THE majority of title-winning seasons can highlight a handful of special moments along the journey.

While Cherries’ momentous 2014-15 season in the Championship was lined with such occasions, a 2-0 win at strugglers Brighton might not leap from the record books.

However, on closer inspection, the exploits of a talismanic Frenchman on a Friday night in April should be savoured forever.

A match of few chances creaked towards a draw and two points dropped at a crucial time for Eddie Howe’s charges until Yann Kermorgant took centre stage – a position that never seemed to daunt the frontman – in the 70th minute.

A swing of his right boot fired a sumptuous free-kick arrowing into the net to beat David Stockdale.

Kermorgant then sent Callum Wilson on his way for a second goal late on to secure victory and a four-point lead at the summit of the second tier, with just four games to play.

Reflecting on the triumph at the Amex four years ago, which is Cherries’ only win in Brighton since 1988-89, Kermorgant told the Daily Echo: “It was a very important game for us.

“The win at Brighton was maybe a bit of a turning point in our season because with the win we were definitely pushing for promotion and it was massive for the team.

“We had always been confident in that season because we knew we were strong and it was only about us.

“We were motivated and knew we had to get a result at Brighton.”

On his stunning free-kick, he added: “It was a big relief. Every time I scored a massive goal Matt Ritchie was jumping on me and trying to grab me on the floor – it happened a few times that season.”

Cherries went on to finish the job with three wins and a draw from their final four matches to clinch Premier League football. They visit Brighton in the top flight on Saturday (3pm).

Kermorgant netted 17 goals and provided 14 assists in what proved to be his only full season with Cherries.

Signed from Charlton in January 2014 for £400,000, he soon made an impression with a hat-trick in a 5-0 win against Doncaster. But this only served as a platform for in his own words the “unbelievable” season.

“When I was at Charlton I was enjoying life at the club and my decision to move was a little difficult for me,” said Kermorgant.

“When I first signed for Bournemouth I did not know what was going to happen.

“If you look back at what we did in such a short period it is unbelievable.

“The season we got promoted was the best because we were spot on from start to finish and the cherry on the cake was to be champions at Charlton, which made it even more special.

“Overall, it was probably the best season of my career. I scored more goals in a season for Reading but as a team we were very good and so strong in every position.” Discussing what made the Championship-winning squad unique, Kermorgant said: “I had never seen a group of players where everyone was so focused on getting better.

“A big part of this was due to the mentality of the manager as well but I was very impressed by the players.

“You didn’t have to say to anybody to get stronger in the gym or work on crosses and finishing at the end of training, they all wanted to work and they enjoyed it.

“I don’t think I have ever been in another group like that. The intensity and quality we had was very good.”

While the dramatic final day at the Valley will live long in his thoughts, the brief Premier League spell that followed remains a low point with just seven substitute appearances before joining Reading in January 2016.

“It will stay as the biggest disappointment of my career,” said Kermorgant. “Firstly because I did not get there when I was a little bit younger – it maybe would have been easier for me to get a chance to play.

“Secondly, because I just think I deserved a bit more of a chance to play or to try to play at least. The way it panned out for me was not really fair but I know football is like that. You have to be ruthless and unfortunately for me that was the case.

“The club is still in the Prem and doing very well, which is the most important thing when you are a manager – to get your club as high as you can.”

Last summer, Kermorgant returned to play for his home-town club of Vannes, with plans to work in property investment when he hangs up his boots.

The 37-year-old has not visited Vitality Stadium since his departure but admitted he would cherish the chance to catch up with his former team-mates and the Cherries faithful.

“The relationship with the fans was perfect,” said Kermorgant.

“It was always very good and positive vibes with the supporters. They were very kind and I always appreciated the song. They will always be in my memories.”