Carlisle United's turbulent week against Exeter

The Blues have returned home with dashed hopes of a visit to Wembley and a promotion this season.

Carlisle lost their League Two play off second leg away to Exeter 3-2 yesterday.

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Carlisle United's Wembley dream is over

Exeter City's Ollie Watkins (right) and Carlisle United's James Bailey battle for the ball during the Sky Bet League Two play-off second leg at St James Park, Exeter. Credit: PA

Carlisle United lost their League Two play off second leg away to Exeter 3-2. It means their hopes of a visit to Wembley stadium, and promotion, this season are over.

Jack Stacey's 95th-minute winner saw the Grecians beat the Blues - with an extraordinary 6-5 win on aggregate.

Carlisle United's Luke Joyce stands dejected during the Sky Bet League Two play-off second leg at St James Park, Exeter. Credit: ITV Border

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Carlisle United prepare for second leg of play-off tie with Exeter

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Carlisle United fans are preparing for the second leg of their play-off tie with Exeter on Thursday.

The Blues fought back from 3-1 down, to make it 3 all at yesterday's match.

The game was played in front of the club's biggest home crowd of the season - nearly 10,000 fans.

Many supporters feel the comeback bodes well for a trip to Wembley to end the season.

The fact that we came back to three all...so much strength, so much character. I actually think we are going to win the next leg I really do. 100% we'll do it at Exeter it is worth it."

– Carlisle United fan
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