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2014-15: The Promoted Opposition

19 May 2014

Cheltenham Town will have fresh opposition to face in 2014-15 with the Conference season now concluded.

Cheltenham Town will have fresh opponents to face next season with the Conference Premier season coming to it's conclusion at the weekend.

Cambridge United emerged victorious at Wembley over Gateshead and of course Luton Town, led by John Still, ran out champions of the division by a clear 19 points.

So what is there to know about next season's promoted duo?

Luton Town - Conference Champions

If ever Luton Town were going to find their way back to the promised land it was to be done in style and a clear 19 point advantage over their closest threat (Cambridge United 2nd) was testament to the job done by highly respected manager John Still.

The Hatters, founded in 1885, were relegated from the Football League back in 2009 and it has taken them 5 years to bounce back. In fact, it was only in 2007 that Luton were actually a Championship club before they suffered three relegations in as many years.

2014-15 will bring Luton Town back to Whaddon Road for the first time since 2007 but the last meeting between the clubs was back in 2011 in an FA Cup second round clash. Cheltenham Town won 4-2 at Kenilworth Road in that fixture but the Conference Champions will be a different opponent this time around.

Cambridge United - Conference Play-Off Winners

Cambridge United, founded in 1919, play their football at the Abbey Stadium and they found their way back into the Football League via the play-off final at the weekend with a 2-1 victory over Gateshead.

A nine year Football League absence was brought to an end by Cambridge boss Richard Money and his team of U's. Their last appearance in the Football League was back in 2005 but they were relegated as the bottom side alongside Kidderminster Harriers. The last appearance versus the Robins was in February of their relegation year and they ran out 1-0 winners at the Abbey Stadium. Their last visit to Whaddon Road was in 2004 with Ashley Vincent and Damien Spencer scoring the goals to secure three points for the Robins.


Congratulations to both Luton Town and Cambridge United on their promotion back into the Football League.

If you'd like to see the Robins take on both Luton and Cambridge next season then buying a 2014-15 season ticket is the best way to make huge savings on your match tickets. Click here for more details.

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