It is just one victory from four pre-season outings for Barnsley now after they fell to a late goal against Premier League new boys Huddersfield at Oakwell yesterday.
The Reds started the game in impressive fashion but failed to create any real meaningful chances and they were indebted to goalkeeper Adam Davies for keeping the scores level until the 89th minute.
Barnsley’s best chance arrived on 22 minutes when Alex Mowatt’s deliciously whipped free kick was met by the head of Stefan Payne, forcing a smart save from the legs of Huddersfield’s new Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl.
Adam Hammill was bright throughout and curled one effort narrowly wide but Davies made an outstanding stop to deny Colin Quaner after a real mix-up at the back on 63 minutes. Under pressure George Moncur hurried a pass back to Liam Lindsay who then panicked and his attempted pass to Davies was always going to be horribly short, allowing Joe Lolley to race away and his cross into the box found Quaner steaming him unmarked but his right footed effort was somehow turned around the post by Davies.
The Reds Number 1 also did well to rush off his line and block a Quaner effort after he had been released past the Reds defence by Tom Ince but there was nothing Davies could do a minute from time when a long punt up field from Huddersfield keeper Lossl should have been dealt with by Angus MacDonald but he missed the header allowing Huddersfield’s new club record £13m singing Steve Mounie to run on and lift the ball over the advancing Davies and into the net, to the delight of the large Huddersfield following behind the goal.
Tom Bradshaw (for Payne)
Stevie Mallan (for Williams)
Jacob Brown (for Ugbo)
Nick Townsend, Jason McCarthy, Adam Jackson, Ethan Pinnock, Sessi D’Almedia.