Bradford 0-1 Barnsley

Barnsley are now officially on their best run of form under Lee Johnson. This is the first time they have won five league matches in a row under his stewardship (two of the six last season were under the caretakership of Mark Burton and Paul Heckingbottom.

Johnson is the first Barnsley manager to win five successive league games since Danny Wilson who won the first five of the 1996-1997 season.

They have now won six of their last seven league matches to sit at the top of the form table. A 2-0 home defeat to Wigan is the only blemish.

Since losing eight league games in a row Barnsley have won seven of the following ten, losing just one.

Marley Watkins gave Barnsley the lead in just the second minute, The Reds’ quickest goal this season.

It is actually the earliest Barnsley have scored in a match since Ricardo Vaz Te scored in the eighth second of a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in December 2011.

It is the first time this season Watkins (who now has seven goals this season) had netted in back-to-back games.

It is the second time he has scored at Bradford this campaign however, he also got The Reds first in a 2-1 Johnstones Paint Trophy win back in October.

Barnsley led at half time away from home for the fourth away game in a row and led at half time for the fifth league game in a row overall.

They have gone six games in a row in all competitions without conceding a first half goal and have conceded only one in their last nine.

The Reds have also now only failed to score in one of their last 14 games in all competitions.

Barnsley have now won three successive away league matches, for the first time since February last year.

Barnsley won a league game at Bradford for the first time since 1989 (a total of eight games)

The Bantams lost at home for the first time since October… when Barnsley won there in the Johnstones Paint Trophy and this was only their third home league defeat of the season and their first since September.

It was a good night for away teams in League One last night. Out of the six matches played, not one of the home teams won and only one (Doncaster) managed to score.

 

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

James Bree

Kevin Long

Alfie Mawson

George Williams

Lloyd Isgrove

Josh Brownhill

Conor Hourihane

Marley Watkins

Ashley Fletcher

Sam Winnall (YC)

Substitutes:

Marc Roberts (for Mawson 19)

Josh Scowen (for Fletcher 82)

Otis Khan (for Isgrove 90)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Harry White, Brad Abbott, Matty Templeton.

 

Match Reports:

Official Website

BBC

Sky Sports

 

Sky Bet League One results:

Tuesday 26th January 2016:

Blackpool 0-0 Sheffield United

Bradford 0-1 Barnsley

                        Watkins 2

Bury 0-0 Crewe

Doncaster 1-2 Port Vale

Evina 88           Leitch-Smith 6,65

Fleetwood P-P Walsall

Peterborough 0-1 Burton

                                 Naylor 3

Shrewsbury 0-1 Oldham

                             Winchester 23

 

Barnsley lie in 13th place in the Sky Bet League One with 36 points from 27 games.

We are 7 points off the Play-Offs, 18 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 21 points off First place and 8 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 27/1/16

 

Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Seven: Bradford City v Barnsley, Tuesday 26th January 2016 Kick-Off 7:45pm.

Tickets:

Adult: £25
Senior Over 60: £15
Student with valid NUS: £15
Juvenile Under 16: £10
Juvenile Under 11: £5 (when purchased with adult ticket)

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Nine: Barnsley v Bury Sunday 7th February 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.

Tickets:

Adult: £20-£25

Over 65s: £15-£18

Age 17-21: £15-£18

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5