FANS’ favourite Mark Molesley threw his weight behind the Daily Echo’s ‘Bums on Seats’ campaign and then described the active role supporters can play in keeping Cherries on top.
The campaign was launched last week in a bid to help coax big crowds back to Dean Court – starting with this weekend’s clash against Burton Albion.
‘Bums on Seats’ will give Cherries supporters an opportunity to mark the achievements of Bournemouth’s table-topping football and speedway teams after the Daily Echo joined forces with Dorset-based speedway promoter Matt Ford to create a unique offer.
The Cherries board is keen to entice spectators through the turnstiles and the club has done its bit this week by releasing a special offer for the Burton match, with family tickets (two adults and two under-16s) available for just £30.
Now Molesley, one of the club’s crowd pleasers, has added his voice to the rallying cry.
He said: “We’re all in it together and it’s all for one, one for all. We see the fans as part of the squad just as much as the players.
“We always say that, first and foremost, we want three points. But we’re looking to play the right way and entertain people.
“We still feel we’re growing as a squad and there’s more to come.
“With the help of the fans, we can achieve that.
“They shouldn’t underestimate the role they can have in us being successful this year.”
Eddie Howe’s impressive side continued to take the Football League’s basement division by storm on Saturday, their comfortable 2-0 victory at Darlington ensuring they remain the team to catch.
And the Bournemouth Buccaneers – who Ford promotes along with Poole Pirates – have been no strangers to success of their own in a brilliant debut National League season.
The Buccs face a play-off tomorrow evening for the silverware and Ford is offering Cherries supporters free entry to their semi-final, first leg clash against Weymouth at Poole Stadium.
To qualify, fans need to have either a season ticket for Dean Court or a match ticket for Cherries’ clash with Burton on Saturday.
And by producing either at the Wimborne Road box office, they will be given entry free of charge.
Admission prices on the night are £10 for adults and £3 for children.
n Cherries fans can now get their hands on a match programme and the Echo’s Saturday edition (including magazine) for just £3.25.
The offer (subject to availablity) starts this weekend, when Eddie Howe’s men welcome Burton Albion to Dean Court.