Barnsley FC Season Review 2008/2009

Last updated : 12 May 2009 By Alastair Limb (tykesmad)
The Reds continued their inconsistent form into the final month of 2008, a month which saw why Jamie Cureton was brought to the club.

Saturday 6th December 2008
Match Twenty-One: Barnsley 0-1 Reading

The Reds were a man up from the 25th minute but still managed to fall to a narrow defeat to playoff side Reading. Brynyar Gunnarsson capitalised on a glaring error by Dennis Souza to score.

Tuesday 9th December 2008
Match Twenty-Two: Swansea City 2-2 Barnsley

The Reds squandered a two goal lead in this game after Jon Macken and a Jamal Campbell-Ryce penalty gave a commanding lead. But two Jason Scotland goals denied the Reds.

Saturday 13th December 2008
Match Twenty-Three: Wolves 2-0 Barnsley

Barnsley performed well but came away from table topping Wolves with nothing after an unfortunate own goal by Bobby Hassell and one from Kevin Foley gave Wolves a comfortable win.

Saturday 20th December 2008
Match Twenty-Four: Barnsley 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Simon Walton was sent off for the visitors early in this game for kicking out at Reds midfielder Anderson de Silva, who gave us the lead soon after. Jamal Campbell-Ryce added a second from the spot in injury time.

Friday 26th December 2008
Match Twenty-Five: Burnley 1-2 Barnsley

Loanee Jamie Cureton gave the Reds a very early lead against playoff chasing Burnley before Chris McCann got them back into the game. A twisting run by Campbell-Ryce saw his shot deflect in off the Burnley goalscorer to give the Reds an unexpected double.

Sunday 28th December 2008
Match Twenty-Six: Barnsley 1-1 Preston North End

Jamie Cureton scored his second goal in two games with a glorious chip before a dubiously given freekick was superbly dispatched by Irishman Ross Wallace.

December record: P6 W2 D2 L2 F7 A7 GD0 Pts8
Top scorer: Jamie Cureton, Jamal Campbell-Ryce (2).