Oldham manager Lee Johnson enjoyed everything about his return to Ashton Gate except the result - a 1-1 draw Bristol City.
The former Bristol City player rightly felt his team merited all three points against opponents who have not won a league game at home since March.
Johnson, who helped City win promotion to the Championship as a midfielder in 2007 and reach the play-off final the following year, received warm applause from their fans before the start.
But, although his team dominated for large parts of the game, it took a 77th-minute equaliser from James Dayton to earn a draw after Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had volleyed City in front against the run of play after 36 minutes.
Johnson said: "We have played so well against a team who still have some quality Championship players and I'm so disappointed not to have won.
"We have to make more of our pressure.
"The strikers need to get across their defenders better and sometimes our decision-making with the final ball let us down.
"But we are a good side when we play as we did and I can't be too critical of the players. We dominated most of the game.
"I knew Bristol City were better than their league position suggested, yet we still controlled things and should have beaten them."