BOTH sides will be aiming to buck historical trends at the Galpharm tonight.
While Town have never won a home play-off tie, Bournemouth haven’t won a match between the pair in 17 attempts!
Town are bidding for a third play-off final appearance in their seventh post-season campaign.
In 1994-95, they got past Brentford on penalties after 1-1 draws both home and away.
And in 2003-04, in their only League II play-offs, they went through 4-3 on aggregate having won 2-1 at Sincil Bank in the first leg.
There were aggregate semi defeats in 1991-92 (Peterborough), 2001-02 (Brentford), 2005-06 (Barnsley) and 2009-10 (Millwall).
Bournemouth’s last win over Town was by a 1-0 margin at Leeds Road in Division II (now League I) in January 1993.
Tonight’s will be the 43rd meeting of the sides, with Town chasing a 17th victory and Bournemouth a 10th.
The first was in September 1973, when Alan Gowling converted a penalty in a 1-1 Leeds Road draw in the original Third Division (now League I).
Players to have turned out for both clubs include Paul Aimson, John Archer, Alex Bain, Vince Bartram, Marcus Browning, Mick Butler, Brian Clark, Brian Greenhalgh, Alistair Gunn, Neil Hague, Bill McGarry, Graham Mitchell, Paul Moulden, John Rudge, Colin Russell and Jamie Vincent.