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League Two

Play-Off Final: Preview

28 May 2018

The third and last of three back-to-back Play-Off Finals takes place on Monday 28th May, when Coventry City and Exeter City meet in a battle for promotion from Sky Bet League Two.

The Wembley Stadium showdown kicks off at 3pm, pitting the teams that finished sixth and fourth in the regular season up against each other with a place in Sky Bet League One the prize on offer.


Coventry City
Final League Position: 6th
Points: 75
Play-Offs: Coventry City 1-1 Notts County; Notts County 1-4 Coventry City (5-2 aggregate)
Top Scorer: Marc McNulty (23)

Exeter City
Final League Position: 4th
Points: 80
Play-Offs: Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City; Exeter City 3-1 Lincoln City (3-1 aggregate)
Top Scorer: Jayden Stockley (19)


Coventry City have bounced back from relegation in impressive fashion, eventually guaranteeing their place in the play-offs on the final day of the season.

Built on solid foundations – goalkeeper Lee Burge and Jordan Willis were named in the League Two Team of the Season – Mark Robins’ men have proved hard to beat, while the goals of Marc McNulty have seen the Sky Blues sparkle going forward.

Exeter City also had to show their character after losing last season’s Play-Off Final to Blackpool, and were in the race for automatic promotion until the penultimate week of the season.

The permanent addition of Jayden Stockley has brought goals aplenty, while club graduates such as Christy Pym and Jordan Moore-Taylor have excelled at the opposite end of the pitch.


Home wins without conceding for both teams this term, with Coventry hitting two without reply at the Ricoh Arena in September. In January, Ryan Harley hit the solitary strike as the Exeter earned three points in Devon.

The Sky Blues have the narrow edge in the history books but, prior to this season and a Trophy triumph for Coventry in 2014, the two clubs hadn’t met since 1959.


Former teammates at Greek side Panionios, Mark Robins and Paul Tisdale will be up against each other at Wembley Stadium this afternoon.

Robins took charge with the club struggling last season and, although he couldn’t prevent relegation, he did give the fans something to celebrate when winning the Checkatrade Trophy under the arch.

Tisdale is also back at the National Stadium, after guiding the Grecians to within one game of a place in League One.

With Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal at the end of the season, the Exeter boss is now the longest-serving manager in English professional football, coming to the end of his 12th season at St James Park.


David Webb will referee the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final. Click here to see the match officials selected for duty.

Coventry City will be wearing a one-off kit for the game.

Faryl Smith will be singing the National Anthem prior to kick-off.

The Sky Bet League Two Final will be screened live on Sky Sports Football.

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