Monday May 26, 2014 Final Finished Wembley

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  1. League Two - Fleetwood gain promotion to League One

    League Two - Fleetwood gain promotion to League One

    Fleetwood Town were promoted to League One after beating 1-0 in a tense play-off final at Wembley. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Burton Albion
    • Fleetwood Town
    • Indeed it is as the whistle goes for full time and Fleetwood Town are through to League One. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+4' Lyness is up for a late Burton corner as Parkin heads clear and Fleetwood have a free kick. Surely that’s it..
    • 90+3' Fleetwood fans on their feet, jumping up and down in premature celebration. Time nearly up...
    • 90+2' Men everywhere as Fleetwood defend desperately. Players out on their feet. Shot from McFadzean flashes wide.
    • 90+1' Burton force a late corner. Maxwell punches clear and Fleetwood break. Pond has a three on one but he can’t find Morris. Drama.
    • 90' Only four added minutes stand between Fleetwood and glory now.
    • 89' Hussey swings in another corner but it’s very deep and Diamond heads out for a goal kick.
    • 88' Foul by Ball gives the ball back to Albion. Time running out for Burton. Ismail wins a corner. Tension...
    • 87' Cross from Ismail straight into the arms of Maxwell. Parkin wins a throw deep in the Burton half.
    • 85' That’s Hume’s last action as he is replaced by Murdoch.
    • 84' Ball breaks down the right wing and his dangerous cross just evades Hume. Close.
    • 83' Fleetwood about to bring on Murdoch as they look to close this out.
    • 82' A nervy claim from Maxwell at the second time of asking under pressure from McGurk. Looked a foul but nothing given. Hume caught offside.
    • 81' Burton enjoying a good spell of possession as Fleetwood sit deep, inviting pressure.
    • 79' Just over ten minutes for Fleetwood to hold on as Goodall hits the deck. Burton fans look shell shocked.
    • 78' Burton sub: Palmer on for Bell.
    • 77' A bit of a horror moment for Lyness after his earlier heroics and now Burton have it all to do.
    • 76' GOAL Fleetwood! Lyness has been caught out from 35 yards as Sarcevic plays in the free kick and it sails over him and into the net!
    • 75' Hussey swings in the corner and Maxwell stretches to punch clear. Morris brought down by Edwards on the break and he goes into the book. Cynical.
    • 74' Good run from Ismail and he wins a corner with his first touch. Fleetwood sub: Parkin on for Blair.
    • 73' Burton sub: MacDonald off for Ismail.
    • 72' Fleetwood pegged back at the moment. What a change from the opening half. Getting close to the time where a goal could be decisive.
    • 71' Hussey takes and it flashes across the face of goal! Any touch from Cansdell-Sherriff would have put Burton ahead. So close.
    • 70' Shot from MacDonald deflected just over the bar for a corner.
    • 69' SECOND HALF POSSESSION: Burton 50%-50% Fleetwood
    • 68' Poor ball from Edwards all the way through to Maxwell. Been a subdued, nervy second half.
    • 67' Lee Bell has his knee strapped and looks to be struggling a little.
    • 66' Burton working really hard for one another and they’re the team on top at the moment.
    • 65' It’s not tactical as Holness is struggling with a hamstring problem. His first touch is a header wide of goal.
    • 64' Burton sub: Diamond on for Holness.
    • 63' Zander Diamond looks like he’s getting ready to come on for Burton.
    • 62' Nervy looks on the faces of Fleetwood fans. They know they’ve had the better of this but nothing to show for it as yet.
    • 61' Hussey takes the corner. It falls to Weir on the edge of the box but his shot is well over the bar.
    • 60' Mazy run from McFadzean and he does well to win Burton a corner.
    • 59' McGurk struggling to get much of the ball at the moment. He’s a key man for Burton.
    • 58' POSSESSION: Fleetwood 60%-40% Burton
    • 57' Good turn from Ball in the box but really well marshalled and cleared by Cansdell-Sherriff.
    • 56' Half chance for Kee as the ball falls to him in the box but he hits his effort over the bar on the second time of asking after missing his initial contact.
    • 55' Shot from Hussey from outside the box always rising over the bar.
    • 54' McGurk brought down by Pond and Albion have another free kick. Started this half well.
    • 53' Good spell from Burton ends with a weak shot from Bell, easily gathered by Maxwell.
    • 52' Gary Rowett animated on the touchline. Perhaps not long before a change is made.
    • 50' Long ball from MacDonald easily claimed by Maxwell.
    • 49' Hussey picks out McFadzean with a crossfield ball but his touch is poor and the ball drifts out for a goal kick.
    • 48' Sarcevic into the box but his cross evades Ball. Burton survive.
    • 47' Blair wins Fleetwood another corner. Picking up where they left off. Morris takes but Holness clears.
    • 46' Immediate change for Ball in the box. He tries to lift a bouncing ball over Lyness but it’s easy for the keeper.
    • 45' We’re back underway here at Wembley. If there’s no result in normal time, we’ll go to extra time and penalties if required. No changes for either side as yet.
    • HALF TIME: Fleetwood Town 0-0 Burton Albion
    • 45' We have just the one added minute here.
    • 44' Burton under severe pressure but Lyness claims Taylor’s cross. Respite.
    • 43' Sarcevic takes but well charged down from MacDonald and the chance it gone.
    • 42' Foul by MacDonald on Sarcevic. Dangerous free kick for Fleetwood now just outside the box.
    • 41' Hume feeds Taylor and Holnesss is forced to put his cross behind for a corner.
    • 40' MacDonald swings it in but it’s blocked. He gets another attempt but a heavy tough lets him down and Maxwell has it.
    • 39' Still no goals here but an entertaining final. Not been for a want of trying. Hussey draws the foul and Burton have a dangerous free kick. MacDonald to take.
    • 38' STAT:
    • 37' Really poor delivery from Morris, easily cleared. First poor ball we’ve seen.
    • 36' Hume wins a free kick off Bell who goes down clutching his knee. He’s back on his feet and okay.
    • 35' Fleetwood definitely looking the more menacing at the moment. But the longer it goes, the tighter they may get.
    • 34' Now Morris goes tumbling in the box under a challenge from Holness. Nothing given.
    • 32' Ball and Morris combine well and it almost opens up for Sarcevic but it just gets caught under his feet and Burton smuggle clear. Close.
