Barnsley FC Season Review 2008/2009

Last updated : 12 May 2009 By Alastair Limb (tykesmad)
Things began going the Reds way in October after a truly awful start to the season, starting with the first game of the month at home to South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers...

Saturday 4th October 2008
Match Ten: Barnsley 4-1 Doncaster Rovers

The game started much as most had this season. Doncaster took the lead through a Brian Stock penalty. However, in the second half, despite losing Darren Moore to a red card, the Reds blitzed through Rovers by scoring four goals. Stephen Foster headed the first, before a staggering solo effort by Jamal Campbell-Ryce put the Reds 2-1 up and Jon Macken and Iain Hume put a gloss on the win.

Saturday 18th October 2008
Match Eleven: Crystal Palace 3-0 Barnsley

This televised game ended in more disappointment for the Reds as two goals from Ben Watson (one a penalty) and one from Shefki Kuqi gave Palace a convincing win in front of the SKY cameras.

Tuesday 21st October 2008
Match Twelve: Barnsley 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday

The Reds overcame Sheff Wed for the first time in eight years with this win. Iain Hume gave the Reds the lead after five minutes before Wednesday's Tony McMahon was sent off for a shocking challenge on Rob Kozluk. Jamal Campbell-Ryce doubled the Reds lead from the spot before a Leon Clarke penalty gave the Owls some hope.

Saturday 25th October 2008
Match Thirteen: Barnsley 0-0 Bristol City

A stalemate here in which the Reds dominated but just couldn't find a way past a stubborn City side. Rob Kozluk had a real good shout for a penalty waved away in injury time.

Tuesday 28th October 2008
Match Fourteen: Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Barnsley

The Reds did an early season double over their South Yorkshire rivals at the Keepmoat Stadium with Jon Macken the hero, bagging a goal in the 42nd minute to send 3,000+ Reds fans home with smiles on their faces.

October record: P5 W3 D1 L1 F7 A5 GD+2 Pts10
Top scorer: Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Jon Macken (2)