Championship football as it happened

Derby defeat Doncaster to extend Burnley's wait until at least Monday to seal their return to the Premier League.

18 April 2014 Last updated at 13:56

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  1. 21:40: 

    There are two results to tell you about in League On tonight. Bradford have beaten Peterborough and Sheffield United defeated Stevenage, both 1-0.

    And with that, our Good Friday Football League feast comes to an end. Join us tomorrow and Sunday for further twists at both ends of the Premier League, then finish your bank holiday with more Football League action on Monday.

    Until then, happy Easter.

  2. 21:37: 

    Derby manager Steve McClaren: "It was below our best, especially in the first half. We were poor, with too slow a tempo and Doncaster made it very difficult for us. But, we got a piece of quality to put us in control. In the second half we were better and in the end I think the difference was the quality.

    "Credit to Doncaster, they fought and made it difficult. When you aren't playing well, you need quality and George showed that.

    "It's very difficult with three games to go. We will still keep going. We focus on performance and we need to be better than that, keep going, and see what happens on Monday.

    "It is important to have the second leg of the play-offs at home. The play-offs are like a cup, though. Six months ago we never dreamt of this."

  3. 21:30: 

    While we wait to hear from the managers, allow me to mark your card for tomorrow. Football Focus will kick-off your Saturday by speaking to Manchester United coach Phil Neville, before the Premier League action gets under way with Tottenham v Fulham at 12:45. After four 15:00 games, Chelsea have the chance to go top of the table when they host Sunderland at 17:30.

  4. 21:25: 
    The wait goes on...- Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County
    Championship table as it stands

    So it looks like Burnley will have to wait until Monday - when they host Wigan - to try to secure promotion. A win would guarantee promotion - a draw would depend on Derby dropping points.

  5. 21:24: 

    Derby goalscorer George Thorne: "We didn't start well. We knew Doncaster were fighting for their lives. The goal was something we needed and it gave us some breathing space right before half-time."

  6. 21:22: 
    FULL-TIME- Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County

    Burnley must wait a little longer, Derby keep up their pursuit of automatic promotion. As for Doncaster, the relegation zone looms ever larger.

  7. 21:20: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County

    Oh, that really would have been the coup de grace. Set free on the Derby right, Jamie Ward looked for the deftest of lobs, but the ball just wouldn't elude the backwards leap of Sam Johnstone. We're deep into stoppage time.

  8. 21:18: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County

    More bad news for Doncaster. Chris Brown is hobbling off to be replaced by Marc de Val. Rovers will be hoping Brown is fit for Monday's game against Millwall, which could a long way to deciding the relegation fate of both clubs. We have four minutes of time added on.

  9. 21:14: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County

    Just entering the final five, then. Doncaster have improved in the second half, but they have never really recovered from that Derby goal just before half-time. The Rams look set to host Barnsley on Monday with automatic promotion still possible, depending on the result of Burnley's game against Wigan.

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    Joe Reeves: I managed to elbow someone in the head celebrating AFC Wimbledon winning the conference play-off final in 2011

    Connor Andrews: Leicester away in the play off semis 2010. Whittingham's insane free kick made me come the closest I ever have to heart failure #bbcfootball

    Christian.Green: I'm yet to have a better football moment than when Simeon Jackson scored vs Derby for Norwich in the 96th minute,sheer delirium!

  11. 21:07: 
    GOAL- Doncaster Rovers 0-2 Derby County - Chris Martin

    Well what do I know? Derby have surely put this one to bed and ensured that Burnley's promotion party must wait until Monday at least. From Jamie Ward's vicious, swinging cross, Chris Martin is sliding in at the far post, finishing high into the net.

  12. 21:06: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    Theo Robinson has been lively since coming off the bench, this time causing the onrushing Lee Grant to save on the angle inside the six-yard box. Would it be foolish to stick my neck out and say we perhaps won't get another goal here?

  13. 21:03: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    After that flurry of life in the opening half of this, erm, half, things have quietened somewhat. Doncaster aren't carrying the same threat, Derby perhaps happy to hold what they have. The light hair of Will Hughes looks to dance through the Rovers defence, but the Derby midfielder is snuffed out.

  14. 20:57: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    I tell you what, Theo Robinson can move can't he? A flick over the head of Jake Buxton has the Derby defender panicking and only some Greco-Roman wrestling stops the Doncaster forward from getting away. There are just over 20 minutes left for Rovers to get back in this.

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    Glorious celebrations? Painful failures? Tell all.

    lucy broomfield: On bizarre celebrations my dogs started barking at the tv when aguero scored the winning goal for city against QPR...

  16. 20:49: 
    CLOSE!- Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    And another Donny chance. From David Cotterill's free-kick on the right, Gabriel Tamas is climbing, but his header goes past the upright. Might that Burnley champagne be popping tonight after all?

  17. 20:48: 
    Euro action anyone?

    If this engrossing Championship fare is not quite for you, fear not as we have a Euro live text going. Top stuff too. Atletico Madrid are playing Elche and need a win to keep their title ambitions on track. With half an hour left, that match is goalless.

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    Chris Albas-Martin: Eastwood Town finished 4th in conference north in 2011. Council wouldn't let them play play offs, now the club doesn't exist.

    Jasper: I cried for ages when knockaert missed that penalty for Leicester last year! Also broke my tv remote in rage!

  19. 20:45: 
    CLOSE!- Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    This game has opened up, which is merciful when you consider how poor the first half was. Doncaster this time, coming forward looking for an equaliser. David Cotterill's low shot from outside the box is off target, but Billy Sharp might have been able to direct it goalwards had he got his feet from underneath him.

  20. 20:41: 
    GREAT SAVE!- Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    Big chance for Derby to double their lead. George Thorn's defence-splitting pass finds the run of Craig Bryson, who is clean through. From just right of the penalty spot, Bryson shoots low, but Sam Johnstone is down low to keep Doncaster in it.

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    Derby's prospects, Ipswich's promotion hopes and your promotion stories - keep them coming.

    William: Derby have a lot of gears to find in the second half. Despite the goal McClaren will have a lot to say at half time! COYR!

    harry butcher: Ipswich town to finish 6th, mick has done a super job and we deserve, win over the hornets tomorrow.

    Dave Griffiths: '06 WC Ger v Pol Atlanta Georgia Irish Pub packed w Irish/English/German/Yanks 91st min Ger goal place went bonkers!

    Sam Heaton: I was behind the goal when Watson scored the winner in the FA Cup final at Wembley last year. I broke my wrist celebrating.

  22. 20:38: 
    Will Hughes in action for Derby

    Derby have come out for the second half in positive fashion. Coming forward down the right, the cross of Andre Wisdom flashes across goal. Straight after, only five minutes into the half, Patrick Bamford is replaced by Jamie Ward. There's no injury, so that's a little tactical reshuffle.

  23. 20:33: 
    KICK-OFF- Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    Darkness has descended on Doncaster. The players have returned to an arena bathed in floodlight. The red men of Doncaster get us back under way.

  24. 20:31: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    To expand on Doncaster's plight, defeat would leave them three points above the drop zone. Of the five teams below them, three will have a game in hand.

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    Steve Jon Porter: Celebrating derby's goal and the Bombay mix is all over the floor

    Luke Benfield: Hucknall Town won the 'Northern Premier League' in 04-05,promotion to conference prem wasn't allowed. All went wrong from then

  26. 20:28: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    So how are you spending your Good Friday evening? Have you gone through this bank holiday dieting only on football? The bad news is that there's only 45 minutes remaining. But what an important 45 minutes it is.

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    Derby County's George Thorne (facing) celebrates scoring with Will Hughes

    If Derby hold on for victory at the Keepmoat, Burnley's promotion to the Premier League will be delayed until at least Monday, when they meet Wigan.

    Andrew Campbell: I rather fancy Burnley going up by our own efforts rather than because Derby falls short.

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    James: Stevenage kick-start their great escape, with an O.G. after 10 mins. Looks like we'll be playing Luton next season.

    Tommi scott: "hat a season for the clarets, it was end to end like wimbeldon, new balls please, thank you to all the wolves rejects

    Rezaa Sait: Off Topic,But if QPR don't get promoted,can Harry Redknapp please come and take over at Arsenal when Arsene Wenger retires?

  29. 20:18: 
    HALF-TIME- Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County

    And that was the last meaningful action of an otherwise pretty poor first half. Derby have the lead in a game they must win to prevent Burnley sealing promotion on this Good Friday.

  30. 20:15: 
    GOAL- Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Derby County - George Thorne (45 mins)

    Burnley's celebration is halted with a moment of quality so far removed from the snoozefest that has been this game. From Will Hughes' lay-off, West Brom-loanee George Thorne rifles a right-footed shot from the edge of the D to the bottom corner, past the full-length dive of Sam Johnstone.

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    Your stories of promotion - and near misses. Do keep them coming.

    Elliot Byrne: At Oxford 2006 for Orient and was crying over us going to playoffs. last min, Grimsby concede and we go on attack and score!

    Kyle Lord: I dislocated my finger whilst celebrating Aguero's goal v QPR.

