Exeter City booked their place at Wembley in the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off final with a 3-2 victory over Carlisle United at St James’ Park.

The victory handed Exeter a 6-5 victory on aggregate, meaning they will proceed to play Blackpool for a place in the third tier of English football.

Two of the three goals for the home side were scored by Ollie Watkins, who has attracted attention for a number of Sky Bet Championship clubs, including Leeds United.

The 21 year old midfielder was voted as the EFL young player of the season this campaign, and is expected to leave the club at the end of their Play-Off run.

And he certainly gave the Exeter City faithful something to remember him by, on what may have been his last ever home match for the club.

His two goals saw the hosts take a 2-0 lead, and gave them a firm grip on the game.

However, Carlisle United fought back, with goals from David Wheeler and John O’Sullivan, but it turned out to be Jack Stacey of Exeter City who would score the winning goal, rifling in a 95th minute winner for Paul Tisdale’s side, to book their place at Wembley.

Although Watkins did not score the winning goal, his two goals in the game were crucial to his side, and he will look to do it potentially one last time in an Exeter shirt when he walks out at Wembley in the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off final.


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