1998 Football League Third Division play-off Final
|Event||1997–98 Football League Third Division|
|Date||22 May 1998|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
The 1998 Football League Third Division play-off final was a football match contested by Colchester United and Torquay United on 22 May 1998 at Wembley Stadium to decide the third team to be promoted from Third Division to Second Division for the 1998–99 season.
Under Third Division play-off rules, the final is contested by the two teams which secured an aggregate victory over two-legged semi-finals, with the team that finished seventh in the league table (Barnet) having played fourth place (Colchester United), and sixth place (Scarborough) having played fifth place (Torquay United).
Route to the final
- First leg
|Rockett 40'||Report||Jack 22'
- Second leg
|Colchester United||3–1 (a.e.t.)||Barnet|
|Gregory 12' (pen.), 95'
Colchester United won 3–2 on aggregate.
|Jack 6' (7)
Torquay United won 7–2 on aggregate.
|Colchester United||1–0||Torquay United|
|Gregory 22' (pen.)||Report
- 90 minutes.
- 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
- Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
- Three named substitutes.
- Maximum of three substitutions.