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Leicester beat 10-man Millwall and Derby see off Bristol City in the Championship.

29 March 2013 Last updated at 21:56

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  1. 2155: 

    So, was it a good Friday for you? Thanks for reading and keeping me entertained for the last eight hours with your tweets and texts.

    There's more to come from the BBC Football team tomorrow - a small matter of eight Premier League games and more action from the Championship and League Two.

    Until then.

  2. 2150: 
    Leicester 0-1 Millwall

    Millwall striker Andy Keogh: "It's a massive result. We need to make our games in hand count."

  3. 2149: 
    Leicester 0-1 Millwall

    It is fair to say that Leicester were up against it from the third minute when key defender Wes Morgan was sent off for his foul on Andy Keogh.

    They coped well for much of the match thanks to good defending and superb keeping from Kasper Schmeichel, but a brief lapse cost them three minutes from normal time. It's now no wins in the last six for Nigel Pearson's men - their worst run since 2007.

    As for FA Cup semi-finalists Millwall, the win lifts them up to 14th with 50 points. They have games in hand on the teams below them and look a good bet to stay up.

  4. 2143: 
    Derby 3-0 Bristol City

    That was a great result for Nigel Clough's side and moves them to 51 points - nine above the relegation zone. That should see them safe. What about City? Survival is still possible for Sean O'Driscoll's men, but it will be very tight.

  5. 2139: 
    FULL-TIME- Leicester 0-1 Millwall
  6. 2138: 
    FULL-TIME- Derby 3-0 Bristol City
  7. 2137: 
    GOAL- Derby 3-0 Bristol City - Ben Davies

    It's all over at Pride Park as far as the contest is concerned. Ben Davies' low effort seals victory for the battering Rams.

  8. 2135: 
    Leicester 0-1 Millwall

    Leicester's Kasper Schmeichel comes up for a corner - remind you of a former Danish keeper?

  9. 2135: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    Man-of-the match Roy O'Donovan gives Northampton a late lead against Torquay with a glancing header from Chris Hackett's cross. Only five minutes left for the hosts to hold on for victory.

  10. 2134: 
    INJURY TIME- Leicester 0-1 Millwall

    The tannoy has bellowed out that there will be five minutes of stoppage time at the King Power.

  11. 2130: 
    GOAL- Leicester 0-1 Millwall - Alan Dunne (87 mins)

    Heartbreak for Leicester. They had coped well in the second half with just 10 men on the pitch but have finally been undone by Alan Dunne. Richard Chaplow pulled the ball back from the byeline and there was Dunne to slot in his shot into the bottom right.

  12. 2129: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    They have just announced that 22,000 made it into the King Power stadium tonight. Well done those 22,000.

  13. 2127: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Harry Kane comes on for Leicester's top scorer Chris Wood.

  14. 2125: 

    There are about 10 minutes remaining in the three 1945 GMT Football League matches.

  15. 2122: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    A Leicester ball is swung in from the right and eventually comes off the head of Liam Trotter whose header is brilliantly stopped from creeping in by his team-mate David Forde.

  16. 2122: 
    Derby 2-0 Bristol City

    There's not a lot of goalmouth action at Pride Park. Goalscorer Jamie Ward is off and has been replaced Ben Davies.

  17. 2119: 
    YELLOW CARDS- Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Both Alan Dunne and Jeff Schlupp are shown yellow after getting involved in a mini-fracas following Dunne's late challenge. It's getting a little bit heated out on the turf.

  18. 2116: 
    YELLOW CARD- Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Millwall's Liam Trotter is fortunate to get away with a yellow after flying in on Jeff Schlupp. It looked like an ankle-breaker.

  19. 2111: 
    Derby 2-0 Bristol City

    Craig Bryson's cross seems set to drop in the path of Conor Sammon, but City's Lewin Nyatanga clears. That would have been game, set and match had Sammon scored.

  20. 2107: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Adam Smith drives a firm shot from 30 yards which Leicester keeper Kasper Schmeichel holds on to. There was a fair bit of power behind that one.

  21. 2106: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    It's still 0-0 in the match between Northampton and Torquay.

  22. 2104: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    A lovely delivery from the right sees Michael Keane, at the far post, head the ball back into the six-yard area - but there isn't another blue shirt to tuck the ball away. What a good chance.

  23. 2102: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    There's a great noise from the home fans inside the King Power. Let's see if they can spur the Foxes' 10 men to victory.

  24. 2059: 
    GOAL- Derby 2-0 Bristol City - Jamie Ward (54 mins)

    Jamie Ward finally makes up for his earlier penalty miss, driving the ball home after great work from Conor Sammon. Very bad news for City.

  25. 2058: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Ritchie De Laat does well to head the ball out of the danger area with Rob Hulse lurking in the six-yard box.

  26. 2055: 
    Derby 1-0 Bristol City

    A few yards away over in Pride Park, it's been a quiet start to the second half, which will undoubtedly suit the home side more than the relegation strugglers.

  27. 2052: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Danny Drinkwater fires in a dinked shot with backspin from 20 yards that flies two feet wide of the Millwall goal. You don't see many of those.

  28. 2051: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Leicester's David Nugent just strays offside - had he waited half a second then he would have had clean air between himself and the Millwall keeper.

  29. 2049: 
    KICK-OFF

    We're back under way in the three 1945 GMT kick-offs.

  30. 2047: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Paul Day: "Come on Millwall, just 1 goal and its been a perfect day for all the top teams who haven't played!"

  31. 2045: 

    Talking of relegation trouble check out the Savage Says video on the BBC Football page which sees our football pundit state that Sunderland will find it difficult to stay in the Premier League. Do you agree? #bbcfootball

  32. 2043: 

    Ready for the final 45 minutes of football action on this 2013 Good Friday?

  33. 2038: 

    There we have it - there was no shortage of entertainment and talking points in the first 45 minutes of both Championship matches.

