2008 Football League One play-off Final

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2008 Football League One play-off Final
Date 25 May 2008
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance 75,132

The 2008 Football League One play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium on 25 May 2008, at the end of the 2007–08 season. The match determined the third and final team to gain promotion from League One to the Championship, and was contested by Doncaster Rovers, who had finished third during the league season, and Leeds United, who had finished fifth. The teams reached the final by defeating Southend United and Carlisle United respectively in the two-legged semi-finals.

Over 200,000 Leeds United fans applied for tickets but the club were only given the 43,700 that they eventually took to the game.

Match details

25 May 2008
Doncaster Rovers 1 – 0 Leeds United
Hayter Goal 48' (Report)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,132
Doncaster Rovers
Leeds United
Doncaster Rovers:
GK 1 Scotland Neil Sullivan Booked
DF 2 England James O'Connor
DF 21 England Sam Hird
DF 22 England Matt Mills Booked
DF 3 Wales Gareth Roberts
MF 20 Republic of Ireland Paul Green
MF 8 Wales Brian Stock
MF 19 England Richie Wellens Substituted off 71'
MF 26 England James Coppinger Substituted off 86'
FW 23 Wales Jason Price Substituted off 80'
FW 12 England James Hayter
FW 9 Barbados Mark McCammon Substituted in 71'
GK 13 England Ben Smith
DF 11 England Adam Lockwood Substituted in 80'
FW 10 Wales Gareth Taylor
MF 7 England Lewis Guy Substituted in 86'
Republic of Ireland Sean O'Driscoll
Leeds United:
GK 1 Denmark Casper Ankergren
DF 2 England Frazer Richardson
DF 16 England Bradley Johnson
DF 3 England Paul Huntington
DF 33 Slovakia Ľubomír Michalík
MF 37 Australia Neil Kilkenny
MF 14 England Jonny Howson Booked
MF 4 Republic of Ireland Jonathan Douglas
MF 7 England David Prutton Booked Substituted off 69'
FW 9 England Jermaine Beckford
FW 38 Scotland Dougie Freedman Substituted off 77'
FW 20 Democratic Republic of the Congo Trésor Kandol Substituted in 69'
MF 22 England Andrew Hughes Substituted in 77'
DF 32 Republic of Ireland Alan Sheehan
GK 25 England David Lucas
DF 5 Angola Rui Marques
Scotland Gary McAllister


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • 5 named substitutes.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

Attendance: 75,132 (24,400 Doncaster, 7,000 Executive, Hospitality and Neutral etc., 43,700 Leeds).

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