1987 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final

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1987 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final
Event 1986–87 Football League Fourth Division
First leg
Date 22 May 1987
Venue Recreation Ground, Aldershot
Referee Allan Gunn
Attendance 5,069
Second leg
Date 25 May 1987
Venue Molineux, Wolverhampton
Referee Keith Hackett
Attendance 19,962
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. 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
19:45 BST
Aldershot 2–0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
McDonald Goal 4'
Barnes Goal 47' (pen.)
Recreation Ground, Aldershot
Attendance: 5,069
Referee: Allan Gunn (Burgess Hill)
ALDERSHOT:
GK 1 England Tony Lange
RB 2 England Barry Blankley
CB 3 Scotland Paul Friar
CB 4 England Andy King
LB 5 England Colin Smith
RM 6 England Steve Wignall
CM 7 England Bobby Barnes
CM 8 England Giorgio Mazzon
LM 9 England Mike Ring
CF 10 England Ian McDonald (c)
CF 11 England Gary Johnson
Manager:
England Len Walker
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS:
GK 1 Wales Mark Kendall
RB 2 England Steve Stoutt
CB 3 England David Barnes
CB 4 Jamaica Floyd Streete (c)
LB 5 England Rob Kelly
RM 6 England Nicky Clarke
CM 7 England Jon Purdie
CM 8 England Andy Thompson
FW 9 England Steve Bull
FW 10 England Andy Mutch
LM 11 England Micky Holmes
Manager:
England Graham Turner

Second leg[edit]

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