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2008 Football League One play-off Final

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.

2008 Football League One play-off Final
Doncaster Rovers celebrate being promoted to the EFL Championship at Wembley Stadium.
Event2008 Football League One play-off
Date25 May 2008
VenueWembley Stadium, London



Doncaster Rovers1–0Leeds United
Hayter   48' (Report)
Attendance: 75,132
Doncaster Rovers
Leeds United
GK 1 Neil Sullivan  
DF 2 James O'Connor
DF 21 Sam Hird
DF 22 Matt Mills  
DF 3 Gareth Roberts
MF 20 Paul Green
MF 8 Brian Stock
MF 19 Richie Wellens   71'
MF 26 James Coppinger   86'
FW 23 Jason Price   80'
FW 12 James Hayter
FW 9 Mark McCammon   71'
GK 13 Ben Smith
DF 11 Adam Lockwood   80'
FW 10 Gareth Taylor
MF 7 Lewis Guy   86'
Sean O'Driscoll
GK 1 Casper Ankergren
DF 2 Frazer Richardson
DF 16 Bradley Johnson
DF 3 Paul Huntington
DF 33 Ľubomír Michalík
MF 37 Neil Kilkenny
MF 14 Jonny Howson  
MF 4 Jonathan Douglas
MF 7 David Prutton     69'
FW 9 Jermaine Beckford
FW 38 Dougie Freedman   77'
FW 20 Trésor Kandol   69'
MF 22 Andrew Hughes   77'
DF 32 Alan Sheehan
GK 25 David Lucas
DF 5 Rui Marques
Gary McAllister

Match rules:

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.