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Live Reporting

Rob Stevens, James Law and Brendon Mitchell

All times stated are UK

  1. Until next time...

    Thank you for joining us this afternoon - it wasn't quite as dramatic as a final day of the Championship season but we hope we've been able to give you a bit of an EFL fix.

    At this stage we'd normally give you an idea of when we'll next be back, but that's slightly problematic at the moment.

    We hope to return sometime soon with some more EFL antics and - who knows - maybe even some live action?

  2. Get Involved via #bbcefl

    How would you end the season?

    KS: To finish season use points per game, but based on home and away games to go. Or as above but use the averages to calculate the results of the game - if Team A has a higher home average than Team B’s away average - 3 points to Team A. If averages are within 10% - draw.

    Andy Rawling: End it now and promote the 2 teams in the promotion places. Even though as a Leeds fan I would like to see the remaining matches played.

  3. Post update

    That was a nice bit of fun - to be honest we're just missing the thrill of an EFL final-day that much we had to re-enact a couple.

    Before we leave you to it, a couple more of you have had your say on how we can end the season...

  4. FULL-TIME

    Brentford 0-1 Doncaster; Carlisle 2-1 Plymouth

    The final whistle has sounded at Griffin Park and Brunton Park!

    Carlisle have stayed up in the most extraordinary fashion - on-loan Swindon keeper Jimmy Glass' goal means Scarborough have gone down to the Conference.

    Meanwhile that late breakaway goal means Doncaster go up as League One champions, as Bournemouth have been held to a draw at Tranmere!

    The Brentford players look absolutely distraught. They were a Marcello Trotta penalty away from promotion but must now go through the lottery of the play-offs.

    Doncaster celebrate
    Brentford players look dejected
  5. GOAL: Carlisle 2-1 Plymouth

    Jimmy Glass (90+4 mins)

    THE KEEPER HAS SCORED!!!

    CARLISLE ARE GOING TO STAY IN THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE AND IT'S JIMMY GLASS WHO'S DONE IT.

    MY OH MY.

    An initial header is saved by the Plymouth goalie but it falls to his opposite number Glass, who half-volleys in, and we have a pitch invasion!

  6. Post update

    Carlisle 1-1 Plymouth

    Carlisle have a corner - it's now or never if they are to miraculously stay up.

    Goalkeeper Jimmy Glass has been waved forward and all 22 players are deep inside the Plymouth half.

    They couldn't, could they?

  7. Post update

    Favourite final day memories

    That was a timeless classic, wasn't it.

    Meanwhile, back in 1999...

  8. GOAL: Brentford 0-1 Doncaster

    James Coppinger (90+6 mins)

    Doncaster celebrate

    Doncaster have done it! They've gone straight down the other end and sealed their promotion to the Championship!

    From Marcello Trotta's penalty miss the visitors clear to Billy Paynter, who makes up ground and plays an inch-perfect pass for James Coppinger to tap in.

    The away fans are in raptures and after a rollercoaster of emotions they now know Doncaster are going up! Coppinger is booked for taking his shirt off but he won't care.

  9. MISSED PENALTY (Trotta)

    Brentford 0-0 Doncaster

    Marcello Trotta misses penalty

    MARCELLO TROTTA HAS THUMPED IT AGAINST THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BAR AND OUT!

    Brentford's chance to secure automatic promotion to the Championship has surely gone!

    Doncaster clear their lines as they look to see out the last seconds and go up.

  10. PENALTY (Brentford)

    Brentford 0-0 Doncaster

    Brentford win a penalty

    I DON'T BELIEVE IT - BRENTFORD HAVE A PENALTY!

    Doncaster midfielder Dean Furman brings down Toumani Diagouraga in the box and Michael Oliver points to the spot.

    On-loan striker Marcello Trotta takes the ball off Bees captain Kevin O'Connor and is going to take it - if he scores Brentford will snatch Doncaster's promotion place away in pretty much the last minute of the season!

  11. INJURY TIME

    Carlisle 1-1 Plymouth

    Let's also take you back to May 1999 - Carlisle have four minutes to save their 71-year Football League status.

