Chester City and AFC Bournemouth have trodden slightly different paths over the past seven years.
On April 18, 2009, the two clubs met at the Deva Stadium in a crucial clash in the fight for Football League survival with the second-bottom Blues a point behind the Cherries, who had started the season with a 17 point deduction for financial troubles.
Defeat would leave Chester staring down the barrel of relegation while victory would take Mark Wright's side two points above Bournemouth with two games remaining.
But the visitors, with a then 31-year-old Eddie Howe in the dugout, punished a massively disappointing performance from the Blues to claim a 2-0 win and leave Wright's men teetering on the brink of the League Two trapdoor.
Brett Pitman's swinging free-kick gave the Cherries the lead in the third minute and Anton Robinson poked home the second goal in the 79th minute to secure the points.
In pictures: Action from Chester's defeat to Bournemouth in 2009
Following the game, Wright said: "We're aware that our Football League status is now hanging by a thread, but things have been hard for us. Everybody else has been able to strengthen their squads while ours has remained the same.
"I think my boys have done tremendously well, but when we face a big, organised side like Bournemouth, we didn't have enough to trouble them. I thought Bournemouth deserved their win and we have to wish them all the best."
Chester: James Spencer, Kevin Roberts, Paul Linwood, Shaun Kelly (Ben Jones), James Vaughan, Anthony Barry (Paul Rutherford), Jay Harris, James Owen, Lawrence Wilson, Ryan Lowe, Kevin Ellison (Richie Partridge). Unused subs: David Mannix, Glenn Rule.
Bournemouth: Shwan Jalal, Shaun Cooper, Jason Pearce, Rhoys Wiggins, Mark Molesley, Danny Hollands, Anton Robinson, Jeff Goulding (Liam Feeney), Steve Fletcher (Lee Bradbury), Brett Pitman (Alan Connell). Unused subs: Scott Guyett, Ryan Pryce.
Chester's relegation was confirmed a week later despite a 2-2 draw at Aldershot Town and a 2-1 defeat at home to Darlington on the final afternoon completed a miserable season.
Things got worse for Blues fans in the following weeks with an exodus of players before then owner Stephen Vaughan placed the club into administration with huge debts.
Although Chester managed to start the 2009-10 season in the Conference National, the once proud club was now in tatters as crowds dwindled and supporters protested against Vaughan's regime.
With the financial situation worsening, the situation reached breaking point in February 2010 when the Blues failed to fulfill a fixture against Forest Green Rovers, leading the Football Conference to suspend and then expel them from the league.
The club was wound up in London's High Court on March 10, 2010.
Supporters' heartbreak and anger led them to reform the club soon after, beginning life in the Evo-Stik League First Division North.
Under Neil Young, the Blues entered a period of record-breaking success, securing three successive league titles and promotions to return to non-league's top tier three years after being wound up and the club has taken steps to consolidate its position in what is now the National League.
But what of Bournemouth?
The Dorset club began a remarkable rise through the leagues with automatic promotion the following season, finishing second in League Two.
Howe departed for Burnley midway through the 2010-11 campaign but the Cherries went on to reach the play-offs under his successor Lee Bradbury.
Bournemouth finished 11th the next season leading to Bradbury's departure and when his replacement Paul Groves was sacked in October 2012, Howe returned for a second spell in charge.
Howe steered them to second place in League One and promotion to the Championship, achieving a 10th place finish in 2013-14.
The 2014-15 season proved one to remember for the Cherries, who clinched the title and with it promotion to the Premier League, placing them in the top flight of English football for the first time.
Howe's men have had an impressive campaign, including wins over Chelsea and Manchester United. Not bad for a club that seven years ago looked to be heading out of the Football League.