Sunday 17th May 2015 ko 14.00
Conference Promotion Final
BRISTOL ROVERS 1 (Harrison 30)
GRIMSBY TOWN 1 (John-Lewis 2)
AET Bristol Rovers won 5-3 on penalties
Att 47,0229 at Wembley Stadium
Entry £10 (Member clubs’ allocation- “Neutral Zone”)
Now I know the Conference Premier is pretty much League 3 these days. I know it’s almost entirely full-time and I know there are many former Football League clubs in its ranks. The vital word here is “Former” though, and take it from me, a fan of a club that did lose its place in the League, it hurts a lot it when you get relegated. You get used to the comments like “How on earth did you end up there?” and every time you go to a game you cheer your club on straining every mental sinew to get back to whence you came. There’s nothing wrong with the Conference, but believe me the fans of at least half of the clubs in its top flight hate being there.