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By Phil Cartwright, Gary Smee and Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    So that's just about it from League One. We said at the start that there would be joy for some, and heartache for others.

    Joy for MK Dons, heartache for Crawley, Leyton Orient and Notts County.

    Thanks for joining us.

  2. MK Dons promoted, Preston into play-offs

    MK Dons, who have only been in existence since 2004, can now prepare for their first-ever season in the Championship.

    Karl Robinson could not have asked for a more emphatic performance from his players as they went 4-0 up against bottom side Yeovil Town in the first-half before running out 5-1 winners.

    It was a different story for Preston North End who simply could not break down a resilient Colchester defence as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat.

    The Lilywhites had not lost since a 2-1 defeat to Crawley at the end of January, as they went on an 18-game unbeaten run. Today was not the day they wanted that run to come to an end, but they were up against a determined Colchester side who did everything they could to stay in League One.

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    FT: Colchester United 1-0 Preston North End


    Colchester manager Tony Humes tells Sky Sports: "We said at the outset that it was important we did our job. Once we got the goal, we started looking at where we were. Credit to the players, they got us out of the situation."

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    FT: Colchester United 1-0 Preston North End

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra's Adam Cottier has been commiserating with the Preston fans:

    "To be honest, we weren't good enough on the day. Colchester took their chance and it's been the same old North End.

    "We often let the fans down and we've dropped too many points, in my opinion, against poor sides this season. It wasn't to be our day again unfortunately."

    It's Chesterfield in the play-offs for Preston, while Sheffield United will play Swindon.

  5. Notts County, Crawley and Leyton Orient relegated

    What a dramatic second-half of twists and turns in the League One relegation battle but ultimately it is heartbreak for Notts County, Crawley and Leyton Orient.

    Notts County led at Gillingham until the 88th minute but three late goals from the hosts condemned them to League Two.

    Crawley were also in front against Coventry but James Maddison's last-minute goal saw them fall to defeat.

    There was more drama at the County Ground where Leyton Orient were 2-0 up against Swindon, but were eventually pegged back to draw 2-2.

    It was a different story for Crewe, Colchester and Coventry who all survive on a frantic last day in League One.

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    FT: Colchester United 1-0 Preston North End

    Former Bury and Burnley midfielder Jamie Hoyland on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "I feel really sorry for the fans. Preston can still do it through the play-offs but they owe the manager and the fans something now. They've thrown it away today.

    "They've let their supporters, the club and Simon [Grayson] down. He's taken all the pressure off them and when he's needed them today, they've not produced the goods."


    MK Dons 5-1 Yeovil Town



    Colchester 1-0 Preston North End


  9. GOAL

    Gillingham 3-1 Notts County (Luke Norris, 90 mins)

    That's it for Notts County, Luke Norris gifts Gillingham their second goal in the space of just a few minutes to consign the Magpies to relegation.


  10. GOAL

    Swindon Town 2-2 Leyton Orient (Andy Williams, 85 mins)

    And Orient's chances of staying up are effectively over now as Andy Williams nets an equaliser from the spot for Swindon.


  11. GOAL

    Gillingham 2-1 Notts County (Brennan Dickenson, 90 mins)

    Notts County are, barring an absolute miracle in added time, relegated to League Two as Brennan Dickenson notches what could be a late winner for Gillingham.


  12. GOAL

    Crawley Town 1-2 Coventry City (James Maddison, 90+1 mins)

    Crawley almost certainly down now as Coventry snatch a late winner through James Maddison.


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    Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Bradford City

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Gresty Road: "Word of Gillingham's equaliser against Notts County means it's suddenly party time again at Crewe. They're all grinning like Cheshire cats once more!"

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    Colchester 1-0 Preston North End

    It's all Colchester now. Dion Sembie-Ferris jinks his way into the box and unleashes a fierce shot but it's blocked and cleared away. What do Preston have left? They need to find two goals in stoppage time or it will be the play-offs.

  15. GOAL

    Gillingham 1-1 Notts County (John Egan, 88 mins)

    It's heartbreak for Notts County as John Egan heads home to level for the hosts, and to potentially send the Magpies down to League Two.


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    Colchester 1-0 Preston North End

    Colchester go so close to doubling their lead. Substitute Sammie Szmodics races through and shoots, but Sam Johnstone makes a wonderful save with his feet. How important will that save be?

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    Colchester United 1-0 Preston North End

    Former Bury and Burnley midfielder Jamie Hoyland on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "There should be enough experience on that pitch to not let going a goal down affect them. Some of the players haven't stepped up to the plate when they've needed to, which has been disappointing.