    • 31' Goodall finds Ball in the box again but it’s a difficult chance and his crouching header is well wide.
    • 30' Poor ball from Bell drifts out for a goal kick and he holds his hand up by way of apology.
    • 29' Burton really getting stretched at the moment and struggling to hang on. Fleetwood now with 64% possession.
    • 28' Long spell of possession now for Fleetwood and Burton need to ride this out. Shot from Ball on the stretch just wide.
    • 27' Great run and cross from Blair but just too high for anyone to get a head on it. Burton survive.
    • 26' Slight lull in proceedings for the moment. Taylor goes down looking for a foul but nothing given. A corner instead. Kee clears.
    • 25' Cross comes in from wide on the left but Maxwell again claims for Fleetwood.
    • 24' Fierce shot from Bell but safe hands from Maxwell to bat it down.
    • 23' POSSESSION: Fleetwood 56%-44% Burton
    • 22' Another shot from McGurk but this time it’s really tame and out for a goal kick.
    • 21' Morris takes, Lyness comes and flaps straight to Ball but he handles and the chance is gone for Fleetwood.
    • 20' More pressing from Fleetwood and it’s another corner. You feel a goal is coming...
    • 19' Cross from Hussey onto the head of key but he plants it well wide. Another half chance though.
    • 18' No goals yet but chances aplenty. Very good final. Shot from McGurk this time but well wide.
    • 17' Bell takes aim and has a pop from outside the box. Good effort but always drifting just wide.
    • 16' Morris puts it behind and Burton win themselves a corner and some respite.
    • 15' Good run into the box from Blair and now there are appeals for a penalty as two defenders converge on him. Michael Naylor waves play on.
    • 14' Kee goes tumbling in the box but more of a slip than anything else. Nothing in it.
    • 13' ATTEMPTS: Burton 1-6 Fleetwood.
    • 12' Ball breaks into the box for Fleetwood and wins a corner. Burton defend for another corner. Header from Pond over the bar.
    • 11' Shot from MacDonald low into the wall and Fleetwood clear. Very open game at the moment.
    • 10' Foul by Roberts on Kee. Free kick to Burton. Another chance.
    • 9' Ball again in space down the right but his cross is poor and Burton smuggle it away. Burton break and MacDonald forces a corner. Great start to this match.
    • 8' Shot from Blair deflected behind by Holness for a corner. Another good chance.
    • 7' Hume busy down the left flank and he does well enough to force a Fleetwood throw. Taylor's cross caught by Lyness, who has been busy!
    • 6' It was Josh Morris’ header that was cleared off the Burton line.
    • 5'
    • 4' Burton enjoy a solid spell of possession after that early scare.
    • 3' Frantic start here and Fleetwood are unlucky not to be ahead. Burton have Maxwell to thank.
    • 2' Shot from Ball on goal and it’s a great save from Lyness to claw it out. From the resultant corner he’s again in the right place to save a point blank header. What a start!
    • 1' Billy Kee gets an early header on goal for Burton but very easy for Maxwell.
    • Referee Michael Naylor blows the whistle to get us underway here in this Wembley final. Extra time then penalties will decide this final if there is no separating the sides after the 90 minutes. Both sides in their traditional strips, Burton yellow, Fleetwood red.
    • 14.55 Five minutes to kick-off here and the atmosphere is building. The bookies have Fleetwood as the 13/10 favourites but all that goes out of the window in a Wembley final. All the action gets underway shortly.
    • 14.50 Gary Rowett: "It will be a proud moment for me, not because it's Wembley, or the League Two play-off final, but proud because of what the players and group have achieved so far. When you lead a bunch of men that have as much desire as ours, who have coped with as much adversity as they have in the last few weeks and come out on top, managing to get this team into such a fantastic position, that is pride."
    • 14.40 STAT: A Fleetwood victory would mean an unprecedented sixth promotion in 10 seasons.
    • 14.35 Graham Alexander: "I think it's been some story already, before my time here, to be where they were 10 years ago to where they are now. Getting in the League was a massive, massive step for the club. I think there's been glass ceilings all the way through that they've broken and we want to break through a few others. It's been great to be given this opportunity to be a part of this story of Fleetwood. It's something I take seriously and I want to repay the faith shown in me by other people."
    • 14.30 Gary Rowett via BBC Sport: "After Bradford last year I said I believed this team could get promoted next year. It wasn't hot air, I wasn't trying to spin it for the players or the fans - it's genuinely what I believed. We worked all summer and all season for that, so we are certainly not going to take the game lightly. It's only a great occasion if you win - that is the message I will get across to the players.”
    • 14.25 Whoever wins today will be promoted to League One for the first time in their brief histories. Fleetwood progressed to the final courtesy of a 1-0 aggregate win over York City in their semi-final whilst Burton overcame Southend 3-2 on aggregate.
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    • 14.20 It’s a big story for Billy Kee, who starts as his wife goes into labour! Could be a big day of celebrations for the Albion striker who says he will incorporate ‘Wembley’ into the name of his child should he score today.
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    • 14.15 TEAMS: Burton Albion: Lyness, Edwards, Hussey, Holness, Cansdell-Sherriff, MacDonald, McFadzean, Bell, Weir, McGurk, Kee. SUBS: Hall, Gray, Diamond, Palmer, Alexander, Knowles, Ismail /// Fleetwood Town: Maxwell, Roberts, Pond, Goodall, McLaughlin, Blair, Sarcevic, Taylor, Ball, Morris, Hume. SUBS: Lucas, Murdoch, Evans, Schumacher, Parkin, Matt, Jordan.
    • 14.10 Albion will be without defender Ian Sharps after his red card in the first leg of their semi final against Southend but Shane Cansdell-Sheriff should be fit despite not training in the week. For Fleetwood, Jeff Hughes has not recovered from his broken leg but keeper Scott Davies may make the bench. Team news shortly.
    • 14.05 Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary as Burton Albion take on Fleetwood Town for a place in League One. Kick-off from Wembley at 15.00 BST.
  • Summary

