On This Day 7th May

Last updated : 07 May 2017 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Saturday 7th May 2011

Barnsley 1-0 Millwall

Noble-Lazarus 60


Interesting to note:

The Football League’s youngest ever player, Noble-Lazarus scored his first senior goal.

This result saw Barnsley finish in 17th place in the Championship with 56 points. Prior to 2016-2017 it was Barnsley’s highest league finish since 2000-2001 and the most points they had accrued in the second tier since 1999-2000.

Barnsley XI: Luke Steele, Bobby Hassell, Jason Shackell, Stephen Foster, Kieran Trippier, Matt Hill, Nathan Doyle, Danny Haynes, Jacob Mellis, Jacob Butterfield, Andy Gray.

Subs: Reuben Noble-Lazarus (for Mellis 46), Jay McEveley (for Hill 66), Jim O’Brien (for Haynes 89)
Subs not used: David Preece, John Stones, Jordan Clark, Danny Rose.

Goals: Reuben Noble Lazarus 60.

Attendance: 11,136.


Saturday 7th May 2005

Blackpool 0-2 Barnsley

                       Shuker 38

                       Williams 85


Interesting to note:

This concluded what had seemed like a promising campaign under Paul Hart yet flattered to deceive and ended with Andy Ritchie guiding The Reds to 13th in League One – they were 14th when Hart was axed in the March. It was much better 12 months later however as Ritchie led Barnsley to promotion.

The one bright spot was on loan Newcastle striker Michael Chopra bagging 17 goals; this was the most from any Reds player in a single season for 11 years until Sam Winnall scored 24 last season.

Barnsley XI: Scott Flinders, Robbie Williams, Antony Kay, Neil Austin, Dale Tonge, Chris Shuker, Nicky Wroe, Stephen McPhail, Daniel Nardiello, Simon Johnson, Michael Chopra.

Subs: Barry Conlon (for Shuker 79)
Subs not used:
David Scarsella, Paul Reid, Rob Atkinson, Nathan Jarman.

Goals: Chris Shuker 38, Robbie Williams 85.

Attendance: 7,571.


Sunday 7th May 2000

Barnsley 0-2 Crewe

                      Sorvel 55

                      Hulse 79


Interesting to note:

Barnsley had secured their play-off spot with a 2-1 win at Swindon the previous week so goalkeeper Tony Bullock played for the first time since November.

Only five of the 11 who started this game started the play-off semi-final first leg victory at Birmingham six days later.


Barnsley XI: Tony Bullock, Chris Barker, Chris Morgan, Scott Jones, John Curtis, Nicky Eaden, Darren Barnard, Matty Appleby, Robin Van Der Laan, Bruce Dyer, Mike Sheron.

Subs: Martin Bullock (for Barnard 57), Geoff Thomas (for Van Der Laan 57), Georgi Hristov (for Dyer 63)
Subs not used: Keith Brown, Eric Tinkler.

Goals: N/A.

Attendance: 17,611.