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Just weeks after Wayne Burnett's dramatic winner over Bournemouth in the Auto Windscreens Shields Trophy final, Kevin Donovan was the hero as he struck midway through the first half to give Town a 1-0 win.

24 November 2018

Grimsby Town 1-0 Northampton Town: Division Two Play-Off Final 1998

Just weeks after Wayne Burnett's dramatic winner over Bournemouth in the Auto Windscreens Shields Trophy final, Kevin Donovan was the hero as he struck midway through the first half to give Town a 1-0 win - and send the Mariners back into Division One in the process.

Town: Davison, McDermott, Lever, Handyside, Gallimore, Donovan, Groves (c), Burnett, Smith, Lester, Nogan.

Subs: Jobling, Black, Livingstone.

"Anybody who says they enjoy Play-Offs aren’t football managers. When the 90 minutes were up and the referee said there were another six minutes to play, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.”

Alan Buckley

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