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  • Date:27 May 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Wembley Stadium
  • Attendance:24,029
Crewe are promoted
  • Powell (14) Moore (81)
Goal!

Live Commentary

96:57 +6.57

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Garbutt.

96:06 +6.06

Byron Moore leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Bell.

94:17 +4.17

Luke Garbutt produces a cross.

93:01 +3.01

Matt Tootle decides to take the corner short.

91:57 +1.57

Russell Penn is caught offside. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

90:50 +0.50

Centre by Max Clayton, Sido Jombati makes a clearance.

89:36

Max Clayton takes a shot. Save by Scott P Brown.

89:12

Foul by Matt Tootle on Russell Penn, free kick awarded. Russell Penn takes the direct free kick.

88:34

Effort from inside the area by Byron Moore misses to the left of the target.

87:08

Carl Martin is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

86:29

Max Clayton fouled by Russell Penn, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

85:56

Unfair challenge on Darryl Duffy by Ashley Westwood results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Luke Garbutt from left channel, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.

84:10

Sido Jombati fouled by Max Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Martin on for Ajay Leitch-Smith. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

82:55

James Spencer is brought on as a substitute for Ben Burgess. (Cheltenham) makes a substitution, with Russell Penn coming on for Marlon Pack.

81:40

Byron Moore grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Cheltenham 0-2 Crewe.Assist by Ajay Leitch-Smith.

80:40

Byron Moore has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

80:08

Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood.

78:25

Steve Elliott challenges Nick Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Max Clayton comes on in place of Nick Powell. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ashley Westwood from right channel, Luke Summerfield makes a clearance.

77:37

Shot from long distance by Marlon Pack misses to the right of the target.

77:00

Centre by Byron Moore, clearance by Marlon Pack.

76:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Garbutt by Ajay Leitch-Smith. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

74:09

Darryl Duffy on for Jeff Goulding.

73:59

Effort from deep inside the area by Luke Summerfield clears the bar.

72:59

Byron Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan. Free kick taken by Marlon Pack.

71:34

Foul by Steve Elliott on Nick Powell, free kick awarded. The ball is delivered by Ashley Westwood, Adam Dugdale takes a shot. Scott P Brown gets a block in.

70:42

Kaid Mohamed produces a cross, save made by Steve Phillips.

67:35

The official flags Ben Burgess offside. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

66:41

Nick Powell has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target.

63:35

Byron Moore crosses the ball.

62:19

The official flags Ajay Leitch-Smith offside. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

61:18

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Westwood, clearance made by Jeff Goulding.

60:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Marlon Pack. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

59:49

Foul by Luke Murphy on Kaid Mohamed, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

56:59

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Burgess. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

55:21

A cross is delivered by Luke Summerfield, save by Steve Phillips.

54:19

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Scott P Brown.

54:05

Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

53:06

Corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack to the near post, Nick Powell manages to make a clearance.

50:45

Marlon Pack has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide right of the goal.

50:05

Jermaine McGlashan concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Mellor. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

49:26

The ball is crossed by Luke Garbutt, Steve Phillips makes a save.

47:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Tootle on Jermaine McGlashan. Luke Garbutt crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Kelvin Mellor.

46:33 +1.33

Shot on goal by Luke Summerfield from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

46:04

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Garbutt, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.

45:18 +0.18

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Marlon Pack from the right by-line, Steve Elliott takes a shot. Blocked by Nick Powell. Kaid Mohamed takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Tootle.

44:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Bennett by Nick Powell. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

43:36

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Garbutt from the left by-line, Kaid Mohamed produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

43:18

Corner taken by Marlon Pack from the right by-line, Jeff Goulding takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

42:50

Marlon Pack takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Luke Summerfield takes a shot.

42:26

Centre by Luke Garbutt, clearance by David Artell.

40:01

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood, Kelvin Mellor has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

39:47

The ball is crossed by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Steve Elliott.

39:16

Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line played to the near post, Alan Bennett makes a clearance.

36:28

Long range shot by Nick Powell goes wide right of the target.

35:36

Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Sido Jombati.

32:29

Jeff Goulding produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

28:31

Corner from the right by-line taken by Marlon Pack, Ben Burgess concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Dugdale. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

27:53

The ball is crossed by Luke Garbutt, Adam Dugdale manages to make a clearance.

26:51

Shot from deep inside the area by Kaid Mohamed goes over the bar.

26:40

Sido Jombati delivers the ball, David Artell manages to make a clearance.

