JPT final: Barnsley 3-2 Oxford United

Adam Hammill

Adam Hammill put Barnsley 3-1 up at Wembley with a fine curling shot from 20 yards

Barnsley edged a thrilling Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final with Oxford United at Wembley to win the competition for the first time in their history.

League Two side Oxford led 1-0 at half-time through Callum O’Dowda’s header but Barnsley recovered to lead 3-1.

Chey Dunkley nodded into his own net, before Ashley Fletcher fired in a loose ball from eight yards and Adam Hammill curled in from outside the area.

Danny Hylton’s header set up a tense finish but the League One club held on.

Oxford, who were aiming to become the first fourth-tier side to win the competition since Luton Town in 2009, came close to making it 2-2 shortly before Hammill netted what proved to be the winner, but Tykes goalkeeper Adam Davies made a stunning reaction save to keep out Liam Sercombe’s close-range attempt.

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