Barnsley will have to wait until Derby and Grimsby replay their abandoned first round game before they discover who will come to Oakwell in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
The original game at Blundell Park was called off after 19 minutes due to heavy rain and will go again Tuesday 22nd August to determine who will travel to Oakwell. There is some confusion as to whether this second round tie will take place as the second round fixtures are due to be played the same week as the replayed Grimsby/Derby tie.
The Reds have met the Rams just once before in the League Cup, in the first ever edition of the competition- 1960-1961 suffering a 3-0 defeat in the second round at the old Baseball Ground. In all competitions Barnsley have won only one of their last six matches against Derby, in their opening home match of last season when they won 2-0 courtesy of a Scott Carson own goal and an Alfie Mawson header.
Last home match v Derby:
Saturday 13th August 2016:
Barnsley (Scott Carson og 11, Alfie Mawson 47) 2-0 Derby.
Adam Davies, James Bree, Aidy White, Marc Roberts, Alfie Mawson, Josh Scowen, Adam Hammill, Conor Hourihane, Ryan Kent, Marley Watkins, Tom Bradshaw.
Stefan Payne (for Bradshaw 73)
Sessi D’Almedia (for Watkins 90)
Elliot Lee (for Hammill 90)
It is 13 years since Barnsley last met Grimsby in any competition- and they suffered a 6-1 defeat at Blundell Park! They have met five times before in the League Cup (1962, won 3-2, 1967, lost 2-1, 1973, lost 2-0 in a replay after a 0-0 draw, 1984, lost 3-0 in a replay after a 1-1 draw and 1992, drew both legs 1-1 with Grimsby winning 5-3 on penalties)
They did meet at Blundell Park last month however in pre-season when despite Lloyd Isgrove giving The Reds a half time lead, Grimsby fought back to win 2-1.
In competitive meetings, Barnsley have failed to win any of the last four, failing even to score in three of those.
Last home match v Grimsby:
Saturday 25th October 2003:
Barnsley 0-0 Grimsby.
Sasa Ilic, Lee Crooks, Peter Handyside, Craig Ireland, Tony Gallimore, Brian O’Callaghan, Antony Kay, Jacob Burns, Steve Carson, Kevin Betsy, Isaiah Rankin.
Rory Fallon (for Kay 62)
Steve Hayward (for Carson 78)