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1998 Football League Third Division play off Final

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Date  22 May 1998
Attendance  19,486
Referee  M. Fletcher
1998 Football League Third Division play-off Final
Event  1997–98 Football League Third Division
Venue  Wembley Stadium, London

The 1998 Football League Third Division play-off final was a football match contested by Colchester United and Torquay United on 22 May 1998 at Wembley Stadium to decide the third team to be promoted from Division Three to Division Two for the 1998–99 season.


Under Division Three play-off rules, the final is contested by the two teams which secured an aggregate victory over two-legged semi-finals, with the team that finished seventh in the league table (Barnet) having played fourth place (Colchester United), and sixth place (Scarborough) having played fifth place (Torquay United).


First leg
Second leg

Colchester United won 3–2 on aggregate.

Torquay United won 7–2 on aggregate.



  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.
  • References

    1998 Football League Third Division play-off Final Wikipedia

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