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2016 Football League Two play-off Final

The 2016 Football League Two play-off Final was a football match contested between AFC Wimbledon and Plymouth Argyle. The match was played at Wembley Stadium on 30 May 2016. The winner, AFC Wimbledon, was promoted to League One.[2][3]

2016 Football League Two play-off Final
Event2015–16 Football League Two
Date30 May 2016
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchLyle Taylor[1]
RefereeIain Williamson
Attendance57,956
2015
2017

This was Wimbledon's second national play-off final win in five years. They had won the Conference National (now National League) play-off final in 2011 over Luton, but the match had to be played at the City of Manchester Stadium due to the 2011 UEFA Champions League Final taking place at Wembley.

Contents

Route to the finalEdit

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Plymouth Argyle Round AFC Wimbledon
League Two 5th-placed team
Pos Team Pld Pts
4 Accrington Stanley 46 85
5 Plymouth Argyle 46 81
6 Portsmouth 46 78
7 AFC Wimbledon 46 75

Full results list

League Two League Two 7th-placed team
Pos Team Pld Pts
4 Accrington Stanley 46 85
5 Plymouth Argyle 46 81
6 Portsmouth 46 78
7 AFC Wimbledon 46 75

Full results list

Opponent Agg 1st leg 2nd leg Play-offs Opponent Agg 1st leg 2nd leg
Portsmouth 3–2 2–2 (A) 1–0 (H) Semi-finals Accrington Stanley 3–2 1–0 (H) 2–2 (A)

MatchEdit

DetailsEdit

AFC Wimbledon2–0Plymouth Argyle
Taylor   78'
Akinfenwa   90+10' (pen.)
Report
Attendance: 57,956
Referee: Iain Williamson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AFC Wimbledon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Plymouth Argyle
GK 29 Kelle Roos
RB 2 Barry Fuller (c)
CB 6 Paul Robinson
CB 32 Darius Charles   67'
LB 3 Callum Kennedy
RM 18 Connor Smith   69'
CM 4 Dannie Bulman
CM 8 Jake Reeves
LM 17 Andy Barcham
CF 9 Tom Elliott   77'
CF 33 Lyle Taylor   79'   90+7'
Substitutes:
GK 1 James Shea
DF 20 Ryan Sweeney
DF 12 Jonathan Meades   69'
MF 11 Sean Rigg
FW 14 Ade Azeez   90+7'
FW 39 Rhys Murphy
FW 10 Adebayo Akinfenwa   90+11'   77'
Manager:
Neal Ardley
GK 23 Luke McCormick
RB 2 Kelvin Mellor
CB 5 Curtis Nelson (c)
CB 6 Peter Hartley   86'
LB 3 Gary Sawyer
DM 4 Carl McHugh
DM 20 Hiram Boateng
RW 14 Jake Jervis   68'
AM 10 Graham Carey
LW 11 Gregg Wylde   62'   82'
CF 19 Jamille Matt
Substitutes:
GK 31 Vincent Dorel
DF 28 Jordon Forster   86'
DF 16 Ben Purrington
MF 32 Jordan Houghton
FW 27 Craig Tanner   68'
FW 15 Tyler Harvey
FW 9 Reuben Reid   82'
Manager:
Derek Adams

Post matchEdit

The scorer of Wimbledon's second goal, Adebayo Akinfenwa revealed shortly after the end of the game that he had been released by the club and that he was looking for a new club.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pilnick, Brent (30 May 2016). "AFC Wimbledon 2–0 Plymouth Argyle". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "AFC Wimbledon edge past Accrington in extra-time to book Wembley date". The Guardian. London. Press Association. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Brendon (18 May 2016). "Accrington Stanley 2–2 AFC Wimbledon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Adebayo Akinfenwa: AFC Wimbledon icon released after play-off final win". BBC Sport. 30 May 2016. Retrieved 29 November 2017.