2015 Football League One play-off Final

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2015 Football League One play-off final
Event2014–15 Football League One
Date24 May 2015
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchJermaine Beckford[1]
RefereeAndrew Madley
Attendance48,236
2014
2016

The 2015 Football League One play-off final was a football match contested by Preston North End and Swindon Town on Sunday 24 May 2015 at Wembley Stadium. The winner, Preston North End, became the third and final team to be promoted from League One to the Championship for the 2015–16 season. It was the first time that Preston have ever been promoted through the play-offs in 10 attempts.

Route to the final[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Preston North End 46 25 14 7 79 40 +39 89
4 Swindon Town 46 23 10 13 76 57 +19 79
5 Sheffield United 46 19 14 13 66 53 +13 71
6 Chesterfield 46 19 12 15 68 55 +13 69

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Chesterfield0–1Preston North End
BBC Report Beckford Goal 6'
Attendance: 8,409
Referee: Mark Haywood
Sheffield United1–2Swindon Town
Freeman Goal 19' BBC Report Ricketts Goal 51'
Byrne Goal 90+4'
Attendance: 20,890
Referee: Darren Bond

Second leg[edit]

Preston North End3–0Chesterfield
Beckford Goal 38'87'
Garner Goal 62' (pen.)
BBC Report
Attendance: 15,641
Referee: Andy D'Urso

Preston North End won 4–0 on aggregate.

Swindon Town5–5Sheffield United
Gladwin Goal 4'10'
Smith Goal 18'59'
Obika Goal 84'
BBC Report Thompson Goal 19' (o.g.)
Basham Goal 38'
Davies Goal 65'
DoneGoal 88'
Adams Goal 90'
Attendance: 13,065
Referee: Keith Hill

Swindon Town won 7–6 on aggregate.

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Preston North End4–0Swindon Town
Beckford Goal 3'44'57'
Huntington Goal 13'
BBC Report
Attendance: 48,236
Referee: Andrew Madley
Preston North End
Swindon Town
GK 34 Sam Johnstone
RB 5 Tom Clarke
CB 6 Bailey Wright
CB 23 Paul Huntington
LB 15 Calum Woods
DM 19 John Welsh
CM 8 Neil Kilkenny
CM 24 Daniel Johnson
AM 12 Paul Gallagher Substituted off 37'
CF 10 Jermaine Beckford Substituted off 68'
CF 14 Joe Garner
Substitutes:
GK 21 Thorsten Stuckmann
DF 3 Scott Laird
MF 7 Chris Humphrey
MF 17 Kyel Reid
MF 31 Alan Browne Substituted in 37'
FW 9 Kevin Davies Substituted in 68'
FW 25 Jordan Hugill
Manager:
Simon Grayson
GK 1 Wes Foderingham
CB 5 Jack Stephens
CB 2 Nathan Thompson Substituted off 5'
CB 6 Jordan Turnbull
RM 3 Nathan Byrne
CM 4 Massimo Luongo
CM 8 Yaser Kasim
CM 7 Ben Gladwin Substituted off 58'
LM 15 Harry Toffolo Substituted off 66'
CF 9 Michael Smith
CF 20 Jonathan Obika
Substitutes:
GK 25 Tyrell Belford
DF 29 Raphael Rossi Branco
DF 36 Sam Ricketts Substituted in 5'
MF 19 Louis Thompson Substituted in 58'
MF 26 Anton Rodgers
FW 10 Andy Williams Substituted in 66'
FW 24 Jermaine Hylton
Manager:
Mark Cooper

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Preston manager Simon Grayson hails Jermaine Beckford after hat-trick in League One play-off final". Sky Sports. Retrieved 25 May 2015.