AN army of yellow flooded onto the pitch at the Kassam Stadium as Oxford United pulled off an incredible performance to secure their place in Sky Bet League One.

It will be the first time in two decades the Yellows have been promoted in the Football League, with a 3-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers.

Throughout the nail-biting 90 minutes there was a carnival atmosphere which escalated when Chey Dunkley headed the ball into the top corner in the 53rd minute.

Nicky Pear, 29, was joined at the match by brothers Toby Pear, 32, Dan Pear, 27 - who flew in for the game from Madrid - and dad Mark Pear, 63.

The 29-year-old said: "We are back where we belong, it has taken us a while to get there but we are so proud of the players today.

"Finally Oxford has a team which lives up to our great city."

As the goals kept coming the chants from The Yellow army grew louder with "We are going up".

United secured their fate with a second goal from Chris Maguire in the 72nd minute and the icing on the cake as Callum O'Dowda scored another in injury time.

An elated crowd of 11,815 backed the boys from start to finish and could not help themselves from invading the pitch for their own lap of glory.

Dedicated yellows fan Danny Griffiths said: "I have seen them go from the Southern League right to Division One, right back down and all the way up again.

"It is massive for us, I was nervous the first half but after that first goal that was it - it makes me feel young again."

In a nice touch for the big day, United players were also accompanied by their children as mascots out on the pitch.

After 46 games and nearly 10 months of football the U's finished second in League Two, which means automatic promotion for next season alongside champions Northampton Town and third place Bristol Rovers.