1989 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final

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1989 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final
Event1988–89 Football League Fourth Division
First leg
Date30 May 1989
VenueRacecourse Ground, Wrexham
Attendance7,915
Second leg
Date3 June 1989
VenueBrisbane Road, Leyton
Attendance13,355
1988
1990

The 1989 Football League Fourth Division play-off final was a two-legged football tie played in May and June 1989 at the end of the 1988–89 season. It determined the third and final team to gain promotion from the Fourth Division to the Third Division, and was contested by Leyton Orient and Wrexham.[1]

Leyton Orient won the tie 2–1 on aggregate, having drew the first leg 0–0 and winning the second 2–1.

Match Details[edit]

First leg[edit]

GK 1 Mike Salmon
RB 2 Neil Salathiel
CB 3 Darren Wright
CB 4 Geoff Hunter
LB 5 Nigel Beaumont
RM 6 Joey Jones
CM 7 Andy Thackeray Substituted off
CM 8 Brian Flynn
LM 9 Ollie Kearns
CF 10 Kevin Russell
CF 11 Jon Bowden
Substitutes:
FW 12 Steve Buxton Substituted in
Manager:
Dixie McNeil
GK 1 Paul Heald
RB 2 Terry Howard
CB 3 Kevin Dickenson
CB 4 Kevin Hales
LB 5 Keith Day
RM 6 John Sitton
CM 7 Steve Baker Substituted off
CM 8 Steve Castle
FW 9 Lee Harvey
FW 10 Mark Cooper
LM 11 Alan Comfort
Substitutes:
FW 12 Paul Ward Substituted in
Manager:
Frank Clark

Second leg[edit]

3 June 1988 Leyton Orient2–1
(2–1 agg.)
WrexhamBrisbane Road, Leyton
Harvey Goal 44'
Cooper Goal 81'
Bowden Goal 47' Attendance: 13,355
GK 1 Paul Heald
RB 2 Terry Howard
CB 3 Kevin Dickenson Substituted off
CB 4 Kevin Hales
LB 5 Keith Day
RM 6 John Sitton
CM 7 Steve Baker
CM 8 Steve Castle
FW 9 Lee Harvey
FW 10 Mark Cooper
LM 11 Alan Comfort
Substitutes:
FW 12 Paul Ward Substituted in
Manager:
Frank Clark
GK 1 Mike Salmon
RB 2 Neil Salathiel
CB 3 Darren Wright
CB 4 Geoff Hunter
LB 5 Nigel Beaumont
RM 6 Joey Jones
CM 7 Andy Thackeray Substituted off
CM 8 Brian Flynn Substituted off
LM 9 Ollie Kearns
CF 10 Kevin Russell
CF 11 Jon Bowden
Substitutes:
FW 12 Steve Buxton Substituted in
MF 13 Graham Cooper Substituted in
Manager:
Dixie McNeil

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1989 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)