    In the match at the King Power, Wes Morgan's early sending off means that the home side will need to see out the next 45 minutes with 10 men.

    In the match at Pride Park, Derby missed a pen but then grabbed the lead shortly before the break thanks to Jeff Hendrick's cracking strike. If City lose then it leaves them in serious trouble at the bottom of the Championship.

  34. 2032: 
    HALF-TIME- Derby 1-0 Bristol City
  35. 2032: 
    HALF-TIME- Leicester 0-0 Millwall
  36. 2028: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    There are three minutes remaining until half-time in the three 1945 GMT matches - it's still 0-0 in the League Two match between Northampton and Torquay.

  37. 2024: 
    GOAL- Derby 1-0 Bristol City - Jeff Hendrick (36 mins)

    The Rams have hit a 'purple phase' as Jeff Hendrick gives the home side the lead with a volley from the edge of the box.

  38. 2017: 
    DISALLOWED GOAL- Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Rob Hulse puts the ball in the net from Jermaine Easter's flick-on, but he is flagged offside by assistant Wayne Barrett.

  39. 2017: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    A cross from the left finds its way to Millwall's Andy Keogh who controls the ball at the far post and and fires in a fierce shot which Kasper Schmeichel does well to block. The Lions player seemed to use his arm to bring down the ball.

  40. 2013: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ned, Cardiff fan: "What a great day this has ended up being for us!"

  41. 2012: 
    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    A chance for Bristol City. A long-range strike from Cole Skuse flies just wide of the Rams goal.

  42. 2009: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Millwall's Rob Hulse robs the ball from Paul Konchesky on the edge of the area, but then fails to beat Kasper Schmeichel with his low shot.

  43. 2007: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Conor Sammon's cross finds Derby team-mate Paul Coutts whose his volley rebounds off the post.

  44. 2002: 
    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Derby's Craig Bryson runs through on goal and eases past City keeper Tom Heaton, but Marvin Elliott produces a great tackle to prevent the attacker from scoring.

  45. 1958: 
    CLOSE!- Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    A cross is flung into the area from the right which Leicester's Chris Wood meets at the far post. His header is brilliantly cleared off the line by Shane Lowry. Straight up at the other end, Kasper Schmeichel throws himself to the left to keep out Jermaine Easter's arrowed effort.

    Millwall
  46. 1957: 
    Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Jamie Ward tries to make amends for his penalty miss when he turns on the edge of the box and fires in a shot that just misses the City goal.

  47. 1956: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Wes Morgan walks down the Walkers tunnel - a short day's work for him, a long evening ahead for his side.

    Leicester
  48. 1954: 
    MISSED PENALTY- Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Jamie Ward steps up to take the kick but his effort is comfortably saved by Tom Heaton. A let-off for Bristol City.

    Bristol City
  49. 1950: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    Kasper Schmeichel makes a superb save from the free-kick that resulted from Wes Morgan fouling Andy Keogh on the edge of the area.

  50. 1950: 
    PENALTY TO DERBY- Derby 0-0 Bristol City

    Jeff Hendrick bursts inside the Bristol City box but is hauled down. Jamie Ward will take the spot-kick.

  51. 1949: 
    RED CARD- Leicester 0-0 Millwall - Wes Morgan (3 mins)

    Referee Stuart Attwell shows Wes Morgan a straight red after he brings down Andy Keogh who was about to race into the area. The Foxes will have to play with 10 men for more than 80 minutes.

    Millwall
  52. 1947: 
    Leicester 0-0 Millwall

    The visitors win two early corners, but they come to nothing, much to the relief of Leicester.

  53. 1946: 
    KICK-OFF

    The 1945 GMT matches have kicked off.

  54. 1944: 
    Derby v Bristol City (1945 GMT)

    Bristol City are rock bottom - four points from safety. They desperately need a win, although they have accumulate eight points in the last five matches. A win for the Rams would see them climb out of those troubling waters just above the relegation zone.

  55. 1940: 
    Leicester v Millwall (1945 GMT)

    Three points for the Foxes, who were flying high earlier in the season, would produce a three-point gap between themselves and Brighton in seventh. Pearson's men have only managed one win in nine.

  56. 1935: 
    Leicester v Millwall (1945 GMT)

    Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "We've had a tough couple of months results-wise. We're going to try to get back on track. The competitive nature of this division shows that anything can happen. We've got eight games left to realise our dreams and aspirations this season."

  57. 1935: 
    LINE-UPS- Leicester v Millwall (1945 GMT)

    Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Keane, Konchesky, Knockaert, James, Drinkwater, Schlupp, Nugent, Wood. Subs: Logan, Whitbread, Vardy, King, Dyer, Wellens, Kane.

    Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Lowry, Adam Smith, Chaplow, Trotter, Jack Smith, Easter, Keogh, Hulse. Subs: Maik Taylor, Marquis, Woolford, N'Guessan, Abdou, Malone, Saville.

    Referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

  58. 1933: 
    LINE-UPS- Derby v Bristol City (1945 GMT)

    Derby: Fielding, Freeman, Keogh, Buxton, Forsyth, Coutts, Bryson, Hendrick, Ward, Martin, Sammon. Subs: Legzdins, Jacobs, Doyle, Davies, Bennett, Gjokaj, Hoganson.

    Bristol City: Heaton, Moloney, Nyatanga, Fontaine, Cunningham, Elliott, Skuse, Kilkenny, Anderson, Baldock, Davies. Subs: Gerken, Kelly, Howard, James Wilson, Pearson, Adomah, Bates.

    Referee: Carl Boyeson (E Yorkshire)

  59. 1932: 
    Derby v Bristol City (1945 GMT)

    Top goal-scorer Jamie Ward (hamstring) and midfielder Craig Bryson (groin) have both come through a full week of training unscathed, and start for Derby. Loan striker Chris Martin partners Conor Sammon in attack.

