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Fans to pack out St James Park as Exeter City fight for Wembley place

How will the Grecians perform on home turf tonight? Photo: PA Images

All roads lead to St James Park tonight as far as Exeter City fans are concerned. The Park will be rocking as a sell-out crowd of 8,500 will be watching the Grecians attempt to reach a Wembley final.

City take on Carlisle United in the second leg of the League Two play-offs. The sides drew 3 - 3 in an action-packed first game in Cumbria last Sunday. They have met three times this season and all the games have been high-scoring affairs.

You go to bed thinking about it, you wake up thinking about it, we talk about it every day. We train with one purpose, one mission - to win this semi-final leg.

– Paul Tisdale, Exeter City Manager

On 19 November Exeter conceded two late goals at Brunton Park to go down 3 - 2. That defeat sent City to the bottom of the League Two table but a twelve match unbeaten run saw them move into the play-offs.

A couple of weeks ago on the last day of the regular season, the Cumbrians won 3 - 2 at St James Park. Carlisle had to win that day to secure a play-off spot but Exeter had already secured theirs.

The Grecians were 3 - 1 up in the first leg of the play-off semi-final at Brunton Park and had two goals disallowed so they'll be hoping tonight it is a case of fourth time lucky.

It was 3 - 3 last time the two sides met at Brunton Park. Credit: PA Images