JASON Tindall could not hide his frustration after he saw his side squander a one-goal advantage to draw with Millwall at Vitality Stadium.

Dominic Solanke's well-taken strike put Cherries ahead on the stroke of half-time, before Matt Smith came off the bench to rescue a 1-1 draw for the Lions with 11 minutes to play.

A long ball forward caused the problem for Cherries, with giant centre-half Jake Cooper nodding on to striker Smith to turn past Begovic.

"I just said to the guys there, the frustrating thing from my point of view is, when we’ve played a three at the back, the last goal we conceded in open play was Watford away (in October), which was a long time ago," said boss Tindall.

"Every other goal we’ve conceded when we’ve played with three defenders has been from a restart, whether that be a throw-in or a corner or a free-kick. So that’s been the frustration.

"For us to do well and to be successful, you need to defend those moments a little bit better and that was the most frustrating thing from me today. We didn’t defend that moment as we should’ve done and ultimately that’s ended up costing us the three points."

Asked if that was down to a lack of concentration, Tindall added: "It was always going to be difficult. You’ve got a long ball up to one lad who is six foot six and another one who is six foot four that’s put it in. It is always going to be difficult against those type of players.

"But from our own standards and from our own point of view, we expect better of ourselves and to defend that situation better. At that moment we didn’t and that ended up costing us."

The draw leaves Cherries third in the Championship table, a point behind Swansea City and five off leaders Norwich City at the halfway mark.

"It’s frustrating, because we faced a difficult side," said Tindall.

"They’re a team that get everybody behind the ball, make it difficult for you and wait for you to make a mistake to try and counter or they rely on their big bodies to score a goal from a set play. We knew that coming into the game, we knew what type of game it was going to be.

"We got our noses in front at half-time, scored a good goal and just disappointed that the goal that we conceded was avoidable and disappointed in that and ultimately that’s ended up costing us two points today.

"Millwall is a tough Championship side. They’ve had some really good results on the road away from home.

"They make it difficult for teams and they rely on those type of moments. When you’ve got the size of the players they’ve got then you’re going to be put under a little bit of pressure in those situations.

"I still felt we should’ve defended that situation better and because we didn’t, we ended up getting punished.

"Other than the two ways that I just said in terms of us making a mistake and them counter-attacking or from a set play, I didn’t really see any other way that Millwall were going to score.

"Unfortunately for us and it’s disappointing, they ended up scoring from the set play and that’s ended up costing us the game."