On This Day 4th May

Last updated : 04 May 2017 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Sunday 4th May 2013

Huddersfield 2-2 Barnsley

                            O’Grady 14

Beckford 53

                             Scotland 74

Vaughan 81

One of the most memorable days in Barnsley’s recent history saw them gain the point needed to remain in the Championship.

Chris O’Grady had given Barnsley the lead before Jermaine Beckford equalised. Jason Scotland tapped in from a few yards out to put The Reds back in front but it looked like James Vaughan’s deflected effort nine minutes from time had consigned Barnsley to League One football after seven years but Crystal Palace’s 89th minute winner against Peterborough sent the Posh down and ensured Barnsley survived by a point.

Barnsley XI: Luke Steele, Scott Wiseman, Martin Cranie, Tom Kennedy, Stephen Dawson, Jim O’Brien, David Perkins, Jacob Mellis, Kelvin Etuhu, Chris Dagnall, Chris O’Grady

Subs: Reuben Noble-Lazarus (for Mellis 66), Jason Scotland (for Dagnall 66), Tomasz Cywka (for Dawson 84)
Subs not used: Ben Alnwick, Jim McNulty, Marlon Harewood, Danny Rose.

Goals: Chris O’Grady 14, Jason Scotland 74.

Attendance: 21,614


Sunday 4th May 2008

Cardiff 3-0 Barnsley

Parry 44

McNaughton 49

Ledley 63

The led to a memorable season which saw Barnsley famously knock Liverpool and Chelsea out of the FA Cup on their way to the semi-finals ended with a poor result against the side who ended that adventure at Wembley.

The Reds had secured Championship survival the previous weekend with a 3-0 victory over Charlton and succumbed to a straight forward defeat in Wales to finish 18th, just three points clear of relegation.

Barnsley XI: Luke Steele, Lewin Nyatanga, Bobby Hassell, Rob Kozluk, Diego Leon, Marciano Van Homoet, Jacob Butterfield, Dennis Souza, Istvan Ferenczi, Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Jon Macken.

Subs: Sam Togwell (for Hassell 51), Dwayne Mattis (for Kozluk 70), Jamil Adam (for Ferenczi 78)
Subs not used
: Kyle Letheren, Daniel Nardiello.

Goals: N/A

Attendance: 14,469.


Sunday 4th May 1997

Oxford 5-1 Barnsley

Beauchamp 18

Jemson 26

Beauchamp 43

Jemson pen 48

                                Redfearn 59

Ford 70

Quite possibly the only defeat nobody associated with Barnsley Football Club cared about. A week earlier there had been wild celebrations in South Yorkshire as a 2-0 win over Bradford sent The Reds into the top flight for the first time in their history. The players were clearly still feeling the effects of the celebration as they were soundly beaten by an Oxford side who had won only one of their seven games leading into this.

Barnsley XI: David Watson, Adie Moses, Peter Shirtliff, Nicky Eaden, Neil Thompson, Arjan De Zeeuw, Neil Redfearn, Martin Bullock, Darren Sheridan, John Hendrie, Paul Wilkinson.

Subs: Jovo Bosancic (for Sheridan 32), Clint Marcelle (for Shirtliff 45)
Subs not used: Andy Liddell.

Goals: Neil Redfearn 59.

Attendance: 8,693.