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Duff 21 years on from promotion to the Football League

22 April 2020

On the 21st anniversary of Cheltenham Town's promotion to the Football League, the current Robins boss and the man who scored the decisive winning goal against Yeovil Town has been looking back on that famous night.

Michael Duff's 97th minute header from a Keight Knight free kick secured the win Steve Cotterill's side needed to clinch the Conference championship and promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club's history.

Having finished runners up the season before to Halifax Town, the club broke into the fourth tier for the first time as 1998/99 Conference winners having accumulated a total of 80 points from 42 matches.

For Duff it was just another memorable achievement at the start of a career that went onto see him play in the Premier League for Burnley and on the international stage for Northern Ireland.

But it capped another title winning season at Whaddon Road and a night that Robins fans have never forgotten in the club's long history.

Watch Duff looking back on that night and discussing how much it meant to the club, himself, teammates and the supporters two decades on above on iFollow.


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