1987 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final

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1987 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final
Event1986–87 Football League Fourth Division
First leg
Date22 May 1987
VenueRecreation Ground, Aldershot
RefereeAllan Gunn
Attendance5,069
Second leg
Date25 May 1987
VenueMolineux, Wolverhampton
RefereeKeith Hackett
Attendance19,962
1988

The 1987 Football League Fourth Division play-off final was a two-legged football tie played in May 1987 at the end of the 1986–87 season. It determined the third and final team to gain promotion from the Fourth Division to the Third Division, and was contested by Aldershot and Wolverhampton Wanderers.[1] This was the first-ever play-off final to be staged in English football.

Aldershot won the tie 3–0 on aggregate, having won both legs of the tie.

Match Details[edit]

First leg[edit]

22 May 1987 Aldershot2–0Wolverhampton WanderersRecreation Ground, Aldershot
19:45 BST McDonald Goal 4'
Barnes Goal 47' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,069
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
GK 1 Tony Lange
RB 2 Barry Blankley
CB 3 Paul Friar
CB 4 Andy King
LB 5 Colin Smith
RM 6 Steve Wignall
CM 7 Bobby Barnes
CM 8 Giorgio Mazzon
LM 9 Mike Ring
CF 10 Ian McDonald (c)
CF 11 Gary Johnson
Manager:
Len Walker
GK 1 Mark Kendall
RB 2 Steve Stoutt
CB 3 David Barnes
CB 4 Floyd Streete (c)
LB 5 Rob Kelly
RM 6 Nicky Clarke
CM 7 Jon Purdie
CM 8 Andy Thompson
FW 9 Steve Bull
FW 10 Andy Mutch
LM 11 Micky Holmes
Manager:
Graham Turner

Second leg[edit]

25 May 1987 Wolverhampton Wanderers0–1
(0–3 agg.)
AldershotMolineux, Wolverhampton
15:00 BST Barnes Goal 81' Attendance: 19,962
Referee: Keith Hackett (Sheffield)
GK 1 Mark Kendall
RB 2 Steve Stoutt
CB 3 David Barnes
CB 4 Floyd Streete (c)
LB 5 Barry Powell
RM 6 Nicky Clarke
CM 7 Robbie Dennison
CM 8 Andy Thompson
FW 9 Steve Bull
FW 10 Andy Mutch
LM 11 Micky Holmes
Manager:
Graham Turner
GK 1 Tony Lange
RB 2 Barry Blankley
CB 3 Paul Friar
CB 4 Andy King
LB 5 Colin Smith
RM 6 Steve Wignall
CM 7 Bobby Barnes
CM 8 Giorgio Mazzon
LM 9 Mike Ring
CF 10 Ian McDonald (c)
CF 11 Gary Johnson
Manager:
Len Walker

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1987 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)