  32. 20:12: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    Just to remind you, Derby need to win to prevent Burnley from being promoted tonight. Doncaster began this game only three points above the relegation zone. Neither side is playing like their is much riding on this.

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    Andrew Nicholson: Would love to have Steve McClaren back at QPR, was the difference for us at start of the season.

    Ian Marks: Shame to see so many empty seats at the Keepmoat. Should be an adventure for Donny fans being in the Championship.

  34. 20:06: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    You know what, this has been a poor game. My life rule for considering how good a football match is to think how much of what I have watched I can remember. For this game I can come up with a couple of Doncaster headers and Derby's Thunderbird kit.

  35. 20:03: 
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    Are you a Burnley fan glued to this game hoping for a draw or Rovers win? Are you already celebrating? Is it quite as good if you go up whilst your team isn't on the pitch? Also, no matter what club you support, tell me your story of footballing celebrations. Text and tweet. If you make me laugh, all the better.

  36. 19:58: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    Doncaster are knocking. Another Chris Brown header is straight at Lee Grant. Derby are pinned back - eight, nine men called on to defend. There's some handbags too. At the minute, you'd have to say that Burnley are looking good to be promoted tonight.

  37. 19:52: 
    CLOSE!- Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    The best chance of the match so far. Chris Brown rises at the back post to head Gabriel Tamas's cross. It is it dipping under the bar? Lee Grant takes no chances to tip over. Derby counter from the resulting corner, but they can't work an opening.

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    Ian Marks: Shame to see so many empty seats at the Keepmoat. Should be an adventure for Donny fans being in the Championship!

  39. 19:48: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    Any Burnley fans watching this will be very pleased. Doncaster look organised, hard to break down. When Derby have the ball, Rovers have not often let them work into the business end.

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    Matt Townson: We'll put that miscalculation (19:41) down to nostalgia.

  41. 19:44: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    Doncaster are doing a decent job of pressing the visitors, who are seeing plenty of the ball but not in dangerous areas. David Cotterill can pinch the ball in midfield, but his long-range effort is speculative at best.

  42. 19:41: 
    Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    Plenty of empty seats around the Keepmoat, lots of red plastic not taken by supporters. There are a few suggestions that the Derby strip - blue with a diagonal yellow stripe - makes them look like Thunderbirds. I concur.

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    David Hodgson: Important game for the Rams. Second place gone but need to secure third to avoid Wigan over two legs.

    Matt Townson: Re Bob (19:24), not sure what he means by lowest Premier League total, we finished on 35 points last time we were in the prem.

    Wasn't that 30 points Matt?

  44. 19:34: 
    CLOSE!- Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Derby County

    So, so close to one of the funniest own goals you will ever see. Derby skipper Richard Keogh looks to play a backpass to keeper Lee Grant, but he hasn't spotted that Grant is almost standing next to him. He rolls the ball towards the empty net...trickling...trickling...a comedy own goal? Grant just gets back in time, halting the ball on the whitewash. Almost brilliant, but for the wrong reasons.

  45. 19:32: 
    KICK-OFF- Doncaster Rovers v Derby County

    And so we begin. The eyes of one part of Lancashire on one part of Yorkshire. We'll watch too...

  46. 19:29: 
    Manager reaction- Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "We've got to go again Monday, the focus stays the same. We knew it was going to be a strange one with all the tennis ball stuff but I thought we controlled that well. We always felt we had enough quality to get ourselves in front. One of the main things about the Championship is you have to find different ways of winning."

  47. 19:28: 
    Doncaster Rovers v Derby County (19:30 BST)

    The players are in the tunnel at the Keepmoat, Doncaster in their red and white hoops, Derby in their change of blue with a diagonal yellow stripe. They emerge into sunshine that glints off the top of the stand.

  48. 19:26: 
    Manager reaction- Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Blackpool caretaker boss Barry Ferguson: "One thing about effort and commitment, if you watched that out there there's no doubt they've got the effort and commitment for Blackpool. I wouldn't be standing here if I didn't believe we could survive. I'm a strong character and I want that to rub off on my players.

    "Everyone will need to take stock in the summer and take a different view for this club."

  49. 19:24: 
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    Are you still with me? Are you gorging on football like a child on chocolate Easter eggs? Ponder this. Has Steve McClaren's reputation been repaired at Derby? We all know what happened with England and Nottingham Forest, failures which overshadowed his success at Dutch side Twente. Has he now proved himself? Text and tweet.

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    Bob: Well looks like Burnley will have another year in the Premier League and achieve yet another all time points low.

  51. 19:18: 
    Doncaster Rovers v Derby County (19:30 BST)

    And so to the Keepmoat, where the final third of our three-part Good Friday drama will be played out. Doncaster v Derby. For Rovers, who are only three points above the relegation zone, a win would mean a big step towards for survival. For the Rams, it's a matter of trying to delay the Burnley promotion party.

  52. 19:13: 

    Burnley's Jason Shackell: "It was scrappy but it was all about the result. We're only human so were going to have one eye on the game later."

    Former Burnley and Blackpool winger David EyresBlackpool 0-1 Burnley

    "It's a fantastic win. It was all about getting three points on the board. The best team won on the day and at the end we had that brilliant Kieran Trippier clearance. They could just be a few hours away from the Premiership but I think it will happen either way."

  54. 19:13: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    "Eee-I-eee-I-eee-I-ooo," sing the Burnley fans. They are indeed climbing the Football League, pretty much as high as they can be. Even if the Doncaster-Derby result doesn't go their way, they can be promoted with a win over Wigan on Monday.

  55. 19:09: 
    FULL-TIME- Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    It's all over. Burnley are so close to the Premier League, they now wait for news from Doncaster, where Derby must win to stop the Clarets going up tonight. As for Blackpool, they are dangerously close to the drop, only two points above the trapdoor having played a game more.

  56. 19:08: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    ...headed straight to Andy Halliday on the edge of the box. corner...headed clear by Kieran Trippier! That's as good as a goal.

  57. 19:07: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Blackpool corner. Two to go...

  58. 19:05: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    There are five minutes to be added on. Five minutes for Burnley to hold on and take a step closer to the Premier League, five minutes for Blackpool to salvage a precious point in the fight against relegation. Blackpool are camped in the Burnley box, but the pinball is favouring the men in white.

  59. 19:02: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Whipped in by Barry Ferguson and headed clear. Shot from the edge of the area by Harrison McGahey, but off the boot of a visiting defender. Blackpool are unscrewing the kitchen sink and readying themselves to launch it.

  60. 19:00: 
    Final five- Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Into the final five minutes. Blackpool have a free-kick on the right edge of the Burnley box...

  61. 19:00: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Just back to that tennis-ball protest, why exactly did the Blackpool fans choose the green fluffy balls as the object of their ire? I'm not condoning the throwing of missiles, by the way.

    Blackpool player-manger Barry Ferguson throws a tennis ball back into the stand
  62. 18:56: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    On the other hand, the Burnley fans have started the party, with a beating drum accompanying their singing. They come again down the left, with Junior Stanislas swinging the ball in. Ashley Barnes heads over, but he was offside.

  63. 18:55: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Blackpool still haven't managed a shot on target, despite the fact we are 80 minutes into their own home game. In fact, the ball is at the wrong end from their point of view. There are a lot of glum faces around Bloomfield Road, including that of injured striker Ricardo Fuller, who sits under a baseball cap.

  64. 18:52: 
    Doncaster Rovers v Derby County (19:30 BST)

    If this result stays the same, the pressure will be heaped on Derby County who will have to win to keep the race for automatic promotion alive. Rams boss Steve McLaren names an unchanged side to the one which beat Huddersfield Town 3-1 on Saturday. Simon Dawkins returns to the bench after six games out with injury.

  65. 18:50: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    There's 15 minutes left to play, a quarter of an hour for Burnley to hold on, then glue themselves to events in Doncaster. Barry Ferguson, a man with plenty on his plate, swings in a wonderful free-kick from the edge of the box, but no on is getting on the end of it.

  66. 18:47: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    We've nailed down that it was Blackpool assistant manager Bob Malcolm that pushed Dobbie in the face. Remember, player-boss Barry Ferguson is out on the pitch. A relegation battle, protests and now coaches and players going at it. Very bad times for Blackpool.

  67. 18:45: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    Referee Michael Oliver comes across to rule on this, sending the so-far unidentified member of the Blackpool staff to the stands. Dobbie was coming from the bench, into a huddle between some of the Blackpool staff. When Dobbie peered in, he got a push in the face. Dobbie is now on to the pitch, replacing Isaiah Osborne.

  68. 18:41: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Blackpool 0-1 Burnley
    Michael Kightly (right) celebrates scoring

    Michael Kightly, who may have etched his name into Burnley folklore, is withdrawn, replaced by Junior Stanislas. But what is happening on the Blackpool bench? Stephen Dobbie was readying himself to come on, pulling his shirt on, only to be shoved in the face by one of his own coaching staff.

