Barnsley's season is over after a 1-1 draw at Swansea City meant they lost 2-1 on aggregate in their Championship play-off semi-final.
The hosts took the lead with a controversial goal just before the break then Cauley Woodrow levelled but the Reds could not find a second goal to force extra-time.
That finished a campaign in which Barnsley were 500-1 for promotion when Valerien Ismael took over in October but during which they broke various records and recorded their fourth best ever points tally.
Ismael made two changes from the side that lost the first leg 1-0 at home on Monday. Victor Adeboyejo and Carlton Morris replaced Dominik Frieser and Daryl Dike who dropped to the bench.
There was very little action early on as the first half-chance arrived in the 20th minute and saw Alex Mowatt play a low right-wing corner to Callum Brittain who made almost no connection with the ball as he attempted a 15-yard shot.
The hosts took the lead in the 39th minute. After Michal Helik was controversially judged to have fouled Wayne Routledge, Conor Hourihane's free-kick was punched away by Brad Collins but Matt Grimes skipped past Callum Brittain and curled in a fine strike from the edge of the box.
Brittain had a shot minutes later but curled well wide from the edge of the box and the Reds trudged off disappointed at half-time. They had had plenty of the ball but lacked the killer final pass or cross.
Ismael removed Romal Palmer and Adeboyejo at the break, with Jordan Williams and Dike coming on which meant Brittain went into central midfield.
The Reds had their first shot on target in the 64th minute when Callum Styles' left-wing corner was headed at the back post by Morris but Woodman saved.
Minutes later, a Styles cross from the left reached Williams in the box but his shot was blocked.
The visitors scored in the 70th minute when substitute Williams brilliantly ran 50 yards down the right before squaring to Woodrow who lashed into the bottom right corner from 15 yards out.
Morris almost levelled the tie in the 79th minute but his near post header from a right-wing Mowatt corner was sent well wide. The same player then met a Woodrow corner and, climbing above his marker six yards out, sent a difficult header looping onto the roof of the net.
Former Barnsley man Korey Smith should have made it 2-0 in the 88th minute as he went clean through on goal but slipped when shooting and the ball rolled to Collins.
Swansea (4-3-3): Woodman; Naughton, Cabango, Guehi, Bidwell; Fulton, Grimes, Hourihane, Ayew, Routledge (Roberts 54mins), Lowe. Unused: Hamer, Bennett, Latibeaudiere, Manning, Smith, Dhanda, Whittaker, Cullen. Goals: Grimes 39.
Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins; Sibbick (Kitching 89mins), Helik, Andersen; Brittain, Palmer (J Williams HT), Mowatt, Styles; Adeboyejo (Dike HT), Woodrow, Morris. Unused: Walton, Sollbauer, Halme, Moon, Chaplin, Dike, Frieser. Goals: Woodrow 70.
  • 6:32pm
    A couple of minutes in and not much to report. It looks as though Wayne Routledge is playing as the main striker for Swansea
  • 6:35pm
    5 Mowatt's free-kick from the right hits Woodrow on the back as he dives in but the flag is up for offside
  • 6:37pm
    Not a bad start by the Reds. Adeboyejo gets down the right wing and crosses but the goalkeeper catches
  • 6:38pm
    8 Swansea free-kick on the left. Conor Hourihane takes, Collins punches away then catches the follow up cross
  • 6:41pm
    It’s noisy in here. A few drums banging away. Good atmosphere. But the Reds have started fairly well in the first ten minutes. No chances.
