The race for the Premier League remains alive after Barnsley took a surprise 2-0 victory, while the Rovers secured the third-tier title in dramatic fashion against Brentford
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Barnsley's surprise 2-0 win over Hull City, courtesy of goals from Jacob Mellis and Chris O'Grady, had repurcussions at both ends of the table as the Tigers' hopes of earning automatic promotion a week before the league's end were scuppered - they now go into the final game of the season sitting in second but just a point ahead of Watford. Barnsley, meanwhile, keep their dreams of safety alive as they remain level on points with Peterborough, who also secured a vital win against Sheffield Wednesday thanks to a Grant McCann goal.
It was not such good news for Wolves, however, who, after succumbing 2-1 to a 10-man Burnley side, will require something of a miracle to stay up as they sit three points adrift of safety with one game remaining.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest's hopes of a play-off place were boosted by a 1-0 win away at relegation-threatened Millwall, Greg Halford's goal leaving them level on points with Bolton, who currently sit in the last play-off berth on goal difference after securing a 1-1 draw away at already-crowned champions Cardiff City.
Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw away to Blackburn means that their play-off position is also under threat, as a Jordan Rhodes equaliser cancelled out Stephen Dobbie's opener to leave them just a point clear of Bolton and Forest below them.
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It was a grandstand finish to the season at Griffin Park as, after Brentford won a penalty in the final minute, Marcello Trotta had the chance to send the Bees up at the expense of their opposition, Doncaster. However, Trotta smashed his spot kick against the bar, Rovers raced down the other end from the rebound and James Coppinger converted to both crown Doncaster as champions (as Bournemouth had failed to beat Tranmere) and consign a disconsolate home side to the play-off places.
At the other end of the table, with Portsmouth, Hartlepool and Bury all already relegated, there was only place left to decide. Scunthorpe's late, penalty-assisted comeback - they scored two in the last three minutes of injury time - against Swindon Town proved to be in vain as their relegation rivals Colchester secured their survival with a goal apiece from Gavin Massey and Tom Eastman against Carlisle.
With the play-off positions already decided, there was little else to play for in League One, though Bury did somewhat upset Yeovil's play-off preparations as the already-relegated outfit secured a surprise 3-2 win, with help from a first-half double courtesy of Jonson Clarke-Harris.
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Dag & Red
The main action to be seen in League Two was at the bottom as both relegation spots were up for grabs going into today's round of fixtures. Aldershot unwillingly secured one of these as, three points off the pace, they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away at Rotherham to return to the Blue Square Premier; a win that also secured Rotherham promotion.
AFC Wimbledon, second from bottom going into today's games, secured a vital win against Fleetwood to ensure that their League Two status was preserved going into next season as a penalty from Jack Midson proving to be the vital goal. Barnet bore the brunt of that result as goals from Northampton's Roy O'Donovan and Luke Guttridge condemned Edgar Davids's side to non-league football next season.
With Gillingham long since promoted, Port Vale were the other team to secure promotion with a 1-1 draw away to Wycombe as Lee Hughes scored to secure his side a point. Burton, Cheltenham, Northampton and Bradford, as decided before today, will head into the play-offs.