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Summary

  1. Barnsley strike three times in the second half
  2. Callum O'Dowda gave Oxford United the lead after 28 minutes
  3. Danny Hylton gave the U's hope but it's not enough to prevent defeat
  4. More than 30,000 fans made the trip from Oxfordshire to Wembley

Live Reporting

By Chris Brown

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for the day from Oxfordshire Live

    Thanks for joining in the online coverage of the day. Not the result we wanted, but Oxford United did the county proud. 

    You can have your say on BBC Radio Oxford or Twitter @BBCOxfordSport, and we'll bring you more tomorrow.

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  2. Appleton: 'We fell a bit short today'

    Head coach Michael Appleton can't hide his disappointment, speaking to BBC Radio Oxford. 

    Michael Appleton
    Quote Message: We got off to a good start and got our noses in front, but that second goal did for us really. That's something we've tried to avoid this season is conceding too many close together and a strong 20-minute spell for them in the game has done for us. We went up a gear once we got a second goal, but we fell a bit short today sadly. from Michael Appleton Oxford United head coach
    Michael AppletonOxford United head coach
  3. Johnny Mullins: 'We pick ourselves up and go again'

    Oxford United skipper Johnny Mullins tells BBC Radio Oxford he is proud of the players... now it's time to make promotion happen.

    Quote Message: It was a really good cup final. We went toe to toe with them, but didn't come out on top. We'll pick ourselves up and go again in the league. I have to say the fans were unbelievable and made it a brilliant occasion. from Johnny Mullins Oxford United captain
    Johnny MullinsOxford United captain
  4. Crestfallen: Oxford United players climb the stairs to the royal box

    So much disappointment, but huge congratulations from the chairman Darryl Eales as the players make the horrible walk to the royal box as losers.

  5. BreakingBarnsley win the Johnstone's Paint trophy final

    And that's it - Barnsley have just had a little too much for #oufc and win the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. They win 3-2 at Wembley.

  6. SIX minutes of added time

    Loads of time to produce something special... isn't there?

  7. They're not giving it up

    Just two minutes to go, and Oxford United are throwing everything at Barnsley. But the Tykes have been that little bit stronger physically all afternoon, and they deal with two dangerous crosses in quick succession.

  8. Substitution: Hylton scores... then off he comes

    Just a few minutes after he pulled a goal back for the U's, Danny Hylton is off to be replaced by Jordan Bowery. Was that great header his last touch? It may well have been... but what a touch.

  9. BreakingGOAL! Oxford United are back in it

    Welcome back to the game Oxford United! A fantastic header from Danny Hylton pulls one back for the U's. No time to draw breath here!

  10. BreakingGoal: Curling shot beats Buchel

    Oxford United looking down the barrel now. A great curling shot from Adam Hammill puts Barnsley 3-1 up with just 16 minutes left.

  11. What a save!

    The U's nearly do it, but for a brilliant stop from the Barnsley keeper low to his right. So close...

  12. BreakingGoal: Barnsley strike again

    Oxford United go 2-1 down - Michael Appleton looking calm still but the U's have to pick it up now...

  13. Substitution: Maguire for MacDonald

    The U's switch Alex MacDonald for Chris Maguire with 25 minutes to play.

  14. Half an hour to go...

    Timmy Mallet is in with the Oxford United fans looking tense. Barnsley's equaliser has changed the complexion of the match, but it's all square and I wouldn't want to bet against the U's.

  15. Barnsley with their tails up now - hang on you Yellows

    Josh Ruffells is turned inside out by Adam Hammill in the corner and Barnsley are full of beans now after that equaliser.

    Hammill goes down in the area, but it's of no interest to referee Andy Woolmer.

  16. It was an own goal - now it's game on

    Adam Hammill with the time to turn and find a searching ball to the edge of the Oxford area and Chey Dunkley, under pressure from Barnsley striker Sam Winnall, heads past his own goalkeeper Benji Buchel.

  17. BreakingUh oh... Barnsley score

    Is it an own goal by Chey Dunkley? Looks like it. And Oxford United are pegged back after 51 minutes.