1987 Football League Third Division play-off Final

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1987 Football League Third Division play-off Final
Event1986–87 Football League Third Division
Swindon Town won 2–0 in a replay
First leg
Date22 May 1987
VenuePriestfield, Gillingham
Attendance16,775
Second leg
Date25 May 1987
VenueCounty Ground, Swindon
Attendance14,382
1988

The 1987 Football League Third 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 Third Division to the Second Division, and was contested by Gillingham and Swindon Town.[1]

Swindon Town won the tie 2–0 in a replay after the side drew 2–2 on aggregate.

Match Details[edit]

First leg[edit]

1 Phil Kite
2 Paul Haylock
3 Graham Pearce
4 Les Berry
5 Trevor Quow
6 Colin Greenall
7 Howard Pritchard
8 Dave Shearer
9 Dave Smith
10 Karl Elsey
11 Tony Cascarino
Manager:
Keith Peacock
1 Fraser Digby
2 Dave Hockaday
3 Phil King
4 Leigh Barnard
5 Tim Parkin
6 Colin Calderwood
7 Mark Jones
8 Chris Kamara
9 Jimmy Quinn Substituted off
10 Dave Bamber
11 Steve Berry
Substitutes:
12 Charlie Henry Substituted in
Manager:
Lou Macari

Second leg[edit]

25 May 1987 Swindon Town2–1
(2–2 agg.)
GillinghamCounty Ground, Swindon
Coyne Goal 61'
Henry Goal 80'
Elsey Goal 17' Attendance: 14,382
1 Fraser Digby
2 Dave Hockaday
3 Phil King
4 Peter Coyne
5 Tim Parkin
6 Colin Calderwood
7 Dave Bamber
8 Chris Kamara Substituted off
9 Steve Berry
10 Steve White
11 Leigh Barnard
Substitutes:
12 Charlie Henry Substituted in
Manager:
Lou Macari
1 Phil Kite
2 Paul Haylock
3 Graham Pearce
4 Les Berry
5 Trevor Quow
6 Colin Greenall
7 Howard Pritchard
8 Dave Shearer
9 Steve Lovell
10 Karl Elsey Substituted off
11 Tony Cascarino
Substitutes:
12 Dave Smith Substituted in
Manager:
Keith Peacock

Replay[edit]

29 May 1987 Swindon Town2–0GillinghamSelhurst Park, Croydon
White Goal 2'65' Attendance: 18,491
1 Fraser Digby
2 Dave Hockaday
3 Phil King
4 Peter Coyne
5 Tim Parkin
6 Colin Calderwood
7 Dave Bamber
8 Steve Berry
9 Charlie Henry
10 Steve White
11 Leigh Barnard
Manager:
Lou Macari
1 Phil Kite
2 Paul Haylock
3 Graham Pearce
4 Les Berry
5 Trevor Quow
6 Colin Greenall
7 Howard Pritchard
8 Dave Shearer
9 Martin Robinson Substituted off
10 Karl Elsey
11 Tony Cascarino
Substitutes:
12 Dave Smith Substituted in
Manager:
Keith Peacock

References[edit]

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