Oxford 2, Leyton Orient 3

(Barry Hearn hasn’t laughed this hard since he heard the Kalphiz / Naseem Hamed collaboration single)

Lee Steele’s injury time goal secured automatic promotion to League One (ie., the old 3rd Division) for Orient, while Oxford find themselves looking forward to exciting trips to Cavney Island and Crawley Town next season.

Way to milk that home field advantage, Iain Dowie. Crystal Palace were thumped, 3-0 by Watford earlier today in the first leg of their Coca-Cola Championship playoffs. Watford will likely face the winner of the Leeds/Preston North End 2nd leg, after last night’s postseason opener ended in a 1-1 draw.

Other than Garry Bushell’s old EastEnders-obsessed TV columns, you have to take reports from The Sun with something approaching a grain of salt (and in Bushell’s case, that would’ve been more than he deserved). That said, anyone who doesn’t harbor a desire to see Queens Park Rangers sink even further into oblivion has to be alarmed at the following item :

DENNIS WISE is a leading contender to become boss at QPR.

The former Chelsea and England midfielder is still playing at Coventry.But Wise, 39, wants a return to management and a move to his native London.

QPR supremo Gianni Paladini is likely to interview the man who guided Millwall to the FA Cup final two years ago.

Brian Little has left Tranmere Rovers by what is described as “mutual consent”. In other words, he’ll vouch for their being a lousy team that was lucky to avoid relegation, and his employers are pretty sure they don’t ever want to see his face again.