Barnsley 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Barnsley extended their advantage in the automatic promotion places with a third successive victory and fifth out of the last six games.

It is the fourth time the Reds have won three league games in a row this season.

Barnsley's last league defeat came at the hands of Saturday's opponents Wycombe, back on the 8th December.

Since then the Reds have gone 12 league outings without defeat, winning nine which has lifted them from fifth and six points off second place to in that final automatic spot and five points clear of the chasing pack.

This is Barnsley's longest unbeaten run since November 2004-February 2005 when they went undefeated in 13 games (W5 D3)

Cauley Woodrow won the game for the Reds with his second successive brace, he is the first Barnsley player to score braces in successive matches since Sam Winnall did so in May 2016 at Wigan and then at home to Walsall in the play-offs.

Woodrow has now scored 13 goals in just 22 appearances for the Reds including 10 league strikes in 17 games.

Either Woodrow or Kieffer Moore have scored in five of the last six league games.

Woodrow joined Moore (17) into double figures for league goals this season, the first time Barnsley have had two players reach such a milestone since 2016-2017 (Winnall 11, Marley Watkins 10)

Woodrow has scored in 10 different matches (all comps) and the Reds are undefeated in all 10 (W8 D2)

Barnsley have now scored in seven successive league games for the first time since February/March 2018 (also 7)

However in that run they scored a total of eight goals compared with 19 this run.

Indeed Barnsley have now scored 2+ goals in seven successive league games for the first time since December 1999-January 2000 (also 7). They have scored 19 in this run compared to 20 in that one.

Barnsley have now led 15 times at half-time this season in League One

There was a goal in injury time for the second successive Barnsley game, Joe Jacobson netting a consolation penalty after 90+10 following Jacob Brown's goal against Gillingham after 90+11 last weekend. It is the second time there have been goals in the 90th minute or later in successive Barnsley games in 2019 after it also occurred against Bradford and then AFC Wimbledon.

This was the second time in 2019 that there have been two penalties awarded in a Barnsley game as it also happened in the Burnley FA Cup tie - although one was overturned by VAR. It is the first time it has occurred in a Barnsley league match since December 2017 when Bolton's Gary Madine and Barnsley's Tom Bradshaw both netted one.

This was only the second penalty Barnsley have been awarded this season with Kieffer Moore scoring the other against Gillingham at the start of September.

Barnsley have gone unbeaten in their first eight league games of a calendar year (W6 D2) for the first time since 1948 (9 - W5 D4)

Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last 24 matches at Oakwell in all competitions (W15 D9), 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 20 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)

This was Barnsley's sixth successive home victory.

Barnsley have now only lost one of their six league meetings with Wycombe (W2 D3), however this was their first home victory against them (D2)

Wycombe have only won two of their last 14 away games in League One (D5 L7), keeping just one clean sheet on the road all season.

Barnsley have scored 59 times in the league now this season only leaders Luton (66) have netted more.

Those two sides along with Blackpool have the best defensive records in the division having all conceded 28 goals.

Wycombe enjoyed 51% ball possession, the first opposition team to have over 50% at Oakwell this season (all comps)

 

Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies (c)

23. Dani Pinillos

6. Liam Lindsay

5. Ethan Pinnock

12. Dimitri Cavare

27. Alex Mowatt

8. Cameron McGeehan 

21. Mike Bähre

26. Mamadou Thiam

9. Cauley Woodrow

33. Jacob Brown

Substitutes:

7. Ryan Hedges (for Thiam 63)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Bähre 86)

4. Kenny Dougall (for Mowatt 87)

Unused Substitutes:

13. Jack Walton, 15. Jordan Green, 18. Adam Jackson, 20. Callum Styles.

 

Wycombe Team:

1. Ryan Allsop

2. Sido Jombati 

6. Adam El-Abd (c) 

4. Dominic Gape

3. Joe Jacobson 

26. Jason McCarthy

22. Nick Freeman

17. Luke Bolton

18. Curtis Thompson

25. Alex Samuel

12. Paris Cowan-Hall

Substitutions:

23. Nathan Tyson (for Bolton 61)

11. Scott Kashket (for Cowan-Hall 67)

20. Adebayo Akinfenwa (for Freeman 67)

Unused Substitutes:

5. Anthony Stewart, 8. Marcus Bean, 10. Matt Bloomfield, 13. Cameron Yates. 

 

Match Reports:

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League One results:

Friday 15th February 2019:

 

Sunderland 2-2 Accrington Stanley

                           Kee pen 30

                           Smyth 52

Honeyman 55

McGeady 62

 

Saturday 16th February 2019

 

Southend United 3-3 Portsmouth

                                    Morris 8

                                    Close 20

                                    Hawkins 31

Cox 36

Cox 78 pen

Cox 87

BARNSLEY 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

Woodrow pen 13

Woodrow 64

                            Jacobson pen 90+10

Bradford City 0-0 Plymouth Argyle

 

Charlton Athletic 0-0 Blackpool

 

Coventry City 3-0 Walsall

Bakayoko 29

Hiwula-Mayifuila 36

Enobakhare pen 73

Fleetwood Town 1-2 Luton Town

                                   Moncur 41

                                   Mpanzu 49

Madden 90+2

Gillingham 1-0 Scunthorpe United

Byrne 30

Oxford United 0-1 Peterborough United

                               Toney 76

Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Burton Albion

Campbell 8

                                      Templeton 11

 

Barnsley remain in 2nd place in Sky Bet League One with 65 points from 32 games. We are 13 points inside the Play-Offs, 5 points inside the Automatic Promotion Places, 6 points off First Place and 32 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 16/02/19

 

Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty Three: Barnsley v Burton Albion, Tuesday 19th February 2019. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty Four: Portsmouth v Barnsley, Saturday 23rd February 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm