Reds And Baggies Share Eight Goal Thriller!
By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)
Updated Monday, 23rd April 2012
Barnsley's Under 18 side bounced back from a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday by playing out a fascinating 4-4 draw with West Brom at Oakwell on Saturday…………..
………………..Five goals were scored in the first half, where The young Reds threw away a 2-0 lead to go into the break 3-2 down, before they bounced back twice to 3-3 and then 4-4 to take a share of the spoils.
The Reds were quick out of the blocks as they looked to continue their impressive home form in which they had lost just one of the last seven at Oakwell and Rhys Oates grabbed a brace inside the opening 20 minutes to give the hosts a commanding lead.
A series of defensive errors then saw them concede three times in 25 minutes but they found their rhythm again after the break and levelled through Brad Kilburn heading home Jordan Clark's free kick. West Brom counter attacked to sneak ahead 4-3 but Barnsley were not to be denied at least something and equalised again ten minutes from time when Clark was brought down in the box and Danny Rose coolly put away the penalty.
Barnsley reside in third position of the FA Premier Academy League Group D with 40 points from 26 games. seven points off the leaders Newcastle, who they face away on Tuesday. West Brom are eighth in Group C.
Reds U18s: Martin, Alderson, Williams (Ngoma 65), Stones, Kilburn, Shillito (McLeod 75), Clark, Patterson, Abbott, Rose, Oates.