2010 Football League Two play-off Final

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2010 Football League Two play-off Final
Wembley Stadium venue of the 2010 Football League Two play-off Final
Event 2009–10 Football League Two
Date 30 May 2010
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee James Linington
Attendance 32,054

The 2010 Football League Two play-off Final was a football match that was played at Wembley Stadium on 30 May 2010, at the end of the 2009–10 season. The match determined the fourth and final team to gain promotion from the League Two to the League One, and was contested by Rotherham United and Dagenham & Redbridge. Dagenham & Redbridge won the play-off final 3-2.

Route to the final[edit]

Rotherham United reached the final after beating Aldershot Town 3-0 on aggregate in their semi-final. Already 1-0 up after the away leg, The Millers won the home tie 2-0 and with it booked their place at Wembley. Dagenham & Redbridge secured their spot with an emphatic 6-0 victory, at home, in the first leg of their semi-final with Morecambe, eventually winning the tie 7-2 on aggregate.

Match overview[edit]


Dagenham & Redbridge achieved promotion to League One after a 3-2 victory over Rotherham United, at Wembley Stadium, thanks to a 70th minute, deflected, Jon Nurse strike. Twice Dagenham & Redbridge had taken the lead, through goals from Paul Benson and Danny Green, only for Rotherham United forward Ryan Taylor to return The Millers back to level terms a few minutes later.


30 May 2010
15:00 BST
Dagenham & Redbridge 3 – 2 Rotherham United
Benson Goal 38'
Green Goal 56'
Nurse Goal 70'
Report Taylor Goal 39' Goal 61'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 32,054
Referee: James Linington
GK 01 Wales Tony Roberts
DF 04 England Scott Doe
DF 06 South Africa Mark Arber
DF 33 Republic of Ireland Peter Gain
DF 03 Republic of Ireland Damien McCrory
MF 19 England Abu Ogogo
MF 20 France Romain Vincelot Booked 87'
MF 07 England Danny Green Booked 57'
FW 09 Barbados Jon Nurse Substituted off 72'
FW 14 England Paul Benson
FW 10 England Josh Scott Substituted off 87'
GK 30 England Chris Lewington
DF 15 England Anwar Uddin
DF 24 England Billy Bingham
MF 17 England Darren Currie
FW 22 England Graeme Montgomery Substituted in 72'
FW 26 Sierra Leone Tommy Tejan-Sie
FW 31 England Phil Walsh Substituted in 87'
England John Still
GK 01 England Andy Warrington
DF 14 England Mark Lynch
DF 06 England Nick Fenton
DF 25 England Pablo Mills Substituted off 77'
DF 19 Republic of Ireland Gavin Gunning
MF 05 England Ian Sharps Booked 33'
MF 04 England Danny Harrison
MF 15 England Kevin Ellison Substituted off 86'
MF 10 England Nicky Law
FW 39 England Adam Le Fondre Booked 36'
FW 20 England Ryan Taylor Booked 62'
GK 30 England Jamie Annerson
DF 03 England Jamie Green
MF 23 England Josh Walker
MF 21 England Marcus Marshall Substituted in 77'
MF 27 Sierra Leone Abdulai Bell-Baggie Substituted in 86'
MF 16 England Paul Warne
FW 22 England Drewe Broughton
England Ronnie Moore