  69. 18:40: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    How many more nervy moments will Burnley have before this day is through? The ball is bouncing around in their penalty area, but is eventually cleared. Home fans wants a penalty when there is some argy-bargy in the box, but the players aren't appealing.

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    Lloyd in Manchester: Sevilla fans staged a similar protest a couple of years ago. A good way of fans letting their feelings be know with no harm done. Good on the Blackpool fans.

  71. 18:34: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley
    Michael Kightly scores for Burnley

    The whole pitch is entirely in shadow now, with only the stand on the far side still bathing in the evening seaside sunshine. There's half an hour plus stoppage time to play. If it stays like this, it will be all eyes on Doncaster. Unless Derby win there at 19:30, Burnley will be up.

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    Sean: Blackpool fans showing their feelings through the awesome might of tennis balls. Not the most imposing protest I've seen.

  73. 18:31: 
    Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    That goal not only takes Burnley closer to the Premier League, but also pushes Blackpool closer to the relegation zone. Lose today and they would only be two points above the drop, with Millwall and Barnsley both playing tomorrow. It's an odd sight to see one set of fans so jubilant and other group raging.

  74. 18:28: 
    Balls stop play- Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

    What is happening here? Tennis balls and tangerines are being thrown on to the pitch by Blackpool fans protesting against chairman Karl Oyston. Player-manager Barry Ferguson, currently on the pitch, is fuming, aiming a kick at the balls and fruit. It's one of the most bizarre protests I've ever seen.

    David Eyres, former Burnley and Blackpool winger on 5 live sports extraBlackpool 0-1 Burnley

    "You're expecting a bit of quality and that's out of the top draw. It seemed to take an age to go in but it was a fantastic finish from Michael Kightly. It's all about composure and quality in the final third, Kightly knew exactly what he was doing and it was a fantastic finish."

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  76. 18:22: 
    GOAL- Blackpool 0-1 Burnley - Michael Kightly (49 mins)

    Is this the goal that sends Burnley to the Premier League? It's wonderful from Michael Kightly. A one-two with Dean Marney on the edge of the box, followed by a sweetly struck left-footed effort that curls into the far corner, leaving Matt Gilks static. The Clarets are a step closer to the top flight.

  77. 18:21: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    This is a poor miss. Blackpool are sleeping from a Burnley corner, with Michael Duff stealing in on the edge of the six-yard box. He has the ball at his feet and should at least hit the target, but it's in to the side netting. Duff by name...

  78. 18:19: 

    Right then, players are coming back out. Are Burnley going to take a step closer to the Premier League? Can Blackpool move closer to survival? We're back under way...

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    If it stays goalless at Bloomfield Road between Blackpool and Burnley, Derby County could reduce the gap to the automatic promotion places to six points with a win over Doncaster later (19:30 BST).

    Gregory P: Burnley aren't in Premier League yet. Three hard games to come, Derby have chance to sneak past them.

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    David Eyres, former Burnley and Blackpool winger on 5 live sports extra
    Danny Ings in action for Burnley

    "Credit to both teams they know how important it is results wise. Burnley have probably created the more chances but are lacking that quality in the final third. Blackpool will be really happy with the performance and being level against one of the top teams in the division at half-time."

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  81. 18:03: 
    HALF-TIME- Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    With so much riding on this for both clubs, is it any wonder that this has been a nervy first half? With little goalmouth action to speak of, we head for the break goalless. Burnley are no closer to promotion, Blackpool no nearer to safety.

  82. 18:00: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Three minutes added on. I'll be honest, the break will come as blessed relief.

  83. 17:58: 
    SUBSTITUTION- Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Blackpool are forced into a change, just before the break. Left-back Jack Robinson is off, replaced by Andy Halliday. In a challenge, Robinson twisted his left knee. To be honest, it looked painful. He's walking off but, if that was me, I'd still be on the ground.

    David Eyres, former Burnley and Blackpool winger on 5 live sports extraBlackpool 0-0 Burnley

    "Burnley have had one or two chances and will be disappointed that they've not tested the keeper more. With the better players and the chances you would have expected them to be ahead but it hasn't happened yet. You think back to the Middlesbrough game last week and they could have played all night and not scored. It looks the same today and they need to make sure they do score today."

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  85. 17:55: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    You know, this isn't a classic. Is promotion pressure getting to Burnley? At this rate, there will be no party until Monday at the earliest. Five minutes plus stoppages until half-time.

  86. 17:50: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Question. Is Sean Dyche the hardest manager? Standing there with his shaved head, ginger goatee and perfectly knotted claret and blue tie, he looks nails. If he says it's Tuesday, it's Tuesday. The live text desk throws some other names out there - Tony Pulis, Mark Hughes and Joe Jordan. Any more?

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    Steve from Caversham, via 81111: Reading have as much chance of getting into the play-offs as they have of catching the cruise liner docked at Wigan pier. Ipswich to get the 4th place.

  88. 17:45: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Half-chance for Danny Ings, the first sniff the 20-goal striker has had. Running on to a through ball, Ings shoots from the right-corner of the penalty area, but the low effort is straight at Matt Gilks.

  89. 17:42: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    That shadow that divides the pitch is creeping further towards the stand on the far side. Soon the fans over there will not need to shield their eyes. Blackpool, after a slowish start, have felt their way into the contest. They come down the right, but Burnley keeper Tom Heaton deals with the danger.

  90. 17:38: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley
    Kieran Trippier of Burnley (left) and Blackpool's Neal Bishop

    Blackpool have had 51% of possession in the opening quarter, which is a surprise to your humble text commentator. Burnley look to have a far greater attacking threat, but they have only once tested Matt Gilks.

    David Eyres, former Burnley and Blackpool winger on 5 live sports extraBlackpool 0-0 Burnley

    "I think the excitement and the obvious feeling of the Burnley fans knowing they were going to play in the Premier League next season built up the atmosphere early on. Blackpool were very cautious in their play for the first 10 minutes but the game and the atmosphere seems to have settled down now."

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    Dominic via 81111: Delighted for Brentford, not only after last season's heartbreak, but also because they are the most wonderful local team anyone could wish for. Always a fabulous atmosphere and always an entertaining joy to watch whenever we pop down there. Thanks and best of luck in the Championship.

  93. 17:34: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Chance for Blackpool, David Goodwillie arriving to pick up a loose ball on the corner of the 18-yard box. He steadies himself, aims for the top corner, but sends the ball over and towards the sea. Better from the home side.

  94. 17:33: 

    Uwe Rosler - potentially promoted with two different clubs in the same season? Has that been done before?

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    David Whalley: Uwe Rosler played a part in Brentford going up. Hopefully he can also help my Wigan get promoted, a cracking effort so far.

    Conor Matchett: Big shout to York City, beat Oxford Utd to go into the playoffs after surviving relegation on the last day last year!

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  96. 17:31: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    It's all about Burnley at Bloomfield Road. White shirts are charging around, pressurising the men in tangerine (I can't call it orange, right?), giving the home side no time on the ball. Blackpool, remember, started this game only two points above the relegation zone.

    Former Burnley and Blackpool winger David Eyres, 5 live sports extraBlackpool 0-0 Burnley

    "There seems to be a few nerves for the Blackpool players early on. It's always good if you get an early goal to settle things down. All of a sudden the nerves are gone. Burnley look so confident but they need a goal to go with it. The supply to Ings and Barnes will be key for Burnley in the first half."

    Listen to full match commentary of Blackpool v Burnley on BBC radio 5 live sports extra

  98. 17:27: 
    Get involved

    Are you still with me? Managing to keep up after this quick turnaround of Football League kick-offs? How has your footballing Good Friday unfolded? If you're a Brentford fan, how are you celebrating? Or are you having a miserable Easter? Torquay fans, tell me of your misery. Text and tweet...

  99. 17:24: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Chance for Burnley. A poor Jack Robinson backpass is pounced on by Michael Kightly, but his shot is blocked by the onrushing Matt Gilks. From a resulting cross, Burnley are appealing for a penalty after some wrestling at the back post, but there's nothing in it.

  100. 17:22: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Fans on the far side of the pitch are looking into the sun, so we have that odd sight of thousands of people simultaneously shielding their eyes. There's a rowdy atmosphere, the travelling fans making plenty of noise.

  101. 17:19: 
    Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    Burnley have been forced to change from their usual claret and blue to white shirts and claret shorts. They are attacking right to left as we look on. Blackpool are in their iconic tangerine. A shadow cast by the stand runs the length of the pitch, cutting it in half through the centre spot. Half is in darkness, half in sunlight. Burnley are doing the early pressing.

  102. 17:17: 
    League One review
    League One table

    At the other end, Crewe's 3-1 victory at strugglers Shrewsbury takes them out of the relegation zone, with Carlisle held 1-1 by Walsall. There are two matches this evening, with play-off seeking Peterborough at Bradford and Sheffield United playing bottom side Stevenage.

  103. 17:15: 
    KICK-OFF- Blackpool 0-0 Burnley

    We're away at a sun-kissed Bloomfield Road. Blackpool would be a decent place to have a promotion-celebrating night out...

