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Donny Promoted To The Championship

The League One play-off final saw Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers and Leeds United pitted against each other, and it was Doncaster that came out victorious after a 1-0 win at Wembley in front of 75,000 fans.

Doncaster put the Leeds goal under quite a lot of pressure and were finally able to beat Casper Ankergren through James Hayter's (47) header from a corner early in the second half. Leeds battled but rarely threatened former Leeds 'keeper Neil Sullivan.

Doncaster will now take their place in the Championship next season, meaning they will play in the second tier of English football for the first time in 50 years.

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Date:Sunday May 25 2008

Time: 7:08PM

Your Comments

Congratulations lads on beating Dirty Leeds!
merlin
Congrats, hard fought win and having finished the league 4 points ahead, I think the rightful winners. Must say I think Leeds will walk it next season without a points deduction!
The Fear
Well done donny!
owlswfc
HEHEHE TO THE LEEDS SCUM. well done donny
mick66owl
Great stuff Donny = next stop Premier League.
eastneydave
Congratulations to Joh Ryan who bought a club on the brink of extinction ten years ago and promised then a return to Championship football. He's put his money where is mouth is and they have go the reward. With Hull City also promoted yesterday another club who looked dead and buried less than ten years ago. It gives hope to every football fan out there who follow clubs in the bottom two divisions.
dazza71
well done donny new ground next year! bean to old ground welcome to the championship. leeds didnt deserve it, from all watford fans!!!!!!
shrewsburyhorn
never thought id say this but.. GET IN DONNY!! youve saved me a few laughs ! :P
YorkshireTerrier08
Glad to see the best team in league 1 getting promoted.
gills-1962
Well done - we will be following you soon
codbater
As a Manchester United fan from Bradford you gave me SO much pleasure yesterday.Thanks and Congratulations.
SweetLeftFoot
Congratulations Donny on a truely deserved win and promotion to the Championship, thought it was gonna be 6-0 to you guys in the first 12mins, great entertainment good football, will look forward to playing you at Hillsborough next season. Best a luck for The Championship !!!
stevetheowl
Fantastic result yesterday!! Fully deserved victory - you were all over them for the first twenty minutes. Loved watching the faces of the bin worriers close to tears near the end.
cobridge
Glad you made it especially at the expense of leeds
miked_joker
Great result that puts us where we were 50 years ago, keep up the good work and keep us up, as it wont be easy going to many of reasonable quality teams. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT
bamfo123
Bets team won on the day, Congratulations, hope to see you still there in 12 months time, ''We'll Be Back''
Tiny T
Mmm, Large Donor with Chilli Sauce! Bring it on!!!
bromley
Well Done Doncaster...I was at Wembley and you deserved the WIN..All the best to you in the Championship next season..Hope the Leeds can join you there next time round..
kazza
Great stuff Donnie! Chance to hammer the Scum next season.
eastneydave
Welldone donny. Good luck for next season. I'll enjoy coming to your ground to watch us play you. Hope you do well, but still lose to us. See ya........ (1881 'Till I Die)
watford1881
 

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