BOURNEMOUTH head coach Will Croker believes his charges can still find another gear despite recording a hat-trick of victories in South West Premier.

Lions overcame Camborne 31-20 at Chapel Gate on Saturday to follow up triumphs over Bracknell and Weston-super-Mare this month.

But the Bournemouth boss believes there is still room for improvement, having not gained a bonus point for a fourth score against Camborne.

Speaking after the success against the Cornish outfit, who finished third in the league last season, Croker told the Daily Echo: “It was our best performance of the season.

“But it’s interesting that I spoke to the players after and asked them how they felt.

"Many of them would have given it a seven out of 10.

“That, for me as a coach, was really pleasing. They know there is much more to come.”

He added: “I think it’s a measure of the respect and ambition I have for this squad in that we left the game feeling a little disappointed.

“We left a bonus point out there and should have had a fourth score.

“We dominated the scrummage, dominated the set-piece and were the only team who played any real attacking rugby.

“They had a good pick-and-go game and tried to maul well but they offered no enormous threat.

“This is going to be a tight league. You can see from the results that all the teams are capable of beating one another.

“Bonus points are going to make a big difference at the end of the season and that’s why we felt a little frustrated.

“However, the control and the manner in which we were able to take a lead and maintain it was pleasing.”

Four penalties from the boot of Grant Hancox put Lions in the ascendancy having raced into a 12-3 advantage at the interval.

A second penalty from Camborne’s Murray Westren brought the visitors within six points before the hosts recorded their first try.

Alex Sutherland touched down under the posts and Hancox added the extras.

Bournemouth’s lead was then extended when Freddy Gleadowe crossed to put them 24-6 up.

Visiting centre Kieran Westlake helped his side respond with a score which was converted, but the clash was all but over when Croker’s side bagged their third try.

A powerful run from Jack Hennings allowed Alex Bennett the opportunity to touch down and help his side into a 31-13 lead.

A consolation effort was recorded by Camborne through Jacob Champion late on but it was Bournemouth who ran out comfortable winners.

“We are genuinely starting now to look like a team who believe in one another and trust in what each other does,” Croker added.

Lions, who travel to Cleve on Saturday, are set to assess fly-half Adam Davies this week after he was forced off with a hamstring problem against Camborne.