After the jubilations of a play-off semi final victory over Nottingham Forest, Yeovil Town went on to face Blackpool at Wembley in the League One show piece, on this day in 2007.

In truth, the game was one step too far for Russell Slade‘s side, who despite their best efforts simply came up short.

Chris Cohen shook off the injury that forced him off in the 2nd leg at Forest, he, along side Arron Davies would play their final games in Green and White before heading back to the City Ground in a combined £1.25 Million deal.

Robbie Williams (not that one) opened the scoring for the Tangerines direct from a free kick, before Keegan Parker scored an audacious lob from well outside the area to double their lead.

Yeovil huffed and puffed, but created fairly little until Marcus Stewart spurned a glorious chance late on, somehow nodding and effort into the ground and over the bar from six yards out.

Blackpool, who brought on future Glovers midfielder, Simon Gillett late on, were promoted to the Championship, but Yeovil would get another chance a few years later.

It wasn’t to be.

Yeovil: Mildenhall, Lindegaard (Lynch 77), Forbes, Guyett, Jones, Gray, Barry, Cohen (Kalala 40), Davies, Stewart, Morris (Knights 72).
Subs Not Used: Skiverton, Rose.

 

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