JASON Tindall insisted Cherries still had momentum from their unbeaten start to the campaign – despite being pegged back at Middlesbrough.

The visiting boss was speaking after Boro’s Marcus Browne cancelled out Dominic Solanke’s deflected first-half goal at Riverside Stadium – meaning both sides were left to settle for a 1-1 draw.

A level contest on Teesside meant Cherries have taken four points from their opening two Championship encounters, having beaten Blackburn on the opening day of the campaign.

Cherries next league test comes against Norwich at Vitality Stadium a week tomorrow (4pm).

Tindall told the Daily Echo: “We're unbeaten, which is the most important thing.

“We've got four points from two difficult games and we've still got that momentum to move into next week's game.”

Cherries committed 20 fouls from the 32 awarded by referee Matt Donohue at Boro – and Tindall admitted he felt the clash could have been more fluent.

“I just felt he was blowing the whistle for every sort of 50-50 challenge when there wasn't too much in it,” said the Cherries boss.

“I think that was for both teams. He almost spoiled the game for me really.

“I felt it could've been a more free-flowing game and the players could've probably enjoyed it a little bit more.

“He was quick to blow his whistle but I'm sure he was doing it because he felt it was the right decision at the time to make that call.

“Looking back at their goal actually, I did think that was offside. The initial ball when the cross came in, I felt their lad was offside but we go away with a point.”