    Sam Baldock and Neil Kilkenny return to the Bristol City starting line-up in place of Stephen Pearson and Liam Kelly, who drops to the bench for the first time since his January arrival from Kilmarnock. The squad is otherwise unchanged from the team beaten 2-1 by Wolves last time out.

  60. 1931: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    We also have Northampton v Torquay coming up at 1945 GMT.

  61. 1930: 
    Millwall v Leicester (1945 GMT)

    Millwall are without defender Karleigh Osborne but Dan Shittu has recovered from a calf injury to start, while Ex-Colchester defender Tom Bender, who has been signed as cover, is not available for selection.

    Leicester welcome back Ritchie De Laet and Matty James from injury while Chris Wood also starts, despite having been on international action with New Zealand in the week.

  62. 1927: 

    Two more Championship matches to go tonight. I'm not flagging and neither should you be. We've got Derby v Bristol City and Leicester v Millwall at 1945 GMT. Team news from both coming right up.

  63. 1927: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    What a match and what a surprise result. Birmingham were outstanding, in particular Ravel Morrison and Nathan Redmond. Palace were better in the second half, but they rarely tested Jack Butland. There won't be much partying along Croydon High Street tonight.

  64. 1922: 
    FULL-TIME- Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham
  65. 1920: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Darren Ambrose makes space for himself and drives in a low shot which Julian Speroni spills but is then cleared by the Palace defence.

  66. 1919: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Goalscorer Shane Ferguson comes off to be replaced by another with Newcastle links, Darren Ambrose.

  67. 1918: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Andre Moritz makes a mess of a chance from four yards - miskicking when it was easier to put the ball in the net from Stephen Dobbie's low left-wing cross.

  68. 1913: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Birmingham's Ravel Morrison comes off to be replaced by Callum Reilly.

  69. 1910: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Stephen Dobbie strikes from distance but Jack Butland dives low to save. At the other end, Birmingham's Ravel Morrison stings the hands of Julian Speroni with a fierce drive.

  70. 1910: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Yet again Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray fails to stretch his leg far enough to get on the end of a cross.

  71. 1908: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    What's that light in the sky? Ahh that's the beam from the smile of Hull manager Steve Bruce. With Watford's draw and Crystal Palace's defeat means his side will stay second going into the match at Huddersfield on Saturday.

  72. 1904: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Dennis Ethan: "That was a hell of a free-kick from Shane Ferguson. Beckham would be proud of it."

    Leo Gethings: "Who are playing palace at the minute, certainly doesn't seem like Birmingham"

    Lloyd Evans: "Didn't expect this, thought Palace would've won by this scoreline myself!"

  73. 1903: 
    Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Brazilian Andre Moritz fizzes a shot that whistles past Birmingham keeper Jack Butland's right-hand upright. We're in that consolation goal period.

  74. 1902:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCrystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham

    Former Queens Park Rangers and Charlton midfielder Bradley Allen: "Palace fans will not have been expecting this and they have been left devastated by this tonight. Birmingham's defence have been throwing themselves at everything."

  75. 1902: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    It's finished 1-1 between Preston and Portsmouth. The result leaves Pompey in bottom four while the home side pull away from the drop-zone with that point.

  76. 1857: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 0-4 Birmingham - Shane Ferguson (69 mins)

    Ex-Newcastle player and now Birmingham boss Lee Clark will have big, big grin on his face after Shane Ferguson, on loan from the Magpies, places his 25 yard free-kick into Julian Speroni's top-left corner. A stunning effort.

  77. 1856: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Birmingham's Hayden Mullins comes on for Keith Fahey.

  78. 1856:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCrystal Palace 0-3 Birmingham

    Former Queens Park Rangers and Charlton midfielder Bradley Allen: "It all started from a poor kick out from Julian Speroni and then it was good work from Ferguson and Hancox down the left. It's a great finish too and I think that is now game over."

  79. 1852: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 0-3 Birmingham - Ravel Morrison (64 mins)

    It's all over now, surely? Shane Ferguson plays the ball into path of Mitch Hancox whose low delivery from the left is converted first time by the fast-arriving Ravel Morrison. It's the former Manchester United's player's second goal of the season - and a fine strike it was too.

  80. 1852: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Curtis Davies is just receiving a bit of treatment after going up for a challenge with Glenn Murray. The Blues defender seems fine.

  81. 1849: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Damien Delaney fires in a cross from the left but leading scorer Glenn Murray fails to get good contact with his head at the far post. He's not on song today - yet.

  82. 1848: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Almost 60 minutes played of the match. Cometh the hour, cometh which man for Palace?

  83. 1844: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    Keith Keane equalises for Preston in their game against Portsmouth with an excellent strike from the edge of the area. It's now 1-1 at Deepdale.

  84. 1844:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCrystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Former Queens Park Rangers and Charlton midfielder Bradley Allen: "That chance from Stephen Dobbie was similar to Redmond's in the first half. Butland got down to save it unfortunately for Palace but they need to keep this pressure going."

  85. 1843: 
    CLOSE!- Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Kevin Phillips goes oh so close to getting a goal back for Palace. He sticks out a foot to get on the end of Stephen Dobbie's in-swinging ball, but his effort drifts wide.

  86. 1842: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Jack Butland makes his first save of the match - and it was a great stop. The England keeper dives low to his left to push away a low Stephen Dobbie shot from just outside the area.

  87. 1838: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Brad Hughes: "If Birmingham play with the same professionalism as the first half, then the 3 points are ours"

    Paul Day: "Good to see Palace losing again, all looking good for a nice little Brighton v Palace Playoff final sometime soon!"

  88. 1836: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Palace are putting pressure on the Birmingham goal early on in this half. Goalkeeper Jack Butland has yet to be tested though.