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    So Bournemouth, Reading and Brighton drop points in the race for the play-offs. Who is going up now? Tweet us on #bbcfootball

    Joe Turner: Ipswich's chance! Win tomorrow and it's in our hands!

    Sam Heaton: The ease with which Wigan beat Reading today was staggering. If we play like that we should win the playoffs.

  105. 17:14: 
    What does it all mean?

    Have you managed to keep up with all of that? We're not even a third of the way through our Good Friday Football League odyssey. While Brentford celebrate, Burnley have the opportunity to join them in securing promotion. If they win at Blackpool and Derby fail to do the same at Doncaster, the Clarets will be back in the Premier League.

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    Andrew via 81111: Delighted for Brentford Football Club, after what happened to them last season they deserve to go up automatically this year. Go on the Bees!

  107. 17:10: 
    Brentford promoted from League One
    Brentford get promoted

    It's all over at Molineux, the fans streaming onto the pitch at the end of Wolves' 6-4 win over Rotherham means that Brentford are promoted from League One! After waiting so long on the Griffin Park pitch for confirmation, the Brentford fans look a little partied out...

  108. 17:09: 
    League One latest

    Wolves have a sixth! Brentford are surely into the Championship. Fans invade Molineux as the hosts go 6-4 up on Rotherham, a result that will guarantee the Bees' return to the second tier for the first time in 21 years. Brentford fans still wait at Griffin Park, it doesn't seem like they know yet...

  109. 17:08: 
    League Two review
    League Two table

    Defeat for Torquay against Dagenham and Redbridge leaves them on the brink of relegation, eight points behind second-from-bottom Northampton, who drew 1-1 with fellow strugglers Wycombe.

    No promotion for Scunthorpe today, held 1-1 at Morecambe but Fleetwood secured a play-off place with their 2-1 win at Cheltenham.

  110. 17:07: 
    Jonathan Legard, BBC SportBrentford 1-0 Preston

    "Half the crowd on the pitch at Griffin Park are chanting we are going up. The other half are checking their phones for the latest scores. The promotion party is on ice for the time being until there is a definitive result in the Wolves and Rotherham game."

  111. 17:06: 

    There are fans around the pitch at Molineux, a result of a pitch-invasion after Wolves went 5-4 up. When the home side hit the side netting, supporters think they have a sixth and are on the pitch again. There are about 50 on the touchline, some with their shirts off. Not good.

    Juliette Ferrington, BBC SportBlackpool v Burnley (17:15 BST)

    "Is a promotion party on the cards? Blackpool's Barry Ferguson has named himself in the side again for the second game running as Blackpool look to get that vital win to keep them away from the relegation zone. Burnley know that if Derby fail to win at Doncaster and they beat Blackpool tonight they will be promoted."

    Listen to full match commentary of Blackpool v Burnley on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

  113. 17:03: 
    League One latest

    Fans are on the pitch at Griffin Park, a sea of red and white waiting to start the promotion party. It's an odd sight, Brentford supporters standing on the turf looking at mobile phones and listening to radios. Four minutes left at Wolves...

  114. 17:01: 
    League One latest

    There is all sorts of nonsense going on at Molineux. Wolverhampton Wanderers lead Rotherham 5-4. If it stays like that, Brentford are up. There are, though, six minutes of added time left to play.

  115. 16:59: 
    Jonathan Legard, BBC SportBrentford 1-0 Preston

    "Brentford think they are going up, they have been singing that for the last five or 10 minutes. They are nearly there but Wolves need to stay ahead of Rotherham, the fans are on the pitch and they believe that they will be a Championship team in 2014/2015."

  116. 16:58: 
    FULL-TIME- Brentford 1-0 Preston

    Moments away from promotion - all eyes on Molineux.

    Brentford have beaten Preston 1-0 and will be promoted to the Championship if Rotherham fail to win in the delayed kick-off at Wolves, who currently lead 4-3, Joe Skarz scoring a third goal for the Millers, with around five minutes plus injury time remaining.

  117. 16:58: 
    GOAL- Bournemouth 2-4 Sheffield Wednesday - Chris MacGuire

    Bournemouth are done for. Sheffield Wednesday, with only 10 men, break in the shape of Leon Best, who feeds Chris Maguire for 4-2. The Cherries have made a mess of the chance to go sixth.

  118. 16:58: 
    FULL-TIME- Huddersfield 1-1 Brighton
  119. 16:56: 
    FULL-TIME- Charlton 0-0 Bolton

    Is that a good result for Charlton? They move two points clear of the Championship relegation zone. Blackpool, level with on 42 points, kick-off soon, but that would be an extra game. Millwall and Barnsley, both in the relegation zone, play tomorrow.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 3-0 Reading

    "Wigan were impressive today, there was no hangover from Wembley last week, they looked good and they have players to come into the team. They'll be the ones to avoid if they get in to the play-offs, I was disappointed in Reading today they were poor but Wigan were fantastic."

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    Sanj: After the heartbreak of last season, Brentford a few minutes away from guaranteeing promotion. Happy for them.

  122. 16:53: 
    FULL-TIME- Wigan 3-0 Reading

    Impressive Wigan continue their march to the Championship play-offs, while there's seven (yes, seven) minutes of injury time at Bournemouth, who trail Sheffield Wednesday 3-2.

  123. 16:52: 
    League One latest

    Orient have lost 2-1 at Crawley - the first part of the three-pronged equation regarding promotion for Brentford today. The Bees are still 1-0 up against Preston but there is quite a bit of time left at Wolves, who now lead Rotherham 4-2 after a Nouha Dicko hat-trick. If those scores remain the same, Brentford will go up today.

  124. 16:51: 
    FULL-TIME- Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "Boos ring around Ewood as Blackburn fluff another chance to get into the play-off mix. Yeovil defended bravely but also look doomed in their fight for survival."

  125. 16:48: 
    GOAL- Bournemouth 2-3 Sheffield Wednesday - Leon Best (86 mins)

    Bournemouth have tossed away the chance to pressure the top six. Against 10-man Sheffield Wednesday, the Cherries are behind. From Michail Antonio's shot against the bar, former Bournemouth man Leon Best has followed up to give Wednesday the lead and potentially put Eddie Howe's men three points off the play-offs.

  126. 16:48: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "A late rally from Blackburn as Jordan Rhodes heads straight at goalkeeper Marek Stech. Time is running out though."

  127. 16:47: 
    LINE-UPS- Blackpool v Burnley (17:15 BST)

    Blackpool: Gilks, McMahon, McGahey, Cathcart, Robinson, Basham, Osbourne, Ferguson, Perkins, Bishop, Goodwillie. Subs: Halliday, Haroun, Keogh, Barkhuizen, Almond, Dobbie, Grandin.

    Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Arfield, Marney, Jones, Kightly, Barnes, Ings. Subs: Wallace, Stanislas, Cisak, Edgar, Baird, Treacy, Long.

    Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

  128. 16:46: 
    MISSED PENALTY- League One latest

    More penalty drama at Griffin Park where Alan Judge has blazed over from the spot and it is still only 1-0 to Brentford against Preston. But Orient are still losing at Crawley and Rotherham are 3-2 down in the late kick-off at Wolves so the Bees would still be going up at this stage.

  129. 16:44: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 1-1 Brighton - Bruno Saltor

    A twist in the race for the Championship play-offs. Brighton, who looked likely to climb into the top six even though they have been losing for most of the afternoon, have equalised at Huddersfield. Bruno Saltor's goal looks set to put the Seagulls a point ahead of Reading.

  130. 16:42: 
    Final five

    So we're approaching the last five minutes in the 15:00 kick-offs. At the moment, it's looking like a good day for Wigan and Ipswich in the pursuit of the Championship play-off places. In League One, Brentford are moments away from promotion.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 3-0 Reading

    "Wigan have had width in their play throughout the second half and that is what has been causing problems for Reading. Reading have pushed up in the last few minutes and had a couple of efforts towards the goal, it's looking better for Nigel Adkins side."

    Listen to full match commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  132. 16:39: 
    Blackpool v Burnley (17:15 BST)
    Bloomfield Road

    It could be a historic night for Burnley as if they win at Blackpool and Derby fail to see off Doncaster, the Premier League awaits. Bloomfield Road looks a picture ahead of kick off at 17:15 BST.

    BBC Sport's Rob Nothman at The ValleyChampionship latest- Charlton 0-0 Bolton

    "Still edgy and nervy whilst it is still 0-0 at the Valley, Charlton are just starting to get ahead of steam. The substitute Obika and Morrison have both just headed wide, but they haven't got ahead yet."

  134. 16:38: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "Joel Grant has a low cross cum shot turned wide by Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson. Still poor from both sides."

  135. 16:36: 
    CLOSE!- Bournemouth 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday

    Bournemouth, with the chance to climb into the Championship play-off places, go close to taking the lead over Sheffield Wednesday. Yann Kermogant, who scored the equaliser, has an effort cleared off the line. Victory could take the Cherries above Brighton, Reading and Ipswich and into sixth.

