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Vital View - League 2 Play-Offs, 18th May 2017

Vital View - League 2 Play-Offs, 18th May 2017

The League 2 season continued with the latest round of play-off games.

What an advert for League 2 football - Exeter-Carlisle and Luton-Blackpool ties saw another 11 goals on the night (22 over the four games) as the Grecians and Tangerines booked Wembley dates.

Here's a round-up of the action.

Results

Thursday 18th May 2017 - LEAGUE TWO
Exeter City 3-2 Carlisle United 19:45 (6-5 agg)
Luton Town 3-3 Blackpool 19:45 (5-6 agg)

Level at 3-3 from the first leg at Brunton Park, Exeter had been two up with less than 10 minutes to play before Carlisle looked to have forced extra time with a last minute equaliser at St James Park. However, the Grecians' winner on the night deep into added time saw them to a 3-2 victory and a 6-5 aggregate win.

Having been a goal up Blackpool then slipped 3-1 behind as Luton looked set for a place at Wembley. However, in a dramatic finale Pools forced what appeared to be extra time until Hatters keeper Stuart Moore's unfortunate own goal deep into added time saw the Tangerines draw 3-3 on the night, advancing 6-5 on aggregate.

Exeter and Blackpool will now meet later this month for the right to join League 2 champions Portsmouth, Plymouth and Doncaster in League 1 next season.

Who was the MotM? That's what the latest poll is asking so do cast a vote.

Did a starter, or someone from the bench, offer the most?

Select the name you want from the list in the poll to your right. We're also looking for some thoughts and views on the game so do share some with a comment or two below.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday May 19 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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