1995 Football League play-offs

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Football League play-offs
Season1994–95
Champions Bolton Wanderers
(First Division)
Huddersfield Town
(Second Division)
Chesterfield
(Third Division)
Matches played15
Goals scored38 (2.53 per match)
Biggest home win Chesterfield 5–2 Mansfield
(Third Division)
Biggest away win Tranmere 1–3 Reading
(First Division)
Highest scoring Bolton 4–3 Reading
Chesterfield 5–2 Mansfield
(7 goals)
Highest attendance64,107 – Bolton v Reading
(First Division final)
Lowest attendance6,562 – Mansfield v Chesterfield
(Third Division semi-final)
Average attendance19,686
1994
1996

The Football League play-offs for the 1994–95 season were held in May 1995, with the finals taking place at Wembley Stadium in London. The play-off semi-finals were played over two legs and were contested by the teams who finished in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place in the Football League First Division and Football League Second Division and the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th placed teams in the Football League Third Division table. The winners of the semi-finals progressed through to the finals, with the winner of these matches gaining promotion for the following season.

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Background

The Football League play-offs have been held every year since 1987. They take place for each division following the conclusion of the regular season and are contested by the four clubs finishing below the automatic promotion places.

First Division

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
2 Reading 462310135844+1479
3 Bolton Wanderers 462114116745+2277
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 462113127761+1676
5 Tranmere Rovers 462210146758+976

Semi-finals

First leg
Tranmere Rovers 1–3 Reading
Malkin Soccerball shade.svg 14' Lovell Soccerball shade.svg 9', 81'
Nogan Soccerball shade.svg 74'
Prenton Park, Birkenhead
Attendance: 12,207
Referee: John Kirkby

Wolverhampton Wanderers 2–1 Bolton Wanderers
Bull Soccerball shade.svg 44'
Venus Soccerball shade.svg 51'
McAteer Soccerball shade.svg 46'
Molineux, Wolverhampton
Attendance: 26,153
Referee: Philip Wright
Second leg
Bolton Wanderers 2–0 (a.e.t.) Wolverhampton Wanderers
McGinlay Soccerball shade.svg 44', 109'
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 20,041
Referee: Steve Dunn

Bolton Wanderers won 3–2 on aggregate.


Reading 0–0 Tranmere Rovers
Elm Park, Reading
Attendance: 13,245
Referee: Paul Alcock

Reading won 3–1 on aggregate.

Final

Bolton Wanderers 4–3 (a.e.t.) Reading
Coyle Soccerball shade.svg 76'
de Freitas Soccerball shade.svg 86', 119'
Paatelainen Soccerball shade.svg 105+1'
Nogan Soccerball shade.svg 4'
Williams Soccerball shade.svg 12'
Quinn Soccerball shade.svg 120'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 64,107
Referee: Peter Foakes

Second Division

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
2 Brentford 462510118139+4285
3 Crewe Alexandra 46258138068+1283
4 Bristol Rovers 46221687040+3082
5 Huddersfield Town 46221597949+3081

Semi-finals

First leg
Bristol Rovers 0–0 Crewe Alexandra
Twerton Park, Bath
Attendance: 8,538

Huddersfield Town 1–1 Brentford
Billy Soccerball shade.svg 9' Forster Soccerball shade.svg 42'
McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 14,160
Referee: Steve Dunn
Second leg
Crewe Alexandra 1–1 (a.e.t.) Bristol Rovers
Rowbotham Soccerball shade.svg 97' Miller Soccerball shade.svg 106'
Gresty Road, Crewe
Attendance: 6,578

Crewe Alexandra 1–1 Bristol Rovers on aggregate. Bristol Rovers won on away goals.


Brentford 2–2 Huddersfield Town on aggregate. Huddersfield Town won 4–3 on penalties.

Final

Bristol Rovers 1–2 Huddersfield Town
Stewart Soccerball shade.svg 45' Booth Soccerball shade.svg 45'
Billy Soccerball shade.svg 81'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,175
Referee: Clive Wilkes

Third Division

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Chesterfield 42231276237+2581
4 Bury 42231187336+3780
5 Preston North End 421910135841+1767
6 Mansfield Town 421811138459+2565

Semi-finals

First leg
Mansfield Town 1–1 Chesterfield
Hadley Soccerball shade.svg 72' Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 64'
Field Mill, Mansfield
Attendance: 6,562

Preston North End 0–1 Bury
Pugh Soccerball shade.svg 40'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 13,297
Second leg
Bury 1–0 Preston North End
Rigby Soccerball shade.svg 88'
Gigg Lane, Bury
Attendance: 9,094

Bury won 2–0 on aggregate.


Chesterfield 5–2 (a.e.t.) Mansfield Town
Lormor Soccerball shade.svg 27'
Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 56'
Law Soccerball shade.svg 95' (pen.), 101'
Howard Soccerball shade.svg 115'
Holland Soccerball shade.svg 3'
Wilkinson Soccerball shade.svg 32'
Saltergate, Chesterfield
Attendance: 8,165
Referee: Clive Wilkes

Chesterfield won 6–3 on aggregate.

Final

Bury 0–2 Chesterfield
Lormor Soccerball shade.svg 23'
Robinson Soccerball shade.svg 41'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 22,814
Referee: Paul Alcock

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