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Match Report: Exeter City vs Blackpool

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Exeter City fell at the final hurdle in their bid for promotion as they lost the League Two play-off final to Blackpool at Wembley.

Paul Tisdale's side made the worst possible start and were behind within 2 minutes as Brad Potts gave Blackpool the lead after a well-worked move. Exeter grew into the game and were level before half time thanks to a calm lob from David Wheeler.

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But in the second half Blackpool took control through a Mark Cullen tap in.Ollie Watkins then headed over late on as Blackpool held on for victory. The defeat means a long journey home for those travelling back to Devon this evening but they may be consoled by their side's turnaround this season.

As late as December 17th they had not seen a home win at St James Park but a remarkable run of form and a late winner in the play off semi finals brought them to Wembley.

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This game was a step too far though and it may be even harder to stomach defeat given the Grecians' bitter rivals Plymouth Argyle did secure promotion.

There was also no Exeter double in London play off finals as Paul Tisdale's team were unable to emulate their neighbours the Exeter Chiefs who won their play off final against Wasps at Twickenham on Saturday.

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They've done it! Exeter Chiefs crowned Premiership champions

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Exeter Chiefs have been crowned champions of England after going into extra time against Wasps at Twickenham.

It was arguably one of the most nail-biting matches in the history of Premiership - with the Chiefs finally winning 23-20.

But though it was hard won, fans are ready to celebrate.

Here was the reaction from Topsham Rugby Club as the final whistle blew:

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Swindon Town calls meeting over County Ground purchase

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Swindon Town fans will attend a meeting tonight about the club's bid to buy the County Ground.

The meeting organised by the Trust STFC will update supporters about the future direction of both the organisation and the club.

Following the club's pursuit of the stadium freehold, talks with the Swindon Borough Council have continued positively and the club's board is now in a position to inform Trust members, Swindon Town fans and Swindon's taxpayers about the project’s status.

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