    "I've said all along about how they need to grab hold of this situation and I can't see anybody from Preston doing that. There's lads showing body language feeling sorry for themselves. You've just got to go on and keep trying - anything can happen."

  18. Post update

    Into the closing few seconds of our games. Still time for it to change...

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    MK Dons 5-1 Yeovil Town

    And a huge roar rings around Milton Keynes as the home fans get word of George Moncur's vital goal for Colchester United against promotion rivals Preston North End. MK Dons heading for the Championship as things stand.

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    Bristol City 6-2 Walsall

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Ashton Gate: "The Bristol City fans are singing 'that's why we're champions', and it's hard to argue with them.

    "This game had been finely poised until a devastating 10-minute blitz took the score from 2-2 to 6-2 in the Robins' favour. Exhibition stuff from Steve Cotterill's side."

  21. GOAL

    Colchester United 1-0 Preston North End (George Moncur, 82 mins)

    Oh my, I just said someone needed to make themselves a hero and that man could be Colchester's George Moncur. George Porter holds the ball up in the box and knocks it back to Moncur who slots the ball home from 12 yards out.


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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Ten minutes left for someone to make themselves a hero. Preston are looking the most likely to score as Joe Garner's 20-yard strike forces Sam Walker to make a fine save low down to his right.

  23. Post update

    Gillingham 0-1 Notts County

    Things have calmed down at Priestfield as we enter the final 10 minutes. Gillingham's John Marquis buries a free kick into row Z as Notts County look to hold on. They're safe as it stands.

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Colchester v Preston

    Former Bury and Burnley midfielder Jamie Hoyland on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "It's just not clicking up at the front for Preston. Nothing is falling right for Jermaine Beckford and Joe Garner.

    "There's loads of time left, it's just so nervy. Preston have got to keep switched on at the other end as well and not give any hope to Colchester."

  25. Post update

    Josh Scowen has put Barnsley 1-0 ahead against Rochdale, while Peterborough are down to 10 men at Oldham as Jonathan Edwards is sent off.

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Well you would not expect that from Joe Garner. He's just missed two glorious opportunities to put Preston ahead in less than a minute. First his header from Paul Gallagher's inch-perfect free-kick is deflected over. Then moments later he has an even better chance but nods wide from just a couple of yards out.

  27. GOAL

    MK Dons 5-1 Yeovil Town (Dean Lewington, 74 mins)

    And the captain Dean Lewington seals his brace after scoring just once this season. The defender connects with Ben Reeves' cross to nod home the hosts' fifth goal.


  28. GOAL

    Crawley Town 1-1 Coventry City (Marcus Tudgay, 72 mins)

    This relegation battle is twisting and turning all the way to the end. Coventry equalise through Marcus Tudgay, and that sends Crawley into the drop zone with 18 minutes to go.


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    MK Dons 4-1 Yeovil Town

    Karl Robinson

    No wonder Karl Robinson is taking the acclaim of the MK Dons crowd. His side are 20 minutes away from a place in the Championship.

    That's unless Preston can find a winner at Colchester, of course.

  30. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Chance for Colchester. Jacob Murphy breaks through on the left-hand side of the box, but then shoots from a narrow angle. Surely he would have been better to cross it in there?

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    Swindon Town 1-2 Leyton Orient

    Leyton Orient Info
  32. GOAL

    Swindon Town 1-2 Leyton Orient (Anton Rodgers, 61 mins)

    Anton Rodgers nets a superb volley for Swindon, who are assured a play-off place, and it doesn't change too much for Leyton Orient. They still need other results to change if they are to stay up.

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    Gillingham 0-1 Notts County

    A nervous few minutes for Notts County as they leave themselves exposed at the back and John Marquis misses from close range. The Magpies need a win to stay up, can they hold on?

  34. Post update

    Bristol City are now 6-2 up against Walsall with three goals in five minutes from Marlon Pack, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas and Aden Flint.

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Former Bury and Burnley midfielder Jamie Hoyland on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, speaking about Colchester's missed penalty: "Simon Grayson was shaking his head in disgust at that challenge. I don't know what Sam Johnstone was doing. He flew out, stopped and then went in again.

    "It was a shocking penalty though and that miss could be a game-changer. That's what pressure does to you. Preston have lost their safety net - they've got to get this game by the scruff, get on and get the goal."

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Colchester defending for their lives here. Matthew Briggs and Tom Eastman throw their bodies in the way of goalbound shots before Paul Gallagher is flagged for offside.

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    Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Bradford City

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Gresty Road: "Word has just reached Crewe of the goals at Crawley and Gillingham, and there is suddenly anguish on local faces. The Alex have had a couple of sniffs, but Steve Davis's side now need to dig a bit deeper."

