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York City back in Football League

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The Blue Square Bet Premier play-offs have become a big event in their own right. The move to the new Wembley has seen crowds increase on the days when the final was held at The Brittannia Stadium fo example.

Last season the Blue Square Bet Premier Promotion Final was played in May 2011, with AFC Wimbledon beating Luton Town on penalties at the City of Manchester Stadium after a 0-0 draw. The final wasn't at Wembley due to a clash with the Champions League final.

No such problem this year and a near 40,000 crowd saw York run out 2-1 winners. The last team to win at Wembley before today were Oxford United who defeated York 3-1 in 2010 in front of a record attendance of 42,669. York put their experience to good use having won the FA Trophy at Wembley only last week. A quick return is the stuff of dreams for a club that has been in the doldrums for so long.

It has been a great week for the club following on from the announcement that plans for a new multi-purpoose stadium have been give the green light by the local council.

The promotion sees York - who were in the top half of Old Division Two in the 1970s regain their league status after an eight year gap.

They came from behind to beat Luton Town in a pulsating game- Andre Gray fired in Robbie Willmott's cross from inside the box to put the Hatters ahead. But Ashley Chambers's low shot past Mark Tyler was a deserved equaliser and Matty Blair fired in from close range to secure promotion for York. The final attendance was given as 39,265.

JB

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