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I think this is the answer:

May 1999, our final game was Vs Chesterfield at Springfield Park.
Latics win 3-1, courtesy of Liddell (2) and McGibbon.
And then, onto our final ever game at Springfield in the first round of the play-offs against Man City. Ends in a 1-1 draw with Stuart Barlow scoring for the Latics
Then we have the second leg at Maine Road and “the hand of Goater” finishes us off !
Just watched the You Tube clip and can’t believe how that tackle on Sharpie wasn’t awarded a penalty.
There was no “keep the ball” and bore the pants off everyone in this game; by either side.

However, do you remember this one
Play-offs were introduced in the 86/87 season.
Our Manager was Ray Mathias.
Our last game was Vs Brentford at Griffin Park.
We win 3-2 to sneek into the play-offs, courtesy of Lowe, Cribley and Knowles.
Then we flunk the two legged round against Swindon.
I think we were two up home and it ended 3-2 to Swindon. Absolute shock of a game.
Then we could only manage 0-0 away, and Swindon go onto promotion in the final.

Roller coaster stuff from the Latics.