Winger Martyn Woolford capped a superb display with a late winner as Scunthorpe came from behind to win the Coca-Cola League One play-off final 3-2 at a scorching Wembley.
Matt Sparrow put Nigel Adkins' side ahead with an early goal before two goals in as many minutes by Millwall's Gary Alexander put Kenny Jackett's men in pole position for a return to the Championship.
But Woolford then created a second for Sparrow after the break before scoring the winner with just five minutes left.
Both sides made a lively start and Scunthorpe took the lead with a fine goal in the sixth minute. Paul Hayes found Gary Hooper with a clever flick and the striker placed a backheel perfectly into Woolford's path. The winger hit a low left-footed shot which David Forde palmed out and Sparrow reacted first to slam into the roof of the empty net .
Jackett's side were clinging on but Alexander pulled them level with a fabulous goal in the 37th minute. A throw-in from the left was headed forward to the striker who pulled the ball down on his chest with his back to goal. The forward then turned and hit a stunning shot on the bounce from 30 yards which sailed over goalkeeper Joe Murphy.
The huge number of Lions fans erupted and were at it again just two minutes later when Alexander grabbed his second. David Martin stood up a cross to the centre of the area and Alexander thundered a header into the bottom corner which Murphy got a hand to but could not stop from finding the net.
The game was in a lull at the start oif the second period, but Scunthorpe responded well to level in the 70th minute with another excellent goal. Woolford played a one-two with Hayes down the left and burst past Zak Whitbread into the area.
He crossed behind Hooper to Sparrow who had picked up a position unmarked in the middle of the area before firing home.
Alexander then wasted the chance of scoring a hat-trick at Wembley when he met substitute Chris Hackett's cross with a header that flew a yard wide of the near post as both sides searched for a winner in normal time.
And Adkins' men found it in the 85th minute. A long free-kick forward was not dealt with and after Sparrow and Hayes both saw efforts blocked Woolford collected the ball and rifled a low shot right through Forde in the Millwall net.
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