A BRIGHT sunny afternoon greeted everyone at Dean Court, Bournemouth.
Many of the Town fans had stayed overnight, whilst others made the long journey on the day.
There is still no stand behind one of the goals, and visiting supporters have a good view along one side of the pitch, opposite the press box.
Peter Jackson's team had a 4-4-2 formation, with Danny Schofield and John McAliskey in from the kick-off. It was a John Spicer kick that gave the home fans something definite to cheer after 17 minutes.
At this point I noticed three spectators were watching the game from up a tree behind the open end of the ground! Obviously, nobody could jump up in front of their view!
About 20 minutes later John McAliskey equalised for Town, and I did not mind that most of the Town fans were on their feet as the ball went in the net.
Another shot from Tony Carss was palmed away, and later John McAliskey sent a shot over the crossbar, leaving a 1–1 score at half time.
At half time Bournemouth watered the pitch, even though it had seemed quite slippery during the first half, and it was noticeable that the water fountains watered one half of the pitch more than the other - and some of our substitute players warming up on the pitch got a dousing!
Within quarter of an hour of the restart Bournemouth were winning 2–1, after John Spicer responded well to a corner kick, and 10 minutes later the ball went from David Mirfin into the net to give us another equaliser, though it might have taken a deflection off a Bournemouth player.
When the final whistle blew, many Town fans agreed with each other that they would have accepted a point before the game. But oh, but if only that final kick of the ball by Chris Brandon had gone into the net, we would have been much happier.
The four points gained over Christmas are very welcome.