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No Tangerine dream for Bowyer

No Tangerine dream for Bowyer


Stable Exeter City have the quality to beat troubled Blackpool in Sunday’s League Two play-off final at Wembley.

The Grecians are aiming to return to the third tier of English football for the first time since 2012 after edging past Carlisle United 6-5 in a thrilling semi-final earlier this month.

They managed to reach the play-offs despite making a poor start to the campaign – the pressure was growing on manager Paul Tisdale when his side lost their first five home league games.

They did not record their first league win at St James Park until mid-December but then went on a superb seven-match winning run during the winter on their way to rising from the foot of the table to the play-off zone.

Tisdale has been in charge of the Grecians for almost 11 years and the stability of the side from Devon is in sharp contrast to the chaos that has engulfed Blackpool in the last six years.

They were unfortunate to be relegated from the Premier League in the 2010/11 campaign but suffered two more demotions under controversial owner Karl Oyston before enjoying some success this term under former Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer.

Former Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso has weighed in with some important goals this season and he is 9/5 to score at any time in a match that should be an entertaining affair, so odds of 41/20 on there being over 3.5 goals in the match should be taken up.

They took four points from Exeter this season before clinching a 6-5 aggregate triumph against Luton Town in another extraordinary semi-final clash.

Exeter’s highly-rated Ollie Watkins could be the difference between the two teams. He has found the net 16 times this season and is 33/20 to score at any time on Sunday while Tisdale’s side are 17/1 to win the encounter 3-1.

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