Playoff Photos: Charlton 2-1 Swindon (Swindon Win 5-4 On Penalties)

Ollie Irish

18th, May 2010

By Ollie Irish


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Charlton Athletic's Nick Bailey (left) and Swindon Town's Simon Ferry (right) battle for the ball

Photos: Joe Giddens / EMPICS Sport

Charlton captain Nicky Bailey’s missed penalty cost his side a trip to Wembley and the chance of promotion to the Championship, as Swindon reached the League One play-off final with a 5-4 win on penalties at The Valley.

Bailey left the field in tears after blasting his side’s second penalty high over the crossbar, while Stephen Darby converted Swindon’s final spot-kick to win what was a cracking tie.

Swindon had looked like certain losers midway through the second half when, at 2-0 down on the night and 3-2 on aggregate, defender Gordon Greer was sent off. But the visitors scored through Danny Ward and then held their nerve brilliantly to set up a final meeting with Millwall or Huddersfield at Wembley.

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