2006 Football League Two play-off Final

2006 Football League Two play-off Final
Date 28 May 2006
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee Paul Taylor
Attendance 29,196

The 2006 Football League Two play-off Final was a football match played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on 28 May 2006, at the end of the 2005–06 season. It was the second League Two play-off final since the Football League's 2004 rebranding and the 20th play-off final in all at the fourth level of English football. The match determined the fourth and final team to gain promotion from League Two to League One, and was contested by Grimsby Town, who had finished fourth during the league season, and Cheltenham Town, who had finished fifth. The teams reached the final by defeating Lincoln City and Wycombe Wanderers respectively in the two-legged semi-finals. Steve Guinan scored the only goal of the final to ensure Cheltenham's return to the third level of English football after an absence of three seasons.

Match details

Grimsby Town
Cheltenham Town
GK 1 England Steve Mildenhall
RB 20 England Gary Croft  75'
CB 12 England Rob Jones
CB 6 England Justin Whittle (c)
LB 3 England Tom Newey
RM 31 Montserrat Junior Mendes  83'
CM 8England Paul Bolland
CM 32England Curtis Woodhouse
LM 11England Andy Parkinson
FW 9Republic of Ireland Michael Reddy  27'
FW 19England Gary Jones
DF 5England Ben Futcher  75'
RM 10 England Marc Goodfellow  83'
CM 18Northern Ireland Ciaran Toner
CM 7Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala
FW 15England Gary Cohen  27'
England Russell Slade
GK 1England Shane Higgs
RB 2 England Jerry Gill
CB 4 England Shane Duff
CB 19 England Craig Armstrong  27'
LB 5 England Gavin Caines
RM 18England Ashley Vincent  77'
CM 8England John Finnigan (c)
CM 7England Brian Wilson  74'
LM 11Northern Ireland Grant McCann
CF 9England Steve Guinan
CF 25England Steven Gillespie  62'
GK 12 England Scott Brown
DF 33England Mickey Bell  74'
MF 14England Dave Bird
FW 17Nigeria Kayode Odejayi  62'
FW 10England Damian Spencer  77'
England John Ward


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