PARTY-starter Harry Arter sparked jubilant scenes at Dean Court before admitting his magical moment would stay with him for life.

The central midfielder capped a memorable campaign by lashing home Cherries’ crucial second goal in the 3-1 win over Carlisle.

Arter played a major role as Cherries overwhelmed their League One rivals after the break to secure automatic promotion to the Championship.

The Londoner, who has netted eight times in 36 league appearances this term, told the Daily Echo: “I was always going to shoot in that sort of position. The feeling when it went in was indescribable.

“It was definitely the most important goal I have ever scored and one that will probably stick with me for the rest of my life.

“When you hear people being interviewed after they have been promoted, they say it is the best feeling ever, but I can relate to that now because that is honestly what it is. I have never experi enced anything like that in my life, let alone in football, so I am so proud to be a part of it.

“I am so thankful to the rest of the players and the fans for pushing us on to get where we are. It is going to take a few nights of sleep for it to sink in.”

Arter, signed by Eddie Howe from non-league Woking in 2010 for a bargain £4,000, added: “For the club to be in the second tier – one league behind probably the best league in the world – is a massive credit.”