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.
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.
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.
Our team in London for the League Two play off final just saw this in a bookies on the way to Wembley.
In fact Exeter City play Blackpool - not Blackburn - today, but if they win Blackburn await in League One.
Is this a good omen for the Grecians?
Cheltenham Town are preparing for their final League Two game of the season against Bradford. They have to win and hope that, elsewhere, Rotherham slip up to gain automatic promotion.
Cheltenham are 90 minutes away from promotion after beating Torquay 2-1 tonight and 4-1 on aggregate in their League Two play-off semi-final. Goals from Jermaine McGlashan and Marlon Pack earned the Robins a place at Wembley, with Taiwo Atieno replying for the Gulls.
Jermaine McGlashan puts Cheltenham 1-0 up at Plainmoor. Town lead 3-0 on aggregate.
Torquay hit the bar through Kevin Nicholson just before the break, but it's goalless at half-time. Cheltenham lead 2-0 on aggregate.
Cheltenham still retain 2-0 lead from first leg but Torquay creating chance after chance. Great clearance from Lowe and brilliant save from Brown to deny Ellis.
15 minutes gone at Plainmoor. McGlashan close from long-range for Cheltenham, Brown saves well to deny Torquay midfielder O'Kane.
Torquay bring in Danny Stevens in place of the injured Rene Howe as they look to overturn a 2-0 deficit in the League Two play-off semi-final second leg against Cheltenham