Barnsley 1-1 Brentford

Prior to last Saturday (8th), Barnsley had gone eight games without scoring a first half goal; they have now scored before half time in three successive matches for the first time in 2017.

The Reds have also opened the scoring in three successive games for the first time since the final two matches of 2016 and the first of 2017.

Barnsley have now drawn five successive home matches for the first time since the final five home matches of 2005-2006. Four of their current run of five have been 1-1.

The Reds did not draw any of their first four home matches of the season and had only one stalemate in the first seven at Oakwell, however this was their tenth home draw of the season- the joint most in the division along with Ipswich.

The Reds actually won their first three home matches of the season but have won only three of the 19 Oakwell outings since.

It means that they can only win a maximum of seven times at Oakwell this season (if they defeat Burton in their final home outing). Only once in the last 11 seasons at this level have they won less than seven home matches 2013-2014 (5) and they were relegated.

The Reds have kept only one clean sheet in their past six home matches and have failed to win any of the last eight- it is their longest winless run at Oakwell since September 2012 – January 2013 (11 matches)

Jota saw a second half spot-kick pushed onto the post by Reds keeper Adam Davies, it is the second penalty Davies has saved this season, after denying Reading’s Garath McCleary back in September, however on that occasion McCleary managed to net the rebound. Davies has conceded nine goals from penalties this campaign.

It is the second penalty Angus MacDonald has given away in the space of three games (also at Wigan) and the third penalty given against Barnsley this season for handball.

Barnsley had 25 attempts on goal (8 on target) it is the most they have had at Oakwell this season.

Barnsley have won only one of their last eight meetings with Brentford now, and have now won any of the last four at Oakwell (three have been draws)

Barnsley failed to win on a Monday for the first time in five. This was the third time this season they have played on this day.

Brentford’s last 10 away games have now seen both teams score and they have lost only one of the last six


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Saidy Janko

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald

Gethin Jones

George Moncur

Matty James

Josh Scowen

Ryan Kent

Marley Watkins

Tom Bradshaw


Adam Armstrong (for Bradshaw 68)

Ryan Hedges (for Moncur 82)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Callum Evans, Elliott Lee, Alex Mowatt, Ryan Williams.


Match Reports:


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Sky Bet Championship results:

Monday 17th April 2017:

Fulham 3-1 Aston Villa

Sessegnon 17      Grealish 50

Aluko 56

Kebano 79

BARNSLEY 1-1 Brentford

Watkins 28       Jozefzoon 41

Birmingham 0-2 Burton

                              Dyer 36, Akins 52

Blackburn 1-1 Bristol City

Gallagher 71    Abraham 14

Brighton 2-1 Wigan (Brighton are promoted)

Murray 37     Powell 85

March 65

Cardiff 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Gunnarsson 70

Ipswich 3-1 Newcastle

Sears 42       Murphy 62

McGoldrick 69

Huws 90+3

Leeds 0-1 Wolves

                    Dicko 38

Preston 1-3 Norwich

Spurr 67       Dorrans 28, Murphy 40, Maddison 90+2

QPR 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Sylla 20   Reach 12, Pudil 31

Reading 2-1 Rotherham

Grabban 66  Adeyemi 19

Swift 79

Derby 1-1 Huddersfield

Butterfield 88        Quaner 9



Barnsley lie in 14th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 57 points from 43 games.

We are 16 points outside the Play-Offs, 28 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 35 points off First place and 13 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 17/04/17


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty-Four: Bristol City v Barnsley: Saturday 22nd April 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adult: £25

Over 65: £22

Under 25: £22

Under 22: £19

Under 19: £15

Under 12: £10

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty-Five: Barnsley v Burton Albion, Saturday 29th April 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm.


Category D:

Adult: £23

Over 65: £16

Age 17-21: £16

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5