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    Crawley Town 1-0 Coventry City

    Coventry attacking at Crawley - a Crewe equaliser would send them down. Will that missed penalty in the first half come back to haunt the Sky Blues?

  39. Post update

    Ian Evatt has levelled for Chesterfield at Sheffield United. Kieran Agard has put Bristol City 3-2 against Walsall, and an own goal has got Scunthorpe back to 3-1 at Doncaster.

  40. GOAL

    Gillingham 0-1 Notts County (Graham Burke, 61 mins)

    The picture changes again at the bottom - Notts County move out of the bottom four as Graham Burke nets the opener at Gillingham.


  41. Post update

    Gillingham 0-0 Notts County

    Word filters to Kent of Colchester's missed penalty and the Notts County fans are in fine voice. Can the Magpies find a second-half winner to stay in League One?

  42. GOAL

    MK Dons 4-1 Yeovil Town (Jordan Spence og, 56 mins)

    Jordan Spence puts the ball into his own net to give Yeovil a consolation, but it makes no difference to the positioning at the top of the League One table as things stand.

  43. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Chris Porter

    Disaster for Colchester United in their survival bid, and hope for Preston. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone brings down George Moncur in the box and the referee points to the spot.

    But Chris Porter steps up and blazes the penalty over the bar.

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    The penalty is missed! Well over!

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Penalty to Colchester...

  46. GOAL

    Swindon Town 0-2 Leyton Orient (Chris Dagnall, 47 mins)

    A bit of a scramble in the Swindon box allows Chris Dagnall to blast in a second goal for Leyton Orient. But it doesn't change too much...


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    Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Bradford City

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Gresty Road: "A few slightly nervous expressions on faces among the locals at half-time. If this scoreline stays the same, it would still take a couple of other results to go against the Alex to send them down. But an equaliser would not only be deserved - it would be very welcome too!"

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Another opportunity for Preston North End. Chris Humphrey tricks his way into the box and pulls the ball back for an unmarked Paul Gallagher on the edge of the box but his shot flies over. Gallagher looks down at the pitch after the ball appeared to bobble up.

  49. GOAL

    Crawley Town 1-0 Coventry City (Mathias Pogba, 49 mins)

    Mathias Pogba finds the net with a header as Crawley drag themselves out of the drop zone and plant Leyton Orient straight back in it.


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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Preston's Jermaine Beckford races onto Daniel Johnson's perfectly timed through ball but his touch is a bit heavy which allows Tom Eastman to tackle him. Every player on the pitch knows how important the next goal will be and the nerves are evident.

  51. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    We're back under way. It's a huge half for both sides. The Preston players will have surely heard what's going on at MK Dons? As for Colchester, they need to win to stand any chance of survival.

  52. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Michael Powell: MK Dons have now hit a century of goals this season. Whatever you think about the club, that is an incredible effort.

    How do you see the second half panning out? Get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

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    Bristol City 2-2 Walsall

    Bristol City

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Ashton Gate: "Walsall have so far threatened to play the role of party poopers, with Jordy Hiwula's brace either side of goals from Aden Flint and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas leaving the Saddlers level at half-time.

    "Both sides are playing a bit like there's nothing riding on the game, which there isn't, but it's been an entertaining watch."

  54. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra's Adam Cottier has been speaking to some nervous Preston fans at half-time:

    "We've been through this many, many times and we haven't got there. I'm a little bit worried but I'm hoping that we win in the second half.

    "We've always known we would have to win this game. I just hope that we can put it all together and win in front of the North End fans at this end."

  55. Post update

    A late first-half goal to tell you about at Doncaster. Rob Jones has put Rovers 3-0 up against Scunthorpe on the stroke of half-time.

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    The promotion battle

    MK Dons

    Well, what a first half that was for MK Dons. Karl Robinson's men have done what they've been doing all season and fired in the goals as they currently lead Yeovil Town 4-0.

    It's been much quieter in Essex where Colchester and Preston are currently goalless. A low key first-half was brought to life just before the half-time whistle with good chances at either end for Paul Huntington and Jacob Murphy.



    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Former Bury and Burnley midfielder Jamie Hoyland on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "Simon Grayson's half-time talk will be really important. It's been an edgy game and it's been nervy. It's been everything we expected.

    "We didn't expect to see fast-flowing, beautiful football because there is so much on the game. Colchester have been very cagey but they need a goal to keep them in the division."

  58. The relegation battle

    L1 table as it stands

    The miracle escape is on for Leyton Orient, who recovered from failing to score an early penalty to go in front against 10-man Swindon.

    That takes them out of the bottom four as it stands.

