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Josh Hunt and Felix Keith

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  1. Until the play-offs...

    Adam le Fondre

    A fantastic finish to the League One regular season, with joy for Bolton, despair for Port Vale, and an incredible finish to the play-off race.

    We'll be back with more League One action on Thursday for the first leg of the play-off semi-finals.

    Thanks for joining us today. Until Thursday, goodbye.

  2. Former players congratulate Bolton

    FT: Bolton 3-0 Peterborough

    Former Bolton and United States midfielder Stuart Holden and ex-Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohnsen have congratulated their old club on their return to the Championship.

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  3. The full-time headlines

    Before we say our goodbyes, a quick recap of what was confirmed in League One today.

    • Bolton earned promotion to the Championship with a 3-0 win over Peterborough.
    • Port Vale's 0-0 draw at Fleetwood saw them relegated to League Two.
    • Millwall scored a dramatic late winner to beat Bristol Rovers 4-3 and secure the final play-off spot.
    • Champions Sheffield United won 3-2 at home to Chesterfield to reach the 100-point mark.
    • Play-off semi-final first leg on 4 May.
  4. 'Words can't sum up how we feel'

    FT: Fleetwood 0-0 Port Vale

    Ben Purkiss

    Port Vale were relegated to League Two after failing to beat promotion-chasing Fleetwood at Highbury Stadium.

    Port Vale captain Ben Purkiss told BBC Radio Stoke:

    "I don't think words can really sum up how we feel. That's the quietest I've ever known the dressing room after the game.

    "It wasn't today that cost us, it's been throughout the whole season.

    You reflect on the day, we had opportunities. The game was so open in that second half, we were pushing forward, we had chances, they had chances.

    "I actually thought our chances were probably the better of the chances in the game and we just couldn't get the goal."

  5. 'We don't do things easy'

    Bristol Rovers 3-4 Millwall

    Millwall manager Neil Harris was delighted with his side's dramatic win over Rovers.  

    "We don’t do things easy," he told BBC Radio London. "But the character, spirit and determination, the drive and the moments of quality got us through. 

    "Rovers scored two great goals, with wonderful strikes and you’re thinking ‘is this going to be our day?’ But then [Shane] Ferguson’s delivery from the corner and the hunger for [Shaun] Hutchinson to get on the end of it and send a great header was excellent.

    "I’m delighted for the players, but that was just one of four cup finals, with Scunthorpe to come next."

    Neil Harris
  6. Millwall secure play-off spot

    FT: Bristol Rovers 3-4 Millwall

    Shaun Hutchinson

    The game of the day came at the Memorial Stadium, as Millwall scored a late winner to secure sixth place.

    You can catch up on anything you may have missed with this match report.

  7. Posh chairman apologies to Fleetwood

    It looks like Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony wasn't too impressed by his side's showing at Bolton today.

    That said, with Fleetwood failing to score against Port Vale, Bolton would have been promoted regardless.

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  8. Bolton promoted to Championship

    FT: Botlon 3-0 Peterborough

    Adam le Fondre

    Miss any of the game at the Macron Stadium today?

    If you don't fancy scrolling back through our live text to catch up, our match report of Bolton's 3-0 win over Peterborough can be read by clicking here.

  9. The play-off picture

    Millwall fan

    An incredible end to the play-off race, and there are two intriguing semi-finals to look forward to.

    Millwall's dramatic 4-3 win over Bristol Rovers sees them seal sixth place. Their prize will be a play-off semi-final against third-placed Scunthorpe, who leapfrogged Fleetwood courtesy of their win over Coventry.

    Fleetwood, who finished fourth in the end,will play Bradford in the other semi-final.

    They will have until Thursday, 4 May at 19:45 BST to recover and prepare for the first legs, while the second legs will take place next Sunday, 7 May at 18:30 BST.

    All four sides will be targeting a place at Wembley for the play-off final on Saturday, 20 May at 15:00 BST. 

