1995 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season 1994–95
Champions Bolton Wanderers
(First Division)
Huddersfield Town
(Second Division)
Chesterfield
(Third Division)
Matches played 15
Goals scored 38 (2.53 per match)
Biggest home win Chesterfield 5–2 Mansfield
(Third Division)
Biggest away win Tranmere 1–3 Reading
(First Division)
Highest scoring Bolton 4–3 Reading
Chesterfield 5–2 Mansfield
(7 goals)
Highest attendance 64,107 – Bolton v Reading
(First Division final)
Lowest attendance 6,562 – Mansfield v Chesterfield
(Third Division semi-final)
Average attendance 19,686
1994
1996

The Football League play-offs for the 1994–95 season were held in May 1995, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium in London. The play-off semi-finals were played over two legs and were contested by the teams who finished in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place in the Football League First Division and Football League Second Division and the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th placed teams in the Football League Third Division table. The winners of the semi-finals progressed through to the finals, with the winner of these matches gaining promotion for the following season.

Background[edit]

The Football League play-offs have been held every year since 1987. They take place for each division following the conclusion of the regular season and are contested by the four clubs finishing below the automatic promotion places.

First Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
2 Reading 46 23 10 13 58 44 +14 79
3 Bolton Wanderers 46 21 14 11 67 45 +22 77
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 21 13 12 77 61 +16 76
5 Tranmere Rovers 46 22 10 14 67 58 0+9 76

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg

14 May 1995
14:55
Tranmere Rovers 1–3 Reading
Malkin Goal 14' Lovell Goal 9'81'
Nogan Goal 74'
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 12,207
Referee: John Kirkby

Second leg

17 May 1995
19:30
Bolton Wanderers 2–0 (a.e.t.) Wolverhampton Wanderers
McGinlay Goal 44'109'
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 20,041
Referee: Steve Dunn

Bolton Wanderers won 3–2 on aggregate.


17 May 1995
19:45
Reading 0–0 Tranmere Rovers
Elm Park, Reading
Attendance: 13,245
Referee: Paul Alcock

Reading won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

29 May 1995
13:30
Bolton Wanderers 4–3 (a.e.t.) Reading
Coyle Goal 75'
de Freitas Goal 86'118'
Paatelainen Goal 105'
Nogan Goal 4'
Williams Goal 12'
Quinn Goal 119'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 64,107
Referee: Peter Foakes

Second Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
2 Brentford 46 25 10 11 81 39 +42 85
3 Crewe Alexandra 46 25 8 13 80 68 +12 83
4 Bristol Rovers 46 22 16 8 70 40 +30 82
5 Huddersfield Town 46 22 15 9 79 49 +30 81

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg

14 May 1995
15:00
Bristol Rovers 0–0 Crewe Alexandra
Twerton Park, Bath
Attendance: 8,538

14 May 1995
15:00
Huddersfield Town 1–1 Brentford
Billy Goal 9' Forster Goal 42'
McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 14,160
Referee: Steve Dunn
Second leg

17 May 1995
19:30
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 (a.e.t.) Bristol Rovers
Rowbotham Goal 97' Miller Goal 106'
Gresty Road, Crewe
Attendance: 6,578

Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Bristol Rovers on aggregate. Bristol Rovers won on away goals.


Brentford 2–2 Huddersfield Town on aggregate. Huddersfield Town won 4–3 on penalties.

Final[edit]

28 May 1995
15:00
Bristol Rovers 1–2 Huddersfield Town
Stewart Goal 45' Booth Goal 45'
Billy Goal 81'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,175
Referee: Clive Wilkes

Third Division[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Chesterfield 42 23 12 7 62 37 +25 81
4 Bury 42 23 11 8 73 36 +37 80
5 Preston North End 42 19 10 13 58 41 +17 67
6 Mansfield Town 42 18 11 13 84 59 +25 65

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg

14 May 1995
12:00
Mansfield Town 1–1 Chesterfield
Hadley Goal 72' Robinson Goal 64'
Field Mill, Mansfield
Attendance: 6,562

14 May 1995
15:00
Preston North End 0–1 Bury
Pugh Goal 40'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 13,297
Second leg

17 May 1995
19:30
Bury 1–0 Preston North End
Rigby Goal 88'
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 9,094

Bury won 2–0 on aggregate.


17 May 1995
19:30
Chesterfield 5–2 (a.e.t.) Mansfield Town
Lormor Goal 27'
Robinson Goal 56'
Law Goal 95' (pen.)101'
Howard Goal 115'
Holland Goal 3'
Wilkinson Goal 32'
Saltergate, Chesterfield
Attendance: 8,165
Referee: Clive Wilkes

Chesterfield won 6–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

27 May 1995
15:00
Bury 0–2 Chesterfield
Lormor Goal 23'
Robinson Goal 41'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 22,814
Referee: Paul Alcock

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