Barnsley 2-1 Bradford City

Last updated : 15 November 2018 By Rob Miles

Barnsley have comfortably made it through to the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy, finishing top of Northern Group F with eight points.

It extends their unbeaten run in this competition to 10 matches, six of which they have won, including two against Bradford.

The Reds are now unbeaten at Oakwell for 15 matches (all comps), W9 D6 their best home run since 2005-2006 when they went 19 without defeat in front of their own supporters.

This was the first time Barnsley have conceded the first goal at Oakwell this season, it comes in their 11th match.

It is the second time in three Checkatrade Trophy games this season that Barnsley conceded the first goal, but they came back on both occasions to win 2-1.

They have now won after conceding the first goal on three occasions this season - 2 in the Checkatrade and 1 in the league), the first time they have managed this on three occasions in one season since 2015-2016 when they did it on seven occasions - incdenitally three of those came in the Johnstones Paint Trophy, and one of which was against Bradford.

David Ball's effort after eight minutes is the earliest Barnsley have ever conceded in this competition.

George Moncur turned this tie around with a brace, his first two goal haul since doing so for Peterborough in a 2-2 draw with Port Vale in September 2016.

Moncur has now scored three Checkatrade goals this season, and of the five goals he has netted in 2018-2019, four have come in cup competitions (also at Blackpool in the EFL Cup)

Despite scoring at least two goals in ten of their 17 matches in this competition this is the first brace by a Barnsley player.

Adam Jackson's two yellow cards made him the first Barnsley player to be sent off in 2018-2019. Coming in the 21st game it is furthest into a season before a Barnsley red card since 2015-2016 when it did not arrive until the 25th game.

It is Barnsley's first home red card since Dimitri Cavare received his marching orders on the 27th January against Fulham.

It is their first ever red card in this competition.

This was only the third time this season that Barnsley's half time result has been a score draw - two have come in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Including a penalty shootout Barnsley have won six successive home matches for the first time since 2000 when they won their first six home games of 2000-2001 in all competitions.

Barnsley have now won each of their last four meetings with Bradford, the third time they have won four in a row against them.

Two of those four victories are 2-1 wins in this competition.

The Reds are unbeaten in seven Oakwell meetings, however five have been draws.

Bradford are currently the only side to have more ball possession than Barnsley in a game this season however they could not repeat the feat at Oakwell.


Barnsley Team:

13. Jack Walton

22. Jordan Williams

18. Adam Jackson 

28. Ben Williams

23. Dani Pinillos

14. Jared Bird

21. Mike Bähre

33. Jacob Brown

10. George Moncur

7. Ryan Hedges

29. Victor Adeboyejo


11. Lloyd Isgrove (for Brown 73)

32. Will Smith (for Moncur 79)

38. Jordan Helliwell (for Adeboyejo 87)

Unused Substitutes:

35. Jake Greatorex

31. Elvis Otim

39. Kieran Feeney

41. Sam Fielding


Bradford Team:

1. Richard O'Donnell, 3. Adam Chicksen, 6. Anthony O'Connor, 24. Daniel Devine, 22. Nat Knight-Percival, 5. Jim O'Brien, 10. Jack Payne, 44. Josh Wright, 17. Sherwin Seedorf, 18. Kai Brünker, 40. David Ball.


39. Lewis O'Brien (Jim O'Brien 45)

23. Connor Wood (for Seedorf 55)

Unused Substitutes:

4. Ryan McGowan, 9. Eoin Doyle, 12. George Miller, 13. Ben Wilson, 25. Thomas Isherwood.

Bradford manager David Hopkin said:

 “David Ball scored a fantastic goal, he took it really well and we are delighted for him.

“He had plenty of other chances as well. Their keeper had to make three or four really good saves to deny him more goals.

“David works very hard and his fitness levels are improving. He has fantastic quality on the ball.

“After the goal we controlled the game but switched off in vital moments. They scored from some poor defending.

“They came out and attacked for the first 10 minutes of the second half and scored the crucial goal.

“We then got back in the driving seat, controlled the game and created numerous chances. We just needed to be far more clinical.”


Match Reports:

Official Website


Checkatrade Trophy results:

Tuesday 13th November 2018:


Carlisle United 1-1 Stoke City U21 (Stoke win 5-4 on penalties)

Sowerby 23

                             Campbell 34

Morecambe 0-1 Sunderland

                         Maja 90+1


Cambridge United 3-1 Colchester United

Azeez 32

Azeez 81

                                   Pell 90+2

Osadebe 90+3


Newport County 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Semenyo 35

Harris 45


Exeter City 2-0 Bristol Rovers

Forte 50

Randall 81


Cheltenham Town 2-0 Coventry City

Maddox 35

Boyle 47


Charlton Athletic 0-1 Swansea City U21

                                 Maric 54


Milton Keynes Dons 2-3 Brighton and Hove Albion U21

Agard 6

                                      Connolly 23

Hancox 40

                                      Connolly 69

                                      Connolly 76

Peterborough United 2-1 Luton Town

Daniel 19

Toney 36

                                      O'Malley og 73


Bury 3-1 Fleetwood Town

              Dempsey 14

Telford pen 21

Dagnall 32

Adams 37


Blackpool 3-2 Accrington Stanley

                      Hall 17

Dodoo 30

Dodoo 41

Gnanduillet 67

                     Hall pen 90+1

Macclesfield Town 2-1 West Bromwich Albion U21

                                   Tulloch 14

Stephens 19

Arthur 24


Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

                                 Ray og 20

                                 Gilliead 63

Bowery 79


Walsall 1-2 Port Vale

                 Quigley 4

Johnson 45+1

                  Pugh 65


BARNSLEY 2-1 Bradford City

                         Ball 8

Moncur 28

Moncur 64


Grimsby Town 2-3 Newcastle United U21

Hooper 9

                             Roberts 19

                             Sorensen 26

Cooke 53

                             Longstaff 77


Mansfield Town 3-2 Scunthorpe United

Blake 21

Butcher 53

                               Ben El-Mhanni 73

                               Dales 89

Elsnik 90


Gillingham 2-1 Crawley Town

                        Poleon 18

List 57

Stevenson 86

Portsmouth 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur U21

                          Patterson 20

Green 50

Evans 69

Hawkins 81

                          White 90

Wednesday 14th November


Southend United 3-0 Southampton U21

Bunn 12

Kyprianou 18

Bwomono 24


Notts County 4-2 Doncaster Rovers

Dennis 15

Boldewijn 26

Dennis 40

                           May 50

Dennis pen 63

                           May 70


Barnsley finish in 1st place in Checkatrade Trophy Northern Group F with 8 points from 3 games.

Up to 14/11/18


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Seventeen: Accrington Stanley v Barnsley, Saturday 17th November 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Eighteen: Barnsley v Doncaster Rovers, Saturday 24th November 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm