Bournemouth make the long trip north tonight to take on Huddersfield Town in the second leg of the npower League 1 Play-Off semi-finals, with a place at Old Trafford just 90 minutes away.

The tie is level at one apiece after Donal McDermott struck for the home side to cancel out Kevin Kilbane's opener at Dean Court on Saturday.

The Terriers will go into the game after the 1-1 draw took Huddersfield's unbeaten run to 26 games, dating back to December 28th, when they lost 4-1 away at Southampton.

Manager Lee Clark is now urging his players to make the rest of the season count, by reaching the final.

"It is definitely very tightly poised going into tomorrow night's game; we would have taken this position if someone had told me that we were not going to achieve automatic promotion," Clark told

"We have to play without fear; these sorts of occasions are what footballers should thrive upon. We will have a big expectant crowd, who have been through as much as the players this season. The fans have travelled up and down the country this year following us and I am sure they will be fully behind the boy's tomorrow night. The Play-Offs is what it is all about, we will have around 20,000 fans inside the Stadium tomorrow night, with the majority willing us on for a victory. I am massively looking forward to the game."

After seeing his side come back from a goal down on Saturday Manager Lee Bradbury has used the club website to pay tribute to his fans for all their support so far: "It's a long way to go on a Wednesday night, but I know that hundreds of you have already taken time off work to get there and I cannot praise you enough for that.

"We need everyone who is going up to Huddersfield to make as much noise as possible and to let the lads know that they are right behind them.That's what you have done for weeks and weeks and we need it again.

"The Galpharm Stadium is a great ground, and we have already proved this season that we can go there and do well and with your help, we can do that again and get what we deserve."


Neither side has managed to get the better of the other so far this season with all three matches so far having ended all square.

The first meeting, at the Galpharm Stadium back in September, saw Josh McQuoid open the scoring only for two goals in three minutes either side of the interval from Antony Kay and Gary Roberts to put the home side in control. Marc Pugh earned his side a point though when he netted with just 11 minutes to go.

By the time they met again in February Eddie Howe had departed for Burnley and Lee Bradbury was in charge but the outcome was still the same only this time the goals were reserved until the final 16 minutes.

Michael Symes opened the scoring for the home side only for Danny Cadamarteri, back at Huddersfield for a second spell, equalised with just a minute left to play.

The game on Saturday saw Kilbane open the scoring for the visitors after 22 minutes. The Cherries had the chance to get back on level terms 13 minutes later but Danny Ings had his penalty saved by Ian Bennett in the Huddersfield goal.

The equaliser did come on the hour mark when McDermott scored his second goal for the club after joining on loan from Manchester City.

The two sides have met 42 times in total and it's Huddersfield who have the edge with 16 wins to nine while a further 17 matches have ended all square.

Bournemouth have to go back to 1993 for their last win, when they won 1-0 at Leeds Road. Since then the sides have met 17 times with 10 ending in wins for the Yorkshire side.

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