...but it’s spot-kick agony for Bees

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DON­CASTER were crowned League One cham­pi­ons yes­ter­day af­ter one of the most dra­matic fi­nal days in re­cent his­tory.

Rovers were star ing at the play-offs w hen pr omo­tion ri­vals Brent­ford were awarded a last-gasp penalty at Gr if­fin Park.

But Ful­ham loa­nee Mar­cello Trotta snatched the ball fr om spot-kick reg­u­lar Kevin O’Con­nor and slammed his shot against the bar. Rovers raced up the other end to scor e through James Cop­pinger and pip the Bees to pro­mo­tion, and Bournemouth to the ti­tle.

Frus­trated Br ent­ford boss Uwe Rosler said: “He was not first choice . We had thr ee tak­ers. K evin O’Con­nor w as first, Har ry F or­rester w as sec­ond and Trotta was third.”

Scun­thorpe slipped through the trap­door de­spite their win over Swin­don and Rother­ham re­place them in League One af­ter beat­ing Alder­shot, which con­firmed the Shots rel­e­ga­tion.

We’re set f or a tense f inal day in the Cham­pi­onship next week­end f ol­low­ing Hull’s slip to Barns­ley – the Tigers must now beat cham­pi­ons Cardiff to go up ahead ofWat­ford.

Wolves need a mir acle to avoid a sec­ond suc­ces­sive rel­e­ga­tion.

Their def eat to Bur nley sparked angr y scenes at Mo­lineux af­ter the fi­nal whis­tle.

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