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Summary

  1. AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One for first time
  2. Lyle Taylor's 23rd of season put Dons ahead
  3. Adebayo Akinfenwa's penalty sealed victory

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By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye Football League - until August

FT: AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Plymouth

That's it then, folks. Another Football League season has come to end.

Thanks for your company throughout the past (nearly) 10 months.

Fear not though, football fans - something called Euro 2016 starts in less than two weeks.

Do be sure to follow BBC Sport throughout the tournament as England, Wales and Northern Ireland bid for glory in France. Then the Olympic Games ought to keep you occupied nicely too.

Football League - we'll see you in August. Thanks for the memories. Goodbye.

AFC Wimbledon set for League One

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Neal Ardley
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So then, what an afternoon this has been in AFC Wimbledon's short history! They're into the third tier for the first time.

They'll face clubs including Bolton, Charlton and, of course, Milton Keynes Dons next season.

Plymouth weren't at their best today and will have to go again next year in League Two.

AFC Wimbledon promoted - the full story

Read Brent Pilnick's match report from Wembley

It was cagey at first, but then AFC Wimbledon turned it on late on.

Read the full report on the 2016 League Two play-off final from our man at Wembley, here.

Adebayo Akinfenwa

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

AFC Wimbledon beat Plymouth in the League Two play-off final to reach the third tier for the first time in their history.

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AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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AFC Wimbledon's Paul Robinson tells Sky Sports: "He (Adebayo Akinfenwa) is a talisman for this club - I'm over the moon for him.

"We've taken it another step forward on the journey. We're looking forward to League One now."

AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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Wimbledon's opening goal scorer Lyle Taylor tells Sky Sports: "I'm so pleased for all the boys.

"This happens for the first time once so, to be part of it, is absolutely brilliant."

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So proud of all at @AFCWimbledon #bbcfootball #deserved

AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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Let's spare a thought for Plymouth, who have missed out on promotion via the play-offs for a second consecutive year.

Their wait to climb back up the football pyramid for the first time since back-to-back relegations in 2010 and 2011 goes on...

Plymouth Argyle's Curtis Nelson looks dejected
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AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley tells Sky Sports: "It's wonderful. The occasion for our fans was going to be enough in the first place, from where we've come from.

"But that second half, there was only one team going to win it - we were outstanding. The longer the game went on, the more likely we were going to win.

"They (the fans) deserve it - they had their club taken away from them 14 years ago - now look at them."

Neal Ardley
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AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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Adebayo Akinfenwa tells Sky Sports: "It's what dreams are made of. Scoring, winning. It's a beautiful feeling.

"We were the underdogs - it isn't only Leicester who can do it, we can do it too.

"There ain't no better way to leave this club. A sidebar - I think I'm now technically unemployed. So any managers, hit me up on Whatsapp and get me a job!"

Adebayo Akinfenwa celebrates
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CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

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Savour this moment, Dons fans! It's AFC Wimbledon's first competitive trip to Wembley and the club lift the play-off trophy. The players on the balcony are all beaming from ear to ear.

AFC Wimbledon players raise the play off final trophy
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AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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The Wimbledon players head up the famous Wembley steps. They're ready to receive the play-off trophy.

It's the club's sixth promotion since formation in 2002. What a story!

AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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I knew from minute one, I just had a feeling that today was going to be our day. It's an emotional day for me, I lost my dad earlier on in the season and he would have absolutely loved this.

Callum KennedyWimbledon defender on BBC Radio 5 live

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#bbcfootball so that's two of the last-placed playoff teams promoted. absolutely brilliant! AND next season... MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon....

AFC Wimbledon continuing their extraordinary climb up the English footballing pyramid. It's like the 1980s all over again! #bbcfootball

AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

This is an absolutely fantastic occasion. No doubt about it, they were the better side, the side that turned up, the side that had more of a threat throughout the game. They're deserved winners.

AFC Wimbledon promoted to League One

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Wow, Wimbledon sure turned it on in the closing stages! You have to say, the introduction of Adebayo Akinfenwa completely changed the game.

The Dons players go wild on the pitch. They're up to the third tier. Plymouth are devastated.

AFC Wimbledon players celebrate at full-time
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FULL-TIME

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Plymouth

Wimbledon promoted
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AFC Wimbledon have done it! They win promotion to League One for the first time in their history!

GOAL - AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Plymouth

Adebayo Akinfenwa (pen)

Adebayo Akinfenwa scores a penalty
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League One, say hello to AFC Wimbledon!

Only one man was ever going to take that spot kick and Adebayo Akinfenwa duly tucks in and the Dons are going up!

The 'Beast' has his shirt off. The Dons fans are absolutely jubilant.

Adebayo Akinfenwa celebrates
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PENALTY (Wimbledon)

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Somehow, we are still playing. And Adebayo Azeez wins a penalty for Wimbledon. This to seal it...

