Barnsley 2-0 Derby County

Last updated : 14 August 2016 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)

Barnsley bounced back from an opening day away defeat to win their first home league game of a season to nil for the second successive year.

Barnsley have scored twice in both their league matches this season, the first time they have netted as many as four at this stage since the last time they returned to this division after promotion- 2006-2007- when they lost 2-1 at home to Coventry and then won 3-2 at Hull.

Barnsley were the beneficiaries of an own goal for the first time since Wembley, in the Johnstones Paint Trophy, it is the first time in the league since the 2-0 win at Fleetwood in March.

Scott Carson is the first goalkeeper to net an own goal against The Reds since Crewe’s Paul Rachubka in February 2015 and comes just four days after Adam Davies scored an own goal at Oakwell.

Barnsley are now unbeaten in five home league games and have lost just two of the last 14.

Barnsley have led at half time in six of their past seven matches. They are unbeaten at the break in all of those seven.

Derby had 16 shots on goal (but only four on target) it is the most attempts by an opposition side at Oakwell since Premier League side Everton had an incredible 34 attempts in their 5-3 League Cup win last August. That however was a 120 minute match, the last time a side came to Oakwell and peppered the goal so frequently was the last time they were in this league, a 3-0 defeat to Leicester in March 2014 who had 24 shots. Leicester that day were managed by Nigel Pearson… as Derby are now.

There were 15,049 in attendance at Oakwell yesterday, the biggest Oakwell crowd for a non play-off league game since the derby game with Sheffield United in 2014-2015 (17,352). It is Oakwell’s highest attendance for a non Yorkshire derby since The Rams last visited the stadium, in December 2013 when they triumphed 2-1.

Incredibly it is the highest attendance for Barnsley’s first home game of the season for 16 years when 15,640 attended a 1-0 win over Norwich three months after play-off heartbreak at Wembley.

Barnsley took three points off Derby for the first time in six meetings and only the second time in 10.

In all competitions Barnsley have won 20 out of 31 games in 2016 and only lost four.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

James Bree

Marc Roberts

Alfie Mawson

Aidy White

Adam Hammill (YC)

Josh Scowen

Conor Hourihane (YC)

Ryan Kent

Tom Bradshaw

Marley Watkins (YC)


Stefan Payne (for Bradshaw 73)

Sessi D’Almeida (for Watkins 90+2)

Elliott Lee (for Hammill 90+4)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Angus MacDonald, Andy Yiadom, George Moncur,


Match Reports:


Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 12th August 2016:

Brighton 3-0 Nottingham Forest

Knockaert 36

Murray 68, 82


Saturday 13th August 2016:

Aston Villa 3-0 Rotherham

Gestede 21, 45

Grealish 84

BARNSLEY 2-0 Derby

Carson og 11

Mawson 47

Brentford 2-0 Ipswich

Egan 48, 56

Burton 1-2 Bristol City

Naylor 88   Abraham 44, 90+5

Leeds 1-2 Birmingham

Sacko 27   Maghoma 15, Morrison 55

Newcastle 1-2 Huddersfield

Gayle 60           Wells 45+1, Payne 82

Preston 1-2 Fulham

Robinson 71    Aluko 33, Smith 67

Wigan 3-0 Blackburn

Grigg 14

Powell 33

Duffy og 63

Wolves 2-0 Reading

Doherty 42

Mason 47

Norwich 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday


Sunday 14th August 2016:

Cardiff 0-2 QPR

                     Caulker 76, Chery pen 85



Barnsley lie in 14th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 3 points from 2 games.

We are 1 point off the Play-Offs, 3 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points off First place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 14/8/16


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Three: Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers, Wednesday 17th August. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.


Category C:

Adult: £25

Over 65: £18

17-21 years: £18

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5



On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Four: Huddersfield Town v Barnsley: Saturday 20th August 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adult: £30
Over 60: £20

Under 18: £10