2006 Football League Two play-off Final

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2006 Football League Two play-off Final
Date 28 May 2006
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee Paul Taylor
Attendance 29,196
2005
2007

The 2006 Football League Two play-off Final was a football match played at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on 28 May 2006, at the end of the 2005–06 season. It was the second League Two play-off final since the Football League's 2004 rebranding and the 20th play-off final in all at the fourth level of English football. The match determined the fourth and final team to gain promotion from League Two to League One, and was contested by Grimsby Town, who had finished fourth during the league season, and Cheltenham Town, who had finished fifth. The teams reached the final by defeating Lincoln City and Wycombe Wanderers respectively in the two-legged semi-finals. Steve Guinan scored the only goal of the final to ensure Cheltenham's return to the third level of English football after an absence of three seasons.

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28 May 2006
15:00 BST
Grimsby Town 0 – 1 Cheltenham Town
(Report) Steve Guinan Goal 63'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 29,196
Referee: Paul Taylor (Hertfordshire)
Grimsby Town
Cheltenham Town
GRIMSBY TOWN:
GK 1 England Steve Mildenhall
RB 20 England Gary Croft Substituted off 75'
CB 12 England Rob Jones
CB 6 England Justin Whittle (c)
LB 3 England Tom Newey
RM 31 Montserrat Junior Mendes Substituted off 83'
CM 8 England Paul Bolland
CM 32 England Curtis Woodhouse Booked
LM 11 England Andy Parkinson
FW 9 Republic of Ireland Michael Reddy Substituted off 27'
FW 19 England Gary Jones
Substitutes:
DF 5 England Ben Futcher Substituted in 75'
RM 10 England Marc Goodfellow Substituted in 83'
CM 18 Northern Ireland Ciaran Toner
CM 7 Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala
FW 15 England Gary Cohen Substituted in 27'
Manager:
England Russell Slade
CHELTENHAM TOWN:
GK 1 England Shane Higgs
RB 2 England Jerry Gill
CB 4 England Shane Duff
CB 19 England Craig Armstrong Substituted off 27'
LB 5 England Gavin Caines
RM 18 England Ashley Vincent Substituted off 77'
CM 8 England John Finnigan (c)
CM 7 England Brian Wilson Substituted off 74'
LM 11 Northern Ireland Grant McCann
CF 9 England Steve Guinan
CF 25 England Steven Gillespie Substituted off 62'
Substitutes:
GK 12 England Scott Brown
DF 33 England Mickey Bell Substituted in 74'
MF 14 England Dave Bird
FW 17 Nigeria Kayode Odejayi Substituted in 62'
FW 10 England Damian Spencer Substituted in 77'
Manager:
England John Ward

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