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Adebayo Akinfenwa has a shot deflected wide for a Wimbledon corner and, with that, Plymouth are surely out of time.

SUBSTITUTION (AFC Wimbledon)

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Goal scorer Lyle Taylor goes off for Adebayo Azeez. Are Wimbledon over the line?

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Lyle Taylor has a chance to seal it, one on one, but hits a tame shot straight at the keeper. Plymouth are not out of this yet, but they should be.

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Plymouth have a huge shout for a penalty as Craig Tanner goes down in the area but the referee waves play on.

At the other end, Jon Meades' cross is caught by Plymouth keeper Luke McCormick.

Then Plymouth launch the ball into Wimbledon's area but it goes straight to the keeper. It's frantic stuff.

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Wimbledon's Darius Charles has to go off because he received treatment. He sprints straight back on. Now, can Plymouth mount a dramatic, late fightback?

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Lyle Taylor looks to pick out Adebayo Akinfenwa with a great right-wing cross but Plymouth defend well.

At the other end, Kelle Roos flaps at a dangerous Plymouth cross but the referee stops play as Darius Charles is hurt jumping for the ball with Roos.

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Seven minutes of added time have been signalled. Yes, that was seven!

The Plymouth fans roar their side on.

GREAT SAVE!

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

A magnificent save from Luke McCormick denies Adebayo Akinfenwa. He tips the striker's powerful header over the bar. Plymouth escape, but they need the ball down the other end.

Adebayo Akinfenwa sees his shot saved by goalkeeper Luke McCormick
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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Lyle Taylor shoots wide from outside the area for Wimbledon.

Plymouth need the ball. Time is running out, Pilgrims.

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Wimbledon attack again and Adebayo Akinfenwa is on the end of Barry Fuller's good cross but he can't get a shot away.

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Plymouth need a goal or they face a sixth straight season in the fourth tier.

AFC Wimbledon are getting very, very close to a sixth promotion in their history.

SUBSTITUTION (Plymouth)

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Peter Hartley is stretchered off the field, receiving some oxygen, and is replaced by Jordon Forster.

Peter Hartley leaves the field on a stretcher
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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Peter Hartley is hurt after a collision with the heaviest, strongest man in football - Adebayo Akinfenwa. He hurt his back as he fell, it seems.

Plenty of medical staff are assessing Hartley on the field. Hopefully he is OK, but this looks like the end of his match at the very least.

Peter Hartley is hurt
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SUBSTITUTION (Plymouth)

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Plymouth bring on Reuben Reid for Gregg Wylde - can that change rescue this game for them?

Meanwhile, I should tell you that Lyle Taylor was booked for celebrating his goal. But he won't care. It was a terrific finish and it could send his club to the third tier.

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport at Wembley

"Lyle Taylor's goal has almost lifted the roof the stand the Dons fans are in. A great poacher's effort from a man who had already got 22 goals this season before today."

Lyle Taylor celebrates
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CLOSE!

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Wimbledon are rampant now. Luke McCormick makes a vital save to keep Plymouth in the game.

Taylor puts the Dons ahead

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Steve Claridge

Ex-Leicester striker at Wembley, BBC Radio 5 live

Lyle Taylor gets in front of the defender, gets his foot on it, it's a lovely little cushioned finish to the far post. He's been the one real quality player today, his movement's been exceptional and he's just shown what you need to do in this area.

Lyle Taylor scores
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GOAL - AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Plymouth

Lyle Taylor

The deadlock is broken! Lyle Taylor has his 23rd goal of the season, but surely none bigger than this.

Adebayo Akinfenwa was involved immediately, flicking on for Taylor, who won a corner.

Then Taylor directs a cross from the right goalwards with a low flick across goal past Luke McCormick.

Wimbledon are about 12 minutes away from reaching the third tier for the first time in their 14-year history.

Lyle Taylor celebrates
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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Plymouth

Brent Pilnick

BBC Sport at Wembley

"A huge ovation for AFC Wimbledon legend Adebayo Akinfenwa. But much of that appreciation is also directed at Tom Elliott, who has led the line really well for the Dons."

SUBSTITUTION (AFC Wimbledon)

AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Plymouth

Andy Barcham is continuing for now. Meanwhile, Wimbledon fans are, as one, chanting 'Beast'. It can only mean one thing.

Tom Elliott goes off and Adebayo Akinfenwa comes on for the Dons.

It's time for "The Beast"! Bayo Akinfenwa enters the fray for Tom Elliott with 76 minutes gone. #PlayoffFinal #Wombley

Andy Barcham is replaced by Adebayo Akinfenwa
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AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Plymouth

Wimbledon's Andy Barcham is receiving treatment on the field.

'The Beast' Adebayo Akinfenwa is getting ready to come on.

AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Plymouth

Lyle Taylor creates a chance for Wimbledon but Plymouth do well defensively and get the ball clear. Both sides are battling bravely at the back.