2006 Football League One play-off Final

2006 Football League One play-off Final
Barnsley won 4–3 on penalties
Date 27 May 2006
Venue Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Referee Lee Mason (Lancashire)
Attendance 55,419

The 2006 Football League One play-off Final was a football match played at Millennium Stadium on 27 May 2006, at the end of the 2005–06 season. It was the second League One play-off final since the Football League's 2004 rebranding, the 20th play-off final in all at the third level of English football, and the last of these matches to take place at the Millennium Stadium. The match determined the third and final team to gain promotion from League One to the Championship, and was contested by Barnsley, who had finished fifth during the league season, and Swansea City, who had finished sixth. The teams reached the final by defeating Huddersfield and Brentford respectively in the two-legged semi-finals. Paul Hayes scored to give Barnsley the lead before Rory Fallon and Andy Robinson both scored to put Swansea in the lead. Daniel Nardiello scored to take the game to extra time and a penalty shoot-out, which Barnsley won 4-3.

Route to the final

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3Brentford 462016107252+2076
4Huddersfield Town 461916117259+1373
5Barnsley 461818106244+1872
6Swansea City 461817117855+2371

Barnsley finished the season in fifth place in League One, ten points behind champions Southend United and seven points behind runners-up Colchester United. Swansea City finished sixth, one point behind Barnsley.

First leg

11 May 2006
Barnsley 0–1 Huddersfield Town
Report Taylor-Fletcher  85'
Oakwell, Barnsley
Attendance: 16,127
Referee: Keith Stroud

11 May 2006
Swansea City 1–1 Brentford
Ricketts  87' Report Tabb  29'
Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Attendance: 19,060
Referee: Paul Taylor

Second leg

14 May 2006
Brentford 0–2 Swansea City
Report Knight  8', 15'
Griffin Park, Brentford
Attendance: 10,652
Referee: Graham Laws

Swansea City won 3–1 on aggregate.

15 May 2006
Huddersfield Town 1–3 Barnsley
Worthington  65' Report Hayes  58' (pen.)
Reid  71'
Nardiello  78'
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 19,223
Referee: Chris Foy

Barnsley won 3–2 on aggregate.

Match details

GK 1Republic of Ireland Nick Colgan
DF 2 England Bobby Hassell
DF 4 England Paul Reid
DF 15 England Antony Kay
DF 3 England Paul Heckingbottom
MF 25Republic of Ireland Martin Devaney
MF 11England Brian Howard  73'
MF 10Republic of Ireland Stephen McPhail
FW 8England Paul Hayes
FW 21England Marc Richards  70'
FW 23England Daniel Nardiello  96'
GK 22England Scott Flinders
DF 14England Neil Austin
MF 18England Chris Shuker  96'
MF 19 England Dale Tonge  73'
FW 29England Tommy Wright  70'
England Andy Ritchie
GK 1 Guadeloupe Willy Guéret
DF 2 Wales Sam Ricketts
DF 3 Trinidad and Tobago Kevin Austin
DF 5 England Alan Tate
DF 16 England Garry Monk
MF 4 Wales Kristian O'Leary
MF 7England Leon Britton
MF 23Wales Owain Tudur Jones
MF 18England Andy Robinson  105'
ST 24 England Leon Knight  69'
ST 29England Rory Fallon  94'
GK 1Republic of Ireland Brian Murphy
DF 15England Tom Williams
MF 14England Kevin McLeod  105'
FW 9 England Adebayo Akinfenwa  94'
FW 10England Lee Trundle  69'
Wales Kenny Jackett


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shootout if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

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