    Scarborough have drawn with Peterborough, meaning the Cumbrians need to score to avoid relegation to the Conference.

    The crowd at Brunton Park issue a rallying cry as the added time is read over the sound system, but it's looking bleak.

  12. INJURY TIME

    Brentford 0-0 Doncaster

    Brentford v Doncaster

    It's April 2013 and we're into stoppage time at Griffin Park where - as it stands - Doncaster will be going up from League One alongside Bournemouth.

    Brentford, in third, need to find a goal in these final minutes to leapfrog Rovers and get promotion to the Championship.

    Doncaster have defended in numbers for 90 minutes and look like they'll get their reward...

  13. Post update

    Favourite final day memories

    The final round of Championship games should've reached full-time by now - we're sure there would've been some late drama somewhere.

    To help fill the void we're going to relive two of the most legendary EFL final-day moments.

    Sit tight and enjoy.

  14. Former FA chief expects EFL insolvencies

    Mark Palios

    Former Football Association CEO Mark Palios says a "double figure" number of EFL clubs could go into insolvency because of coronavirus.

    Last August, Bury became the first team to drop out of the EFL since Maidstone's liquidation in 1992 - and while Palios thinks most clubs will ultimately survive, he anticipates serious financial issues for many.

    "I think a certain number of clubs, on the basis of they can't pay contractual wages, will move down the path to a formal insolvency," he added.

    "I think it'll be into double figures."

  15. 10-year-old Plymouth fan sends pocket money to help club

    Letter

    A 10-year-old Plymouth Argyle fan based in the United States has sent his pocket money to help the League Two club during the coronavirus pandemic.

    Kasra Sherrell posted dollars, plus £10 from his last trip to the UK, to Plymouth chairman Simon Hallett.

    "I hope this does the club some good," he wrote.

    Hallett has warned about the financial pressures that Argyle and other League Two clubs are facing during the crisis.

  16. Get Involved via #bbcefl

    How would you end the season?

    Leeds celebrate

    We're asking for your thoughts on how the 2019-20 season should end.

    Jimmy Ward: Either how it stands or points per game... But then I'm a Leeds fan.

    Keep sending us your ideas via #bbcefl on Twitter

  17. How we worked it out

    How would the Championship have ended?

    Professor James Reade and his team have employed the same methods they use to forecast things like inflation or gross domestic product (GDP) to predict the results of the 108 games left in the Championship.

    "We look at all the scorelines in the history of football essentially, and that gives us a sense of how likely a team is to score zero, one, two, three, four goals and so on," Professor Reade tells BBC Sport.

    "You look back at previous matches and say when a weaker team was playing a stronger team, how many will they have scored if it was this point in the season, if this had just happened, and so on. What that gives us for each team and each match is an expected number of goals."

    Professor Reade then uses this expected number of goals to work out the likelihood of either side winning a particular game and runs the model for the rest of the matches in the season - and then repeats it 10,000 times just to be sure.

  18. Straight back down for bottom three

    How would the Championship have ended?

    Championship bottom 10

    At the bottom, however, there are no such surprises. Barnsley finished last in just over half of the simulations and 85% of the time they go down, while Luton and Charlton joined them.

    The only big change saw Wigan jump up a couple of places at the expense of Huddersfield and Middlesbrough.

  19. No big surprises for the title

    How would the Championship have ended

    Championship top 10

    In Professor Reade's 10,000 simulations, Leeds won the title 54.8% of the time and finished second 35.1%, meaning their chances of automatic promotion were just under 90%.

    West Brom were likely to finish second at 43.9%, while they would top the table 39.6% of the time.

    But the simulations have thrown up a surprise for the remaining play-off place. In-form Millwall were expected to jump up two spots to finish in sixth, pipping the likes of Preston and Bristol City.

  20. How would the Championship have ended?

    West Brom v Leeds

    There are still nine games left to play - and no conclusion in sight.

    But... what should have been happening this weekend?

    Would Leeds and West Brom fans have been celebrating promotion to the top flight? Would Barnsley and Luton supporters be preparing themselves for a return to League One?

    The short answer is we don't know, but - with the help of the Department of Economics at the University of Reading - we've had a go at trying to predict what might have happened.