  10. Get Involved at #bbcefl

    Gary Hill: 100 points for the Blades amazing feat especially after picking up just one from the first four games.

    Andrew Jamieson: Thrilled to bits @BBCSport about @OfficialBWFC promotion. After the disaster last season and the continued uncertainty, we're up!

    Connah Greenhalgh: Bolton are promoted back to the Championship at the first time of asking!

  11. Bolton promoted to the Championship

    FT: Bolton 3-0 Peterborough

    Phil Parkinson

    Bolton manager Phil Parkinson on Sky Sports:

    "I'm absolutely delighted, to perform as well as we did on a big day like today I'm so proud of the boys.

    "The lads have pulled together all year and they've been a really good group to work with.

    "We've had lots of things thrown at us through the year and we've just kept our heads down, concentrated on what we need to do week in, week out and we've got our rewards in the end.

    "We've had some troubled times, but what a day for everyone at Bolton today."

  12. Contrasting emotions on the final day of the season

    Agony for Port Vale.

    Port Vale

    Ecstasy for Bolton and Millwall.

    Adam le Fondre
    Millwall joy
  13. Bolton promoted to the Championship

    FT: Bolton 3-0 Peterborough

    Bolton midfielder Jay Spearing on Sky Sports:

    "I think between ourselves we kept a good camaraderie, we kept our togetherness, we haven't really concentrated on what's been going on off the field.

    "We've got what we deserved, and we're going to push on.

    "The gaffer's come in and from the second he's come in he's changed the atmosphere around the place."

  14. Get Involved at #bbcefl

    So, as the dust settles on a dramatic afternoon, what do you make of that folks?

    Whether you're a delighted Bolton fan or a disappointed Port Vale supporter as League Two awaits, let us know using #bbcefl on Twitter.

  15. Sheffield United hit the ton

    Sheffield United 3-2 Chesterfield

    League One champions Sheffield United completed their season in the perfect fashion, fighting back after Dan Gardner's red card for Chesterfield to reach 100 points for the season.

    Daniel Lafferty

    Daniel Lafferty the man with the winning goal after Billy Sharp reached 30 goals for the season and Kieron Freeman had opened the scoring. 

    The Blades go into the Championship full of confidence after finishing 14 points ahead of second-placed Bolton. 

  16. Bolton promoted to the Championship

    FT: Bolton 3-0 Peterborough

    David Wheater and Mark Beevers

    Bolton defender David Wheater on Sky Sports:

    "It's a fantastic feeling, obviously the last few years haven't been the best for the club.

    "This group of lads have got a great team spirit, a great team behind us and hopefully we can do well next year."

  17. FULL-TIME Bristol Rovers 3-4 Millwall

    Millwall secure a play-off place

    They couldn't have made it much more dramatic if they'd tried. But crucially Millwall have won and secured sixth place. 

    Shaun Hutchinson is the hero, heading it an 85th minute winner after Bristol Rovers dragged themselves back to 3-3 having been 2-0 behind. 

    Rovers sent goalkeeper Joe Lumley up at the end, but they couldn't find another equaliser.

    Shaun Hutchinson
  18. Port Vale relegated to League Two

    FT: Fleetwood 0-0 Port Vale

    Port Vale had their chances at the end, but they could not find a way past Fleetwood keeper Alex Cairns, meaning they drop into League Two after four seasons in the third tier.

    That means Gillingham stay in League One, having drawn 0-0 at Northampton today.

    Fleetwood, who needed to win and hope Bolton lost to Peterborough, will go into the play-offs.

  19. Bolton promoted to the Championship

    FT: Botlon 3-0 Peterborough

    A brilliant performance from Bolton, as goals from Jem Karacan, David Wheater and Adam le Fondre seal promotion to the Championship at the first attempt.

    Fleetwood will have to settle for a place in the play-offs.


    FT: Fleetwood 0-0 Port Vale

    Port Vale relegated