Barnsley 1-1 Fleetwood

Barnsley are unbeaten in three homes games for the first time since they avoided defeat in the first three at Oakwell this season.

They conceded the first goal however for the eighth time in their past 10 at home.

Ashley Fletcher bagged Barnsley’s equaliser just five minutes into his professional debut.

Fleetwood had twice as many shots on target than Barnsley (4 to 2) It is the seventh time in 16 home games this season that the opposition have had more shots on target than The Reds.

In the four times Barnsley and Fleetwood have met, only once have Barnsley had the most shots on target.

The Cod Army remain undefeated against Barnsley (two wins, two draws) yesterday was the first time they had failed to win at Oakwell.

Barnsley have now gone 19 games in all competitions without a clean sheet, their worst run since they went a whopping 25 without a shut out between 31st August 2002 and the 18th January 2003.

They have conceded the opening goal in 14 of those 19 games.

Adam Davies gifted Fleetwood their goal by contriving to divert the ball into his own net whilst diving down to claim it. It is the first time Barnsley have conceded an own goal since Lewin Nyatanga gifted Swindon the opener in September before The Reds rallied to win 4-1. Davies is the first Reds keeper to score one since Nick Colgan’s against Swansea in the League One Play-Off Final of 2006.

In each of Barnsley’s last two legged ties (play-offs in 2000 and 2006) they have failed to win the home leg (losing 2-1 to Birmingham and 1-0 to Huddersfield) but have won the away leg (4-0 at Birmingham and 3-1 at Huddersfield) to progress. The last time they won the home leg of a two-legged tie was 3-2 against Rotherham in the First Round of the League Cup in 2000 (the last season that the League Cup was two legged at this stage)

There were 11,403 supporters at Oakwell yesterday- only the third time this season the home attendance has been in five figures (Sheffield United and Everton the others) and only the ninth time in 44 home games since the club were relegated from the Championship.

 

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Reece Wabara

Kevin Long

Alfie Mawson

Aidan White

Brad Abbott

Lloyd Isgrove

Conor Hourihane

Adam Hammill (YC)

Ryan Williams (YC)

Sam Winnall (YC)

Substitutes:

Ashley Fletcher (for Williams 68)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Marc Roberts, James Bree, Matty Templeton.

 

Match Reports:

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BBC

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Sky Bet League One results:

Saturday 9th January 2016:

Blackpool 0-1 Port Vale

                         Leitch-Smith 49

Oldham 1-2 Millwall

Jones 59       Gregory 2, Morison 85

Rochdale 2-3 Chesterfield

Henderson 58    O’Shea 26, Novak 78, Ebanks-Blake 80

Bennett 90

Swindon 4-2 Southend

Ajose 42,      Barnett 5, Thompson 13

90

Obika 45,78

 

Barnsley lie in 18th place in the Sky Bet League One with 27 points from 24 games.

We are 13 points off the Play-Offs, 23 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 24 points off First place and 2 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 10/1/16

 

Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Five: Shrewsbury Town v Barnsley, Saturday 16th January 2016 Kick-Off 3pm.

Tickets:

Adult: £20
Senior Over 65: £15
Student with valid NUS: £15
Young Adult aged 16-18 years: £14
Juvenile aged 12-15 years: £10
Juvenile aged 11 and under: £8

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Six: Barnsley v Rochdale Saturday 23rd January 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.

Tickets:

Adult: £20-£25

Over 65s: £15-£18

Age 17-21: £15-£18

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5