  136. 16:33: 
    League One latest

    Rotherham have pulled one back in the delayed kick-off at Molineux, a second goal from Kieran Agard making it 3-2 to leaders Wolves. An equaliser for the Millers would deny Brentford promotion today. Wolves need seven points from four games to win the title.

  137. 16:31: 
    League Two latest

    Josh Morris has put Fleetwood 2-1 up at Cheltenham which would guarantee at least a play-off place for The Cod Army and deny leaders Scunthorpe securing promotion today despite them still leading 1-0 at Morecambe.

    At the bottom, Torquay have gone a goal down to Dagenham and Redbridge and they could be on the brink of relegation this weekend. Exeter are winning at Chesterfield but Northampton and Wycombe are drawing 1-1 so the Gulls will not go down today.

    Jonathan Legard, BBC SportLeague One latest- Brentford 1-0 Preston

    "The news of Crawley's goal has gone down so well here. The chants of we are going up are ringing out around Griffin Park. As it stands Brentford will be in the second tier of English football for only the second time since 1954."

    Simon Mann, BBC SportLeague One latest- Leyton Orient 1-2 Crawley Town

    "It could still be Brentford's day, Andy Drury has put Crawley ahead against Leyton Orient and as it stands Brentford will be promoted to the Championship today.

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    Edward Jacobs: Any promoted side has a great chance of survival. The quality in the bottom half of the Premiership has been tragic this year.

    Alex Sharp: Bournemouth would finish in the top half next season if they went up, no-one thought we'd be near the play-offs.

    Who do you think will be promoted and are any of the Championship sides fighting for a place in the Premier League good enough to stay there? Tweet us on #bbcfootball.

  141. 16:27: 
    Huddersfield 1-0 Brighton

    Oliver Norwood scored the only goal of the game so far at Huddersfield with a free-kick and he almost repeated the feat. Only a fine save from Tomasz Kuszczak has kept play-off chasers Brighton in the game.

  142. 16:25: 
    RED CARD- Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday)

    Bournemouth have levelled and their quest to hit the top six has been further helped by the dismissal of Sheffield Wednesday's Sam Hutchinson, who sees red for picking up a second booking.

  143. 16:25: 
    Championship as-it-stands table

    As is stands, Bournemouth would be a point behind a trio a teams who are level on 64 points. Brighton lead the way in sixth on goal difference, then come Reading and Ipswich, who play tomorrow.

  144. 16:23:  
    BBC Radio 5 live's Rob Nothman at The ValleyChampionship latest- Charlton 0-0 Bolton
    Charlton Athletic's Reza Ghoochannejhad shoots at goal

    "The game has come to life in the last couple of minutes, Mills had a goal headed off the line by Diego Poyet. Bodgan dithered on the ball and Church dispossessed him before being taken down in the area, the referee though said no penalty. Still 0-0."

  145. 16:21: 
    Peter Slater, Radio 5 live sports extra commentatorChampionship latest- Huddersfield 1-0 Brighton

    "Brighton are still pressing for that equaliser, if the scores stay the same Brighton will go above Reading in the play-off zone on goal difference. Albion are putting all of the pressure on and looking good for an equaliser."

  146. 16:19: 
    GOAL- Bournemouth 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday - Yann Kermorgant (57 mins)

    Bournemouth are back in the hunt to take advantage of the shellacking being dished out to Reading. From Ian Harte's corner, Yann Kermorgant - he who memorably fluffed Leicester's play-off hopes with a chipped penalty - has equalised against Sheffield Wednesday. A Bournemouth win could well take them in to the top six today.

  147. 16:19: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "Jeers ring out from the home fans at Ewood as Blackburn continually give the ball away. Yeovil are enjoying a little bit of pressure - but still don't look like scoring. No one does."

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    As things stand, it looks like being a costly day for Brighton and Bournemouth in the race for a top-six place. Which side is going up via the play-offs and how will the promoted sides get on in the Premier League?

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    Oliver Shilling: Ipswich finished 5th in the Premiership last time we went up through the playoffs, could we handle it? Silly question.

    Sathya Pandalai: Derby, QPR, Wigan and Brighton to get to playoffs. Wigan to go up. Burnley will not stay beyond first year.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 3-0 Reading

    "Wigan kept the majority of the players when they were relegated last season, and a lot of these players will now have the feel that they can get back in to the Premier League. Dave Whelan's ambition this season wasn't to retain the FA Cup it was to get back in to the Premier League and they look equipped to do that."

    Listen to full match commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  150. 16:17: 
    League Two

    Scunthorpe need Fleetwood to lose at Cheltenham as part of their bid to seal promotion and they were doing so, but Antoni Sarcevic has equalised from the penalty spot. Victory for The Cod Army would guarantee a play-off spot.

  151. 16:14: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "Best chance of the game for Yeovil. Liam Davis drags a shot wide of goal from 20 yards when he really should do better."

  152. 16:13: 

    Even though they are 1-0 down at Huddersfield, Brighton now sit in the play-off places on goal difference. Reading began they day on 64 points with a GD of +13, while Brighton were on the same points with a GD of +12. Now, the Seagulls are one better off.

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    A crucial 45 minutes ahead for sides chasing the play-offs, but who will go up and who is best equipped to survive in the Premier League? Tweet us on #bbcfootball

    Ollie May: Of eight teams can only see QPR and Wigan having a chance of staying up. If Derby make signings potentially but a lot of work to do.

    Arthur Pickthorn: Think that Ipswich would survive if they went up. Big Mick knows the Premier League and the Portman Road atmosphere would be electric.

    Alex Jeffs: At risk of sounding like an idiot, QPR. Got a good manager, who knows how to use his players to the best of their abilities.

  154. 16:12: 
    League One latest
    League One table

    Uche Ikpeazu's fierce shot into the top corner puts Crewe 2-0 up at second from bottom Shrewsbury but other results mean they would still be in the relegation zone as things stand.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 3-0 Reading

    "McManaman is playing more on the right-hand side, in this half he's playing more of a right winger which is a change from the first half and how we expected him to play at some part in the game. Reading gave the ball away and the defenders haven't closed him down as they should have done. McCarthy had no chance of saving that one, it was an individual bit of brilliance from McManaman."

    Listen to full match commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  156. 16:09: 
    GOAL- Wigan 3-0 Reading - Callum McManaman (51 mins)

    Wigan are strolling in the Easter sunshine. Callum McManaman has strolled into the Reading penalty area and smashed into the top corner. That goal has implications for Brighton too - allow me to explain...

  157. 16:06: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "The Blackburn natives are getting restless as their side make a similarly lethargic start to the second half. They know how big a win could prove to be."

  158. 16:05: 

    Also, what is your half-time ritual? Everyone's got one. Pie? Beer? Bovril? (Although surely it's a bit hot a for Bovril today?) With none of those football-ground staples available to the live text team, our conversation turns to how you pronounce the names of supermarkets. The BBC Sport website live football desk - not as cool as you'd think. We're back under way in the Championship.

  159. 15:58: 
    Get involved

    Indulge me for a second. Let's assume that Burnley will at some point secure automatic promotion to the Premier League. Of the eight or so teams that are already in or chasing the play-offs, who is most likely to go up? Taking it a stage further, who would be most likely to survive in the Premier League? What if Bournemouth went up? They were toast at the bottom of League Two only a few seasons ago. Text and tweet, you know the drill.

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    Kemlo: There isn't much mention of Ipswich, but with the way things stand a win would take them into the play-offs. One may dream.

    William Taylor: 2-0 come on Wigan if it stays this way four points from four games will see us in the playoffs.

  161. 15:56: 
    League Two latest

    Things are progressing nicely for leaders Scunthorpe. They are 1-0 up at Morecambe and rivals Fleetwood are losing at Cheltenham. The final part of the equation needed for the Iron to go up would be Burton failing to beat Hartlepool on Saturday.

    At the foot of the table Torquay could have been on the brink of relegation today with defeat against Dagenham and Redbridge but it is goalless at the break.

    Peter Slater, Radio 5 live sports extra commentatorChampionship latest- Huddersfield 1-0 Brighton
    Huddersfield Town's Adam Hammill (front) and Brighton's Dale Stephens

    "Huddersfield confirmed their positive start with a goal in sixth minute, Brighton took time to get going but once they did they finished the stronger of the two sides. They will be encouraged by scores elsewhere at half-time."

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC SportChampionship latest- Bournemouth 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

    "A wide open game and Bournemouth have gifted their opponents chances and goals, Bournemouth have played some good stuff on the front foot. Chris Kirkland has made three superb saves to keep Sheffield Wednesday in front."

  164. 15:53: 
    League One latest

    Peterborough play tonight at Bradford and can secure the final play-off place with victory. They need Swindon to lose at Coventry, however, and it is 1-1 at the break. They also need MK Dons to fail to win and it is goalless at Port Vale.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 2-0 Reading
    Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring for Wigan

    "What we have seen so far you wonder if Reading can get back in, if they get a goal it could all change. Wigan have had all the possession and played very well so far. I thought it was the final product in the final third that was missing for Wigan but they've gone ahead with a goal from outside of the area. So Reading need to get on the scoresheet early in the second half if they are to have a chance."

