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15 May 2017

Man of the Match Kaiyne Woolery leads Forest Green Rovers to the EFL for the first time, whilst Jordan Flores helps Blackpool to take Sky Bet League Two play-off advantage.

  • Kaiyne Woolery brace helps Forest Green Rovers to win promotion to the EFL for the first time in their 128-year history.
  • Woolery scored twice against Tranmere Rovers in 3-1 win for Mark Cooper’s side.
  • Jordan Flores helped Blackpool to 3-2 League Two play-off semi-final first leg win over Luton Town.
It was a weekend to remember for young Latics forward Kaiyne Woolery as he hit a career high by scoring twice at Wembley to lead Forest Green Rovers to the EFL for the time in their history.

Mark Cooper’s side beat Tranmere Rovers 3-1 at Wembley with Woolery opening and closing the scoring after Christian Doidge had restored the Gloucestershire side’s advantage following Connor Jennings’ leveller.

Woolery told the Stroud News and Journal afterwards:

“It’s an unbelievable feeling; to win first and foremost but to score two goals as well, words can’t describe it.

“It’s my best moment in football, especially to get promoted to the EFL as a club from such a small village; it’s not just me, it’s great for the staff, the fans and the whole club.

“I never thought I would score at Wembley but today I got my chance and I was pleased to take the goals.”

Elsewhere, Jordan Flores was an 80th minute substitute as Mark Cullen’s hat-trick helped Blackpool to beat Luton Town 3-2 at Bloomfield Road in the first leg of their Sky Bet League Two play-off semi-final.

Goals from Dan Potts and Isaac Vassell had given Nathan Jones’ Hatters a 2-1 lead after Cullen’s opener but Gary Bowyer’s Tangerines turned the game around in the second-half and now take a one-goal advantage to Kenilworth Road on Thursday evening.

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