    The only other goal at the bottom? That was at Crewe, who trail Bradford 1-0, but they will be safe unless two of the clubs currently in the bottom four secure wins today.



    MK Dons 4-0 Yeovil Town

    The hosts have absolutely dominated proceedings, with relegated Yeovil Town looking shocked by MK Dons' dominance. Four first-half goals puts all the pressure on Preston.


  60. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Just moments later and Colchester are almost ahead. Preston goalkeeper Sam Johnstone rushes off his line but Jacob Murphy beats him to the ball and lobs a shot over his head which drifts just wide. Big big chance for the hosts before the half-time whistle blows.

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    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Best chance of the half goes to Preston just before the break. Paul Gallagher floats in a free-kick and Paul Huntington has a free header from just a couple of yards out. But he fails to connect properly and nods it onto the roof of the net. Perhaps Joe Garner was in his way but glorious opportunity for the Lilywhites.

  62. Post update

    Crawley Town 0-0 Coventry City

    Penalty to Coventry at Crawley....

    Saved! Brian Jensen saves from Nick Proschwitz! Still 0-0 in Sussex.

  63. GOAL

    MK Dons 4-0 Yeovil Town (Will Grigg, 39 mins)

    And MK Dons make it 100 goals in League One this season. Lewington crosses to the far post where Will Grigg climbs and nods the ball home.


  64. GOAL

    Swindon Town 0-1 Leyton Orient (Dean Cox, 40 mins)

    Massive goal for Leyton Orient! Dean Cox disposses a defender and finds the bottom corner against 10-man Swindon.


  65. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Preston are starting to take control but are struggling to create any clear-cut opportunities. Jermaine Beckford almost gets on the end of Joe Garner's low cross but the ball bounces off him and flies high and wide.

  66. Post update

    Sheffield United lead Chesterfield 1-0 with a goal from Marc McNulty, Nathan Tyson has put Doncaster 2-0 up against Scunthorpe, and a second goal for Jordy Hiwula brought Walsall level against Bristol City.

  67. GOAL

    MK Dons 3-0 Yeovil Town (Darren Potter, 35 mins)

    MK Dons celebrate going 3-0 up

    And MK Dons are absolutely coasting as Carl Baker's corner is controlled by Dean Lewington, who nods the ball to Darren Potter and the midfielder volleys home from close range.


  68. Post update

    MK Dons 2-0 Yeovil Town

    Will Grigg almost makes it three, just moments after Dean Lewington doubles the Dons' lead. The striker links up with Samir Carruthers but his shot goes narrowly wide of the post. A long way to go but MK Dons looking very comfortable.

  69. Post update

    Another goal at Vale Park, where Mark Roberts has doubled Fleetwood's lead at Port Vale. And Crewe have gone close to equalising against Bradford, but Lauri Dalla Valle has been denied by a superb goal-saving tackle.

  70. Post update

    MK Dons 2-0 Yeovil Town

    Carl Baker

    What a start it's been for MK Dons, with early goals from Carl Baker and Dean Lewington putting them in control against Yeovil. They're doing what they need to - can Colchester do them a favour against Preston?

  71. Post update

    Crawley Town 0-0 Coventry City

    Tony Mowbray

    Not much has changed down at the bottom. Crawley, Colchester and Leyton Orient would still go down as things stand. Tony Mowbray, watching his Coventry side level at Crawley, would be safe.

  72. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    First chance of the match for the home side comes from Richard Brindley. The defender, on loan from Rotherham, drills a shot from outside the box, it takes a big deflection and Sam Johnstone turns it behind for a corner which comes to nothing. Still goalless.

  73. GOAL

    MK Dons 2-0 Yeovil Town (Dean Lewington, 24 mins)

    And the MK Dons captain Dean Lewington puts the pressure on Preston as he doubles the hosts' lead with a curling free kick that flies into the top right corner.


  74. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Simon Grayson looks on

    Former Bury and Burnley midfielder Jamie Hoyland on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "Preston will show their quality. At the moment, the game is fast and frenetic. Colchester are playing with tempo and putting Preston under pressure every time they have the ball. Preston need to be patient and play like they know they can."

  75. GOAL

    Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Bradford City (Billy Clarke, 23 mins)

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Gresty Road: "Bad news for Crewe. 1-0 to Bradford. A loose ball is only half cleared and Billy Clarke powers a well-struck left-foot volley low into Paul Rachubka's bottom left corner."

  76. Post update

    MK Dons 1-0 Yeovil Town

    Things have petered out in the Buckinghamshire sunshine, with a James Hayter attack neutralised by a Kyle McFadzean tackle, before Will Grigg nods wide for the Dons at the other end.

