Date: 9th May 2016 at 9:26am
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Barnsley’s League 1 season concluded with a win against Wigan at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

The win Barnsley needed to confirm a play-off place came when the Reds came from a goal down to thrash Champions Wigan four-one.

Which was just as well as Scunthorpe won at Sheffield United!

Things didn’t start to well for Barnsley (not that we would have panicked mind) with Will Grigg’s 28th-goal of the season having Wigan ahead with 10-minutes played.

However the match swung in Barnsley’s favour by half time with a Sam Winnall brace, one from the penalty spot, taking him to 22-goals for the season and seeing the Reds into the break two-one up.

Conor Hourihane gave us some breathing space early in the second half with a freekick from Josh Brownhill confirming the points on 74-minutes.

Adam Hammill picked up an injury-time yellow card for his reaction to a Chris McCann challenge on him; this foul saw the Wigan man sent off.

The Barnsley recovery hasn’t been as remarkable as Wigan’s but our run of just three defeats in 23-matches (and a JPT triumph) ensure we secured a play-off place with Walsall providing the opposition.

Here’s a round up of the League 1 action from the other games played at the weekend….

These were the other results.

Sunday 8th May 2016
Bradford 2-0 Chesterfield
Bury 3-2 Southend
Colchester 1-2 Rochdale
Doncaster 0-0 Burton
Fleetwood 2-0 Crewe
Gillingham 1-2 Millwall
Oldham 0-2 Coventry
Peterborough 5-1 Blackpool
Port Vale 0-5 Walsall
Sheff Utd 0-2 Scunthorpe
Swindon 3-0 Shrewsbury
Wigan 1-4 Barnsley

Burton (nil-nil) drew at Doncaster to confirm automatic promotion as runners up to Champions Wigan, with this also rubber-stamping the Donny relegation into League 2.

A Walsall (five-nil) win at Port Vale wasn’t enough for them to gain automatic promotion, the Saddlers needed Burton to lose so they’ll now take a play-off place with the final spot confirmed by Barnsley (four-one) who won at Wigan, who saw their title party tainted slightly.

The Tykes finished in sixth on goal-difference ahead of Scunthorpe (two-nil) who won at Sheffield United; with the final side battling for that final place Gillingham (two-one) losing at Millwall, which made certain they missed out.

One final relegation spot needed to be filled with this taken by Blackpool (five-one) after they were beaten at Peterborough – they would have gone down even with a win due to the three-points Fleetwood (two-nil) collected against already relegated Crewe.

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