Barnsley 0-0 Millwall

Last updated : 28 June 2020 By Rob Miles

Barnsley failed to build on their first post lock-down win at QPR as they drew for the first time in eight matches.

It was their first goal-less game in 16 matches (all comps) and only their third goal-less game of the season.

It was however the 13th league match to be goal-less at half time this season, and the Reds have won only one - v Middlesbrough (W1 D5 L7).

Barnsley have kept back-back clean sheets following lockdown, only the second time they have achieved this in 2019-2020 – the other being during a three match winning run in February.

It means the Reds have kept clean sheets in five of their last seven matches, losing the two they failed to do so in.

They have now kept eight clean sheets in 2019-2020, the same amount they kept in the whole of their last Championship campaign (2017-2018)

This is the first time this season Barnsley have managed back to back clean sheets with Mads Andersen in the side but five of the eight they have kept have been with Andersen in defence.

Jack Walton made his eighth start for Barnsley and kept his fourth clean sheet.

Elliot Simoes was substituted at half-time, it the first time a Barnsley player has been subbed at the break in successive games since Clark Odour in February (at Hull and Reading) prior to this you had to go back to February 2012 for the last time it happened.

This was only Barnsley’s tenth clean sheet in their last 58 Championship games.

Millwall only managed one shot on target, the lowest by a Barnsley opponent since Middlesbrough six games ago (0)

The goals have dried up for Barnsley, they have managed only three in their past six matches (all resulting in 1-0 wins)

From 2014-2017 Barnsley won five matches in a row against the Lions, however since have won only one of four.

The Reds have also had back to back home games with Millwall without scoring for the first time since a run of three between 1992-1994. In between they had scored in eight successive Oakwell clashes.

This was the first goal-less draw between the two sides since August 2011 and indeed the first draw at all since then – in between there has been eight Barnsley wins and four Millwall victories.


Barnsley Team:

13. Jack Walton

3. Ben Williams

6. Mads Andersen

7. Jacob Brown

9. Cauley Woodrow

14. Kilian Ludewig

17. Marcel Ritzmaier

18. Michael Sollbauer

27. Alex Mowatt (C)

28. Elliot Simoes

41. Romal Palmer


11. Conor Chaplin (for Simoes 45)

20. Callum Styles (for Ritzmaier 60)

16. Luke Thomas (for Woodrow 75)

24. Aapo Halme (for Palmer 84)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Brad Collins, 2. Jordan Williams, 10. Mike Bahre, 19. Patrick Schmidt, 22. Clare Oduor.


Millwall Team:

33. Bartosz Bialkowski

3. Murray Wallace

4. Shaun Hutchinson

5. Jake Cooper

6. Shaun Williams

7. Jed Wallace

9. Tom Bradshaw

11. Shane Ferguson

12. Mahlon Romeo

16. Jayson Molumby

20. Mason Bennett


10. Matt Smith (for Bradshaw 69)

19. Ryan Woods (for Molumby 81)

21. Connor Mahoney (for Bennett 81)

8. Ben Thompson (for Wallace 90)

26. Jiri Skalak (for Ferguson 90)

Unused Substitutes:

14. Luke Steele, 15. Alex Pearce, 18. Ryan Leonard, 42. Billy Mitchell


Millwall manager Gary Rowett said:

"We should have won the game but lacked a bit of quality in that final action, it doesn't seem to be quite there at the moment.

"We are at a point where we need to find momentum. We need a big week, we certainly need to go and win on Tuesday.

"If we win on Tuesday we at least give ourselves an opportunity, if we don't win on Tuesday I think it is going to be tough.

"My mindset is we wanted to give ourselves a chance, we were always going to be an outside bet.


Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


Sky Bet Championship results


Brentford (3rd) 1-0 West Bromwich Albion (2nd)

Watkins 16                                                                                                                                  


Preston North End (7th) 1-3 Cardiff City (6th)

                                              Ralls 69

Johnson 73

                                               Mendez-Laing 82

                                               Glatzel 90+1

Swansea City (10th) 0-1 Luton Town (23rd)

                                       Collins 72

Derby County (8th) 2-1 Reading (15th)

Lawrence 44

Rooney pen 45+3

                                     Rinomhota 62

Birmingham City (16th) 3-3 Hull City (21st)

                                           Magennis 2

                                           Scott 16

Gardner 47

Crowley 60

                                           Kane 67

Gardner 88

BARNSLEY (24th) 0-0 Millwall (11th)


Charlton Athletic (18th) 1-0 Queens Park Rangers (14th)

Pratley 12

Leeds United (1st) 3-0 Fulham (5th)

Bamford 10

Alioski 56

Harrison 71

Stoke City (20th) 0-2 Middlesbrough (19th)

                                 Fletcher 29

                                Tavernier 62

Wigan Athletic (17th) 2-0 Blackburn Rovers (9th)

Evans 80

Jacobs 90+4



Bristol City (12th) 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday (13th)

                                   Wickham 13

                                   Luongo 59

Wells 68

Nottingham Forest (4th) 3-1 Huddersfield Town (22nd)

Grabban 43

Grabban 46

Yates 85

                                             Grant pen 90+7


Barnsley lie in 24th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 38 points from 39 games. We are 22 points outside the Play-Offs, 33 points outside the Automatic Promotion Places, 36 points outside First Place and 4 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 28/6/20


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty: Barnsley v Blackburn Rovers, Tuesday 30th June 2020. Kick-Off: 6pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty One: Stoke City v Barnsley, Saturday 4th July 2020. Kick-Off: 3pm