  89. 1834: 
    SUBSTITUTION

    Stephen Dobbie comes on for Ashley Richards for Crystal Palace.

  90. 1834: 
    KICK-OFF- Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    We're back under way at Selhurst Park.

  91. 1833: 

    As if you didn't know - it's Premier League o'clock on Saturday. There are eight fixtures kicking off with Sunderland v Manchester United at 1245 GMT. We'll bring you the best coverage from that game and all the other fixtures on this website. Good Saturday.

  92. 1829: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Paul Harper: "This is turning out to be a great day for us Hull City fans"

  93. 1827: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Can Palace avoid only their second home defeat since August? How much are they missing industry of Wilfried Zaha?

    Tweet that #bbcfootball like you've never tweeted before.

  94. 1818: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Who'd have predicted that scoreline? Birmingham are in a great position to make it three wins on the bounce. Lee Clark or Lee Spark?

    Birmingham
  95. 1818: 
    HALF-TIME- Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham
  96. 1815: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    The match is back under way at Deepdale. Portsmouth go close to adding a second with Johnny Ertle's effort producing a good save from Preston's Declan Rudd.

  97. 1813: 
    CLOSE!- Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Kevin Phillips, aged 39, races on to a ball poked into the area, but the Palace forward fails to get the vital touch to knock it past the on-rushing Jack Butland.

  98. 1811: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    There are five minutes until half-time. Palace could do with pulling one back. Two, if they were being greedy.

  99. 1811: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Tim Senna: "Wow even the most optimistic Blues fan couldn't have called this one. Lee Clark coming good at last full marks"

  100. 1811: 
    Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Yannick Bolasie is trying his hardest to pull something out of the hat for Palace - but two fizzing crosses and well cleared by the Birmingham defence.

  101. 1807: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    It's half-time in the game at Deepdale, Portsmouth are 1-0 up at Preston.

  102. 1807:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCrystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham

    Former Queens Park Rangers and Charlton midfielder Bradley Allen: "Full credit to Lee Clark, he has got it tactically right so far. When their chances have come along they have taken them and they have put themselves in a strong position in this game."

  103. 1803: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 0-2 Birmingham - Damien Delaney og (32 mins)

    The unfortunate Damien Delaney rises above Nikola Zigic and beats him to the right-wing corner, but heads into his own net. Seconds earlier Birmingham's Ravel Morrison forced a superb save from Julian Speroni.

  104. 1801: 
    Crystal Palace 0-1 Birmingham

    A bit of trickery inside the area from Birmingham's on-loan Newcastle full-back Shane Ferguson - but the Northern Ireland player's volley soars into the evening sky before eventually dropping back down to earth.

  105. 1801: 
    Crystal Palace 0-1 Birmingham

    Now. Earlier, I said that Birmingham boss Lee Clark will be focusing on next season rather than setting his sights on a play-off place. This victory would leave Blues just seven points shy of the top six.

  106. 1757:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extraCrystal Palace 0-1 Birmingham

    Former Queens Park Rangers and Charlton midfielder Bradley Allen: "The Palace defence switched off. Redmond made a darted, angled run before hitting the ball home. He is a really talented player. Palace have a lot of work to do now."

  107. 1754: 
    GOAL- Crystal Palace 0-1 Birmingham - Nathan Redmond (24 mins)

    A goal of true beauty. Nathan Redmond collects the ball just outside the area, drifts past a couple of defenders before directing a low angled shot into the Palace bottom left.

  108. 1751: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham

    Murray's getting closer. This time he gets on the end of a ball into the area, but directs his header over the bar.

  109. 1749: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham

    Palace's Mile Jedinak lofts the ball into the Blues box. Hot-shot Glenn Murray runs on to it but fails to get any sort of connection. He seemed to misjudge the flight.

  110. 1745: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Ben, Blackpool fan, in Edinburgh: Ince Sr continues to show why he shouldn't be in management. Delfouneso scoring for England u-21 s on the bench and Derbyshire who hasn't scored probably since last in a rovers shirt started. Can't blame the pitch this week against a Rovers side that were there for the plucking."

  111. 1745: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham

    Birmingham boss Lee Clark appears to be muttering to himself before folding his arms walking towards the touchline. Textbook manager behaviour.

  112. 1742: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham

    Palace have only lost once at home in the league this season. They almost went behind just now, but Nathan Redmond's shot cleared the bar by a foot.

  113. 1738: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham

    Palace's South Africa midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi blasts one very high and wide of the Birmingham goal - he got hold of it but couldn't direct it.

  114. 1735: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Daniel Moran: "Wenger buy Charlie Austin! Incredible goalscorer. Hooper, Murray, Rhodes, Vydra all deserve to play Premier League football"

  115. 1734: 
    Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham

    Excellent wing-play from Yannick Bolasie, whose cross is cut out at the near post for a corner. The set-piece is scrambled clear by Blues. A good start for the home side, who are chasing an automatic promotion spot.

  116. 1731: 
    KICK-OFF- Crystal Palace 0-0 Birmingham

    Palace get the match under way.

  117. 1729: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    By the way, Preston v Portsmouth began at 1700 GMT - the south coast side are a goal up thanks to Jed Wallace's third-minute effort.

  118. 1726: 
    Crystal Palace v Birmingham (1730 GMT)

    The sides are coming out the tunnel. It's a huge match for Crystal Palace - the team of the 80s and 90s. How they would love to be the team of the... er... 10s.

  119. 1724: 
    Crystal Palace v Birmingham (1730 GMT)

    Here's an early strike from Selhurst Park - it's goalkeeper Julian Speroni 300th appearance for Palace.

  120. 1722: 
    LINE-UPS- Crystal Palace v Birmingham (1730 GMT)

    Crystal Palace: Speroni, Richards, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Bolasie, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Williams, Phillips, Murray. Subs: Price, Ward, Parr, Dobbie, Wilbraham, Ramage, Moritz.