25:11

Ben Burgess is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

23:32

Unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Luke Summerfield results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

21:49

The ball is delivered by Nick Powell.

20:16

Unfair challenge on Ashley Westwood by Jeff Goulding results in a free kick. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.

18:19

Ben Burgess is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

16:54

Jeff Goulding takes a shot.

14:46

Nick Powell scores a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Cheltenham 0-1 Crewe.Kelvin Mellor provided the assist for the goal.

13:47

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan on Matt Tootle, free kick awarded. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

12:18

Byron Moore delivers the ball, Scott P Brown makes a save.

11:02

Jermaine McGlashan takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.

9:23

Ajay Leitch-Smith produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

8:49

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Scott P Brown makes a save.

7:40

The ball is crossed by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Steve Elliott.

6:13

Ben Burgess gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Dugdale. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

5:00

The assistant referee signals for offside against David Artell. Scott P Brown restarts play with the free kick.

4:18

Foul by Luke Summerfield on Nick Powell, free kick awarded. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

2:48

Jeff Goulding is ruled offside. Adam Dugdale takes the indirect free kick.

2:14

Shot by Kaid Mohamed went wide left of the goal.

0:35

Harry Davis crosses the ball, Steve Elliott manages to make a clearance.

Match Preview

Burgess focusing on final date Ben Burgess heads into the npower League Two play-off final not knowing what his own future holds but desperate to help Cheltenham see off Crewe and clinch promotion. The experienced striker joined the Robins on loan in late March on a deal until the end of the season from Notts County, who have already told the 30-year-old he will not offered a new contract next season. Burgess' three goals in nine appearances, including a crucial header in the semi-final triumph over Torquay, have helped guide Cheltenham to within 90 minutes of League One football next season. But the frontman knows he is also playing for his own livelihood. "If I play well at Wembley then my future will be looking bright," Burgess told Press Association Sport. "I've just got to see, I'm like every other out-of-contract player, there must be thousands. Every year it gets harder. "The idea was to come to Cheltenham, play games and sort of put myself in the shop window but I want to do as well as I can for Cheltenham because they've done well for me, the gaffer has been good to me. "So we'll play on Sunday, hopefully win and then see what happens from there. "A couple of months ago I thought my season had ended. It is strange how football turns out." Burgess has loved his time at Cheltenham and insists it is down to the club as to whether he gets the chance to pull on a Town shirt next season. "You've got to ask the gaffer [Mark Yates] that one, I'm not entirely sure," he said. "It's hard for teams in the play-offs to sort anything out because you don't know what division you're going to be in. "The ball's in their court, but I have certainly enjoyed myself." Burgess is aiming for his third Wembley play-off success after tasting League One and Championship glory with Blackpool in 2007 and 2010 respectively but Crewe will provide a stern test. Steve Davis' side arrive at Wembley on the back of a club-record 18-match unbeaten run. Such success seemed unlikely when the 46-year-old succeeded club legend Dario Gradi to take on his first Football League assignment in November as Alex languished 18th in the table. But a side moulded around Crewe's famed youth production line - there could be as many as nine homegrown players in the starting line-up - has proved to be a recipe for success. "The club are very, very proud and everyone connected with the club - the academy staff, the coaches, Dario, Bakes (assistant manager Neil Baker) - they've all played their part," Davis said. "We've got some very good staff here and that enables us to produce the players that we do. "We're fortunate that we've got a big set of players that's come through together and grown up together in some cases. "That understanding they've got was already there. It's a natural thing from when they were seven, eight, nine years of age. "We've brought that into the team now and I'm not sure any other club in the Football League or Premier League could boast that sort of academy group in the first team." Experience comes in the form of veteran goalkeeper Steve Phillips and captain David Artell, who is set to line-up at centre-back despite nursing a broken metatarsal. "I think their experience is vital among young lads who have not been in this situation before," Davis added. "He'd play with anything, Dave. He's a tough lad from Rotherham and they do breed them tough up there. "He wouldn't miss this opportunity to play at Wembley for the world and his performances over the last two or three months are deserving of it."

Formation:442Manager: Mark Yates

Cheltenham

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Davis

Crewe

  • Scott P Brown
  • Sido Jombati
  • Alan Bennett
  • Steve Elliott
  • Luke Garbutt
  • Jermaine McGlashan
  • Marlon Pack
  • Luke Summerfield
  • Kaid Mohamed
  • Jeff Goulding
  • Ben Burgess
  • SUBS
  • Keith Lowe
  • Darryl Duffy
  • Brian Smikle
  • James Spencer
  • Russell Penn

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