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2020 EFL League Two play-off final
Wembley Stadium, illuminated
Report
Event2019–20 EFL League Two
Date29 June 2020
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeMichael Salisbury
Attendance0
2019
2021

The 2020 EFL League Two play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium on 29 June 2020. With Swindon Town, Crewe Alexandra and Plymouth Argyle occupying the top three positions in 2019–20 EFL League Two to gain promotion to 2020–21 EFL League One, it was between Exeter City and Northampton Town.

The match was played behind closed doors to comply with restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. It was thought to be the first ever competitive game behind closed doors at Wembley and was Northampton Town’s first appearance at the stadium since the 2013 Football League Two play-off Final.

Route to the final

Main article: 2019–20 EFL League Two

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Exeter City Round Northampton Town
Final league position
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts PPG
4 Cheltenham Town 36 17 13 6 52 27 +25 64 1.78
5 Exeter City 37 18 11 8 53 43 +10 65 1.76
6 Colchester United 37 15 13 9 52 37 +15 58 1.57
7 Northampton Town 37 17 7 13 54 40 +14 58 1.57
Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg Play-offs Opponent Agg. 1st leg 2nd leg
Colchester United 3–2 0–1 (A) 3–1 (a.e.t.) (H) Semi-finals Cheltenham Town 3–2 0–2 (H) 3–0 (A)

Details

29 June 2020
19:30 BST
Exeter City 0–4 Northampton Town Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 0
Referee: Michael Salisbury
Report Watson Soccerball 11'
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Hoskins Soccerball 80'
Williams Soccerball 89'
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Exeter City
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Northampton Town
GK 23Jonny Maxted
CB 2 Pierce Sweeney Sub off 82'
CB 5 Aaron Martin Yellow card 86'
CB 21Dean Moxey Red card 59'
RM 11Randell Williams
CM 25Jake Taylor
CM 4 Nigel Atangana Sub off 61'
LM 20Jayden Richardson Sub off 51'
AM 8 Nicky Law
CF 12Ryan Bowman
CF 18Alex Fisher Sub off 51'
Substitutes:
GK 1 Lewis Ward
DF 15Tom Parkes Sub on 51'
MF 7 Lee Martin
MF 22Jack Sparkes Sub on 61'
MF 24Brennan Dickenson Sub on 82'
MF 27Archie Collins Sub on 51'
FW 14Nicky Ajose
FW 17Matt Jay
FW 35Ben Seymour
Manager:
Matt Taylor
GK 25Steve Arnold
CB 5 Charlie Goode
CB 6 Jordan Turnbull
CB 16Scott Wharton Yellow card 4'
RM 10Nicky Adams Sub off 31'
CM 4 Alan McCormack Sub off 74'
CM 7 Sam Hoskins
LM 23Michael Harriman
AM 8 Ryan Watson Yellow card 54' Sub off 88'
CF 19Vadaine Oliver Sub off 74'
CF 39Callum Morton Sub off 88'
Substitutes
GK 1 David Cornell
DF 3 Joe Martin
MF 14Chris Lines
MF 20Matt Warburton
MF 21James Olayinka Sub on 74'
MF 44Paul Anderson Sub on 88'
MF 45Mark Marshall Sub on 31'
FW 9 Harry Smith Sub on 74'
FW 11Andy Williams Sub on 88'
Manager:
Keith Curle

Assistant referees:
George Byrne
Matthew Jones
Fourth official:
Leigh Doughty

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Nine named substitutes
  • Maximum of five substitutions, with a sixth allowed in extra time
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