Predictably the lowest ever Wembley League One play off final crowd of just 26,000 today saw Rotherham put pay to Shrewsbury’s hopes of a return to tier two for the first time in 30 years. Rather unpredictably it was ex-Addick Richard Wood who scored both goals to tame the Shrews and send them back to whence they came.
Sad that we have to wallow in their defeat, but what the heck. It was a good game however and Rotherham’s superior muscle and fitness to Shrewsbury’s was further evidence of what a lightweight squad Karl Robinson had put together.
Rotherham’s promotion meant that all three of last season’s relegated teams went straight back at the first opportunity. Think that happened from League Two to One before but not from One to Championship.
Tomorrow Coventry and Exeter City take to Wembley for the final game of the season to provide the last name in next season’s fixture list, which come out on June 21st, a week after the Premier League.
Congratulations to Charlton’s women’s team who were promoted on merit to the new Women’s Championship after a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers in a play off final at Bramall Lane today.
The women’s game is going through some big structure changes, which has become very political, but by winning the FA WPL North/South play off final the Addicks gain automatic promotion.
There’s a good article in The Guardian that explains all and mentions Charlton manager Riteesh Mishra.