Division Three Round-Up
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
There was one automatic promotion spot and the play-offs to be decided on this final day - and it proved a thrilling day for Division Three.
Torquay scored two early goals through Stephen Woods and David Graham - but were pegged back by a goal from Lawrie Dudfield.
Huddersfield had also taken an early lead through Andy Booth - but Shane Duff's 75th minute equaliser consigned them to the play-offs.
Yeovil Town did everything to try to claim the final play-off spot, but their 3-2 win against Lincoln City was not enough due to Northampton's 2-1 win against Mansfield and The Red Imps' superior goal difference.
Lincoln knew it would take an enormous defeat to knock them out of the play-offs, but Yeovil's late winner from Gavin Williams was not quite enough.
Yeovil had led by two goals, from Adam Stansfield and Jake Edwards, but City drew level through Aron Wilford and Simon Yeo before Williams snatched a hollow win.
Northampton's tight win at Mansfield ensured they could not be overhauled in the top seven - with Robert Ullathrone's first for the club enough to earn victory against a Mansfield side that will also be in the play-offs.
Colin Larkin had cancelled out Eric Sabin's opener for The Cobblers.
York's final game in the league ended goalless as they travelled to Swansea, and the other relegated side Carlisle were beaten 1-0 by champions Doncaster courtesy of a Gregg Blundell goal.
Hull will be playing in Division Two next year, and they signed off with a 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers.
Jason Price, Damien Delaney and Stuart Elliot grabbed the goals for City, as the promotion party rolled on.
Bury registered a 2-0 win against Macclesfield with both strikes coming in the last five minutes.
Chris Porter's 85th minute strike set The Shakers on their way, and Simon Whaley wrapped things up in the last minute.
Paul Bastock's own goal helped Kidderminster to a 2-0 win against Boston - with John Williams also on the scoresheet, whilst Leyton Orient went down 1-0 at home to Cambridge after Luke Guttridge's early strike.
Oxford were too strong for Rochdale, with Steve Basham and Dean Whitehead scoring in a 2-0 win.
Finally, Barry Conlon's fifth minute goal handed Darlington an away win against Scunthorpe.