    • 76' GOAL Fleetwood! Lyness has been caught out from 35 yards as Sarcevic plays in the free kick and it sails over him and into the net!
    • 75' Hussey swings in the corner and Maxwell stretches to punch clear. Morris brought down by Edwards on the break and he goes into the book. Cynical.
    • 71' Hussey takes and it flashes across the face of goal! Any touch from Cansdell-Sherriff would have put Burton ahead. So close.
    • 56' Half chance for Kee as the ball falls to him in the box but he hits his effort over the bar on the second time of asking after missing his initial contact.
    • 46' Immediate change for Ball in the box. He tries to lift a bouncing ball over Lyness but it’s easy for the keeper.
    • 32' Ball and Morris combine well and it almost opens up for Sarcevic but it just gets caught under his feet and Burton smuggle clear. Close.
    • 15' Good run into the box from Blair and now there are appeals for a penalty as two defenders converge on him. Michael Naylor waves play on.
    • 2' Shot from Ball on goal and it’s a great save from Lyness to claw it out. From the resultant corner he’s again in the right place to save a point blank header. What a start!
    • 14.15 TEAMS: Burton Albion: Lyness, Edwards, Hussey, Holness, Cansdell-Sherriff, MacDonald, McFadzean, Bell, Weir, McGurk, Kee. SUBS: Hall, Gray, Diamond, Palmer, Alexander, Knowles, Ismail /// Fleetwood Town: Maxwell, Roberts, Pond, Goodall, McLaughlin, Blair, Sarcevic, Taylor, Ball, Morris, Hume. SUBS: Lucas, Murdoch, Evans, Schumacher, Parkin, Matt, Jordan.

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