JASON Tindall hailed Cherries' victory against Norwich City this afternoon as "a huge lift for everybody".

Arnaut Danjuma's first-half goal was enough for secure the 1-0 win and all three points at Vitality Stadium, as Cherries maintained their unbeaten start to the Championship season.

The Canaries were mainly restricted to long-range efforts as Cherries' defence held firm in front of goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to preserve their first clean sheet in the league this season.

"It's a really good win," said Tindall.

"I do believe they will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season. It's a team that we only took one point from last year in the Premier League and it's a completely new squad that we've got in some senses, so really pleased with the win today.

"I felt we were really resilient today, when we had to be. When we had to defend our box I felt we did that extremely well.

"I don’t think Norwich really created too many clear cut opportunities today. I don’t really remember Asmir having to make a save like Tim Krul did, certainly in the first half when he pulled off too outstanding saves from Dom Solanke and Jack Stacey.

"But the times when we had to be resilient, when they did throw a lot of balls in the box, I felt we defended that extremely well when called upon."

Cherries now have seven points from their three matches in the Championship so far under Tindall, and moved up to fourth in the table with the win.

Discussing his side's continued unbeaten start, the boss said: "I think it’s really important to get off to a good start, especially when you’re a team that’s just got relegated from the Premier League and you’re a little bit down, and we've managed to do that.

"We’ve got seven points against three good teams, three teams that I believe will be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.

"To beat one of our rivals in a sense today and a team that unfortunately got relegated like ourselves last year I think is a huge lift for everybody."

Cherries were dealt a blow in the build-up to the contest with the news that David Brooks had to withdraw on the day of the game due to illness.

"When one of your best players goes down unexpectedly like that, it was a huge blow to the team," said Tindall.

"We were disappointed with the news when it came through this morning. But I think full credit to the squad of players to go and produce a winning performance like they did, without one of your best players is only positive signs moving forward."