    Listen to full match commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  166. 15:52: 
    Mariners found

    Ah, the rhyme of the lost mariners looks to have written another chapter. Once stuck on the motorway, Grimsby have arrived at Alfreton and will get under way in around 20 minutes.

  167. 15:50: 

    Whistles are being blown around the country to bring first halves to a close. Wigan's 2-0 lead over Reading is the standout scoreline in the Championship, but all of Bournemouth, Brighton and Blackburn are failing to capitalise. Ipswich, who play tomorrow, had the best of that first period.

  168. 15:50: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "A dreadful half at Ewood Park devoid of any real quality. Blackburn have had most of the ball, done little with it, while Yeovil have rarely threatened their hosts. Things can only get better. Surely?"

  169. 15:48: 
    Where are the Mariners?

    Alfreton v Grimsby in the Conference Premier was meant to kick off at 15:00 BST. However the Grimsby players have not even turned up yet because of major traffic problems - that game will start 20 minutes after they arrive.

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    OptaJoe on Twitter: Sheffield Wednesday have scored two goals in an away league game against Bournemouth for the first time in their history. Swoop.

  171. 15:47: 
    Mind the gap- Wigan 2-0 Reading
    Championship as it stands table

    So as it stands Wigan are now six points clear of Reading with a game in hand.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 2-0 Reading

    "They have had so much possession of the ball and shown the individual skill they have. The way they have kept the ball is the determining factor. McManaman has gone round two defenders and shown that great individual skill, Reading have got to think what they're going to do at the break because they have been out played in the first half."

    Listen to full match commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  173. 15:45: 
    League One latest

    Bad news for the Brentford fans, Orient have equalised at Crawley which would mean the Bees would not go up today. At the other end, Crewe can move out of the relegation zone and they have gone ahead at second from bottom Shrewsbury through Mathias Pogba.

  174. 15:42: 
    GOAL- Wigan 2-0 Reading - Martyn Waghorn (42 mins)

    Wigan can taste the Championship play-offs. Callum McManaman's mazy run has ended in a save from Reading keeper Alex McCarthy, but Martyn Waghorn is there to follow-up and double the lead. Hang on to this, and the Latics will need only four more points from their remaining four games. At that point, you have to back the form horse, no?

  175. 15:42: 
    League One latest

    I'm drawn to the top of the League One table, where the point that already promoted Wolves are currently earning whilst level 1-1 with Rotherham would take them to a total of 94. That would mean three more matches to earn the six they need to top 100. I love it when teams get to a century, doesn't happen very often.

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    James Brandon: Another goal for Jordi Gomez. Such a class player and should be playing a level above.

    Eli Aldridge: Shaping up to be a great day for Ipswich, with Reading, Brighton and Bournemouth all losing as things stand.

    Tweet us on #bbcfootball and tell us how your side are getting on. Are you going up, staying up or going nowhere?

  177. 15:39: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "A murmur of interest from around Ewood Park as news of scores elsewhere filters through. I wouldn't say it has got them off their seats yet but they know if results stay the same and they win, their play-off hopes are suddenly back on."

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC SportChampionship latest- Bournemouth 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

    "Bournemouth were level for all of three minutes Sam Hutchinson has headed in for Sheffield Wednesday after a long throw from the right. This game is kicking in to life, Chris Kirkland has just made a great save to prevent Bournemouth levelling to 2-2."

  179. 15:36: 
    GOAL- Bournemouth 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday - Sam Hutchinson

    Level for a matter of moments, Bournemouth are behind again. Sam Hutchinson, on loan from Chelsea, has risen to glance home from a long throw-in. Right now, only three points separate the five teams between sixth and 10th in the Championship.

  180. 15:36: 
    League One latest
    League One table latest

    Brentford take the lead at Griffin Park through Alan Judge from the penalty spot - and with promoted Wolves drawing 1-1 against Rotherham and Orient losing at Crawley the Bees will be going up as things stand.

    Alistair Bruce-Ball, BBC SportChampionship latest- Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

    "Bournemouth back in it - a really well worked goal created by Lewis Grabban, who raced to the byline and crossed out of the reach of Chris Kirkland for his team-mate Marc Pugh to score."

  182. 15:34: 
    GOAL- Bournemouth 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday - Marc Pugh

    Ah, with Reading behind, Bournemouth make their move. Marc Pugh's close-range header has drawn them level with Sheffield Wednesday and, as it stands, puts the Cherries only a point off the top six.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 1-0 Reading

    "The way the goal has come, it's something we hadn't seen so far - it was a lovely lay off and Gomez has thumped it. It's the first real shot McCarthy has had to deal with and he didn't have a chance to save it, Wigan's possession has deserved that goal."

    Listen to full commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  184. 15:32: 
    League One latest

    Brentford need Leyton Orient to lose as part of their bid to secure promotion today - and the O's are behind through a Gwion Edwards goal for Crawley - but the Bees need a win against Preston and despite some early pressure it is still goalless at Griffin Park.

  185. 15:31: 
    GOAL- Wigan 1-0 Reading - Jordi Gomez

    Wigan take a huge step to confirming their place in the Championship play-offs. Jordi Gomez, the man who scored in the FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal, has thumped a screamer past Alex McCarthy. With Reading losing, Bournemouth and Brighton - also both behind - have an opportunity to get into the top six.

    Simon Mann, BBC SportLeague One latest- Leyton Orient 0-1 Crawley Town

    "Leyton Orient have been the better side but they were carved open by Crawley down the right hand side as Gwion Edwards had an easy chance to put Leyton Orient ahead. There's been an immediate response from Orient but they're still behind."

  187. 15:30: 
    Charlton 0-0 Bolton

    At the bottom of the Championship, Yeovil will be in deep lumber if they fail to get a result at Blackburn. The bottom club are five points behind Charlton in 21st, who are currently goalless at home to Bolton. The other teams in the relegation zone, Millwall and Barnsley, play tomorrow.

  188. 15:27: 
    League Two latest

    Leaders Scunthorpe take the lead at Morecambe through Sam Winnall. They could secure promotion this weekend if Fleetwood lose at Cheltenham where it is currently goalless and Burton fail to win on Saturday.

  189. 15:26: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "Blackburn are almost made to regret their wastefulness at a quiet Ewood park. First Grant Hanley heads woefully wide when unmarked for the hosts. Yeovil go up the other end and Joe Ralls strikes just wide."

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW Stadium

    "Wigan must have had 75% of the possession and there's been one half chance from them. Wigan need to force the issue Reading's goalkeeper hasn't had a save to make yet. There have been chances flashing across from both channels but nothing that the keeper has had to deal with the Reading defence are holding well so far."

    Listen to full commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  191. 15:25: 

    So, at the moment, both Brighton and Bournemouth are missing the chance to pressurise the top six. Remember, Wigan in fifth are currently playing sixth-placed Reading, so one of those is guaranteed to drop points. Brighton began level on points with Reading, while Bournemouth were two further back. At the moment, Ipswich, who are also level with Reading and play Watford tomorrow, are having a good day.

    Jonathan Legard, BBC SportLeague One latest- Brentford 0-0 Preston North End

    "Brentford, after a cagey start, are starting to exert some pressure with two great chances from George Saville and Alan Judge, but Declan Rudd has made two great saves for Preston."

  193. 15:22: 
    League Two latest
    Accrington Stanley

    Accrington Stanley and Mansfield are currently goalless at the Crown Ground in League Two. Stanley sit four points clear of the relegation zone with four games to go and the club tweet "a great day for staying up."

  194. 15:21: 
    League Two latest

    Wycombe equalise against Northampton in the battle to escape the relegation zone through Aaron Pierre's header. It is now 1-1.

  195. 15:20: 
    League One latest

    Carlisle could move out of the drop zone today and they have taken an early lead against Walsall through Liam Noble's fifth of the season. No goals yet in the games involving the top two sides Wolves and Brentford. Wolves, of course, kicked off 10 minutes late.

  196. 15:20: 
    GOAL- Bournemouth 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday - Atdhe Nuhiu (19 mins)

    A defensive lapse by the promotion-chasing home side and Ian Harte squanders possession, gifting Atdhe Nuhiu an opening and he drills the ball home. So that is seventh placed Brighton and ninth placed Bournemouth trailing. Time to dig deep if a top-six finish is to be achieved.

  197. 15:19: 
    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Bournemouth top goalscorer Lewis Grabban gets an early opportunity but his shot is tipped around the post by Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland. An even start at Dean Court.

  198. 15:19: 
    Charlton 0-0 Bolton

    BBC Sport's Rob Nothman at The Valley: "Bolton with more possession, Charlton looking edgy. The pitch isn't easy, plenty of bare patches. Augusta this isn't."

  199. 15:15: 
    Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "Yeovil have made a solid enough start but should be behind as Jordan Rhodes heads wide from close range after Craig Conway's cross. Rhodes has 24 league goals to his name and should have had one more there."

