Coventry City v Exeter City: League 2 playoff

Coventry City v Exeter City: League 2 playoff
By Ben Gibson
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Sky Blues win promotion to League 1


Five things we learned from the League Two playoff final.

1. Coventry City are a threat to League One teams.

While Coventry City may have just been promoted to League One, they were playing in at that level last season. The squad works as a unit with players from the academy featuring in the first team.

2. The Sky Blues have a team for the future

While the team has seasoned veterans of the football league it also features players that are both of a younger age and players that have moved up from the academy. The academy players have not only featured in this final but will be a feature of their season next year.

3. The playoffs format works

The three days of playoff games have provided football fans with more than enough excitement this weekend. From Aston Villa vs Fulham to Coventry City vs Exeter City all the games have been soaked in the heat and had their share of goals and tension.

4. Coventry City have great support.

Coventry City had nearly 40,000 fans travel to support their club and it paid off for them. The side had an incredible travelling support and the fans that showed their support have been rewarded with a great game.

5. Exeter City have bad luck in the playoffs in Wembley.

Two years in a row Exeter City have lost their Playoff final game in Wembley and in both games have conceded at least two goals. Last year they lost 2-1 to Blackpool and this year it was a defeat of 3-1. While they have lost two years in a row, they may struggle to make it back to the playoffs next season as managerial Paul Tisdale may be leaving the club after 12 years.

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