    Birmingham: Butland, Caddis, Robinson, Davies, Ferguson, Redmond, Elliott, Fahey, Hancox, Morrison, Zigic. Subs: Doyle, Caldwell, Mullins, Ambrose, Lovenkrands, Thomas, Reilly.

    Referee: Robert Madley (West Yorkshire)

  121. 1722: 
    Crystal Palace v Birmingham (1730 GMT)

    Birmingham manager Lee Clark: "It's a tough game today but we have got a lot of confidence,. We've got a lot of local boys in the squad champing at the bit, they all want to play, so that's good for me. With Chris Burke ruled out it gives some other guys a chance to come in and impress.

  122. 1720: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    Rotherham are up to sixth after victory at Wimbledon, while Port Vale kept up the chase on leaders Gillingham with a 3-2 win against Cheltenham courtesy of Tom Pope's hat trick. At the foot of the table, Aldershot moved off the bottom after earning a point at Rochdale with York now bottom.

  123. 1717: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    Leaders Doncaster suffered a shock defeat at crisis club Coventry while Bournemouth move up to second following their victory at Colchester. Brentford move up top third after victory at Notts County, while Swindon slip after a disappointing draw at lowly Oldham. Sheffield United move above Tranmere into fifth after victory over the promotion rivals. At the other end of the table, Scunthorpe move out of the relegation zone after a vital win at play-off hopeful Leyton Orient.

  124. 1715: 
    Crystal Palace v Birmingham (1730 GMT)

    Crystal Palace are without the suspended Wilfried Zaha. Striker Kevin Phillips and defender Danny Gabbidon come in for the Eagles.

    Birmingham's Chris Burke is ruled out with an ankle injury sustained in training yesterday, while Mitch Hancox returns from a hamstring injury. Koby Arthur and Morgaro Gomis travelled as part of the squad but both miss out.

  125. 1713: 

    After that match we are straight into build-up and action from Derby v Bristol City and Leicester v Millwall.

  126. 1710: 

    You can all leave now, no more action today. I, of course, am lying. We have Crystal Palace v Birmingham coming up at 1730 GMT.

    Watford's slip-up would have been music to the ears of Ian Holloway's Palace who are two points behind the third-placed side.

    The side near Croydon have Glenn Murray to thank for much of their success this season. He's scored 30 goals in 36 appearances and signed a new three-year deal with the club this week.

    Lee Clark's Birmingham are safely mid-table. The ex-Newcastle player will be looking to make an impact with Blues next season.

  127. 1703: 
    Watford 3-3 Burnley

    Got your breath back? What a match at Vicarage Road, although Watford will be gutted that they didn't manage to hold on to the win which would have seen them leapfrog Hull into second. What does an angry Gianfranco Zola look like? Does he get angry? Or just simmer?

  128. 1700: 
    FULL-TIME- Watford 3-3 Burnley
  129. 1700:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Vicarage RoadWatford 3-3 Burnley

    "This is a really, really important point for Burnley if they can hold on. Zola looks frustrated on the sideline. I felt we would get one more chance, it was bad defending though."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  130. 1656: 
    GOAL- Watford 3-3 Burnley - Sam Vokes (90+3 mins)

    The substitute Sam Vokes scores deep into stoppage time to earn Burnley a point - I think. Vokes nicked the ball from home defence and fired into the bottom corner.

  131. 1655: 
    Watford 3-2 Burnley

    There are five minutes of stoppage time at the Vicarage.

  132. 1653: 
    Blackburn 1-1 Blackpool

    Blackpool didn't have much time to go for the win. The draw helps both sides - although the win would have been a huge boost for either.

  133. 1652: 
    FULL-TIME- Blackburn 1-1 Blackpool
  134. 1651: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Blackburn 1-1 Blackpool

    Blackpool substitute Nathan Delfouneso's header from close-range header is pushed away by Jake Kean. The visitors are going for the win.

  135. 1649: 

    Right, most matches are into stoppage time. Exciting times.

  136. 1645: 

    'Port Vale's Pope scores an Easter hat-trick' - I was told to type that out.

  137. 1643:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 1-1 Blackpool

    "It was a really good finish from Rhodes, brave going in on Gilks. Again it was Todd Kane working well before Rhodes finished. Blackburn have gradually got themselves back into the game and probably deserve that equaliser."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  138. 1641:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Vicarage RoadWatford 3-2 Burnley

    "That's two excellent individual goals from Fosterieri here. Watford had been growing frustrated with Burnley the better side. Burnley boss Sean Dyche has just thrown a piece of paper down in frustration but they are still in this game."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  139. 1638: 
    GOAL- Blackburn 1-1 Blackpool - Jordan Rhodes (79 mins)

    Rovers equalise thanks to Jordan Rhodes, who grabs his 21st of the Championship season - although he hadn't scored in five games. The striker keeps his eyes on the ball, as Matt Gilks rushed out to meet a cross, to head in.

  140. 1636: 
    GOAL- Watford 3-2 Burnley - Fernando Forestieri (72 mins)

    Troy Deeney's mis-kick finds its way to team-mate Fernando Forestieri who fires into the far corner for his second of the game to give the home side the lead. As it stands the Hornets will be second.

  141. 1634: 
    Blackburn 0-1 Blackpool

    As things stand, Paul Ince's Blackpool will be up to 12th in the table. Troubles? What troubles?

  142. 1631: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Watford 2-2 Burnley

    Burnley's Lee Grant keeps the scores at 2-2 with a superb save from Troy Deeney's header.

  143. 1628: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    Oxford lead at Morecambe thanks to Alfie Potter's goal on the hour to boost their slip play-off hopes while second-placed Port Vale have levelled at Cheltenham having initially taken the lead themselves. Mid-table Rochdale lead at bottom-placed Aldershot, who are in real danger of relegation.

