Barnsley 2-0 Bristol City

Last updated : 17 March 2022 By Rob Miles

Barnsley are right back in the battle for survival after securing their fourth win in their last seven matches.

The Reds have collected 14 points from their last eight games, they had only collected 14 in the whole season prior to this (29 games) a run which has taken them from bottom and eight points from safety to 22nd and just two points from safety.

Carlton Morris opened the scoring for the second game running, the second time he has netted in back to back games for the Reds but the first of his six league goals in 2021-2022 that hasn’t been netted after 44 minutes or in first half injury time.

His opener last night after 10 minutes is the second earliest he has scored for Barnsley – netting after two minutes against Rotherham last season.

Michal Helik grabbed the second with a fine header from Amine’s Bassi’s corner, his first goal for the club in exactly a year (netting on the 13th March 2021 at Bournemouth)

It was Helik’s seventh goal for the club and they have won six of them, the one blemish… a home draw with last night’s opponents Bristol City in October 2020.

Barnsley have been at least 2-0 up at half time in three of their past six league matches, as many times as in the previous 72.

This was Barnsley’s seventh clean sheet of the season, three of which have come in the last eight matches.

Amine Bassi set up Helik’s goal, his third assist for the club, making him the joint top goal-creator at the club this season.

Between them Morris and Bassi have been directly involved in each of Barnsley’s last seven goals (Morris scoring two and assisting three with Bassi scoring twice and assisting two)

Bristol City were forced into a substitution after 39 minutes, the first time there has been a substitution in the first half of a Barnsley league game since the home match with Cardiff in February.

This result ended a run of five successive 2-2 draws between the sides at Oakwell.

Barnsley have though scored twice against the Robins in six successive Oakwell meetings.

They are unbeaten in the last seven Oakwell clashes.


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

7. Callum Brittain

6. Mads Andersen

30. Michal Helik

4. Callum Styles

33. Matty Wolfe

17. Claudio Gomes

26. Remy Vita

27. Amine Bassi

28. Domingos Quina

14. Carlton Morris


44. Devante Cole (for Morris 70)

5. Liam Kitching (for Styles 72)

22. Clarke Oduor (for Vita 90+3)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 11. Aaron Leya Iseka, 21. Romal Palmer, 24. Aapo Halme.


Bristol City Team:

1. Daniel Bentley     

24. Robbie Cundy   

5. Rob Atkinson      

25. Timm Klose      

3. Jay Dasilva        

14. Andreas Weimann      

6. Matty James      

42. Han-Noah Massengo  

36. Alex Scott        

9. Chris Martin

18. Antoine Semenyo


8. Joe Williams (for Scott 39)

21. Nahki Wells (for Williams 55)

37. Tommy Conway (for Semenyo 87)

Unused Substitutes:

13. Harvey Wiles-Richards, 16. Cameron Pring, 26. Zak Vyner, 33. Sam Bell.     

Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson said:

"It's the same group of players who played at the weekend and did very well, but our inconsistencies came back to haunt us and that remains a problem for us this season.

"There was no reason why we couldn't perform in the same sort of way that we did against Blackburn, but the way we started was sloppy.

"We were also wasteful on the ball and were turning the ball over so many times when there was not a lot of pressure on us. It all comes down to concentration.

"We've got eight games to go now and the players have the opportunity to show me what they are made of before we look to make decisions concerning next season's squad."


Match Reports:

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Sky Bet Championship Results


BARNSLEY (22nd) 2-0 Bristol City (18th)

Morris 10

Helik 21

Birmingham City (20th) 0-2 Middlesbrough (7th)

                                            Connolly 23

                                            Balogun 62

Blackburn Rovers (4th) 3-1 Derby County (23rd)

                                            Morrison 28

Wharton 53

Dolan 59

Gallagher 90+7

AFC Bournemouth (2nd) 1-1 Reading (21st)

Solanke 8

                                              Ince 83

West Bromwich Albion (12th) 1-0 Fulham (1st)

Robinson 64



Blackpool (13th) 0-0 Sheffield United (9th)

Cardiff City (17th) 2-1 Stoke City (16th)

                                   Baker 23

Doyle 39

Hugill 43

Coventry City (11th) 0-2 Hull City (19th)

                                      Smallwood 4

                                      Longman 28

Luton Town (5th) 4-0 Preston North End (14th)

Berry 9

Onyedinma 28

Berry 42

Diaby og 59

Millwall (10th) 2-0 Huddersfield Town (3rd)

Afobe 27

Afobe 57

Nottingham Forest (8th) 3-1 Queens Park Rangers (6th)

                                             Gray 40

Spence 55

Yates 83

Johnson 87

Peterborough United (24th) 2-3 Swansea City (15th)

                                                   Obafemi 41

Szmodics 51

Marriott 63

                                                   Obafemi 71

                                                   Piroe 90+1

Barnsley lie in 22nd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 28 points from 37 games. We are 31 points off the Play-Offs, 38 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 49 points off First Place and 2 points inside the Relegation Zone.

Up to 17/03/22


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Eight: Sheffield United v Barnsley, Saturday 19th March 2022. Kick-Off: 12:30pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Thirty Nine: Barnsley v Reading, Saturday 2nd April 2022. Kick-Off: 3pm