2008 Conference Premier play-off Final

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2008 Conference Premier play-off Final
Date 18 May 2008
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
Attendance 42,511

The 2008 Conference Premier play-off Final, known as the 2008 Blue Square Premier play-off Final for sponsorship purposes, took place on 18 May 2008 at Wembley Stadium, London. It was contested between Cambridge United and Exeter City, with Exeter winning 1–0 and securing their return to the Football League after five years' absence.

This was the third successive Conference play-off final for Adam Stansfield, and the second one in which he featured for the winning side.

Match details[edit]

18 May 2008
16:00 BST
Cambridge United 0–1 Exeter City
Report Edwards Goal 22'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 42,511
Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)
Cambridge Utd
Exeter City
GK 1 Danny Potter
RB 7 Dan Gleeson YC Substituted off 75'
CB 5 Mark Peters
CB 6 Mark Albrighton
LB 27 Wayne Hatswell
RM 8 Rob Wolleaston
CM 4 Danny Brown Substituted off 67'
CM 15 Paul Carden
LM 11 Courtney Pitt
CF 10 Lee Boylan Substituted off 70'
CF 28 Lee McEvilly
DF 3 Stephen Reed Substituted in 67'
DF 21 Michael Morrison
FW 17 Mark Beesley
FW 19 Leo Fortune-West Substituted in 75'
FW 39 Magno Vieira Substituted in 70'
Jimmy Quinn
GK 27 Paul Jones
RB 2 Steve Tully
CB 5 Danny Seaborne
CB 16 Matt Taylor
LB 3 George Friend
CM 4 Matthew Gill
CM 15 Rob Edwards
CM 28 Ryan Harley
RF 20 Richard Logan
CF 9 Adam Stansfield Substituted off 84'
LF 21 Dean Moxey
GK 1 Andy Marriott
MF 10 Wayne Carlisle
MF 11 Lee Elam
MF 14 Bertrand Cozic
FW 32 Ben Watson Substituted in 84'
Paul Tisdale


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