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Summary

  1. Lincoln and Exeter finishes goalless after first leg
  2. Both league meetings had been won by the home side
  3. Grecians in play-offs for second successive season
  4. Imps are involved in the play-offs for the sixth time
  5. Tranmere beat Boreham Wood to win promotion to the EFL

Live Reporting

By Brent Pilnick

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you and goodbye

    FT: Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    So it's honours even at Sincil Bank, while Tranmere are back in the EFL after a wait of three years.

    BBC Sport will bring you all the action of each and every EFL play-off game live, and next up is the Championship play-off fixture between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa - click here for more.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Boreham Wood 1-2 Tranmere

    Tranmere goalkeeper celebrates

    It's all over!

    James Norwood's late goal has ensured Tranmere Rovers will return to the English Football League!

    Micky Mellon has run onto the pitch and there are jubilant scenes!

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    FT: Lincoln 0-0 Exeter

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at Sincil Bank

    Both sets of fans seem relatively happy as they applaud their men off.

    Lincoln undoubtedly had the better of things in the second half and their supporters acknowledge that effort.

    Exeter probably edged the first period and Jordan Stokcley should have scored. But a 0-0 draw has to be a good result for the Grecians?

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    FT: Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley told Sky Sports:

    "I thought we were in the ascendancy in the second half.

    "We have a difficult three weeks with injuries and fatigue in the group, so we've done well to get to these levels.

    "We'll take the draw and move on to Thursday now. "

    On striker Matt Rhead:

    "We feel that Matt never gets the protection he deserves, he's a big boy but he keeps getting fouled.

    "In combat and aerial duals it's not easy, but we'd like more protection for him that's for sure."

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    FT: Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Lincoln v Exeter

    It's all over at Sincil Bank. An entertaining first leg but ultimately neither side were able to break down the other.

    The second leg on Thursday will have to produce a winner somehow, but both sides will still fancy their chances.

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    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Lincoln defender Scott Wharton has taken a knock and comes off for Sean Long.

  7. GOAL: Boreham Wood 1-2 Tranmere

    James Norwood (80 mins)

    Could this be the goal that takes Tranmere Rovers back into the English Football League?

    James Norwood rises high and nods into the bottom corner from Connor Jennings' inswinging cross.

    They've got 10 minutes to hold on.

  8. Post update

    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    The fourth official indicates we will have three minutes of stoppage time.

    Can either side get a late winner here?

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    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Exeter manager Paul Tisdale

    Exeter look like they are shutting up shop.

    Troy Archibald-Henville comes on at the back in place of impressive midfielder Ryan Harley.

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    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Lincoln boss Danny Cowley rolls the dice and makes a double substitution.

    Tom Pett comes on for Eliott Whitehouse while Ollie Palmer replaces Harry Anderson as the Imps try and get a goal in the final few minutes.

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    Boreham Wood 1-1 Tranmere

    Big chance for Tranmere! James Norwood comes about two inches away from connecting on to Connor Jennings' low delivery.

    Had he have connected with that, it could have been game over for Boreham Wood.

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    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at Sincil Bank

    Suddenly the tempo has dropped a bit, both on the pitch and in the stands.

    With less than 10 minutes to play, the fear of conceding a goal may well begin to weigh heavy on the minds as the legs start to tire.

    There seems to be a little bit more caution and not quite so many players busting a gut to get into the box in open play.

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    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Ten minutes to go - can either side get the breakthrough?

    It's got a bit ragged in the past few minutes, but neither side will want to concede now.

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    Boreham Wood 1-1 Tranmere

    Bruno Andrade comes close to doubling his tally for the afternoon and putting Boreham Wood into the lead.

    His free-kick is well palmed away by Tranmere keeper Scott Davies, however.

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    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Lincoln City v Exeter City

    With only one change by either side so far this game is starting to open up a bit as legs begin to tire.

    A goal for either side could well be huge in the course of who makes it to Wembley in 16 days' time.

  16. Post update

    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    We do have our first change and it is Exeter City.

    Experienced striker Robbie Simpson comes on for central midfielder Hiram Boateng, it looks like Exeter are going for it.

    Expect Jake Taylor to drop back into the middle of midfield.

  17. Post update

    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Still no changes with less than 20 minutes to go. But Paul Tisdale is holding court with his four other coaches so expect an Exeter change soon.

  18. Post update

    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Into the final quarter of this League Two play-off first leg. Can either side get a goal?

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    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Owen Phillips

    BBC Sport at Sincil Bank

    Exeter City fans at Lincoln

    The Lincoln fans have raised the decibel levels as the players have raised the performance on the pitch.

    The din has barely stopped in the second half and Matt Rhead was so close to putting the Imps ahead with a textbook towering far-post header.

    Exeter then respond and go close through Ryan Harley and Jake Taylor, sparking the away supporters into life.

    It's been much better in the second half - on and off the pitch.

  20. Post update

    Lincoln City 0-0 Exeter City

    Great save from Lincoln's Ryan Allsop.

    Ryan Harley blasts a low shot in from 20-odd yards, Allsop can't hold it and Jake Taylor shoots from close range, but the Imps' stopper is able to tip it around the post.

    Perhaps Taylor should have played it back across the face of goal?

    The best chance for Exeter this half.

    Jake Taylor goes close for Exeter