ACCRINGTON Stanley will hope to make home advantage count when Second Division Bournemouth make the trip north in the second round replay of the FA Cup a week on Monday.
The prize at the end may not be the Manchester United and Liverpool that everyone wanted but a home leg against Second Division Colchester in the fourth round would be another pay day for the Reds.
But it is such a shame Stanley couldn't do it at the Fitness First Stadium on Saturday after Paul Mullin had sent the 500 travelling fans wild with the opening goal on nine minutes.
The striker got on the end of Rory Prendergast's corner to head home his 14th of the campaign.
"It was a training ground routine which we had practised all week," admitted Mullin. "It was meant to be Jonathan Smith at the near post but he had gone off injured so I signalled to the gaffer and he told me to go there.
"It hadn't worked once in training - but luckily did in the game!"
It was fantastic for Mullin who has caught the eye of a few league clubs with his goalscoring feats this season and he was only linked with Sheffield Wednesday last week.
It did seem the Reds would hold on despite having to reshuffle their defence early when Smith had hobbled off after stopping Steve Fletcher running through.
The new-look back line of Peter Cavanagh, Robbie Williams, Steve Halford and Paul Howarth kept the likes of Fletcher and the tricky Wade Elliott at bay in the first half.
However, after the break, it was all Bournemouth and they got the goal when Warren Cummings set up Marcus Browning and his curling shot just evaded the diving Jamie Speare and nestled into the corner of the net on 58 minutes.
Boss John Coleman admitted he watched the last 20 minutes through his fingers as Steve Purches hit the crossbar with a curling shot and Brian Stock's effort was turned onto the upright and out to safety by Speare.
"It was hard to watch as it was like a horror show as they pressed. But the lads played well today and the back line was outstanding.
"They are a good side and it pass the ball around well. We do fancy ourselves against anybody at our place though," he added.