CHERRIES boss Jason Tindall admitted Lewis Cook's first goal for the club had been "a long time coming", but added: "It was a goal that was worthy of winning any game."

With this afternoon's game against Reading locked at 2-2 at Vitality Stadium, Cook unleashed a stunning effort from 25 yards which flew in off the crossbar, before Dominic Solanke netted late on to seal a 4-2 victory.

It was the first time Cook has netted for Cherries since joining the club from Leeds United in 2016, with today's game against the Royals his 97th appearance for the club.

"It’s been a long time coming, I think four-and-a-half years he’s had to wait for his goal," said Tindall.

"It was an outstanding strike and a goal that was worthy of winning any game.

"So pleased for him. I think he’s been excellent for us and he practices those shots in training.

"One in every three or four he does smash into the top corner but to score the goal he did, I’m delighted for him.

"Not only that, I felt he was excellent today, especially in the second half."

Tindall added: "I think sometimes the more people talk about it (not scoring) and the more it plays on your mind, it becomes more difficult.

"Now hopefully he’s got that monkey off his back so to speak, we might see him score more goals in the future. But I’m absolutely delighted with his contribution today."