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Boateng Books Wembley Appearance

16 May 2016

With his Palace teammates' spot in a Wembley final secured, Hiram Boateng managed to repeat the feat by helping Plymouth Argyle reach the League Two play-off final after they beat Portsmouth 3-2 on aggregate.

The 20-year old played 80 minutes of the first leg at Fratton Park which ended in a 2-2 draw after a fiesty encounter on Thursday night, but in the second leg at Home Park a stoppage-time goal from Peter Hartley snatched a dramatic win for the Pilgrims and ensure that Boateng will get the opportunity to play at the famous venue later this month.

He played the whole of the clash on home turf as the Devon-based side chalked up a 3-2 aggregate win, and move them to within 90 minutes from a return to the third tier for the first time since 2012.

The win capped a great week for the Palace midfielder, who was named the Development Player of the Year at the Eagles' Awards Night whilst in action in the first leg, having now made 29 appearances during his two spells with Plymouth this season, during which time he has scored twice.

Plymouth will face either Accrington Stanley or AFC Wimbledon in the final on 30th May, with the Dons currently holding a 1-0 lead after the first leg, with the second to be played on Wednesday.

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