Barnsley: Kyle Hemmings wins Ultimate Finish award

Kane Hemmings with his Johnstone Paints Ultimate Finish award
Kane Hemmings with his Johnstone Paints Ultimate Finish award
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Barnsley striker Kane Hemmings is celebrating having won the first Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Ultimate Finish award of the 2014-15 season.

Former Cowdenbeath hitman Hemmings netted a spectacular 30-yard thunderbolt as the Reds beat York City 2-0 in the first round of the competition.

Unfortunately the South Yorkshire club bowed out of the competition on Tuesday night after a 4-2 penalty shootout defeat away to Oldham Athletic. “There were some fantastic strikes scored in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, so to come out on top of an award voted for by supporters was a very pleasing,” said Hemmings.

“It was a good team move before I received the ball and then the space opened up. I decided to try my luck and was delighted to strike it as well as I did.

“It was great to get the goal but it was even more important that the team got the right result.”

Ben Wilde, brand and sponsorship manager for Johnstone’s Paint, said: “Many congratulations to Kane for securing the Ultimate Finish Trophy for the first round.

“It was a goal which would have graced any occasion and well worthy of being the winner and kicking off another season of great goals in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.”