  144. 1627:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 0-1 Blackpool

    "Once the ball comes to MacKenzie it is a great touch and a finish. It sets the game up now and Blackburn have to come out and really attack. This game needed a goal, we were desperate for it."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  145. 1623: 
    GOAL- Blackburn 0-1 Blackpool - Gary MacKenzie (65 mins)

    Alex Baptiste rises at the back-post and heads towards goal - Jake Kean saves but the ball falls into the path of Gary MacKenzie who tucks in from close range.

  146. 1623: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    Sheffield United have the lead against promotion-chasing rivals Tranmere thanks to Ash Taylor's own goal just before the break, while leaders Doncaster still trail at Coventry. Leyton Orient have pulled one back at Scunthorpe who are currently out of League One's drop-zone at the expense of Oldham who are level with high-flyers Swindon. Bournemouth are up to second and Brentford up to third as they still both lead.

  147. 1621: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Pete, a Blades fan, from Sheffield: "Fool's errand trying to predict the League 1 promotion race. Teams with games in hand and four of the top six play each other on the last day. Terrific, fascinating season."

  148. 1621: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    It's hotting up at Ewood. Blackpool's Ludovic Sylvestre's shot is well saved by Jake Kean.

  149. 1617:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    "The crowd now seem to be getting behind Blackburn a bit. They could have two goals now. That was a great chance for King."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  150. 1617: 
    CLOSE!- Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    Matt Derbyshire's weak backpass lets in Blackburn's David Jones who tries to knock it past Matt Gilks, but misses. A few moments later, Rovers' Josh King smacks a shot into the ground that bounces over the crossbar from eight yards.

  151. 1610: 
    KICK-OFF- Watford 2-2 Burnley

    They are back under way at Vicarage Road. It seemed like they had a bit of a lengthy break - the teams needed it after that first-half show.

  152. 1610:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    "Both sides are deciding to take their shots on early from 25/30 yards. Sure the shot count is up, but there have not been many that have tested either keeper."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  153. 1609: 

    By the way, in this age of using all your senses on many devices at the same time it'd be rude not to tell you about BBC World Service's Sport Today at 1630 GMT. Did you know Bayern Munich could wrap up the Bundesliga this weekend? Well, did you?

  154. 1606: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Rory from Alton: "Surprised to see that not many people are backing Brentford to go up, in third with games in hand, great manager and striker in Donaldson, sure bet!"

  155. 1605: 
    KICK-OFF- Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    We're back under way at Ewood Park.

  156. 1604:  
    MOTD presenter and ex-Barcelona player Gary Lineker:

    "If Messi gets a goal at Celta this weekend he will have scored consecutively against all 19 La Liga sides #Messiah"

  157. 1603: 
    STAT ATTACK

    There's a heck of a European football stat coming up courtesy of Mr. Gary Lineker...

  158. 1601: 

    Championship leaders Cardiff are away at Peterborough on Saturday. The last time the Bluebirds were in the top flight was in 1962. In that year Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Keith Richard met Brian Jones. The Rolling Stones are playing at Glastonbury this summer. I'll leave you to make something out of that. I tried and failed.

  159. 1556:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Vicarage RoadWatford 2-2 Burnley

    "Both teams have had some excellent chances. Watford are not the highest scorers for nothing. They move the ball so well and get some crosses in. Forestieri with an exceptional goal and Deeney should have had another one. There are more goals in this game. Austin has led the line very well for Burnley. You can't say which way this game will go."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  160. 1554: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Dylan Mills: "Championship: Cardiff+Hull, L1: Doncaster+Brentford, L2: Gillingham+Vale+Burton. Playoffs: Palace, Sheffield Utd, Northampton"

  161. 1552: 
    HALF-TIME- Watford 2-2 Burnley
  162. 1552:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    "Blackpool will now be happy with the way this is going now. Paul Ince will be telling his players at half-time that this game is here for the taking. You want more from Blackburn, they need to step it up a gear again."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  163. 1551: 
    HITS THE WOODWORK- Watford 2-2 Burnley

    Troy Deeney in the thick of it again - this time his effort hits the bar and flies clear. What an extraordinary half of football in Hertfordshire - it's not often I type that out.

  164. 1549: 
    HALF-TIME- Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool
  165.   
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    "All the chances that Blackburn are having are coming to David Dunn. Whenever the ball comes to him, he is taking a shot. He is the only bright spark for the hosts."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  166. 1548: 
    CLOSE!- Watford 2-2 Burnley

    Watford's Ikechi Anya shoots wide after Fernando Forestieri's shot is saved. It's relentless at Vicarage Road.

  167. 1544: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    Goals are in short supply in League Two with five games still goalless. Port Vale continue to put pressure on leaders Gillingham and lead at Cheltenham thanks to Tom Pope's effort, while Southend still lead 2-0 at Bradford.

  168. 1542: 
    CLOSE!- Watford 2-2 Burnley

    Ross Wallace's free-kick narrowly flies wide of the Watford goal. I bet it's 0-0 in the second half.

  169. 1541: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Oliver Peppiatt: "Championship: Cardiff and Crystal Palace, League 1:Doncaster and Bournemouth, League 2:Gillingham, Port Vale and Burton Albion"

    Pete: "Championship: Cardiff & Nott'm Forest. L1: Doncaster & Swindon L2: Gillingham, Vale & Exeter"

    Joe Hulbert: "Cardiff, Palace, League 1: Doncaster, Brentford, League 2: Gillingham, Port Vale, Burton Albion"

  170. 1538: 
    CLOSE!- Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    Blackpool's Matt Phillips lets rip from 35 yards - the ball flies just wide of the Blackburn goal. It's still goalless at Ewood Park in the 'near drop-zone six-pointer'.

