Barnsley 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Barnsley's eighth win in 11 games saw them extend their advantage in the automatic promotion to four points ahead of the meeting with third placed Sunderland on Tuesday.

It extended the Reds unbeaten run to 16 matches, their best run since 1980-1981 when they were unbeaten in 20 games and ended the season in 2nd place and promoted to the second tier...

Barnsley kept their fourth successive league clean sheet, the second time they have done this in 2018-2019 after also shutting out the opposition in the opening four games of the season.

It was Barnsley's 17th league clean sheet of the season, the joint MOST in the top four tiers of English football along with Liverpool and Luton.

It is the most clean sheets Barnsley have kept in one season (excluding playoffs) since the League One promotion season of 2005-2006 when they kept 19.

Barnsley have conceded only 28 goals in 36 League One games, the best defensive record in the division and only Middlesbrough (26) have conceded less in the Football League.

Barnsley opened the scoring via a lovely finish from Dimitri Cavare, the first time a defender has scored a league goal for the Reds this season since Ethan Pinnock at Shrewsbury in October. Remarkably it is the first time a Reds defender has scored at Oakwell since January 2018 when Liam Lindsay opened the scoring in a 3-1 defeat to Fulham.

It is the first time Barnsley have won a match when a defender has scored since New Year's Day 2018 when Pinnock headed the winner at Sunderland.

Barnsley's second goal came courtesy of an own goal from Accrington's William Wood in first half stoppage time, only the second time this season the Reds have benefitted from an OG after Walsall's Jack Fitzwater scored past his own keeper in a 1-1 Oakwell draw in September.

Barnsley led by at least two goals at half time for the ninth time this season and the fourth time in the last eight home matches.

Barnsley have gone unbeaten in their first 12 league games of a calendar year (W8 D4) for the first time since 1939 (14 - W10 D4)

Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last 26 matches at Oakwell in all competitions (W16 D10), their longest run at home since going a staggering 36 matches without defeat at Oakwell between 4th February 1933 and 24th November 1934 (W25 D11).

They are also unbeaten in 22 home games (all comps) from the start of a season for the first time since the 1967-1968 campaign when they went unbeaten at Oakwell all season (23 games in total)

Barnsley had 26 attempts on goal in total, a tally they have only bettered once before this season, at Scunthorpe in August (28)

Nine of those were on target, their most in a home league game since the season opener against Oxford (12)

 

Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies (c)

12. Dimitri Cavare

6. Liam Lindsay

5. Ethan Pinnock

23. Dani Pinillos 

27. Alex Mowatt

4. Kenny Dougall

15. Jordan Green

21. Mike Bähre

9. Cauley Woodrow

26. Mamadou Thiam

Substitutes:

22. Jordan Williams (for Green 59)

20. Callum Styles (for Thiam 81)

7. Ryan Hedges (for Bähre 87)

Unused Substitutes:

13. Jack Walton, 18. Adam Jackson, 28. Ben Williams, 29. Victor Adeboyejo.

 

Accrington Team:

1. Jonathan Maxted

2. Callum Johnson

3. Mark Hughes

4. Janoi Donacien

18. Harvey Rodgers

7. Jordan Clark

16. William Wood

14. Sam Finley

26. Daniel Barlaser

11. Sean McConville (c)

39. Luke Armstrong

Substitutions:

38. Paul Smyth (for Wood 53)

29. Billy Kee (for Armstrong 58)

9. Offrande Zanzala (for Clark 69)

Unused Substitutes:

5. Ben Richards-Everton, 8. Scott Brown, 17. Erico Sousa, 40. Toby Savin.

 

Match Reports:

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League One results:

Friday 8th March 2019:

Coventry City 1-2 Burton Albion

                               Akins 19

Bayliss 51

                            Allen 60

Saturday 9th March 2019:

AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Seddon 67

McLoughlin 90+3

BARNSLEY 2-0 Accrington Stanley

Cavare 41

Wood og 45+1

Blackpool 2-2 Southend United

                          Kiernan 20

Gnanduillet 27

                           Turner 48

Moore og 90+6

Bradford City 3-1 Peterborough United

Butterfield 70

Doyle 83

O'Brien 86

                                Maddison pen 89

Gillingham 1-0 Oxford United

Hanlan 89

Plymouth Argyle 0-0 Luton Town

Rochdale 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Ntlhe 15

McNulty 47

                        Docherty 90+1

Scunthorpe United 0-1 Bristol Rovers

                                        Clarke-Harris 35

Walsall 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Ferrier 54

Scarr 67

Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Sunderland

Samuel 35

                                             Watmore 90+4

Charlton Athletic 2-1 Portsmouth

Aribo 41

                                      Curtis 45+1

Taylor 51

 

Barnsley remain in 2nd place in Sky Bet League One with 73 points from 36 games. We are 18 points inside the Play-Offs, 4 points inside the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points off First Place and 34 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 10/03/19

 

Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty Seven: Barnsley v Sunderland, Tuesday 12th March 2019. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty Eight: Doncaster Rovers v Barnsley, Friday 15th March 2019. Kick-Off: 7:45pm