1997 Football League Second Division play-off Final

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1997 Football League Second Division play-off Final
Date 25 May 1997
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Danny Murphy (Crewe)
Referee Uriah Rennie (Sheffield)
Attendance 34,149

The 1997 Football League Second Division play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium on 25 May 1997, at the end of the 1996–97 season. It was the 11th play-off final in all at the third level of English football. The match determined the third and final team to gain promotion from Division Two to Division One, and was contested by Brentford, who had finished fourth during the league season, and Crewe Alexandra, who had finished sixth. Shaun Smith scored the only goal of the game to give Crewe a 1-0 victory.

Match details[edit]

25 May 1997
15:00 BST
Crewe Alexandra 1–0 Brentford
Smith Goal 34' Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 34,149
Referee: Uriah Rennie (Sheffield)
Crewe Alexandra:
GK 1 Australia Jason Kearton
RB 2 England Lee Unsworth
LB 3 England Shaun Smith
CB 4 England Ashley Westwood
CB 5 England Steve Macauley
CM 6 England Phil Charnock Substituted off 88'
CM 7 Republic of Ireland Gareth Whalley YC
RW 8 England Colin Little
CF 9 Nigeria Dele Adebola
AM 10 England Danny Murphy Substituted off 86'
LW 11 England Mark Rivers Substituted off 69'
DF England Chris Lightfoot Substituted in 88'
MF England Steve Garvey Substituted in 69'
MF England Seth Johnson Substituted in 86'
England Dario Gradi
GK 1 England Kevin Dearden
RB 2 Barbados Gus Hurdle Substituted off 75' YC
LB 3 England Ijah Anderson YC
CM 4 England Carl Hutchings
CB 5 England Jamie Bates YC
CB 6 England David McGhee
CF 7 England Carl Asaba
CM 8 England Paul Smith
CF 9 England Marcus Bent Substituted off 46'
CM 10 England Brian Statham YC Red card 73'
CF 11 England Robert Taylor
GK England Tamer Fernandes
DF England Barry Ashby Substituted in 75'
MF England Scott Canham Substituted in 46' YC
England David Webb


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


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