Season Three: The Final
Sky Sports Presents:
Forest Green FC versus Vauxhall Motors FC
MT "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, you are joining me here at Wembley on this glorious Sunday afternoon. Joining me today is the enthusiastic Gary Neville!"
GN "Thank you, Martin, and we have a wonderful game on our hands! It is the play-off final in the Blue Square Bet Premier and the winner will gain promotion to the Football League. For the owners of the clubs, this is an opportunity for their clubs to become professional, to generate good income and to gain a reputation across England. For the fans, this is their dream and promotion to the Football Leagues will never, ever be forgotten."
MT "The two contestants today are Forest Green and Vauxhall Motors. Forest Green finished second in the league while Vauxhall finished in fourth. This will be an exciting clash and there is one big name involved, the Vauxhall manager."
GN "He doesn't really need an introduction but we will give him one because he deserves it. He is one of the greatest musicians of all time, and a personal friend of mine. His name is Paul Hewson, or better known by his stage name of Bono. He became manager of Vauxhall in the summer of 2012 and has been successful since then. He won the Blue Square North that season, saved the club from relegation the next, and he has now guided them to the play-off finals this season. A remarkable achievement!"
MT "Let's have a look at the team sheets now."
Forest Green's Subs:
Barry Hutchings; Omar Koroma; Ricky Wellard; Nathaniel Jarvis; Ken Oman
Vauxhall Motors' Subs:
Ben Woodhead; Colin Cryan; Tom Rutter; Craig Mahon; Matt Doughty
MT "Both teams prefer the classic four-four-two today and it looks to be an exciting encounter! We will return soon for the match."
MT "The players are ready to start the game now. Forest Green will be playing in red, Vauxhall in white and blue. The fans are in full voice today, almost forty-thousand of them have traveled to Wembley to witness this game!"
Kick-off: MT "Forest Green start the final to the roar of the fans!"
2' Shot - woodwork: MT "Lund passes short to Brogan. He centers the ball to Bangura, out wide to Forbes. He holds off the defender and crossess... OFF THE BAR! Forest Green almost took the lead in a bizarre manner!" |||| |||| |||| GN "Those sort of situations are very hard to defend against and even harder to predict. I can guarantee that the Vauxhall 'keeper is relieved that that cross did not end up in the back of the net!"
25' Goal - Anoruo: MT "It's a throw for Forest Green. Stokes throws it short to Harrad, back to Stokes. Bangura now, to Bennet. He gives the ball away cheaply and Nat Kerr volleys it forward. Anoruo controls and is one-on-one with the 'keeper! He dummies and moves around him, GOAL!!! OBI ANORUO HAS SCORED IN THE FINAL FOR VAUXHALL MOTORS!!" |||| |||| |||| GN "That is a great goal for Vauxhall Motors! Forest Green has been in control of the game so far but Vauxhall punished them on the counter attack! There have been some rave reviews about Obi Anoruo and that goal is certainly not short of quality! Now Vauxhall have to defend this lead."
Forest Green 0-1 Vauxhall Motors
28' Goal - Harrad: MT "Moses takes the corner for Vauxhall. It's headed away easily by Lund. Forbes breaks with the ball past the halfway line, shifts it to Harrad. He plays Brogan down the left as Vauxhall race to get back. Brogan nutmegs Chiocchi and crosses for HARRAD!! He has leveled the score with a header of sublime quality!" |||| |||| |||| GN "It took just three minutes for Forest Green to equalize and they did it through a counter-attack too! It was a great piece of skill by Brogan but the header by Harrad was sheer quality, just unstoppable!"
Forest Green 1-1 Vauxhall Motors
42' Shot - saved: MT "This is a lovely passing move by Forest Green. Wellard knocks it through for HARRAD- SAVED BY ZAK JONES! That is a top save to deny the Forest Green striker!" |||| |||| |||| GN "That was a brilliant move by Forest Green to beat the Vauxhall defence but what a save by Zak Jones! There aren't many 'keepers out there anymore who would put their body on the line for the team but he is one of them! Now Vauxhall have to prepare to defend this corner."
45+2' Half Time: MT "We go in to the half time break with the scores level. Forest Green have created the majority of the chances but Vauxhall do not look like they are going to give up easily."
HT: Forest Green 1-1 Vauxhall Motors
Kick-off: MT "Vauxhall Motors start this second half looking a lot more hungry than before." |||| |||| |||| GN "I would bet my house on Paul Hewson having just given them an inspirational speech. He just knows how to motivate people."
65' Goal - Wilde: MT "That's a throw for Vauxhall, just in the opposition's half... Nice short passing move by Vauxhall. Putterill back to Moses, beautiful dinked ball for Anoruo to run on to. He squares it for WILDE!!! Vauxhall Motors are back in front after an exquisite passing move!" |||| |||| |||| GN "That might look like a simple attack to defend against, but it isn't! The way the Vauxhall players passed the ball around was amazing. Obi Anoruo was the focal point of the move again as he ran off of the defender's shoulder and his perfectly timed cross was easily tapped home by the experienced Michael Wilde. Obi Anoruo has stepped up to the plate today!"
Forest Green 1-2 Vauxhall Motors
69' Goal - Anoruo: MT "Chiocchi wins the ball back for Vauxhall. He passes back to his 'keeper. He launches it upfield to Anoruo, to Moses. He plays that back Nicholas. He hits it long and Anoruo goes one-on-one! Will he secure promotion? HE DOES!!! OBI ANORUO HAS FIRED VAUXHALL MOTORS TO THE FOOTBALL LEEEEEAAAAGUUEEE!!!" |||| |||| |||| GN "Ladies and gentlemen, take your hats off for a genius at work! He has single-handedly torn Forest Green to shreds! That was a brilliant long ball by Andrew Nicholas but the touch and the finish by Obi Anoruo was none other than first class! Well done Obi!"
Forest Green 1-3 Vauxhall Motors
76' Shot - woodwork: MT "Forest Green are forced to pass the ball around in their own half. Lund knocks a ball forward and Magno Vieira is through on goal down the right! He shoots OFF THE BAR!! That was his chance to get Forest Green back in this game!" |||| |||| |||| GN "He must be disgusted with himself because he knows how good a chance that was! The first time that Vauxhall's defence had switched off this half and he hits the bar, which is still rattling!"
76' Shot - woodwork: MT "Racine picks out Magno Vieira who has so much space down the right! Zak Jones came off his line too early and VIEIRA LOBS HIM... IT COMES OFF THE BAR!! How unlucky can you get? He has hit the bar twice in less than a minute!" |||| |||| |||| GN "So unlucky for Magno there. The lob is a very hard skill accomplish but he almost executed it perfectly. It was the original mistake by Zak Jones to close him down in that position which presented Vieira with the opportunity but he couldn't take his chance and Vauxhall's goal-frame is getting a hammering here!"
79' Shot - missed: MT "Stokes throws the ball in to Harrad. He has Forest players in the box to cross to. He picks out VIEIRA- just over the bar! Ohh, that was a sitter!" |||| |||| |||| GN "His confidence must be gone by now, he has missed three goalscoring opportunities in the space of three minutes. That was a perfectly weighted cross by Harrad and all Vieira had to do was keep his header down but it ended up behind the goal."
90+1' Full Time: MT "And it is full time here at Wembley as Vauxhall Motors have won the play-off final! Congratulations to them on gaining promotion to the Football League!" |||| |||| |||| GN "It has been an amazing final here at Wembley and the adventure of Vauxhall Motors has reached new heights! This is the greatest day in the club's history!"