  77. Post update

    Quick turnaround at Ashton Gate, where Jay Emmanuel-Thomas has put Bristol City 2-1 up against Walsall from the penalty spot.

  78. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Midway through the first-half at the Weston Homes Community Stadium and we're still waiting for the first big chance for either side. Both teams are trying to get the ball down and pass it on a slippery surface, but there is a lot of tension out there. Who's going to make the difference?

  79. Post update

    Swindon Town 0-0 Leyton Orient

    And Lloyd James' penalty is saved by Cameron Belford! A big blow for Orient, who need to win to have any chance of staying up.

  80. RED CARD

    Swindon Town 0-0 Leyton Orient

    Big moment at the bottom as Leyton Orient have a penalty at Swindon, who are down to 10 men as goalkeeper Tyrell Belford is sent off. Cameron Belford - his older brother - is off the bench to replace him in nets.

  81. Post update

    MK Dons 1-0 Yeovil Town

    MK Dons, definitely buoyed by their early goal, are awarded a free-kick when James Berrett goes down but goalscorer Carl Baker fires straight into the hands of Artur Krysiak.

  82. Post update

    A quick equaliser for Bristol City, as centre-back Aden Flint levels things against Walsall, while Josh Morris has put Fleetwood a goal up at Port Vale.

  83. Post update

    Some goals to tell you about - Walsall are 1-0 up at champions Bristol City thanks to Jordy Hiwula, while Oldham have taken the lead against Peterborough with a goal from Dominic Poleon. And an own goal from Niall Canavan has put Doncaster 1-0 up against Scunthorpe.

  84. Post update

    So that changes things. MK Dons will go up alongside Bristol City as things stand...

  85. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Joe Garner info
  86. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    The first chance of the game goes to Preston and League One's top scorer Joe Garner. Daniel Johnson launches in a high ball from the left and Garner rises above the home defence but his header is straight at Sam Walker.

  87. GOAL

    MK Dons 1-0 Yeovil Town (Carl Baker, 6 mins)

    Samir Carruthers picks out the onrushing Carl Baker who buries his shot from distance and beats the diving Artur Krysiak.


  88. Post update

    Crawley Town 0-0 Coventry City

    Coventry have had the better of things in Sussex, with John Fleck firing an early shot over the bar against Crawley.

  89. Post update

    Colchester United 0-0 Preston North End

    Preston v Colchester

    Former Bury and Burnley midfielder Jamie Hoyland on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "It's a brilliant atmosphere. There's so much on the game. Watching the warm-up, the Preston players look really focused and ready for this match.

    "If you're not nervous then you shouldn't be playing. You should have that nerves and adrenaline rush ready to go."

  90. Post update

    Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Bradford City

    BBC Sport's Ged Scott at Gresty Road: "Crewe are unchanged from the team that won 3-1 at Coventry last weekend as, for the second season running, they go into the final day of the League One season still looking to ensure their survival at this level for another year.

    "Immediately prior to kick-off, a message from the home club to travelling Bradford City to acknowledge the 30th anniversary of the 1985 Valley Parade fire disaster gets warm, impromptu applause from all sides of the ground."

  91. KICK-OFF

    We're under way!

  92. Post update

    So League One fans, how are you feeling? Kick-off fast approaching in our 12 games and teams are emerging from tunnels at stadiums around the country.

    Remember, there's live commentary of Colchester v Preston on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra right now.

  93. Post update

    Crawley Town v Coventry City (12:15 BST)

    Coventry City info
  94. Mowbray 'will know scores elsewhere'

    Crawley Town v Coventry City (12:15 BST)

    Tony Mowbray

    As for Coventry City, they will survive in League One if they avoid defeat at Crawley.

    Sky Blues manager Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "A lot of the emotions will be new for the players but it's the same for both teams and hopefully we'll have enough in us to stay calm and handle whatever Crawley throw at us.

    "It won't be through lack of desire, effort and commitment. Both sides will have shedfuls of that and there will be a lot of extra adrenalin.

    "We've got to be professional about knowing the scores elsewhere and having them fed through, but I'm sure the supporters will be letting us know what's going on."

  95. Saunders 'excited and nervous'

    Crawley Town v Coventry City (12:15 BST)

    Dean Saunders

    Crawley Town were in relegation trouble when Dean Saunders took charge in December and the Sussex club remain in the bottom four going into the final day's fixtures, although a win against Coventry will be enough to see them safe.

    The former Wales international told BBC South East Today: "It's exciting and nervous but I feel confident.

    "I knew what I was letting myself in for. Everybody told me not to do it, but if you'd have said to me when I took the job that we were going to need to win the last game at home to stay in the league, I would have taken that because we were in big trouble."

