PASSIONATE football fan Chris Daw will watch AFC Bournemouth take on Liverpool today (Sat Jan 25) after winning the hottest tickets in town – courtesy of the Daily Echo.

The 37-year-old Allenbourne Middle School teacher had given up on getting tickets to the sought after cup tie when his wife Claire suggested he enter the Daily Echo’s competition.

And on Thursday Chris was told he had won and will be among the thousands watching the Cherries take on the Premier League giants.

Chris has followed Liverpool FC since childhood but also takes an interest in the Cherries. He said: “As soon as the draw was made my first thought was ‘How can I get tickets?’

“But I quickly realised how busy it would be and I saw the reports of how big the queues were. I had friends who were turned away because they were too far back in the queue to get tickets.

“I gave up on the idea but my wife didn’t. She saw the competition in the Echo and said I had nothing to lose by giving it a go.

“I didn’t hold out much hope so it was unbelievable to find out I had won. I’ve already shared the good news with my class and can’t wait to go now. It’s going to be a fantastic occasion.”