The 2016 Football League Trophy Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium on 3 April 2016 to decide the winner of the 2015–16 Football League Trophy, the 32nd edition of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out tournament for the 48 teams in League One and League Two.
It was played between Barnsley of League One and Oxford United of League Two, neither of whom had played in a League Trophy final before. Barnsley won 3–2. United led 1–0 at half-time through a goal from Callum O'Dowda. An own-goal by Chey Dunkley early in the second half was followed by goals from Ashley Fletcher and Adam Hammill to give Barnsley a two-goal cushion. A header from Danny Hylton in the 76th minute reduced the deficit, but United were unable to find an equaliser in the remaining minutes and suffered defeat at Wembley for the first time in their history.
|2016 Football League Trophy Final|
|Date||3 April 2016|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Man of the Match||Adam Hammill (Barnsley)|
|Dunkley 52' (o.g.)
Both Barnsley and Oxford United were promoted from their respective leagues at the end of the 2015–16 season. Winners Barnsley were promoted to the Championship, after beating Millwall 3–1 in the League One play-off final at Wembley Stadium on 29 May 2016. Runners-up Oxford United were promoted to League One, after finishing second in League Two, on 7 May 2016.
The 2015–16 season was the 13th season in the Football League played by Yeovil Town Football Club, an English football club based in Yeovil, Somerset. Their relegation from League One in the 2014–15 season meant a first season in League Two for ten years.
It was manager Paul Sturrock's first season in charge as he saw a complete overhaul of the side that had suffered back-to-back relegations, and signed nineteen players on permanent and loan contracts before the close of the summer transfer window. The season started poorly with the club suffering a series of injury crises and only winning two league matches by the end of November. With a third consecutive relegation a real possibility the club sacked Sturrock, with him being replaced in the interim by first-team coach Darren Way and after his permanent appointment in January, Yeovil's form improved including a run of four consecutive 1–0 wins in March and eight clean-sheets in nine matches. Safety was confirmed with four matches to spare as Yeovil finished the season in 19th place.
The club reached the third round of the FA Cup, for the third consecutive season for the first time in the club's history, losing in a penalty shootout to Carlisle United having beaten Maidstone United and Stevenage in the preceding rounds. Yeovil were eliminated in the first round of the League Cup losing at home to Queens Park Rangers and reached the Southern Area Semi-finals of the Football League Trophy, losing to Oxford United, having defeated Barnet, Coventry City and Gillingham. There was a three way tie for top goalscorer with Ryan Bird, Harry Cornick and François Zoko each scoring 8 goals.Ashley Fletcher
Ashley Michael Fletcher (born 2 October 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Middlesbrough and the England under-20 team.Barnsley
Barnsley () is a town in South Yorkshire, England, located halfway between Leeds and Sheffield. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town centre lies on the west bank of the Dearne Valley. Barnsley is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, of which Barnsley is the largest and its administrative centre. At the 2011 Census, Barnsley had a population of 91,297.Barnsley is a former industrial town centred on linen in its former years and coal mining, glassmaking and textiles. The industries declined in the 20th century. Barnsley's culture is rooted in its industrial heritage and it has a tradition of brass bands, originally created as social clubs by its mining communities. It is also home of the Barnsley chop.
The town is accessed from junctions 36, 37 and 38 of the M1 motorway and has a railway station on the Hallam and Penistone Lines. Barnsley F.C. is the local football club, which has competed in the second tier of British football for most of its history. Barnsley F.C. also won the FA Cup in 1912.
The town of Barnsley also has a Women's Football Club which is in the fourth tier of Women's Football. Barnsley Women's Football Club was formed in 1982 and finished 4th in the FA Women's National League Division 1 North in the 2018/19 Season.Canice Carroll
Canice Michael Carroll (born 16 January 1999) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Brentford. He is a product of the Oxford United youth system. Born in England, he has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at youth level.Danny Hylton
Daniel Thomas Hylton (born 25 February 1989) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Championship club Luton Town.Harry Chapman (footballer, born 1997)
Harrison James "Harry" Chapman (born 5 November 1997) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Blackburn Rovers.Ivan Toney
Ivan Benjamin Elijah Toney (born 16 March 1996) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for League One club Peterborough United.
Toney became the youngest player to represent Northampton Town when he made his first-team debut in 2012, and scored 13 goals in 60 matches across all competitions before joining Newcastle United in 2015. In his first season at Newcastle, he had two loans at Barnsley, winning the Football League Trophy and the League One play-offs. He spent the 2016–17 season split between two loans at League One clubs Shrewsbury Town and Scunthorpe United, and the following year at Wigan Athletic and Scunthorpe of the same league. In 2018, he joined Peterborough for an undisclosed fee.Johnny Mullins
John Christopher Mullins (born 6 November 1985) is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for League Two club Cheltenham Town. He primarily plays as a centre-back.
Mullins started his career with Reading, but it was during two separate loan spells with Kidderminster Harriers that he first came to prominence, prompting Mansfield Town to sign him on his release from the Reading in 2006. He was with Mansfield for two seasons before moving to Stockport County. In 2010, he joined Rotherham United, and following his loan at Oxford United he was made Rotherham's captain as they finished runners-up in League Two. In July 2013, he joined Oxford United permanently, staying for three seasons before his transfer to Luton Town.Kemar Roofe
Kemar Roofe (born 6 January 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker, winger or an attacking midfielder for Championship club Leeds United.Liam Sercombe
Liam Michael Sercombe (born 25 April 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bristol Rovers.
Oxford United F.C. matches
|League Cup Final|
|Conference Premier play-off Final|
|Football League Trophy Finals|