Exeter City seal promotion to League One
Despite losing 1-0 at Shrewsbury on the final day, results elsewhere meant that Exeter City return to League One for the first time since 2012. Exeter finished the season second, eight points behind Devon rivals Plymouth.
Exeter City were the better team for much of a drab contest, but Keinan Davis and Randell Williams were guilty of being wasteful. An injury to Neco Williams dampened much of Exeter's attacking spark in the second half, with Charlie Daniels, playing the last game of his career, replacing the right back. With the match seemingly headed for a bore draw, substitute Alexy Bosseti sealed the three points for the Shrews, after a misjudged header from Jake Wright gave the attacking midfielder an easy chance.
Fortunately for the Grecians, the only two teams who could have caught them both lost, with Mansfield slipping up at relegated Macclesfield, and Crawley losing to 18th placed Cheltenham.
Tom James cut a relieved figure in his post match interview, as he admitted his side were 'lucky' to go up, and they needed to be more consistent next season if they wanted to make a mark in League One. Nonetheless, it marked an important milestone in the career of the youngest manager in England, who now must prepare his side for a new division altogether. Colchester go up with Exeter City as the third promoted team, taking advantage of Mansfield and Crawley's slip ups with a 4-2 win over Bradford.