Bournemouth and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Mark Travers has vowed to learn from the mistake which gifted visitors Watford the first goal of the game in their 3-0 win over the Cherries on Sunday. 

Travers, who was making his first Premier League appearance of the season for the Cherries, was punished for a casual pass which failed to reach its intended target, with Abdoulaye Doucoure the player to capitalise on the error in the 42nd minute at the Vitality Stadium.

Captain Troy Deeney rifled an effort home with 25 minutes to go before substitute Pereyra added an injury-time third to wrap up a victory which allowed Watford to leapfrog Bournemouth in the table. 

Nigel Pearson's charges have won four of their last five matches to hover just above the relegation zone in 17th place, with Bournemouth losing four of their last five to plummet to 19th place. 

Reflecting on his role in the concession of the opener, Travers, who was deputising for the injured Aaron Ramsdale, told the local Daily Echo: "Disappointed to give away the first goal on my behalf - poor distribution and probably poor game management in the 42nd minute, probably look to go longer, especially where we are in the league.

"I'll definitely learn from it, grow from it, and keep going, and hopefully get three points next weekend because we’re not going to give up, we’re going to keep fighting."

Elaborating on the how the lapse came to pass, the Kildare man added: "At Bournemouth, we try and play out. That's what the gaffer wants, so that’s what we tried.

"But next time I’ll look to send my foot through it and go longer and squeeze up, especially that close to half-time.

"It was a tight contest at 0-0, so maybe next time I’ll go longer."

Manger Eddie Howe, who saw his side booed off at half-time, opined: "There wasn't a lot in it, but I think the goal seemed to give them a lift them and seemed to deflate us and we never recovered from that moment.

"We just didn't execute what we wanted correctly. It happens, but at such a key moment of the game and a key game, it's ultimately hurt us.

"Confidence is such an important thing to any team and it just felt it was lacking from that goal onwards, it seemed to dent us.

"We can only regroup, learn from what we've delivered, analyse the game properly and improve. We need to rediscover our belief in the team, for me that's the only thing missing because we've got good players.

"With the run we've been on, it's just damaged us a little bit and I think that's the big challenge we face."

Bournemouth couldn't hope for a better opportunity to stop the rot, with their next opponents rock-bottom Norwich City.

The Cherries face the Canaries at Carrow Road at 3pm on Saturday.