an eighth away league defeat.

Howe said: "I thought we absolutely dominated the game from start to finish. We passed the ball really well on a difficult pitch and on another day we would have won comfortably."

He added: "It was just one of those days. We had numerous chances, but we just couldn't score.

"I was disappointed by the two goals we conceded. They were poor goals."

Lincoln manager Chris Sutton was full of praise for the way his side defended.

Sutton was impressed with his team's work-rate after seeing them climb nine points clear of the drop zone.

Sutton said: "We defended resolutely. It was a big win for us.

"Sometimes it was last-ditch stuff, but we deserved the points for the sheer work-rate that we put in.

"Bournemouth are a well-organised side and were a big threat in the second half, but we defended well."

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