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  1. FT: Blackpool 3-2 Luton
  2. Blackpool's Cullen scores hat-trick against old side
  3. Potts & Vassell for Luton
  4. FT: Carlisle 3-3 Exeter
  5. Exeter's Grant, Harley & Wheeler score
  6. O'Sullivan & Miller bring Carlisle level
  7. Second legs on Thursday (19:45 BST)

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By Nathan Middleton and James Law

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Blackpool celebrate

    Thank you for your company tonight.

    We hope you have enjoyed the action as much as we have.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening.

  2. They meet again

    FT: Blackpool 3-2 Luton; Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    Enjoy that? Good, because these four will do it all over again in less than four days' time.

    Both second legs will kick-off at 19:45 BST on Thursday. We'll of course be back to bring you the thrills and spills.

    For those who like a bit of forward planning, the League Two play-off final will be at Wembley on Sunday, 28 May.

  3. Next up in EFL

    Our next EFL offering for you comes on Tuesday night when Championship football returns where Reading and Fulham face each other with a goal a piece already.

    Then on Wednesday, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday will go again at Hillsborough with both hoping to open up more than the 0-0 effort that happened earlier today.

    Put it this way, that match was the complete opposite of what you have seen tonight.

  4. 'The tie isn't finished'

    FT: Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    Blackpool midfielder Neil Danns told Sky Sports:

    "I can imagine it was a great game for the neutrals and for those watching

    "It's probably one of the best games I've been involved in, in a while.

    "We’re under no illusions that the tie is finished though."

  5. 'It gives us a chance'

    FT: Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    Carlisle's Shaun Miller told Sky Sports:

    "You always try to make an impact - it's not ideal being 3-1 down, but I'm delighted to see that one nestle in, and it gives us a chance going down there.

    "We've got to be happy, being 3-1 down - it was as open a game as you're going to get."

  6. 'I knew it was in'

    FT: Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    Blackpool striker Mark Cullen told Sky Sports: 

    "It was nice to get the goals, they are always an added bonus."

    On the second goal: "I haven't scored many better than that. As soon as it left my foot I knew it was in the top corner."

  7. Get Involved


    Carlisle goal

    Just the 11 goals across two games tonight, we do spoil you.

    What have you made of the efforts from League Two tonight - let us know using #bbcefl.

  8. 'There was luck on our side'

    FT: Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    Carlisle's John O'Sullivan told Sky Sports:

    "That's three times they've been beating us and we've come back, and that has to be in their heads now every time they go ahead.

    "There was a bit of luck on our side today - we're happy with the result and we go again on Thursday."


    Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    Mark Cullen

    Mark Cullen's hat-trick gives Blackpool the edge in the first leg, but Luton are still very much in this tie.

    The Hatters have already beaten the Tangerines twice this season before this so they will fancy turning it around back in front of their own fans. 

    The second-leg is a game we can all look forward to.

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    Sam Payne: Exeter so unlucky with two wrong offside calls and an own goal and freak cross against them. Unjust if they don't go through.


    Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    Big, BIG shouts for a penalty for Luton for a couple of Blackpool infringements in the area, a foul and a handball but the referee is not interested.


    Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    Keith Curle

    That was a truly remarkable game, which went against everything you'd normally expect from a play-off semi-final first leg.

    In the last play of the match, Jake Taylor strikes the foot of the post with a strike which had Mark Gillespie well-beaten.

    If only the ref could've lost his whistle - I already cannot wait for the second leg.

  13. Post update

    Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    A sickening clash of heads between Andy Taylor and Pelly Ruddock Mpnazu leaves both players down.

    The game is stopped so Taylor in particular can get some treatment.


    Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    Carlisle have a strong shout for a penalty waved away.

    Nicky Adams attempts to cross in and Pierce Sweeney controls with his knee onto his hand.

    It would've been a harsh one to give, but the Exeter defender was certainly sweating.


    Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    Another five minutes at Bloomfield Road.

    Blackpool Luton

    Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    Mark Gillespie does ever so well to close the angle, but Ryan Harley probably should've scored there for Exeter.

    He's through on goal but is too casual and the ball is hoofed clear.

    Harley had team-mates up with him but went alone and the effort wasn't convincing.

    Three minutes of stoppage time left.

  17. CLOSE!

    Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    The way Alan Sheehan wraps his left boot around this ball is joy to watch, but the Luton man's volley drifts just wide of the post on the volley.

    The Hatters suddenly look keen again.


    Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    For the second time this half Exeter are denied a goal by an offside flag.

    Reuben Reid dinks the ball over Mark Gillespie, and he looked level with the last defender to me.

    If so, the visitors can feel very hard done by.


    Blackpool 3-2 Luton

    A huge round of applause from the Blackpool fans drown out the boos from the Luton supporters as hat-trick hero Mark Cullen is taken off.

    Ian Black is on for the former Hatters man to shore up the midfield.

    Mark Cullen

    Carlisle 3-3 Exeter

    It's the visitors' turn to come ever so close to a potential winner on the night.

    Substitute Reuben Reid strikes the ball firmly but Mark Gillespie is on hand to turn the ball around the post for a corner, which comes to nothing.

    Three minutes of normal time remain.