  200. 15:14: 
    Wigan 0-0 Reading
    James Perch of Wigan Athletic attempts to tackle Jobi McAnuff of Reading

    Wigan, by the way, have a game in hand over their Championship play-off rivals. Seven points from their last five games, including today's visit of Reading, will see them take their place in the end-of-season shindig. Uwe Rosler's men are on the front foot at the moment, with Jordi Gomez's cross just evading Martyn Waghorn.

  201. 15:13: 
    League Two latest

    Only goal difference had been keeping Wycombe out of the relegation zone but Northampton - who have been in the bottom two since September - could be about to go above them, the Cobblers taking an early lead at Adams Park following a blunder from home goalkeeper Matt Ingram, who is credited with an own goal.

  202. 15:11: 
    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Kieran Lee latches onto a knock-down from Atdhe Nuhiu to fire narrowly wide for Wednesday. A good start for the Owls as they face a side unbeaten in six and on the cusp of the play-offs.

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    Oliver Friston: As an Ipswich fan, I'm cheering on Wigan, Huddersfield and Blackpool this afternoon. Big games everywhere!

    Michael Whelan: Blackpool beating Burnley this afternoon coupled with Leicester defeating QPR tomorrow to win the Championship would be delightful!

  204. 15:08: 
    GOAL- Huddersfield 1-0 Brighton - Oliver Norwood

    An early blow to Brighton's play-off hopes as Huddersfield score the first goal in the Championship today. Oliver Norwood's 25-yard free-kick means the Seagulls trail. They began the day level on points with sixth-placed Reading.

    BBC Radio 5 live summariser Jimmy Armfield at DW StadiumWigan 0-0 Reading

    "Owner Dave Whelan has told me personally is that the big aim is the Premier League. The manager has been able to make five changes today and there aren't many squads that can do that. They are equipped for it, they've played 55 matches this season and that is more than any other club.

    "They need to get back to the Premier League and the play-offs is a must. The Reading players know this is absolutely crucial, if they don't win today they'll be six points behind Wigan and the Reading players look up for it."

    Listen to full match commentary of Wigan Athletic v Reading on BBC Radio 5 live

  206. 15:07: 

    Early chance for Wigan, with Callum McManaman forcing a save from Reading keeper Alex McCarthy. As well as that credible FA Cup semi-final defeat by Arsenal, Wigan are finishing like a train. Win today and they will have at least a three-point cushion in the [play-off with three games to play.

  207. 15:04: 
    Blackburn hit the woodwork- Blackburn 0-0 Yeovil

    Jason Lowe sees a low daisy cutter hit the post from 25 yards for Blackburn. Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech decided to leave it and got away with it - just.

  208. 15:04: 
    Grateful Gunnarson

    Cardiff City midfielder Aron Gunnarson tweets "appreciate all the support". The Iceland international denies being responsible for an alleged leak of the Bluebirds' teamsheet ahead of their 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace.

    Eagles' boss Tony Pulis has said he will meet the Premier League to defend his club against the allegations.

  209. 15:02: 
    Bournemouth 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, speaking to BBC Radio 5 live sport extra before kick-off: "We want the guys to push on but it is not in our hands so there is no point talking it up as we are one defeat away from being out of the race.

    "All we can do is focus on Sheffield Wednesday and then move onto the next game.

    "Hopefully the fans can replicate the atmosphere we had against QPR and Reading as we really do need a team effort from everyone in the stadium."

  210. 15:00: 

    We're under way in our 15:00 BST Football League kick-offs across the land - apart from Wolves [see 14:51].

  211. 14:59: 
    Blackburn v Yeovil (15:00 BST)
    Yeovil fans at Ewood Park

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "Credit to the 200 or so Yeovil fans who have made the trip to Lancashire from Somerset. They know a win today is essential if they are to stay in the Championship for next season."

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    Gus in Norwich: Would Cardiff be making so much of a fuss had they won the game - sounds like sour grapes to me.

  213. 14:55: 

    I'm not entirely sure how to follow up an entry about the death of a promising young footballer, so I'll stick with the facts. Kick-off in our 15:00 BST games is only five minutes away.

  214. 14:53: 

    There is some sad news to bring you on this Easter weekend.

    Young West Ham striker Dylan Tombides has died following a three-year battle with testicular cancer.

    The 20-year-old Australian, who made his Hammers first-team debut two years ago, passed away on Friday with his family at his bedside.

    Tombides was first diagnosed with cancer while representing Australia during the 2011 Under-17 World Cup in Mexico.

    "West Ham United announce the sad news that forward Dylan Tombides has passed away at the age of 20 following his brave battle with cancer," said a club statement.

    Dylan Tombides
  215. 14:51: 
    League One latest

    Kick off between Wolves and Rotherham at Molineux is delayed by 10 minutes following traffic problems on the M1. The game will now begin at 15:10 BST.

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    What have you asked the Footballing Easter Bunny to bring you?

    Dave, a Leeds supporter, via 81111: Stability and only in the news because of our football.

    Tom, a Bournemouth fan, via 81111: Heading off to Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday - a win and a helping hand from other teams and Bournemouth could be in the play offs tonight. Crazy stuff!

  217. 14:47: 
    LINE-UPS- Charlton v Bolton (15:00 BST)

    Charlton: Hamer, Wilson, Morrison, Dervite, Fox, Poyet, Ghoochannejhad, Cousins, Jackson, Ajdarevic, Church. Subs: Hughes, Green, Obika, Wood, Thuram-Ulien, Nego, Petrucci.

    Bolton: Bogdan, Hutton, Mills, Wheater, Ream, Spearing, Danns, Lee, Trotter, Jutkiewicz, Beckford. Subs: Hall, Knight, Baptiste, Lonergan, Robinson, Kellett, Iliev.

    Referee: Brendan Malone (Wiltshire)

  218. 14:46: 
    LINE-UPS- Blackburn v Yeovil (15:00 BST)

    Blackburn: Robinson, Keane, Hanley, Kilgallon, Spurr, Cairney, Williamson, Lowe, Conway, Gestede, Rhodes. Subs: Kane, King, Dunn, Eastwood, Varney, Feeney, Evans.

    Yeovil: Stech, Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister, Edwards, Palazuelos, Ralls, Davis, Lawrence, Hayter. Subs: Dawson, Foley, Hoskins, Lanzoni, Grant, Dunn, Nana Ofori-Twumasi.

    Referee: Tony Harrington (Cleveland)

  219. 14:45: 
    LINE-UPS- Huddersfield v Brighton (15:00 BST)

    Huddersfield: Smithies, Woods, Gerrard, Wallace, Dixon, Scannell, Hogg, Norwood, Clayton, Hammill, Wells. Subs: Gobern, Bennett, Lolley, Carroll, Crooks, Holmes, Bunn.

    Brighton: Kuszczak, Saltor, Greer, Dunk, Ward, March, Andrews, Stephens, Lingard, Ulloa, LuaLua. Subs: Brezovan, David Rodriguez, Mackail-Smith, Calderon, Forster-Caskey, Lopez, Ince.

    Referee: Andy Davies (Hampshire)

  220. 14:44: 
    League Two preview

    At the other end of League Two, Torquay will be perilously close to the drop if they lose at home to Dagenham and Redbridge, Exeter avoid defeat at Chesterfield and Wycombe against Northampton does not finish in a draw. That would only leave Bristol Rovers needing to win at Portsmouth on Saturday to confirm the Gulls being out of the Football League for the first time since 2009.

  221. 14:43: 
    League Two preview

    Scunthorpe will be on the brink of promotion if they win at Morecambe and Fleetwood lose at Cheltenham. That would leave them needing only Burton to fail to win at home to Hartlepool on Saturday to make a return to League One at the first attempt. Fleetwood will guarantee at least a play-off place if they win at Whaddon Road.

  222. 14:41: 

    So where were we? Ah yes, League Two...

  223. 14:39: 
    LINE-UPS- Wigan v Reading (15:00 BST)

    Wigan: Al Habsi, Perch, Boyce, Barnett, Beausejour, Espinoza, McArthur, Gomez, McManaman, Waghorn, Maloney. Subs: Carson, McClean, Powell, Maynard, Kiernan, Fortune, Collison.

    Reading: McCarthy, Gunter, Pearce, Morrison, Obita, Williams, Hector, Akpan, McCleary, Pogrebnyak, McAnuff. Subs: Federici, Le Fondre, Drenthe, Gorkss, Robson-Kanu, Blackman, Cummings.

    Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)

  224. 14:38: 
    Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday (15:00 BST)
    Bournemouth AFC

    Bournemouth could move into the Championship play-off positions if they beat Sheffield Wednesday today and both Reading and Brighton lose. Eddie Howe's side are six games unbeaten. Ian Harte, their 36-year-old left-back, seems to be piling up the supplements in the home dressing room. Maybe that is the secret to a 17-year career.

  225. 14:36: 

    We'll have a look at League Two shortly, but there's a couple of other footballing issues I'd like to discuss with you today.

    Firstly, the list of nominees for the PFA player of the year award is out and dominated by Liverpool players. Are we in agreement?

