Manager Eddie Howe was quoted after the match as saying: "Our defensive record has been questioned because of the amount of goals we have conceded this season. But today was a really solid performance and, hopefully, that will go a long way to moving us forward defensively. We have been free-scoring and free-flowing and some of the football we have played at times has been excellent. But today was probably the first time where we have really had to batten down the hatches, in the second half, and we had to really compete, stop crosses, defend crosses and defend their long throws and set-plays. We did all that, we blocked holes and we made it difficult for Doncaster. I looked through their team before the game and I think every one of their players has played in the Championship so we knew it was going to be a really good test. They are a really experienced side with a lot of players who have been there at a higher level and performed really well".
Source: Cherries MAD