Barnsley FC Season Review 2008-2009

Last updated : 14 May 2009 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

March was another poor month for The Reds as they managed just one victory.

Tuesday 3rd March 2009

Match Thirty-Four: Cardiff 3-1 Barnsley

continued to hold the Indian sign over Barnsley as they cruised to a comfortable victory. Wembley nemesis Joe Ledley and former Red Michael Chopra put the Bluebirds 2-0 up by half time.
Jon Macken pulled a goal back within seconds of coming off the bench on 62 minutes but Andranik was sent off just three minutes later and Peter Whittingham ended any lingering hopes with the third goal two minutes from time.

Tuesday 10th March 2009:

Match Thirty-Five: Barnsley 1-1 Birmingham City.

The Reds threw away a great chance to plunder three unexpected points from promotion chasing Birmingham. A game of VERY few chances or quality ignited in the last eight minutes. Michael Mifsud netted his first Barnsley goal after 82 minutes but The Reds allowed Martin Taylor to net with Brum's only chance three minutes later.

Saturday 14th March 2009

Match Thirty-Six: Barnsley 0-1 Blackpool.

The pressure intensified on manager Simon Davey after Blackpool secured the double over The Reds. Barnsley had always been Blackpool's bogey team but not this season.

Again The Reds had the better of the contest but they allowed Blackpool one chance, on 70 minutes and Wade Small smacked a cracking effort into the top corner.

Tuesday 17th March 2009

Match Thirty-Seven: Barnsley 3-1 Crystal Palace

The Reds secured a massive three points against mid-table Palace. The storm clouds were gathering around Oakwell after eight minutes when a slip by Bobby Hassell allowed Shefki Kuqi to smash an effort past Heinz Muller, but a special move where Jon Macken flicked the ball through to Jamal Campbell-Ryce to race clear half the length of the field and finish on 23 minutes eased the crowd.

turned in a Rob Kozluk cross after 52 minutes and then Mifsud finished after a flick on from Macken on 73 to give The Reds victory.

Saturday 21st March 2009

Match Thirty-Eight: Derby County 0-0 Barnsley

Barnsley put in their best away performance from some time but their chronic lack of a proven goal-scorer proved their downfall as they wasted a stack of chances. The best one came to Jon Macken who somehow smashed the ball against County keeper Stephen Bywater from just five yards out.

P:5 W:1 D:2 L:2 F:5 A:6 GD:-1 Points:5

Top Scorer: Michael Mifsud (2)