AFC Wimbledon have won promotion to The Football League after beating Luton Town in a penalty shoot-out in the Conference Play-Off final at the City of Manchester Stadium.

After a goalless 90 minutes the winner-takes-all-tie went into extra-time. With the Hatters fighting to return to The League after a two-year absence and AFC Wimbledon looking to take the next big step in their short nine-year history it was all to play for. Understandably that caused a tense and tight affair and the additional 30 minutes didn't lead to a change in scoreline so penalties it was.

The closest the game came to a goal was when both sides hit the woodwork. Jason Walker headed against the post in normal time for the Hatters and in extra-time, Wombles striker Kaid Mohamed was also left frustrated by the post.

With a place in The League to be settled by spot kicks after a long hard season, it was the Wombles who seized the opportunity, winning 4-3 on penalties.

AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Seb Brown saved from Alex Lawless and Walker and it was left to top scorer Danny Kedwell to score the historic winner from the spot for the team formed in 2002 when Wimbledon relocated to Milton Keynes. In August, a year short of a decade since they kicked off their new life in the Combined Counties League, they will now start their first as a Football League club.