2016 Football League One play-off Final

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2016 Football League One play-off Final
Event2015–16 Football League One
Date29 May 2016
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchAdam Hammill (Barnsley)[1]
RefereeStuart Attwell
Attendance51,277
2015
2017

The 2016 Football League One play-off Final was a football match contested between Barnsley and Millwall. The match was played at Wembley Stadium on 29 May 2016. The winner, Barnsley were promoted to the Championship.[2][3] The game was won 3–1 by Barnsley.[1]

Route to the final[edit]

Note: In all results below, the score of the finalist is given first (H: home; A: away).

Barnsley Round Millwall
League One 6th-placed team
Pos Team Pld Pts
3 Walsall 46 84
4 Millwall 46 81
5 Bradford City 46 80
6 Barnsley 46 74

Full results list

League One League One 4th-placed team
Pos Team Pld Pts
3 Walsall 46 84
4 Millwall 46 81
5 Bradford City 46 80
6 Barnsley 46 74

Full results list

Opponent Agg 1st leg 2nd leg Play-offs Opponent Agg 1st leg 2nd leg
Walsall 6–1 3–0 (H) 3–1 (A) Semi-finals Bradford City 4–2 3–1 (A) 1–1 (H)

Pre-match[edit]

Barnsley finished in sixth place of the League One table, they booked their place in the Play-off final after a 6–1 win on aggregate against Walsall in the semi-finals.[4][5] This was Barnsley's second appearance at Wembley Stadium of 2016, they won the Football League Trophy after winning 3–2 in the final against Oxford United on the Sunday 3 April 2016.[6]

Millwall qualified for the final by beating Bradford City in the semi-final with police horses being deployed on the pitch at The Den to quell a pitch invasion by Millwall supporters. Millwall manager, Neil Harris, called on the club's supporters to create a "hostile atmosphere" at Wembley. During the club's last appearance at Wembley, for a semi-final in the 2013 FA cup against Wigan Athletic, their supporters fought amongst themselves.[7][8]

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Barnsley3–1Millwall
Fletcher Goal 2'
Hammill Goal 19'
Isgrove Goal 74'
Report Beevers Goal 34'
Attendance: 51,277
Barnsley
Millwall
GK 1 Adam Davies
RB 7 Josh Scowen
CB 26 Alfie Mawson
CB 4 Marc Roberts Yellow card 63'
LB 22 George Williams Yellow card 28'
RM 34 Lloyd Isgrove Substituted off 85'
CM 8 Conor Hourihane (c)
CM 11 Josh Brownhill
LM 20 Adam Hammill
RS 18 Ashley Fletcher Substituted off 81'
LS 9 Sam Winnall
Substitutes:
GK 13 Nick Townsend
DF 5 Lewin Nyatanga
DF 35 Aidy White
MF 12 Jak McCourt
MF 32 Harry Chapman
MF 15 Marley Watkins Substituted in 85'
FW 24 Ivan Toney Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Paul Heckingbottom
GK 13 Jordan Archer
RB 4 Carlos Edwards Substituted off 82'
CB 5 Tony Craig (c)
CB 16 Mark Beevers
LB 3 Joe Martin Substituted off 43'
RM 19 Chris Taylor
CM 26 Jimmy Abdou
CM 24 Ben Thompson Substituted off 76'
LM 18 Shane Ferguson
RS 9 Lee Gregory
LS 20 Steve Morison
Substitutes:
GK 1 David Forde
DF 15 Sid Nelson
MF 8 Ed Upson
MF 6 Shaun Williams Substituted in 82'
FW 22 Aiden O'Brien Substituted in 43'
FW 28 Jamie Philpot
MF 10 Fred Onyedinma Substituted in 76'
Manager:
Neil Harris

Match violence[edit]

Towards the end of the game, with Barnsley winning 3–1, a group of Millwall supporters broke through a security barrier and attacked Barnsley supporters some of whom were forced to leave the stadium to avoid the violence. The fighting was condemned by the Football Association[9] Objects were also thrown on Barnsley supporters occupying a lower tier and were aimed at Barnsley players on the pitch.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barnsley 3–1 Millwall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  2. ^ Scott, Ged (19 May 2016). "Walsall 1–3 Barnsley". BBC Sport. Retrieved 20 May 2016.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Brendon (20 May 2016). "Millwall 1–1 Bradford City". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  4. ^ Scott, Ged. "Walsall 1–3 Barnsley (1–6 agg)". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  5. ^ Stevens, Rob. "Barnsley 3–1 Millwall". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  6. ^ Cartwright, Phil (3 April 2016). "Barnsley 3 Oxford United 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 4 April 2016.
  7. ^ Ronay, Barney (13 April 2013). "Extreme violence in Millwall end has football fading into irrelevance". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Millwall manager Neil Harris asks fans for 'hostile atmosphere' in Wembley play-off final with Barnsley". The Daily Telegraph. London. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  9. ^ "League One play-off final: Millwall fans 'storm security barriers' at Wembley". London Evening Standard. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Millwall promise to hand life bans to any fans involved in violent clashes during League One play-off final defeat". The Independent. London. 29 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016.