Bournemouth assistant Jason Tindall feels his team should have scored more but will settle for a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury.
The Cherries are now unbeaten in six matches since Tindall and boss Eddie Howe returned to the south coast in a shock move from Burnley.
Charlie Daniels and Josh McQuoid gave Bournemouth a 2-0 lead inside six minutes before Shrewsbury recovered their poise and pulled a goal back through Matt Richards' penalty in the 14th minute. Only a series of outstanding saves from Shrews goalkeeper Chris Weale from Simon Francis, Lewis Grabban and Harry Arter kept the score down.
Tindall said: "On another day we would have won by five or six. Their goalkeeper made some fantastic saves. In the end we made heavy weather of it, but it's another win and we are gradually moving up the table into the top half.
"In some respects we are playing catch-up, but we are putting together some good results now, scoring goals and putting points on the board.
"It was important we made a fast start and in many ways we continued where we left off in beating Dagenham on Saturday. Marc Pugh tore their right flank to pieces and gave their defence a torrid time."