  171. 1537: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    Brett Pitman's goal has seen Bournemouth move up to second while Brentford are up to third thanks to Toumani Diagouraga's effort. Leaders Doncaster still trail at crisis club Coventry while Scunthorpe remain out of the bottom three thanks to Akpo Sodje's early goal against Leyton Orient.

  172. 1534: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    Finger lickin' bad! There's a man dressed as a chicken who has been politely removed from near the front of the stands at Ewood Park.

  173. 1534:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Vicarage RoadWatford 2-2 Burnley

    "Exceptional. Fitz Hall wins the ball and flicks to Forestieri who twists and turns and eventually finishes. It was a fantastic individual goal."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  174. 1534: 

    I need a tea. I really do need a Good Friday tea.

  175. 1531: 
    GOAL- Watford 2-2 Burnley - Fernando Forestieri (29 mins)

    Argentine Fernando Forestieri jinks into the box after picking up the ball from 'One Size' Fitz Hall and gives the keeper Lee Grant no chance. This is by far the best game in Watford today - unless you know better.

  176. 1530: 
    GET INVOLVED

    James Hunter: "Championship: Cardiff, Hull; L1: Doncaster, Swindon; L2: Gills, Port Vale, Northampton"

    Let us know who you think will go up automatically from each division via #bbcfootball

  177. 1529:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Vicarage RoadWatford 1-2 Burnley

    "I have to say when Watford got back in game, Burnley sat a bit deeper but they have been given this chance. It was a lovely move to set up the penalty though."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  178. 1527: 
    GOAL- Watford 1-2 Burnley - Charlie Austin (24 mins)

    Charlie Austin scores his 28th of the season by smashing it down the middle of the Watford goal. The Hornets were on top - do we have a surprise result on our hands?

  179. 1526: 
    PENALTY TO BURNLEY- Watford 1-1 Burnley

    Alex Kacaniklic is brought down in the area - the referee awards the visiting side a penalty. Charlie Austin to take it.....

  180. 1525: 
    Watford 1-1 Burnley

    Argentine Fernando Forestieri tests Lee Grant with a decent effort from distance.

  181. 1523:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 0-0 Blackpool
    Blackburn v Blackpool

    "Todd Kane had made a good run and I thought Dunn might just pick him out but he went for the shot and just did not get hold of it properly to test Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks. He has been playing well, picking up balls and keeping Blackburn ticking over."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  182. 1522: 
    LEAGUE TWO UPDATE

    It's a quiet start to the action in League Two with Southend giving their outside chances of reaching the play-offs a boost by racing into a 2-0 lead at Bradford. Elsewhere, it is goalless in the day's other six games.

  183. 1521: 
    CLOSE!- Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    Rovers are knocking on the door again - this time David Dunn skims the top of the Tangerines' net with an effort.

  184. 1520: 
    LEAGUE ONE UPDATE

    Scunthorpe have a crucial early lead in their game against play-off chasing Leyton Orient with Akpo Sodje's effort lifting them out of League One's drop-zone. Administration-hit Coventry have taken a shock lead at leaders Doncaster - the rest of the chasing pack are yet to take full advantage.

  185. 1519: 
    CLOSE!- Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    Grant Hanley shoots just wide for Blackburn - he scored for Scotland a few days ago and will be disappointed with that effort.

  186. 1516: 

    William Banner: "Cardiff and Crystal Palace to go up from Championship, Doncaster and Brentford from League One and Gillingham, Port Vale and Burton Albion from League Two"

    Mickey Dollard, Framingham: "Cardiff and Palace for promotion to the prem. Brighton to storm to the league next year!!"

  187. 1515: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Dave Williams: "The mighty Gills to take the Div 2 title. Burton and Vale to follow up and the Cooblers to snatch the playoffs.."

    Ben Richardson: "Championship: Cardiff, Watford. League 1: Doncaster, Tranmere. League 2: Gillingham, Port Vale, Burton."

  188. 1514: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    It's a bit of a cagey start from both sides at Ewood Park. I don't blame them - far too close to the relegation zone for comfort. Rovers are just edging it.

  189. 1512:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Vicarage RoadWatford 1-1 Burnley

    "Watford kept their composure and possession, Deeney took his time and he struck it really sweet. I spoke to him before the game and said 'are you on a drought?' and he told me 'that ends today'."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  190. 1509: 
    GOAL- Watford 1-1 Burnley - Troy Deeney (6 mins)

    Aye! Aye! We've already got a match here. Watford are right back in it. Troy Deeney equalises with a 25-yard drive - that's his 15th of the season.

  191. 1509:  
    Mark Bright, BBC Radio 5 live at Vicarage RoadWatford 0-1 Burnley

    "The cross came in and before you knew it Charlie Austin had it in the back of the net. What a remarkable start for Burnley."

    You can listen to live commentary of Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live with updates from Watford v Burnley.

  192. 1506: 
    Watford 0-1 Burnley

    That was Charlie Austin's 27th goal of the season. He also scored when the teams drew 1-1 three months ago. Do you think Austin will stay with The Clarets next season? #bbcfootball

  193. 1505:  
    Kevin Kilbane, BBC Radio 5 live at Ewood ParkBlackburn 0-0 Blackpool

    "Blackburn have got real quality on the pitch but off-field problems have been causing problems. They should be doing better with the quality of squad they have. Is Gary Bowyer the man to keep them up? He has the players to do it. The position they are in, he knows the squad, so the most important thing is getting results."

    You can listen to live commentary on Blackburn v Blackpool on BBC Radio 5 live.

  194. 1503: 
    GOAL- Watford 0-1 Burnley - Charlie Austin (40 secs)

    Charlie Austin scores from six yards to put the Lancashire side ahead. What a blow for the Hornets in their bid for automatic promotion.

