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League Two play-off final: Exeter City 0-4 Northampton Town

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Ryan Watson’s deflected early goal set Northampton on their way to a comfortable victory at Wembley

Northampton Town dominated 10-man Exeter City to win the League Two play-off final and gain promotion to League One at an empty Wembley.

The Cobblers bombarded Exeter in the opening period and went ahead through Ryan Watson’s early deflected strike after a long throw.

Callum Morton doubled the lead when he reacted quickly to tap in after a free-kick was headed across the face of goal as Exeter repeatedly failed to deal with Northampton’s high balls into the box.

Exeter’s Dean Moxey was sent off early in the second half for a nasty tackle on Watson before late goals from Sam Hoskins and Andy Williams wrapped the game up.

The victory sees Northampton promoted back into the third tier after two seasons in League Two.

More to follow.

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