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Posted on 11 April 2011  - 12:00

Bongani Khumalo is playing his part as Preston attempt the great escape in the Championship.

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Bongani Khumalo is playing his part as Preston attempt the great escape in the Championship.

The defender made his third appearance for North End in a 1-1 draw at Portsmouth on Saturday.

Seemingly doomed a month ago, Preston are now seven points clear of safety with six games remaining and face huge match against fellow strugglers Doncaster on Tuesday.

Andros Townsend and Jake Livermore faced each other in a key promotion match in the Championship.

And winger Andros left the happier of the two loanees as Millwall beat Leeds United 3-2 at the New Den.

Andros was in fine form and set-up Millwall's second goal as Liam Trotter converted his corner in the first half. He played 89 minutes while Jake was on for 82. Millwall are four points behind sixth-placed Leeds.

Jonathan Obika scored a cracker for Yeovil - but it counted for little as Hartlepool ran out 3-1 winners in Leageu One. The striker turned and hit a dipping volley into the top corner from 25 yardas to put his side 1-0 up before the home side turned the tide.

David Button was only called upon once in the second half and kept a clean sheet as Plymouth beat Walsall 2-0 at Home Park.

Adam Smith had a 60-yard run and shot just wide for Bournemouth in the first half of their 2-1 home loss to Tranmere. Adam played 77 minutes as Cherries looked to have snatched a late equaliser, only for Tranmere to win it in the fourth minute of injury time.

Paul Jose M'poku and Harry Kane were second half substitutes as Leyton Orient lost 2-0 to Southampton at Brisbane Road. Nathan Byrne was an unused substitute as Brentford lost 1-0 at home to Swindon.

Cameron Lancaster was a 72nd-minute substitute as Dagenham & Redbridge beat Notts County 3-1 at the London Borough of Dagenham & Redbridge Stadium.

Simon Dawkins has settled well in the MLS. He scored his second-successive goal for our partner club San Jose Earthquakes in a 1-1 draw against Toronto on Saturday.

In the Premier League, Kyle Walker, Jamie O'Hara and Robbie Keane all started for Villa, Wolves and West Ham respectively.

In Spain's La Liga, Giovani went close a couple of times as Racing Santander were held to a 1-1 draw by in-form Levante.