  • 6:42pm
    Barnsley are yet to really get on the ball in the Swansea half and put the hosts under pressure, after few crosses in the first half minutes
  • 6:44pm
    Frustrating moment for Cauley Woodrow. he could let the ball go out for a Reds throw in the home half but tries to pass back to Styles and puts it out of play
  • 6:45pm
    15 Barnsley press and rob the Swans for the first half, with Mowatt getting the ball and crossing from the left but it is far too high and so is Brittain's follow-up cross from the right
  • 6:46pm
    Toby Sibbick clatters Conor Hourihane while winning a header and the former Barnsley captain is down holding his head and getting treatment
  • 6:48pm
    18 Swansea threaten to break through for the first half as a pass puts Ayew in on the left of the box but it's too heavy and Collins gets there, spills it then gathers
  • 6:50pm
    20 Callum Brittain's long throw is headed out for Barnsley's first corner
  • 6:51pm
    21 Mowatt's right-wing corner is played low to Brittain who tries to shoot 15 yards out but makes barely any connection
  • 6:56pm
    The first quarter of this match has been extremely quiet with no real chances for either side
  • 6:57pm
    The Reds are starting to have a slightly better spell now. Brittain just crossed from the right but goalkeeper Woodman caught easily
  • 7:02pm
    Decent last 5 mins for Reds. Plenty of ball in Swans half. Just lacking killer final pass. Styles and Morris almost just worked a shooting chance on edge of box but control let Barnsley down. 0-0
  • 7:04pm
    Barnsley have been in Swansea's half regularly for the last five or ten minutes. They just played some wonderful football on the right, including a superb Brittain short pass, but Mowatt chose to go back to that side when a cross field pass could have put Styles in on the left
  • 7:09pm
    GOAL Swansea free-kick on the left. Conor Hourihane takes. Collins punches clear but Matt Grimes turns in a very good shot from the edge of the box Matt Grimes
  • 7:11pm
    Hammer blow for the Reds. It's a great goal and the Swans score in the 39th minute again
  • 7:15pm
    Two added minutes
  • 7:16pm
    There has been very little in this game, with Barnsley slightly shading it but, just like on Monday, the Swans have scored a fine goal in the 39th minute
  • 7:21pm
    HALF-TIME: Swansea 1, Barnsley 0
  • 7:35pm
  • 7:36pm
    Jordan Williams and Daryl Dike have come on for Romal Palmer and Victor Adeboyejo respectively
  • 7:36pm
    Callum Brittain is playing in central midfield
  • 7:40pm
    Not much has happened so far after the break. A Swansea play is down injured so there is a break in play
  • 7:41pm
    Swansea bring on Connor Roberts for Wayne Routledge, so they will probably revert to 3-5-2
  • 7:45pm
    We're approaching the hour-mark in a game in which very very little has happened except one tremendous goal by the home team.
  • 7:49pm
    It's a very scrappy contest at the moment, which will suit the hosts whose fans are making plenty of noise. They believe they are 30 minutes from Wembley
  • 7:52pm
    64 Barnsley's first shot on target. Styles' left wing corner is header at the back post by Morris but Woodman saves
  • 7:53pm
    65 The next corner, from the right, is headed over from close range by Dike into the goalkeeper's hand but a goal kick is given
  • 7:57pm
    67 Another decent chance for the Reds, again it's a cross from Styles on the left after a decent move. It's a low ball which is met by Jordan Williams 12 yards out in space in the box but his shot is blocked
  • 8:02pm
    Cauley Woodrow belts in after a fine run by Williams
  • 8:02pm
    Game on
  • 8:02pm
    That's an excellent goal and the Reds are one more away from being level
  • 8:03pm
    What a fantastic run by Williams down the right then an excellent finish by the Reds' top-scorer. That's the first time the Reds have scored against Swansea this season in 340 minutes. How will they react?
  • 8:03pm
    Bigger things going on but Cauley Woodrow now has 49 Barnsley goal. That's the most of any Reds player since Bruce Dyer 20 years ago
  • 8:03pm
    Swansea swap one ex Red for another. Conor Hourihane off and Korey Smith on
  • 8:07pm
    79 - Mowatt corner on the right is met at the front post by Morris but headed well wide. Not the easiest chance but he was six yards out and got too much on it
  • 8:11pm
    83 Woodrow corner on the right. Morris again meets it but this time sends a header dipping onto the roof of the net. That was a difficult one under pressure from his marker but again he won the ball in the air six yards out
  • 8:12pm
    Barnsley playing well now as, passing it around nicely from the back. It feels like they will create more chances but they are running out of time and Swansea are always dangerous at the other end.
  • 8:17pm
    88 Massive chance for Korey Smith to finish his old club's season. He goes clean through but slips over and the ball rolls to Collins
  • 8:18pm
    Five added minutes
  • 8:22pm
    90+5 Helik heads wide from a Jordan Williams cross
  • 8:26pm
    FULL-TIME: Swansea 1, Barnsley 1. The Swans win 2-1 on aggregate and the Reds' wonderful season is over