  96. Davis has faith in Crewe defence

    Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City (12:15 BST)

    Steve Davis

    Only two League One clubs have conceded more goals than Crewe Alexandra this season, but manager Steve Davis is confident his side can keep out Bradford City as they look for the point they need to secure survival.

    Davis told BBC Radio Stoke: "We know the threat that James Hanson and Jon Stead offer, both in the air and on the floor. We will have to stand up to them, and if we can't win those first balls against Hanson, then make sure we win the second ones.

    "Hanson is arguably the best target man in the division, and we know all about Billy Clarke as well from his time with Crawley last season.

    "But we've been defending reasonably well of late. We've certainly improved our defending at set pieces over the course of the season."

  97. 'I feel lucky'

    Gillingham v Notts County (12:15 BST)

    Ricardo Moniz

    Notts County are one of the six clubs in danger of relegation today, but they are in control of their own destiny. A win at Gillingham will be enough for the Magpies to stay in League One.

    "We will play without fear and reservations," manager Ricardo Moniz told the club website. "We won't be listening to the radio. We must win, we all know that.

    "I feel lucky. This game is of massive importance. We must look up. It will be a historical game with thousands of fans there. The fans made the difference against Barnsley and Doncaster, and they will be important again."

  98. 'I do not fear for Orient'

    Swindon Town v Leyton Orient (12:15 BST)

    Nathan Clarke

    What a difference a year makes. Less than 12 months ago, Leyton Orient were at Wembley and they were a couple of successful penalties away from reaching the Championship.

    But since losing last season's play-off final to Rotherham on spot-kicks, things have gone rapidly downhill. Only a win at Swindon will do for Orient today, and even then, they must rely on other results if they are to avoid the drop.

    Defender Nathan Clarke told BBC London: "We know what we need to do, but unfortunately we need to rely on other results. Hopefully other teams do us a couple of favours.

    "I don't fear for the club. We have a chairman who is willing to invest and making funds available for players to come in. He wants to push the club forward but it has not happened this season."

  99. Colchester's Humes targets survival

    Colchester United v Preston North End (12:15 BST)

    Tony Humes

    Colchester United will be relegated if they lose to promotion-chasing Preston today. They have rarely been out of the bottom four since November, but have retained a chance of survival heading into the final day.

    Manager Tony Humes told BBC Essex: "It's testament to this squad that they've kept us in it by pulling out results in recent games.

    "We've been in a difficult situation for a long while but the players have always bounced back and given everything. We've got to believe we can do it again.

    "There is a bigger picture at this club for the future, but I'd like that picture to include League One football."

  100. Promotion party in Bristol

    Bristol City v Walsall (12:15 BST)

    BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell at Ashton Gate: "As you'd expect, there's a carnival atmosphere around Ashton Gate as the Bristol City fans prepare themselves for a Sunday afternoon celebration.

    "The only question mark that remains after a remarkable season of success for Steve Cotterill's side - will the rain hold off for the trophy presentation?"

  101. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    A few nerves around ahead of kick-off at 12:15 BST...

    Lachlan Keay: I have my maths GCSE's next week so this League One relegation battle is more than enough study...

    Admiral Pickles: At MK Dons today hoping for a promotion party. Need Colchester to do us a favour though!

    Robert Kempster: Don't forget Bristol Rovers v Forest Green - the Gas go marching on!

    Fear not, Robert. We will have reports of both Conference play-off semi-finals later on the BBC Sport website.

  102. Robinson reflects on memorable year

    MK Dons v Yeovil Town (12:15 BST)

    Karl Robinson

    MK Dons need a slip-up from Preston today if they are to be promoted to the Championship by virtue of a top-two finish.

    Karl Robinson's side start the day a point behind North End and need to better Preston's result at Colchester if they are to go up.

    Robinson told BBC's Football Focus: "They have certainly surpassed all the targets I set this summer - we were ripping them up in January.

    "They [the players] are just quite remarkable people. I just think it will be something we look back on for many years to come with tremendous fond memories."

    See Karl Robinson's Football Focus interview by clicking on the Highlights tab.

  103. 'It's a one-game season'

    Colchester United v Preston North End (12:15 BST)

    Simon Grayson

    If you're a League One club looking for a manager to take you up to the Championship, Simon Grayson is your man.

    The 45-year-old has won promotion from the third tier with all three of his previous clubs - Blackpool, Leeds United and Huddersfield Town - and is on the verge of a fourth with Preston.

    "It now all boils down to a one-game season," Grayson told BBC Radio Lancashire ahead of North End's final fixture at Colchester.

    "For us to be where we are and what we've done is testament to the players.

    "At this stage of the season, to be 18 games unbeaten and to have given ourselves the opportunity to be promoted is fantastic. We're focused and determined to do that."

