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The Easter weekend saw the best and worst of being a Wednesdayite.

A tremendously hard working and committed performance at Bournemouth delivered a fantastic win.

And it was made even more enjoyable by the wall-to-wall sunshine on the South coast.

It’s probably true to say that 2-2 would have been a fair result on the balance of the game, and one that we would have gladly taken when Sam Hutchinson’s daft challenge got him another red card.

But the fact that we mathematically assured safety with 10 men was a brilliant outcome.

Brilliant was the word that could have been applied to the first 10 minutes of the performance against Charlton.

But inexplicably at 2-0 we just switched off and couldn’t recapture anything like the form we displayed at the start of the game.

This, allied with more awful defending from us, handed Charlton a win their performance didn’t deserve at all.

Antonio looked so out of sorts it was untrue and JJ proved why he will be going in June.

So our chances of getting to 60 points went west with that defeat and the injuries we suffered might have further undermined attempts to get anywhere near that total.

At least the powerful and poignant reception for Jonny Eales left us with something positive to take from that Easter Monday game.

We now move on to tomorrow’s game with Bolton and a chance to try to put the poor home form of recent weeks to rights.

However our squad will be looking a bit threadbare against a Trotters line up that looks stronger on paper.

We live in hope though!