Barnsley & Cheltenham win play-offs

LONDON - Barnsley won a tense penalty shoot-out 4-3 to gain promotion to The Championship and shatter Swansea's 22-year dream of returning to the second tier of English football. Daniel Nardiello's 62nd-minute free kick pulled Barnsley level at 2-2 and after extra-time finished in stalemate the L

eague One play-off final in Cardiff was settled on spot-kicks.
Cheltenham sank Grimsby 1-0 in the League Two play-off final. Steve Guinan scored the crucial goal after 63 minutes, then team mate Grant McCann missed a penalty.
Gareth Bale, the Southampton left-back, became Wales’ youngest-ever senior international after coming off the bench in the second half of a 2-1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago in Graz, Austria. Aged just 16 years and 315 days, Bale promptly capped a fairytale debut by surging forward to set up Robert Earnshaw’s winner three minutes from time. – John Hughes

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