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2016 National League play-off Final
Event2015–16 National League
Date15 May 2016
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeRobert Jones
Attendance17,198
2015
2017

The 2016 National League play-off Final, known as the 2016 Vanarama National League Promotion Final for sponsorship purposes, was an association football match between Forest Green Rovers and Grimsby Town on 15 May 2016 at Wembley Stadium in London. It was the 14th National League play-off Final, the first under the name National League and the ninth to be played at Wembley. Grimsby won the match 3–1 to earn promotion into League Two, returning into the Football League after a six-year absence.

Match

Details

15 May 2016 (2016-05-15)
16:00 BST
Forest Green Rovers 1–3 Grimsby Town Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 17,198
Referee: Robert Jones
Marsh-Brown Goal 60' Report Bogle Goal 42'43'
Arnold Goal 90+4'
Forest Green Rovers
Grimsby Town
GK 1 Steve Arnold
RB 6 Dale Bennett
CB 16 Aarran Racine (c)
CB 4 Charlie Clough
LB 27 Ben Jefford Substituted off in the 71st minute 71'
RM 9 Keanu Marsh-Brown
CM 24 Darren Carter Booked
CM 2 David Pipe
LM 11 Elliott Frear
FW 17 Kurtis Guthrie Substituted off in the 77th minute 77'
FW 26 Brett Williams Substituted off in the 45th minute 45'
Substitutes:
GK 23 Jonny Maxted
DF 3 James Jennings Substituted on in the 71st minute 71'
MF 7 Anthony Jeffrey Substituted on in the 77th minute 77'
MF 12 Clovis Kamdjo
FW 20 Jon Parkin Substituted on in the 45th minute 45'
Manager:
Scott Bartlett
GK 1 James McKeown
RB 2 Richard Tait
CB 22 Aristote Nsiala
CB 6 Josh Gowling
LB 3 Gregor Robertson
RM 20 Nathan Arnold Substituted off in the 90+6th minute 90+6'
CM 8 Craig Disley
CM 16 Craig Clay
LM 31 Jon Nolan
FW 9 Omar Bogle Substituted off in the 89th minute 89'
FW 10 Pádraig Amond Substituted off in the 80th minute 80'
Substitutes:
DF 5 Shaun Pearson Substituted on in the 90+6th minute 90+6'
DF 23 Danny East
MF 14 Marcus Marshall
FW 18 Jon-Paul Pittman Substituted on in the 80th minute 80'
FW 35 Patrick Hoban Substituted on in the 89th minute 89'
Manager:
Paul Hurst

Statistics

Statistic Forest Green Rovers Grimsby Town
Goals scored 1 3
Possession 35% 65%
Shots 12 14
Shots on target 4 10
Corner kicks 6 1
Fouls 18 8
Yellow cards 1 0
Red cards 0 0
Source:
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