  195. 1502: 

    Thomas Livingstone: "League two will be gillingham burton albion and port vale. gillingham to take the title!"

  196. 1502: 
    Watford 0-0 Burnley

    Former Watford player and manager Sean Dyche gets standing ovation from home fans on his return to the club. That is a touch.

  197. 1500: 
    KICK-OFF

    Good luck to the teams playing today who you all support - we have kick off.

  198. 1458: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Phil Styles: "Automatic - NPC (Cardiff, 2nd is blank as am a biased Watford fan!), L1 (Doncaster, Sheff U), L2 (Gills, Exeter, Northampton)"

    Andrew James Hall: "Massive game for Oxford today, need to win our next 6 games to make play offs starting with today against Morecambe"

    Let us know your views using hashtag #bbcfootball

  199. 1457: 

    Before the action starts, just a wee reminder that there's a Championship game, Crystal Palace v Birmingham, at 1730 GMT and two Championship matches at 1945 GMT - Derby v Bristol City and Leicester v Millwall.

    In League One, we have Preston v Portsmouth at 1700 GMT - bit of a late journey home for Pompey fans.

    And in League Two, Northampton host Torquay at 1945 GMT.

  200. 1453: 

    I'm reading your predictions on #bbcfootball for the sides you think will win automatic promotion from the Champ, League One and League Two. Keep them coming.

  201. 1450: 
    Watford v Burnley (1500 GMT)

    Watford are without defender Nyron Nosworthy after he suffered a ruptured Achilles while on international duty. Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia has failed a late fitness test on his hamstring. However, there is some good news for boss Gianfranco Zola with midfielder Almen Abdi starting after coming through a late fitness test on his groin.

    Burnley are without midfielder Dean Marney as he continues his recovery from a calf injury while Ben Mee is suspended and replaced by Danny Lafferty.

  202. 1448: 
    Blackburn v Blackpool (1500 GMT)

    Blackburn make three changes with Josh Morris, Josh King and Lee Williamson in for Leon Best, Cameron Stewart and Martin Olsson. It is a first league start for Morris while Colin Kazim-Richards is back from injury to take a place on the bench.

    Blackpool's Chris Basham and Barry Ferguson have been passed fit to start, with Matt Derbyshire also starting for the Seasiders against his former side.

  203. 1447: 

    Team news coming up for the 1500 GMT matches.

  204. 1446: 

    Now then, you might have been wondering whose words you've been reading - if you refresh your page you'll see. It's my Easter surprise for you. No... no... don't all go...

  205. 1441: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATES

    In League Two with Gillingham not in action, Port Vale have a chance to close the gap on the leaders as they face Cheltenham who are also looking for three points to reel in their opponents in the race for automatic promotion. Northampton could move into the automatic places if they beat Torquay in the evening kick-off as third-placed Burton Albion are not in action.

    At the other end, Aldershot could lift themselves off the bottom of the table if they can get a win at Rochdale while Accrington could pull away from the relegation zone with a win at Wycombe.

  206. 1437: 
    Paul Ince (centre)

    Back to the Championship and over to Lancashire where we have Blackburn v Blackpool - both sides really should be closer to fighting for promotion rather than battling against relegation.

    Blackpool fans, what do you make of Paul Ince so far? One win in six says it all doesn't it?

    The former Manchester United midfielder would love to get one over his former club though - he was manager of Rovers for only 177 days in 2008, which was one of the shortest managerial reigns in the Premier League.

    Rovers haven't really recovered since. I don't need to remind their fans what they've been through.

    OK, I'll remind them just a little - Steve Kean, the Venky's, Michael Appleton, loose chicken...

    No wins in seven is poor and Gary Bowyer, on his second spell as caretaker boss, faces a heck of a task.

    Both sides are four points above the relegation zone. This is huge.

  207. 1433: 
    FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATES

    In League One today there will be a lot of attention on the Ricoh Arena and that is not because leaders Doncaster are in town. Hosts Coventry went into administration this week and had to agree a short-term deal to play their remaining home games this season in the stadium. Swindon and Bournemouth will be looking to close the gap on Doncaster as they face strugglers Oldham and Colchester respectively.

    Elsewhere, Leyton Orient need three points to keep their play-off hopes going as they visit Scunthorpe, who are in need of a win for a very different reason as they look to get out of the relegation zone.

  208. 1430: 

    Before I move on to the next 1500 GMT Championship match, let's see how the land lies in League One.

  209. 1428: 
    Gianfranco Zola

    There are two Championship matches at 1500 GMT (one more day until BST).

    Let's start with Watford v Burnley. The buzzing Hornets are within sniffing distance of an automatic promotion spot.

    Gianfranco Zola's team have lost the last two, which hasn't helped in their bid to close the gap on Hull.

    But a win today against their Lancashire rivals followed up by victory over the Humberside club in their next league fixture would put the Herts outfit in pole position. There will be many fingers crossed at Vicarage Road today.

    Burnley have an outside chance of clinching a play-off place - when I say outside I mean a few miles outside. Sean Dyche's side have only won once in the last 10.

  210. 1421: 

    Now I'm obviously going to smash my keyboard to pieces with football chat over the next few hours, but one-way text conversation is dull.

    So, keep me company with your thoughts (just football, please) by tweeting #bbcfootball or text in on 81111 (UK only).

    To start you off - tweet/text your clubs to go up automatically in the Championship, League One and League Two. If you're tweeting then 'favourite' your tweet, and if at the end of the season you're correct then open that tweet up again and smile.

  211. 1415: 

    It feels like a Saturday doesn't it? Well it's not, it's Good Friday - which could end up being a great Friday for some of the clubs in the Football League.

    We have five Championship games, a full League One programme and a busy League Two fixture list.

    Many clubs have just eight league matches remaining - it promises to be a heck of an Easter weekend.

    So stay with me as I bring you the latest scores and action from today's matches.

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