Simon Davey gave starts to new signings Marciano Bruma, Andy Johnson and Rob Kozluk whilst springing a major surprise with the inclusion of winger Rohan Ricketts who is now on trial after his release from Wolves.
The Reds fell behind just 7 minutes in at Christie Park as Morcambe who won promotion into League Two via the Conference Play-Offs last season took the lead through Wayne Curtis.
A long ball from David McNiven cauight out the Barnsley defence and Curtis finished past Nick Colgan.
It took until the 63rd minute for The Reds to level and it was a first goal from £200,000 purchase Kayode Odejayi who had come on at halftime for Istvan Ferenczi.
A great ball from Ricketts fed fellow substitue Dominik Werling whose great cross was headed home six yards out by Odejayi
Parity was restored for just 12 minutes though as a great strike from Jon Newby flew past Kyle Letheren and clipped the post on its way in.
Not a great start but aint it good to be back!!
ORECAMBE: Wright (Tynan 76), Yates (Lloyd 77), M. Howard (Yates 60), McLachlan (Sorvel 45), Bentley (Stanley 45), Adams, Baker, Hunter (Walmsley 45), Curtis (Newby 45), McNiven, Burns (Hughes 63).
BARNSLEY: Colgan (Letheren 45), Bruma, Kozluk (Werling 45 (Meynell 65)), Reid (Atkinson 45), Meynell (Potter 45), Johnson (Mattis 45), Devaney (Heslop 45), Togwell (Howard 45), Ferenczi (Odejayi 45), Coulson (McGrory 75), Ricketts.
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Rohan Ricketts (Floating) Information
Date of birth
22 December 1982
Place of birth
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
|Debut||Apps (+ sub)||Goals||Yellows||Reds|
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
|First App.||Apps (+ sub)||Goals||Yellows||Reds|
Appearances 65 (+ 36 as sub); Goals 3; Yellow cards 6; Red cards 0