Oxford United secured their place back in the Football League after a four-year absence with victory over York at rain-lashed Wembley.
Two goals in the space of five first-half minutes put the U’s in charge, Matt Green firing them in front from 18 yards with a neat half-volley.
James Constable doubled their lead with a fierce left-foot drive.
U’s keeper Ryan Clarke fumbled in Ben Purkiss’s cross to give York a lifeline only for Alfie Potter to wrap it up.
Given that Oxford finished third in the Blue Square Premier, eight points clear of York, after topping the league for so much of the season, it was perhaps fitting that they went up.
It was certainly a much better experience of the play-offs for U’s boss Chris Wilder, whose Halifax side lost to Hereford in the 2006 final.
I followed the game Live Report on BBC and wanted to post earlier. But too bad no good clips found on YouTube. And now that I found it, I will put it here for me to view over and over 🙂 The DVD of the match is coming soon.
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