2002 Football League Third Division play-off Final

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2002 Football League Third Division play-off Final
Millennium Stadium (aerial view).jpg
The Millennium Stadium hosted the final
Event2001–02 Football League Third Division
Date6 May 2002
VenueMillennium Stadium, Cardiff
RefereeAnthony Leake

The 2002 Football League Third Division play-off Final was a football match contested between Cheltenham Town and Rushden & Diamonds. The match was played at the Millennium Stadium on 6 May 2002. Cheltenham won 3–1 to earn promotion to the 2002–03 Football League Second Division.[1]



Cheltenham Town3–1Rushden & Diamonds
Referee: Anthony Leake
GK 1 Steve Book
RB 15 Richard Walker
CB 14 Anthony Griffin
CB 2 Michael Duff
LB 3 Jamie Victory
RM 8 Mark Yates
CM 27 Lee Williams
CM 28 John Finnigan
LM 21 Martin Devaney Substituted off 75'
ST 26 Tony Naylor
CF 19 Julian Alsop
GK 21 Carl Muggleton
DF 17 Neil Howarth
MF 22 Martyn Lee
FW 29 Nathan Tyson
FW 9 Neil Grayson Substituted in 75'
Steve Cotterill
GK 1 Billy Turley
CB 36 Andy Tillson
CB 3 Paul Underwood
CB 5 Mark Peters
RM 29 Stuart Wardley
CM 20 Paul Hall
CM 2 Tarkan Mustafa
CM 18 Stuart Gray (c) Substituted off 69'
LM 7 Garry Butterworth
CF 31 Onandi Lowe
CF 9 Scott Partridge Substituted off 69'
GK 16 Tony Pennock
DF 17 Gary Setchell
DF 35 Barry Hunter
MF 8 Jon Brady Substituted in 69'
FW 12 Brett Angell Substituted in 69'
Brian Talbot


  1. ^ "Cheltenham crack Diamonds". BBC Sport. Retrieved 10 March 2019.