EXETER City and Northampton Town enjoyed thrilling second leg fightbacks to set up a League Two play-off final at Wembley on Monday evening (kick-off 7.30pm).

The Grecians beat Colchester 3-1 for a 3-2 aggregate triumph before the Cobblers had an even more dramatic turnaround, winning 3-0 at Cheltenham after trailing 2-0 at kick-off.

Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Exeter wasted no time in levelling things up thanks to Aaron Martin's sumptuous strike and they went ahead in the tie when Jayden Richardson's effort squirmed through the body of Colchester goalkeeper Dean Gerken.

Colchester rallied and levelled it up once again through Courtney Senior 12 minutes from time.

Both teams looked out on their feet as the game drifted through extra-time but in the 112th minute, Ryan Bowman sprung the offside trap to latch onto Archie Collins' pass and rifled a brilliant low shot into the bottom corner to send Exeter to Wembley for the third time in four years.

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"We are one game away now. One game away from what we set out to do at the start of the season," said manager Matt Taylor.

"It's a huge opportunity and will take a monumental effort - something similar to Monday - but the players have to seize this moment for what it is.

"It is a fantastic achievement, we are one game away and I could not be prouder of that group of players.

"In days gone by, the crowd would have been on the pitch and the players would have been on the fans' shoulders after that.

"They would have been lauded as heroes and rightly so, but we don't want that to be our moment. We want our moment to come at Wembley."

Northampton boss Keith Curle used Arsenal's famous 1989 title triumph to inspire his players. It worked as two goals from Callum Morton and another from Vadaine Oliver wiped out the Robins' two-goal cushion.

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"All the players thought we were going to show them a clip of the first game but we didn't - we showed them a documentary when Arsenal had to go to Anfield and win 2-0 to win the league," said Curle.

"It's not an easy thing to do and it resonated with me. I wanted to pass that on to the players that if you believe then something can happen."

Newport County will still be making the short trip to Cheltenham next season and the Robins' disappointed boss admitted the best side won.

"Maybe a few froze on the night - in the first 10 or 15 minutes I don't think we won a tackle. They deserved it," said Michael Duff.

Newport County AFC will still make the short trip to Cheltenham next season and the Robins' disappointed boss admitted the best side won.

"Maybe a few froze on the night - in the first 10 or 15 minutes I don't think we won a tackle. They deserved it," said Michael Duff.

Swindon, Crewe and Plymouth are already heading up to League One with Tranmere, Southend and Bolton coming down.

Stevenage have been relegated to the National League with Barrow taking their place.

The final spot, replacing Bury in the EFL, will be decided by play-offs with Harrogate, Notts County, Yeovil, Boreham Wood, Halifax and Barnet battling it out.