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Wembley Stadium (ATT 41,955) 19th May 2013 - Kick off 13:30 Ref: A D'Urso

Brentford Brentford vs Yeovil Town Yeovil

Brentford 1

H Dean (51)

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Yeovil 2

P Madden (6)
D Burn (42)

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League One play-off final: Yeovil beat Brentford 2-1 at Wembley

Last Updated: 19/05/13 8:48pm

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Dan Burn (left): Celebrates his goal for Yeovil at Wembley

Dan Burn (left): Celebrates his goal for Yeovil at Wembley

Yeovil beat Brentford 2-1 in the League One play-off final at Wembley on Sunday to reach the Championship for the first time in their history.

Town hit the ground running with an early strike from Paddy Madden, before Dan Burn added a second just before half-time.

Harlee Dean pulled one back for Brentford early in the second half but it was not enough for the Bees.

Best of the Match:

  • Man of the Match: Marek Stech performed really well in the Yeovil goal and made some crucial saves
  • Goal of the Match: Paddy Madden's opener was pure class with the outside of his right foot
  • Save of the Match: Stech's save from Bradley Wright-Phillips late on was very good
  • Talking point: Can Yeovil cope in the Championship?

Madden put the Glovers ahead in the sixth minute, hitting a superb 20-yard shot with the outside of his boot into the top corner.

Yeovil doubled their advantage three minutes before half-time when Burn headed in at the back post from a corner. James Hayter looked to have scored the goal initially but he had failed to connect with the ball.

Marcello Trotta almost scored for Brentford on the stroke of half-time, but his header was saved by Yeovil stopper Marek Stech.

But Dean did pull one back for the Bees in the 51st minute when he netted with a header at the near post following a corner from the right.

And Brentford almost equalised soon after the hour mark but Clayton's Donaldson's header was saved by Stech.

Yeovil's Kevin Dawson then went down in the box on 74 minutes under a challenge from Jake Bidwell but he was booked for diving.

Brentford pushed for an equaliser but just could not make the breakthrough, with Shaleum Logan firing wide late on after cutting in from the right, before Dean headed wide from a corner and Sam Saunders blasted over.

And Yeovil held on to reach the Championship for the first time in their history.

Johnson hailed Yeovil's promotion after the match. "It is a great achievement for our club," Johnson told Sky Sports.

"This is for everyone who has been a part of it for ten years and everyone who has been a part of it over the last year.

Rosler was gracious in defeat, and praised Johnson. "First of all congratulations to Gary and his team, he did a very good job with his financial resources and they played well and got the crucial first goal," Rosler told Sky Sports.

"It looks like every time we play Yeovil the first shot is a goal against us, so that made it difficult for us as they defend very well deep in their own half."

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