2004 Football League Second Division play-off final

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2004 Football League Second Division play-off Final
Date 30 May 2004
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee Richard Beeby
Attendance 65,167
2003
2005

The 2004 Football League Second Division play-off Final was contested by Brighton & Hove Albion and Bristol City at The Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Brighton won the match 1–0 thanks to Leon Knight's goal from the penalty spot in the 84th minute.[1][2]

Route to the final[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Bristol City 46 23 13 10 58 37 +21 82
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 22 11 13 64 43 +21 77
5 Swindon Town 46 20 13 13 76 58 +18 73
6 Hartlepool United 46 20 13 13 76 61 +15 73

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg
15 May 2004
18:00
Hartlepool United 1–1 Bristol City
Porter Goal 74' Report Rougier Goal 5'
Victoria Park, Hartlepool
Attendance: 7,211
Referee: Paul Taylor

16 May 2004
16:00
Swindon Town 0–1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Report Carpenter Goal 72'
County Ground, Swindon
Attendance: 14,034
Referee: Neale Barry
Second leg
19 May 2004
19:45
Bristol City 2–1 Hartlepool United
Goodfellow Goal 88'
Roberts Goal 90'
Report Sweeney Goal 63'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 18,434
Referee: Graham Poll

Bristol City won 3–2 on aggregate.


Brighton & Hove Albion 2–2 Swindon Town on aggregate. Brighton & Hove Albion won 4–3 on penalties.

Match details[edit]

30 May 2004
15:00
Brighton & Hove Albion 1–0 Bristol City
Knight Goal 84' (pen.) Report
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 65,167
Referee: Richard Beeby
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION:
GK 29 England Ben Roberts
DF 4 England Danny Cullip
DF 14 England Guy Butters
DF 19 England Adam Virgo Booked
MF 9 England Gary Hart
MF 10 England Charlie Oatway
MF 12 England Richard Carpenter Substituted off 62'
MF 15 Wales Nathan Jones Substituted off 78'
MF 26 England Dan Harding
FW 7 England Leon Knight
FW 30 Scotland Chris Iwelumo
Substitutes:
GK 1 Netherlands Michel Kuipers
DF 3 England Kerry Mayo
DF 24 England Adam Hinshelwood
MF 20 England John Piercy Substituted in 78'
MF 34 Australia Paul Reid Substituted in 62'
Manager:
Scotland Mark McGhee
BRISTOL CITY:
GK 1 England Steve Phillips
DF 2 Scotland Louis Carey
DF 5 England Tony Butler Substituted off 88'
DF 6 England Matt Hill
DF 19 England Danny Coles
MF 4 Northern Ireland Tommy Doherty Booked
MF 11 England Brian Tinnion Substituted off 82'
MF 24 England Craig Woodman
FW 10 Scotland Lee Miller Substituted off 62'
FW 18 Wales Christian Roberts
FW 21 Trinidad and Tobago Tony Rougier
Substitutes:
GK 14 England Mike Stowell
DF 8 England Joe Burnell
MF 7 Australia Luke Wilkshire Substituted in 82'
MF 16 Scotland Scott Murray Substituted in 62'
FW 15 England Marc Goodfellow Substituted in 88'
Manager:
Northern Ireland Danny Wilson

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • 5 named substitutes.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bristol City 0-1 Brighton". BBC Sport. 30 May 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bristol City 0-1 Brighton". ESPN. 30 May 2004. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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