Darlington v Mansfield In the 2011 FA Trophy Final

Slightly against the odds its Darlington an Mansfield who will compete in the 2011 FA Trophy final, after both earned balttling draws in the second legs.

Darlington who trailed 2-0 at one stage in the 1st leg held out for a 0-0 draw at their North East Neighbours in a game of few chances so progressing 3-2 on aggregate.

Mansfield who won their home leg 1-0 lost the Kennelworth road tie 1-0 so extra time had to be played. Luton who finished normal time with 9 men after Gnakpa received a second yellow card in the 84th minute and then Lawless was shown a straight red for an elbow on Kyle Nix. Not surprisingly Mansfield dominated the extra time but Luton held out until two minutes from the end of extra time when Mansfield were awarded a slightly harsh penalty. Briscoe fired his spot kicjk straight at Pilkington in the Luton goal, however was able to fire in the rebound to send the Stags to Wembley for the first time since 1987.

The FA Trophy Final is scheduled to be played on 7th May 2011

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