Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final: Barnsley 3 Oxford United 2

Barnsley were crowned Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners for the first time after fighting back from a goal down to beat Oxford 3-2 at Wembley.

Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 3:44 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd April 2016, 3:46 pm
Barnsley players celebrate their Johnstone's Paint Trophy success at the final whistle. Pic: PA

An inspired Oxford side had been great value for a lead on the half-hour courtesy of Callum O'Dowda, but Barnsley hit back in the second half, first when leading marksman Sam Winnall's header forced an own-goal from Cheyenne Dunkley.

Goals from Ashley Fletcher and man-of-the-match Adam Hammill then livened things up for the Tykes, who had lost an FA Cup semi-final at this venue to Cardiff eight years ago.

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However, the U's set up a tense finish through Danny Hylton's header, and a crowd of nearly 60,000 were treated to some end-to-end football all the way through six minutes of stoppage time before the Barnsley fans could at last celebrate.

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