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Edgeley Park (ATT 9,245) 17th May 2008 - Kick off 18:00 Ref: A D'Urso

Stockport Stockport County vs Wycombe Wanderers Wycombe

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Dickinson sends Hatters mad

Stockport see off Wycombe in play-off semi-final

By Chris Burton.   Last Updated: 17/05/08 11:07pm

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Dickinson: Match winner

Dickinson: Match winner

Stockport will face Rochdale in the League Two play-off final after a 2-1 aggregate win over Wycombe.

The two sides went into their second leg encounter at Edgeley Park locked together at 1-1 with everything still to play for.

However, it is Jim Gannon's men who will be making the journey to Wembley at the end of the month for a Lancashire derby with Dale.

It took just seven minutes for the hosts to open the deadlock, with Liam Dickinson notching for the 20th time in a goal-laden campaign.

The young striker picked up possession on halfway, carried the ball purposefully towards goal, before providing a neat finish to a fine solo run as he flicked his effort calmly into the bottom corner.

Delroy Facey wasted the visitors' best chance of the opening period when he headed wide from six-yards out, while Tommy Doherty hit a twisting volley straight at Frank Fielding on the stroke of half-time.

Dominance

While the home side held the ascendancy for much of the first-half, Wycombe dominated the second.

Paul Lambert's men were immediately on the offensive and were unfortunate not to find an equaliser inside 10 minutes as Conrad Logan could only parry a Gary Holt header back into the danger zone.

Unfortunately for Wanderers no-one had gambled on getting into the box and Logan's blushes were spared.

Scott McGleish then flicked a deft header wide of the post, while Facey's misfortune in front of goal continued as he blazed a close-range effort over the bar and planted a free header wide of the upright.

Leon Knight stepped off the bench in an attempt to add some much-needed firepower to the Wycombe attack, but only succeeded in firing his big opportunity high into the stands.

For all their endeavours they were ultimately unable to find a breakthrough and it is the Hatters who will be gunning for promotion on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39

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