Snapshot | Fallon wheels away on day of heartbreak

9th June 2020

Rory Fallon wheels away in delight after scoring Swansea City's equaliser in the 2006 League One play-off final in Cardiff.

Kenny Jackett's Swans were looking for back-to-back promotions and had already tasted success at the then-Millennium Stadium having lifted the Football League Trophy against Carlisle in April.

The Swans fell behind to Paul Hayes' volleyed effort, but they were to level spectacularly through New Zealand international Fallon.

Garry Monk floated the ball into the box, Owain Tudur Jones flicked on and Fallon produced an acrobatic overhead kick to beat Tykes' keeper Nick Colgan.

Colgan then allowed an Andy Robinson strike to squirm away from him and over the line as Swansea took a 2-1 lead into the break.

Daniel Nardiello's free-kick levelled matters and, although both sides had chances to find a winner during normal time and extra-time, the game went to penalties.

The first four were scored before Adebayo Akinfenwa sent his effort over the bar, with Alan Tate going on to see Colgan make the decisive save later in the shoot-out.

Swansea City 2-2 Barnsley 2 (aet) - Barnsley won 4-3 on penalties

Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Saturday May 27, 2006

Swansea City: Willy Gueret, Sam Ricketts, Kevin Austin, Alan Tate, Garry Monk, Kris O'Leary, Leon Britton, Andy Robinson (Kevin McLeod 105), Owain Tudur Jones, Leon Knight (Lee Trundle, 69), Rory Fallon (Adebayo Akinfenwa, 94).
Subs Not Used: Brian Murphy, Tom Williams.