LOAN WATCH: Isgrove wins at Wembley with Barnsley

By SFC Media time Mon 04 Apr Club

Southampton’s Lloyd Isgrove became a two-time Johnstone’s Paint Trophy winner on Sunday, as Barnsley beat Oxford United at Wembley.

The winger, who won the trophy previously with Peterborough United, started from the off for his temporary club up against their League 2 opponents.

The Tykes fell behind however, when Callum O’Dowda opened the scoring for the U’s in the 29th minute.

But seven minutes after half time an own-goal from Chey Dunkley levelled proceedings, before Ashley Fletcher fired in a loose ball from close range and Adam Hammill curled in from outside the area to make it 3-1.

Danny Hylton’s goal set up a tense finish as Oxford halved the deficit, but Paul Heckingbottom’s side held to record their first ever win at Wembley.

In the Football League, Jason McCarthy’s Wycombe Wanderers were unable to strengthen their grip on the play-off places in League 2, as AFC Wimbledon won 2-1 at Adams Park.

Lyle Taylor’s brace won the game for the Dons, with his two strikes coming either side of a goal from Michael Harriman for the Chairboys. The result leaves Wycombe seventh in the table with six games to play.

In League 1, Sam McQueen was a second-half substitute as Southend United lost 2-0 away to Blackpool to dent their hopes of achieving a play-off place.

After Jamar Loza had missed a great chance for the Shrimpers, Mark Cullen handed the hosts the lead from six yards. Leicester City loanee Jacob Blyth sealed the win ten minutes from time, as McQueen’s side dropped to tenth.

Jack Stephens returned to the Coventry City line-up, and helped them to a 0-0 draw with promotion-chasing Gillingham away from home.

Neither side was able to find a way through, with defences on top, as Stephens and Coventry lost further ground in their chase for a play-off place.

Jordan Turnbull also shared the spoils this weekend, as Swindon Town drew 1-1 with Fleetwood Town at the County Ground.

Wes Burns headed the visitors ahead, but in-form striker Nicky Ajose scored in the second-half to bring a slight halt to the Robins’ run of disappointing results.

In the Championship, Gastón Ramírez grabbed another goal as Middlesbrough strengthened their promotion push with a 3-2 win at QPR.

Jordan Rhodes handed Boro the lead in the 18th minute, but Jamie Mackie equalised soon after for the hosts at Loftus Road.

Two goals in six second-half minutes turned the game the way of Aitor Karanka’s men, as first Ramírez and then Ben Gibson found the net before the hour mark.

Tjaronn Chery’s 86th-minute strike set up a tense finale, but Boro held on to move back up to second in the table.  

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