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2009 Football League One play-off Final

The 2009 Football League One play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium on 24 May 2009, at the end of the 2008–09 season. The match determined the third and final team to gain promotion from League One to the Championship, and was contested by Millwall, who finished fifth during the league season, and Scunthorpe United, who finished sixth. The teams reached the final by defeating Leeds United and Milton Keynes Dons respectively in the two-legged semi-finals.

2009 Football League One play-off final
EventFootball League One 2008-09
Date24 May 2009
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeMichael Oliver (Northumberland)

Route to the finalEdit

Millwall finished the regular season in 5th place in the League One table, one position above Scunthorpe. In the play-off semi-finals, Millwall faced 4th-placed Leeds United. Neil Harris scored to give them a 1–0 victory in the first leg at The Den.[1] In the second match, Jermaine Beckford missed a first-half penalty for Leeds before Luciano Becchio scored to level the tie for Leeds. However Abdou equalised for Millwall and sent them through 2–1 on aggregate.

Scunthorpe met Milton Keynes Dons in their semi-final. The first leg at Glanford Park finished 1–1, with Aaron Wilbraham cancelling out Martyn Woolford's opener for Scunthorpe. The second match ended 0–0 after extra time and the match was decided on a penalty shoot-out.



Millwall2–3Scunthorpe United
Alexander   37'39' Report Sparrow   6'70'
Woolford   85'
Attendance: 59,661
Scunthorpe United
GK 1 David Forde
RB 7 Alan Dunne
CB 15 Tony Craig   83'
CB 6 Zak Whitbread
LB 3 Andy Frampton   90'
RM 10 Lewis Grabban   63'
CM 32 Adam Bolder
CM 26 Jimmy Abdou   46'
LM 21 David Martin
CF 9 Neil Harris
CF 8 Gary Alexander
GK 40 Lenny Pidgeley
DF 5 Paul Robinson   90'
DF 16 Scott Barron
MF 12 Chris Hackett   63'
MF 24 Marc Laird   46'
Kenny Jackett
GK 1 Joe Murphy
RB 6 Cliff Byrne
CB 15 David Mirfin
CB 4 Andy Crosby
LB 27 Ian Morris
RM 7 Matt Sparrow   16'
CM 18 Sam Togwell   10'   55'
CM 17 Grant McCann
LM 16 Martyn Woolford
CF 10 Gary Hooper   80'
CF 9 Paul Hayes
GK 22 Josh Lillis
MF 8 Garry Thompson
MF 24 Andrew Wright
MF 32 Liam Trotter   55'
FW 19 Jonathan Forte   80'
Nigel Adkins

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.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Fletcher, Paul (9 May 2009). "Millwall 1–0 Leeds". BBC Sport. Retrieved 17 May 2009.

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