    Listen to live commentary of Colchester v Preston on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra by clicking on the Live Coverage tab.

  104. Preston's play-off woe

    Colchester United v Preston North End (12:15 BST)

    Chris Lucketti

    Preston will be doing all in their power to avoid a 10th play-off campaign this season. You see, their previous nine attempts have not gone well. At all.

    North End have never won promotion via the play-offs, and they have twice been beaten in the second-tier play-off final.

    David Moyes' side were defeated 3-0 by Bolton in 2001, and they lost 1-0 to West Ham four years later under the management of Billy Davies.

  105. 'This could be MK Dons year'

    MK Dons v Yeovil Town (12:15 BST)

    Will Grigg

    Luke Ashmead of BBC Three Counties Radio reflects on MK Dons' season...

    "Regardless of Sunday's outcome, MK Dons fans have had a truly memorable 2014-15.

    "It's been a season for breaking records and thrusting the name of MK Dons onto the global stage, and a 4-0 League Cup victory against Manchester United is perhaps the game all fans will remember.

    "But it's been about more than that - a record number of clean sheets, the most goals scored in a season, plus a 7-0 win against Oldham is the club's biggest victory.

    "They have also proved their ability to nurture talent and produce elite players. Dele Alli, a product of the academy, is now a Spurs player and the club's bank balance is far healthier for it.

    "If Preston keep their stranglehold on second, Karl Robinson's side still have a route to the Championship via the play-offs and you'd be hard pressed to bet against them achieving that, especially on current form.

    "After coming close to promotion in previous seasons, this could be their year."

  106. 'Deepdale demands Championship football'

    Colchester United v Preston North End (12:15 BST)

    Preston North End

    BBC Radio Lancashire's Phil Cunliffe gives us the lowdown on Preston North End...

    "Preston have had their wobbles, notably at the turn of the year, but to have amassed 89 points with one game to go is a great achievement.

    "Joe Garner has been the star performer with 25 league goals, which is a phenomenal return considering the boyhood North End fan missed 10 weeks because of injury.

    "His endeavours have been matched by fellow striker Jermaine Beckford in recent weeks, propelling Preston from play-off certainties to automatic-promotion favourites.

    "Signing Daniel Johnson and bringing Callum Robinson back on loan have also proved inspirational.

    "As a venue, Deepdale demands Championship football and promotion would end four years of frustration and insecurity."

  107. Post update

    But it's League One we're concentrating on here, with Preston and MK Dons battling for a spot in next season's Championship.

  108. How to build a title-winning team

    Bristol City v Walsall (12:15 BST)

    Steve Cotterill

    Seasons don't get much better than this if you're a Bristol City supporter.

    A few weeks after winning the Football League Trophy at Wembley, City can enjoy their final fixture of the season this afternoon safe in the knowledge that a second pot - the League One title - is already in the bag.

    Earlier this week, BBC Sport's Brendon Mitchell met up with Steve Cotterill - the man that has masterminded the Robins' rise this term - and asked the City boss to spill the beans about how to build a title-winning side.

  109. Bury shake their way up

    League Two final day in short

    Tom Soares

    It's been tough following Bury over the past few years - serious financial problems left them on the brink of folding in 2013.

    So no wonder their fans looked so happy yesterday, mobbing Tom Soares at the final whistle, as the midfielder's winning goal at Tranmere earned the Shakers automatic promotion to League One.

    Southend lost at Morecambe and must settle for the play-offs, while Plymouth won at Shrewsbury to seal their top-seven spot.

    Even a victory wouldn't have been enough for Shrewsbury to win the title. That honour went to Burton, who came from behind to win 3-2 at Cambridge.

  110. Late drama, league titles and conga lines

    Championship final day in short

    Eddie Howe

    The Championship season came to an end yesterday and, as has been the case throughout this crazy season, there was plenty to talk about.

    Bournemouth's 3-0 win at Charlton confirmed Eddie Howe's side as champions, as Watford conceded late to draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

    Brentford and Ipswich claimed the two remaining play-off spots, with Wolves missing out on goal difference and Derby's late-season collapse completed with a 3-0 home defeat by Reading.

    At the bottom, relegated Blackpool's miserable season ended in farce as their home game with Huddersfield was abandoned because of a pitch invasion by protesting Seasiders supporters. Some fans formed conga lines in the centre circle and held up play for more than an hour before the game was called off.

    Blackpool pitch invasion
  111. Team news

    MK Dons v Yeovil Town (12:15 BST)

    MK Dons: Martin, Lewington, McFadzean, Kay, Potter, Grigg, Spence, Baker, Alli, Carruthers, Hall.

