EDDIE Howe described as a “strange dynamic” Brighton’s former home – and recalled his goalscoring record at both ends of the pitch at Withdean Stadium.

The Seagulls spent 12 seasons at the athletics stadium in Withdean before moving into their current home at the Amex in Falmer, where the Dorset club will tomorrow lock horns in the Premier League (3pm).

In 2001-02, Howe netted an equaliser for Cherries against Brighton before scoring a decisive own goal. However, he avenged this disappointment with a late equaliser at Withdean Stadium in September 2006, which proved to be the final goal of his career.

Discussing his memories of the clashes, Howe said: “I scored a good header at one end to make it 1-1 (in 2001), if I remember rightly, and I was on cloud nine. Then I think a long throw got flicked on and brushed off my knee and went in the bottom corner, so that wasn’t a great moment.

“I seem to always score against Brighton, well I say always, for me that was two goals because I scored against them again.”

Howe added: “It was a strange dynamic with the Withdean because the fans were so removed.

“The Bournemouth fans I remember every year were so far back, how they could see anything. They missed my three goals which was a real shame because I didn’t score many and no one saw them.

“It was totally different and quite an eerie feeling at that ground but it served them well and it enabled them to be where they are now so I’m sure they look back fondly at those days.”