Result: Dean Lyness error gifts Fleetwood Town promotion

Fleetwood Town overcome Burton Albion to gain promotion to League One via the League Two playoffs at Wembley.

Fleetwood Town continued their ascent through English football's pyramid this afternoon courtesy of a 1-0 victory over Burton Albion in the final of the League Two playoffs.

It appeared that the contest was bound for extra time, but an error from Burton goalkeeper Dean Lyness gifted Graham Alexander's team the win and a place in next season's League One.

The ball goes over Burton Albion's English goalkeeper Dean Lyness (L) during the English League 2 Play-Off final football match between Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town on May 26, 2014© Getty Images

Fleetwood started much the more positive of the two sides at Wembley, with two chances falling to David Ball within the opening three minutes. Lyness was on hand to tip the striker's first effort over the crossbar, before the stopper shovelled a header from the same player away from danger.

The Cod Army continued that domination throughout the half, but they were unable to turn possession into goals, while up the other end Burton couldn't call Fleetwood goalkeeper Chris Maxwell into any meaningful action.

Just 40 seconds after the restart Ball had another opportunity to put Fleetwood into the lead, but he was off balance as he attempted to lob Lyness, who collected with ease.

Then, in what was a rare venture into the Fleetwood area in the 71st minute, Burton defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff evaded his marker to meet Alex MacDonald's corner, but just when it looked as though a goal was inevitable, Cansdell-Sherriff failed to make contact with the ball and the chance passed by.

The decisive moment occurred only four minutes later as Antoni Sarcevic was credited with the goal, although Fleetwood received a big help from Lyness. He misjudged the flight of the ball from Sarcevic's intended cross from wide on the left and, despite his despairing stretch, the ball brushed his hand on its way into an unguarded net.

Fleetwood players celebrate promotion from Division 2 after the Sky Bet League Two Playoff Final between Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2014© Getty Images

As the clock ticked down Burton committed virtually their whole team forward in search of an equalising goal, but despite a number of dangerous moments, Fleetwood held firm to ensure it would be them that will play their football in England's third tier next year.

Fleetwood Town manager Graham Alexander gives instructions to his team during the Sky Bet League Two match between against Chesterfield on October 12, 2013
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