    Subs: McLoughlin, Hodson, Bowditch, Reeves, Powell, Cole, Baker.

    Yeovil Town: Krysiak, Smith, Edwards, Berrett, Hayter, Ofori-Twumasi, Grant, Ugwu, Arthurworrey, Sheehan, Shephard.

    Subs: Weale, Bell, Leitch-Smith, Moore.

  112. Team news

    Colchester United v Preston North End (12:15 BST)

    Colchester United: Walker, Brindley, Khumalo, Eastman, Briggs, Moncur, Gilbey, Fox, Massey, Porter, Murphy.

    Subs: Lewington, Wynter, Szmodics, Lapslie, Bonne, Sembie-Ferris, Healey.

    Preston North End: Johnstone, Clarke, Wright, Huntington, Laird, Welsh, Johnson, Gallagher, Humphrey, Beckford, Garner.

    Subs: Stuckmann, Woods, Wiseman, Kilkenny, Robinson, Ebanks-Blake, K. Davies.

  113. Post update

    Coming up before kick-off, we'll see what the managers and players at both ends of the table have had to say about today's games.

    First, the team news from our promotion deciders, and then a quick look back at yesterday as some important issues in the Championship and League Two were decided.

  114. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    How do you see today's final day in League One shaping up? Who will win promotion, and who's going down?

    And can any of the sides going up follow the examples of Brentford and Wolves - League One's top two last season - by challenging for a second successive promotion next term?

    Use #bbcfootball on Twitter to have your say.

  115. Listen live on BBC radio

    Colchester United v Preston North End (12:15 BST)

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra will be broadcasting live coverage of Colchester United v Preston North End from 12:00 BST - listen using the Live Coverage tab.

    Additionally, your BBC local radio station will be covering the final day of the season too, although a rights issue means local stations are unable to stream Football League commentaries on the BBC Sport website.

    And we'll have it all covered here in this live text commentary, of course.

    At 23:35 BST on BBC One this evening, there's a special edition of the Football League Show, containing all of the goals from today's League One games.

  116. How things stand: Relegation

    League One bottom info

    At the bottom end of League One, things get a lot more complex. Get your abacus out and concentrate, because this next bit's tricky.

    Yeovil Town are already down and three more clubs will follow them into the fourth tier next season.

    Crawley Town, Colchester United and Leyton Orient are the three teams most in danger. If they lose their respective matches today, they will be relegated. That's unless Notts County suffer a collapse of Devon Loch-sized proportions, which could save Crawley, but we'll cross that bridge if we come to it.

    Notts are level on points with Crawley in 21st, while there's a two-point gap to Crewe Alexandra and Coventry City above them.

    I knew that GCSE in Maths would come in handy one day, and I think today may be that day.

  117. How things stand: Play-offs

    Whichever team fails to finish in the top two will get a second bite of the promotion cherry in the League One play-offs, which have become a bit of a closed shop.

    For some time now, Swindon Town and Sheffield United have looked assured of their play-off spots, and Chesterfield will definitely finish alongside them in the top six after an excellent run of form late in the season.

    All that's left to be decided today is the semi-final line-up.

  118. How things stand: Promotion

    League One Top

    Bristol City are champions by some distance, and it's a simple equation for Preston today. If they beat Colchester, they'll join the Robins in the Championship next season.

    Anything less, and third-placed MK Dons could overhaul North End on the final day.

    Because of their superior goal difference, the Dons - who are at home to bottom club Yeovil this afternoon - will finish second in the table if they better Preston's result.

  119. Post update

    We've got issues at the top and the bottom to resolve today, so let's take a look at what needs sorting out.

  120. League One fixtures

    All games kick off at 12:15 BST

    Barnsley v Rochdale

    Bristol City v Walsall

    Colchester United v Preston North End

    Crawley Town v Coventry City

    Crewe Alexandra v Bradford City

    Doncaster Rovers v Scunthorpe United

    Gillingham v Notts County

    MK Dons v Yeovil Town

    Oldham Athletic v Peterborough United

    Port Vale v Fleetwood Town

    Sheffield United v Chesterfield

    Swindon Town v Leyton Orient

  121. Post update

    Today is a day of supporters being subjected to extreme emotions.

    For some, it's disappointment and dejection...

    Bolton fan

    ...for others, unbridled joy and relief...

    Hull fans

    League One fans - prepare to experience all of that and more over the next three hours. Welcome to the final day of the 2014-15 season.

  122. Post update

    Today is a day of ears being glued to radios...

    Hull fans

    ...and screens of smartphones being endlessly swiped...

    Watford fans supporters anxiously await news of scores elsewhere...