BOSS Jonathan Woodgate hailed his side's first-half display against Millwall as the best in his tenure to date, but added: "Let's not get over-confident."

Cherries produced a scintillating show to race into a 3-0 half-time lead at The Den, thanks to goals from Philip Billing, Arnaut Danjuma and David Brooks.

Millwall pulled a goal back soon after the restart, but Dominic Solanke netted to round off a 4-1 victory.

Asked if the first 45 minutes was the best he has seen since taking over as boss in February, Woodgate told the Daily Echo: "Yeah, I’d say so. I’d say it was an extremely good performance. Clinical.

"We did play some exceptional football, but let’s not get over-confident because you know what football is like.

"We need to be confident, not over-confident, stick to what we do, stick to the game plan and we should be okay."

Discussing his side's display as a whole, Woodgate added: "Really happy. I thought it was a good performance.

"Especially without the ball. I thought we were exceptional without the ball, pressing high up the pitch, the front four not letting their centre-halves deliver long balls into our area where they’re dangerous.

"Our regain when we gave the ball away, also very good.

"We know, especially coming away to Millwall, we know it’s a difficult place to come.

"I think they’ve only lost 11 games this season before that. So we know it’s always going to be a tough place to come. I thought it was a professional performance and we did well."

Victory moves Cherries to the brink of securing a play-off spot. They now sit third in the Championship table, nine points above seventh-placed Reading and eight below Watford with three games to play.

"The lads have done well up to now, there’s still a long way to go for the rest of the season," said Woodgate.