FRONTMAN Dominic Solanke was left frustrated after his goal proved not enough for Cherries to overcome Millwall.

Jason Tindall’s men were left to settle for a 1-1 draw at Vitality Stadium, with Solanke’s powerful near-post finish cancelled out by Matt Smith’s goal 11 minutes from time.

The draw left Cherries third in the Championship, a point adrift of the automatic promotion places.

Solanke said: “We know the position we are in, in the league. We need to be winning these games to get back in the top two.

“We didn’t quite manage to get the three points, which was disappointing.

“We know the weaknesses we need to work on and it wasn’t good enough at that, so we need to work on that.

“We need to do it at both ends – score more goals, finish off the game and we need to defend better as well.”

The England international took his goal tally to 10 for the season with the goal against the Lions.

Asked whether he was pleased with the striker’s return, Tindall said: “Yeah, halfway through the season and Dom’s now into double figures, 10 goals and there’s a lot more to come from Dom.

“You can see he’s playing with confidence and he’s such a good player for the team.

“He took his goal extremely well and it’s just a shame that it wasn’t enough to win the game for us.”

Solanke will hope to add to his tally when Cherries host Luton on Saturday.