Eddie Howe was delighted to keep a clean sheet after his Bournemouth side's sixth victory in seven games, 1-0 at Doncaster.
During that spell Bournemouth have scored 19 goals, conceding seven, and after Harry Arter's solitary first-half strike had sealed three points for the Cherries, Howe said: "People have asked questions about us defensively so it was great to keep a clean sheet.
"Apart from the three points that was the most satisfying aspect for me, along with the effort we put in to the game. I thought the players worked really hard and they had to against a good Doncaster team.
"Things have gone our way since I came back and we've been praised for our free-scoring and free-flowing football, and it was probably the first time where we've had to batten down the hatches at times.
"We scored at just the right time because we had a lot of the game early on and Doncaster were just starting to get back into it.
"They came at us a bit in the second half, but I was really pleased with the way we saw the game out."