1988 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final

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1988 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final
Event1987–88 Football League Fourth Division
First leg
Date25 May 1988
VenueVetch Field, Swansea
RefereeRoger Milford
Attendance10,825
Second leg
Date28 May 1988
VenuePlainmoor, Torquay
Attendance5,000
1987
1989

The 1988 Football League Fourth Division play-off final was a two-legged football tie played in May 1988 at the end of the 1987–88 season. It determined the third and final team to gain promotion from the Fourth Division to the Third Division, and was contested by Swansea City and Torquay United.[1]

Swansea won the tie 5–4 on aggregate, having won the first leg 2–1 and then drawing the 2nd 3–3.

Match Details[edit]

First leg[edit]

25 May 1988 Swansea City2–1Torquay UnitedVetch Field, Swansea
McCarthy Goal 73'
Love Goal 86'
McNichol Goal 88' Attendance: 10,825
GK 1 Peter Guthrie
RB 2 Chris Harrison
CB 3 Chris Coleman
CB 4 Andy Melville
LB 5 Alan Knill
RM 6 Robbie James
CM 7 Alan Davies
CM 8 Peter Bodak Substituted off
LM 9 Sean McCarthy
CF 10 Paul Raynor
CF 11 Tommy Hutchison
Substitutes:
FW 12 Ian Love Substituted in
Manager:
Terry Yorath
GK 1 Kenny Allen
RB 2 Jim McNichol
CB 3 Tom Kelly
CB 4 Sean Haslegrave
LB 5 David Cole
RM 6 John Impey
CM 7 Derek Dawkins
CM 8 Phil Lloyd
FW 9 Mark Loram Substituted off
FW 10 Paul Dobson
LM 11 Roger Gibbins Substituted off
Substitutes:
FW 12 David Caldwell Substituted in
MF 13 Mark Gardiner Substituted in
Manager:
Cyril Knowles

Second leg[edit]

28 May 1988 Torquay United3–3
(4–5 agg.)
Swansea CityPlainmoor, Torquay
McNichol Goal 33'39'
Caldwell Goal 67'
Raynor Goal 23'
McCarthy Goal 28' (pen.)
Davies Goal 45'
Attendance: 5,000
GK 1 Kenny Allen
RB 2 Jim McNichol
CB 3 Tom Kelly
CB 4 Derek Dawkins
LB 5 David Cole
RM 6 John Impey Substituted off
CM 7 David Caldwell
CM 8 Phil Lloyd
FW 9 Mark Loram
FW 10 Paul Dobson
LM 11 Roger Gibbins
Substitutes:
FW 12 Lee Sharpe Substituted in
Manager:
Cyril Knowles
GK 1 Peter Guthrie
RB 2 Chris Harrison
CB 3 Chris Coleman
CB 4 Andy Melville
LB 5 Alan Knill
RM 6 Robbie James
CM 7 Alan Davies
CM 8 Ian Love
LM 9 Sean McCarthy
CF 10 Paul Raynor
CF 11 Tommy Hutchison Substituted off
Manager:
MF 12 John Lewis Substituted in
Terry Yorath

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988 Football League Fourth Division play-off Final at the English National Football Archive (subscription required)