    Secondly, there's a right old rumpus over the leaking or non-leaking of the Cardiff team to Crystal Palace. Fulham boss Felix Magath says he has no problem in asking anyone for insight into the opposition.

    So, getting the oppo XI before kick-off - cheating, or simply good research?

  226. 14:34:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    Wigan Athletic chief executive Jonathan Jackson speaking to BBC Radio 5 live ahead of the game against Reading:

    "We've played in our second consecutive FA Cup semi-final which is a fantastic achievement for Wigan Athletic, it was disappointing to lose but now for the first time in two years we can concentrate on the League.

    "Our priority this season has always been promotion which is essential for the club financially, the FA Cup has proved a wonderful distraction. To win it last season was amazing and to defend it so well and nearly win it again is something we didn't expexct.

    "We can forget about last week now, our focus is now on the league. It would be disappointing if we don't make the play-offs but it wouldn't be a disaster. With a first European campaign and considering we were 14th when Uwe Rosler took over to say we currently sit in fifth place and we reached the FA Cup semi-finals again it has been a fantastic season for the club."

  227. 14:32: 
    Wigan v Reading (15:00 BST)
    Chris Gunter and Hope Akpan

    Hope Akpan returns from injury to the Reading team for today's trip to Wigan. The 22-year-old has not featured since late March and both he and Chris Gunter look to be getting in the zone at the DW Stadium.

  228. 14:30: 
    League One preview

    At the foot of the League One table, no-one can go down until Easter Monday at the earliest. Bottom club Stevenage are two points adrift and are away at mid-table Sheffield United.

  229. 14:28: 
    League One preview

    Brentford can seal a return to the second tier of English football today for the first time since 1993 if they beat Preston, Leyton Orient lose at Crawley and Rotherham fail to win at promoted Wolves. Peterborough can clinch the final play-off place if they win at Bradford, Swindon lose at Coventry and Milton Keynes fail to win at Port Vale.

  230. 14:26: 

    Now, I promised you we'd look at what's going on in Leagues One and Two, didn't I? Never let it be said that I am not a man of my word...

    Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    A huge day of Championship football kick-starts the Bank Holiday weekend, but what do you want for Easter?

    Carl Chivers: Praying for a Charlton win after Tuesdays result come on Charlton we need to start pulling clear of the relegation zone.

    Elliot Byrne: Brentford to mess up the season so badly that Orient get automatic. Come on Easter Bunny, deliver!

  232. 14:21:  
    BBC Final Score

    BBC television has a whole host of footballing goodies for you to get your teeth in to over the Easter weekend.

    First up on Easter Saturday it's Football Focus with Dan Walker and his guests Robbie Savage and Robbie Fowler. Dan and the two Robbie's will be looking ahead to the weekend's fixtures and reviewing the last week's games that have had an impact on the top of the table.

    Final Score will have the usual round-up of latest scores from 14:30 on the Red button and 16:30 on BBC One. Jason Mohammad is joined by Garth Crooks and Danny Mills ahead of a crucial day in both the Premier and Football Leagues.

    Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2 has the best of the Premier League action on Saturday and Sunday with Gary Lineker, Mark Chapman and the team reviewing the best of the highlights across the weekend. There is also a Football League show double header on Saturday and Monday as Manish Bhashin presents all the drama from a crucial weekend across all three divisions.

  233. 14:19: 
    Blackburn v Yeovil (15:00 BST)

    BBC Sport's Andy Cryer at Ewood Park: "After hosting the Queen - who visited Blackburn to give out the Maundy Money - on Thursday, Ewood Park welcomes Yeovil Town this afternoon for a crucial match at both ends of the table.

    "Bottom of the table Yeovil are five points adrift of safety and know defeat today will leave them needing a miracle to avoid an instant return to League One.

    "Blackburn meanwhile are just four points adrift of the top six but, with games running out, need a win and other results to go their way to give them play-off hope.

    "Co-owners Balaji and Venkatesh Rao made the trip from India to see HRH yesterday but it appears they have decided against staying the extra day to watch their team."

  234. 14:17:  
    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    The focus is all on the Championship for 5 live sports extra, with four commentaries across the weekend.

    The action begins on today at 15:00 as Bournemouth host Sheffield Wednesday before Burnley have the chance to seal promotion to the Premier League with their trip to Blackpool.

    Saturday's lunchtime game has Harry Redknapp's QPR travelling to already promoted Leicester City whilst Watford host Ipswich from 15:00.

    All four games are live on 5 live sports extra

  235. 14:14: 
    LINE-UPS- Bournemouth v Sheffield Wednesday (15:00 BST)

    Bournemouth: Camp, Francis, Elphick, Cook, Harte, Ritchie, O'Kane, Surman, Pugh, Grabban, Kermorgant. Subs: Allsop, Pitman, Smith, MacDonald, Ward, Rantie, Fraser.

    Sheff Wed: Kirkland, Buxton, Onyewu, Llera, Mattock, Maguire, Lee, Antonio, Hutchinson, Helan, Nuhiu. Subs: Coke, Taylor, Palmer, Lavery, Martinez, Afobe, Best.

    Referee: Tim Robinson (West Sussex)

  236. 14:12:  
    BBC Radio 5 live

    It's a busy weekend of football on BBC Radio 5 live across Easter with no less than six commentaries over the bank holiday weekend.

    The Good Friday clash between Championship play-off hopefuls Wigan and Reading gets the action started. On Saturday, attention turns to the bottom of the Premier League where Fulham will be hoping to get a positive result at neighbours Tottenham Hotspur in the early kick-off before Cardiff face Stoke from 15:00.

    Easter Sunday has big implications at the top of the Premier League and 5 live will have updates on Norwich v Liverpool and Hull v Arsenal. Later on in the afternoon there is full commentary as Manchester United manager David Moyes returns to Goodison Park to face former club Everton.

    Easter Monday rounds off the weekend of football on 5 live, with Wigan travelling to Burnley in the Championship and, in the evening, Manchester City's clash with West Brom.

  237. 14:10: 
    Get involved

    So what would you like the Footballing Easter Bunny to bring for you this year? Promotion? Safety from the drop? A play-off place? Are you starting your bank holiday weekend with some Football League action? Let me know where you are by texting 81111, or tweeting using hashtag #bbcfootball.

  238. 14:08: 

    In League One, Brentford - so close last year - can secure promotion if they win and results go their way, while a division below, Scunthorpe can go up and Torquay can drop out of the Football League this weekend. More on those scenarios later.

  239. 14:06: 

    Top of the bill amongst the 15:00 kick-offs is sixth-placed Reading's trip to Wigan, who sit a place above them. Play-off chasing Brighton, Bournemouth and Ipswich will take an interest in that one.

    The Championship action in full looks like this:

    Blackburn v Yeovil

    Bournemouth v Sheff Wed

    Charlton v Bolton

    Huddersfield v Brighton

    Wigan v Reading

    Blackpool v Burnley (17:15)

    Doncaster v Derby (19:30)

  240. 14:04: 

    We'll be focusing on those two games at the top of the Championship at little later on this evening, but, before then, there are five more games in the second tier and a near-complete programme in League One and League Two.

    Is that enough to kick-start your Bank Holiday weekend in the sunshine? I thought so.

  241. 14:02: 
    Pop the Claret?

    Yep, for Burnley, the joy of eating enough sweet stuff to make you feel ill could well be overshadowed on this Good Friday.

    For Sean Dyche's men, the equation is simple. Beat Blackpool at 17:15 and then hope Derby can't do the same to Doncaster at 19:30.

    If that happens, the Clarets will be back in the top flight for the first time since 2010.

    Danny Ings

  242. 14:00: 

    Ah, Easter. A time for chocolate, bunnies, Bank Holiday traffic and spring to sprung.

    And maybe, just maybe, promotion to the Premier League.

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As It Stood Table

Last updated 18 Apr 2014 UK

Sky Bet Championship summary table; it charts each team by position, team name, games played, total goal difference and points
Position Team Played Goal Difference Points
No movement 1 Leicester 42 35 90
No movement 2 Burnley 43 32 86
No movement 3 Derby 43 29 78
No movement 4 QPR 42 15 73
No movement 5 Wigan 42 17 70
Moving up 6 Brighton 43 12 65
Moving down 7 Reading 43 10 64
No movement 8 Ipswich 42 8 64
No movement 9 Bournemouth 43 -1 62
No movement 10 Blackburn 43 3 61
No movement 11 Nottm Forest 42 4 59
No movement 12 Middlesbrough 42 10 58
No movement 13 Watford 41 16 57
No movement 14 Bolton 43 -2 55
No movement 15 Sheff Wed 43 2 53
No movement 16 Leeds 42 -9 50
No movement 17 Huddersfield 43 -9 47
No movement 18 Birmingham 41 -10 43
No movement 19 Doncaster 43 -28 43
Moving up 20 Charlton 42 -24 42
Moving down 21 Blackpool 43 -27 42
No movement 22 Millwall 42 -30 40
No movement 23 Barnsley 42 -28 39
No movement 24 Yeovil 43 -25 37

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