GARY Rowett believes his side deserved maximum points from Wednesday night's contest at The Den.

Cherries drew 1-1 with Millwall, Benik Afobe cancelling out Dominic Solanke's opener on the stroke of half-time.

Scott Parker's side were on the back foot for much of the second half, the Cherries boss later describing the result as a "big point".

And Millwall boss Rowett feels his side were worthy of more.

He told the club's website: "I think we deserved to win the game, quite frankly.

"We’re playing against, in my opinion, one of the outstanding two teams in the division and I thought we were the better team. We started really brightly.

"They’re a good side, they always look good on the transition and Solanke just drops into little areas and makes it so difficult for a centre-back to go in there and they looked bright on some of those transitions.

"But they didn’t create any clear-cut chances.

"We almost ruined a really good first-half performance with one moment where we just don’t do our jobs properly."

He continued: "At that point I felt really hard done by that we were going in 1-0 down.

"What we did second half is we responded fantastically.

"We put a very, very good team on the back foot for virtually the whole 45 minutes.

"They changed shape to a back five because they were struggling to cope with the movement and the balls in behind.

"If I’m being really honest, we should go and score again.

"I think we did everything we could do to try and win the game.

"I think the biggest thing for me is, in my opinion, Bournemouth will be going away feeling like a point is a great result for them.

"I think they’ll be really happy with a point and we’re really disappointed with a point. That shows the level we’re at."