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Huish Park (ATT 8,152) 6th May 2013 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: P Gibbs

Yeovil Yeovil Town vs Sheffield United Sheff Utd

Yeovil (2) 2

K Dawson (6)
E Upson (85)

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Yeovil beat Sheffield United 2-0 to reach the League One play-off final

Last Updated: 06/05/13 11:02pm

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Kevin Dawson: Celebrates his opener for Yeovil

Kevin Dawson: Celebrates his opener for Yeovil

Yeovil beat Sheffield United 2-0 at Huish Park to seal a 2-1 aggregate win and a place in the League One play-off final.

The Glovers struck a dramatic late winner to move a step closer to their first promotion to the second tier of English football.

Ed Upson nodded home with just five minutes remaining to complete the turnaround and sentence the Blades to a third successive season in League One.

Gary Johnson's men took just six minutes to wipe out the Blades' 1-0 first-leg lead when Upson's top-draw through ball teed up Kevin Dawson.

At the other end Jamie Murphy came within a lick of point of an equaliser. Callum McFadzean drifted through a posse of green shirts before teeing up the winger who cut inside before bending in a curling effort that thundered off the crossbar.

Jamie McAllister, a play-off finalist with Bristol City under Johnson's tutelage back in 2007, saw his drilled effort from a free-kick routine deflected wide after Harry Maguire had hauled back Paddy Madden.

Chris Porter, United's hero at this stage of last season's play-offs, fired into the side netting with the first chance of the second half after Dan Burn had done superbly to block his first effort.

Five minutes later Madden missed a gilt-edged chance from close range with the goal gaping after being found by Luke Ayling's delivery.

Maguire's free header with 20 minutes remaining landed well wide as the Blades searched for just their second goal in five games and a return to Wembley for the second successive season.

Yeovil have been late goal specialists this campaign with 20 scored in the final 15 minutes of games, but with time running out Hayter nodded wide when he rose to meet Foley's left-wing cross.

Midfielder Upson may have only scored one goal from inside the box for the club but he showed Hayter how it is done with just six minutes remaining. The former Ipswich man met Madden's inviting right-wing cross with a lovely glancing header which dropped into the bottom corner to send the Yeovil faithful wild.

With a minute remaining Foley's snapshot was just the wrong side of the post and the home side saw out the final minutes to extend Sheffield United's play-off hoodoo to seven attempts and tee up a second Wembley trip in five seasons for the ecstatic Glovers.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30

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