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Rovers' journey to the Championship: May 2008
On Sunday 27th May 2008, Doncaster Rovers beat Leeds United 1-0 at Wembley to become promoted to a Championship team. This is the story of their journey to the Championship playoffs...
From the Conference to the Championship
May 2008 saw Doncaster Rovers' return to the second tier of English football for the first time in 50 years.
See pictures of the action and hear interviews with fans, players and management by clicking on the links further down the page.
Only five years ago , the team were in non-league football while local rivals Leeds United were playing in the Premier League. But in the past few seasons, Sean O'Driscoll's team have made an unprecedented ascent which culminated in their 1-0 victory over Leeds United at Wembley on 27th May, 2008.
Listen to Rovers' journey
More than 70,000 fans travelled from Yorkshire and watched as James Hayter headed home Brian Stock's corner in the 47th minute.
BBC Radio Sheffield's Doncaster reporter James Vincent followed Rovers fans on the bus to Wembley and put together this special piece about the Championship playoff against Leeds United, 27th May 2008.
Listen to post-match interviews with the Rovers manager Sean O'Driscoll, player Adam Lockwood - and comment from the Owls manager Brian Laws on Doncaster's ascent to the Championship where they'll be facing Wednesday and United.
Rovers display in a Donny bridal shop
See photos of Doncaster's Championship journey:
John Ennis: our Rovers diarist
Our dedicated Football Heaven diarist John Ennis took the trip to Wembley on 27th May 2008. Read his experiences of the day here:
2007/08 audio archives
Listen to audio from throughout Doncaster Rovers' 2007-2008 season...
last updated: 28/05/2008 at 11:58