Plymouth goalkeeper tries to roll the ball out of play, Scunthorpe player keeps it in and scores

Plymouth Argyle v Bristol Rovers - Sky Bet League One

Jeff Stelling had his work cut out for him this afternoon.

It was the final day of the season in the Football League with League Two games taking place at 3pm, and then League One matches at 5:30pm.

Keeping up with the permutations must have been incredibly difficult.

In League Two MK Dons beat Mansfield to earn promotion, while Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield survived at the cost of Notts County.

But it was the relegation battle in League One that was the most exciting.

At the start of the day, six different clubs could join Bradford in being demoted to League Two.

The most interesting battle was between Plymouth in 21st and Scunthorpe in 23rd.

Plymouth Argyle v Bristol Rovers - Sky Bet League One

This was a real relegation six-pointer.

But it seems it wasn’t exactly played in the right spirit.

There were six yellow cards in the first half but what happened in the 60th-minute was just outrageous.

Plymouth were leading 2-1 when goalkeeper Matt Macey picked up an injury.


With the ball in his hands, he attempted to roll the ball out of play.

But Scunthorpe’s Josh Morris ran over to keep the ball in and then chipped it over Macey into the back of the net.


A draw would have relegated both sides and Plymouth were understandably furious.

The official Twitter account called it ‘The most unsporting goal in Home Park history before adding ‘Unbelievable. Just unbelievable.’

It really was.

Ten minutes later, Plymouth went 3-2 up but they were still in the relegation zone as it stood.

Sunderland’s equaliser at Southend saw the Pilgrims momentarily rise to 20th, two points out of the relegation zone. However, Southend scored a late, late winner to relegate both Plymouth and Scunthorpe.


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