Barnsley 4-2 Fleetwood Town

Last updated : 15 April 2019 By Rob Miles

After seeing their 20 match unbeaten run ended last weekend Barnsley bounced back by putting four past Fleetwood to move back into the automatic promotion places.

It is the eighth time this season that the Reds have netted four goals (all comps) the most in a season since 1953-1954 when they also managed it on eight occasions.

This was Barnsley's 23rd league win of the season, meaning no matter what happens in the final four matches they will have won at least half their matches for the first time since 1999-2000 when they finished with 24 victories.

It also sees Barnsley break the 80 point barrier for only the third time in their history and this current mark of 82 is their joint MOST ever alongside the aforementioned 1999-2000 campaign.

This four goal haul took Barnsley onto 72 league goals for the season (36 at home and 36 away) which is again the most since 1999-2000 (88)

Barnsley have however conceded twice in successive home games for the first time in 12 months having last done so against Sheffield United and then Bolton in April 2018.

After claiming seven successive clean sheets home and away, the Reds have subsequently conceded seven goals in three matches, and have conceded more than once in three successive games for the first time since November/December, when they conceded four at Sunderland in the league, two at Southend in the FA Cup and three to Manchester City Under 21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

It is the first time it has occurred in three successive league games since October when they conceded two to Luton, two at Charlton and three at Shrewsbury.

It means Barnsley now have the JOINT best defensive record in the Football League (35 conceded), along with League Two Mansfield who are managed by ex Reds gaffer David Flitcroft.

This was the tenth time this season Barnsley have led by two goals at half time.

There were six goals scored at Oakwell in a league match for the first time since November 2016 when seven were scored in a 5-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

The incredible home run continues - Barnsley are now unbeaten in their last 29 matches at Oakwell in all competitions (W17 D12), 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 still unbeaten at Oakwell in the league this season (21 matches - W13 D8) their best home start to a season since 1967-1968 when they went unbeaten at home for the entire season (23 matches - W17 D6)

After Sunderland's 5-4 defeat to Coventry there are now only two unbeaten home records in the Football League and it is the top two sides in League One - Luton and Barnsley with the Hatters having currently won four more points in front of their own supporters than the Reds (51-47)

It is the first time Barnsley have gained as many as 47 points at Oakwell in a season since... you guessed it... 1999-2000 when they finished with 49.

This was Barnsley's first ever home win against Fleetwood (D1 L2 previously) and was their seventh league double of the season (Rochdale, Bradford, Peterborough, Southend, Gillingham, Accrington, Fleetwood) - their most in a campaign since 1996-1997 when they also defeated seven teams home and away (West Brom, Reading, Manchester City, Oldham, Port Vale, Southend, Sheffield United)

Cauley Woodrow scored his 17th goal for Barnsley this season which put him one behind injured top scorer Kieffer Moore.

He has now netted three times in a row for the first time in his Football League career.

Mike Bahre opened the scoring for the Reds - his first league goal in English football.

It may come as a bit of a surprise that six goals were scored in this game as only Luton (11) have kept more home clean sheets than Barnsley (10) this season, whilst only Barnsley (10) have kept more away clean sheets than Fleetwood (9)


Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies (C)

22. Jordan Williams

18. Adam Jackson

5. Ethan Pinnock

23. Dani Pinillos

33. Jacob Brown

8. Cameron McGeehan 

27. Alex Mowatt

26. Mamadou Thiam

21. Mike Bähre

9. Cauley Woodrow


20. Callum Styles (for Bähre 72)

7. Ryan Hedges (for Thiam 83)

15. Jordan Green (for Brown 88)

Unused Substitutes:

3. Zeki Fryers, 12. Dimitri Cavare, 13. Jack Walton, 29. Victor Adeboyejo.


Fleetwood Team

1. Alex Cairns

12. Harry Souttar 

5. Ashley Eastham

26. James Husband

7. Wes Burns

2. Lewie Coyle 

29. Nathan Sheron

23. Ross Wallace 

22. Ashley Hunter

9. Ched Evans (C)

24. Ashley Nadesan


17. Paddy Madden (for Wallace 61)

27. Harrison Biggins (for Hunter 72)

30. Barry Baggley (for Nadesan 90)

Unused Substitutes:

14. Macauley Southam, 16. Paul Jones, 35. Ryan Rydel, 45. Lawrence Smith.


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League One results:

Saturday 13th April 2019:

Accrington Stanley 2-1 Walsall

Sykes 11

                                        Devlin 33

Sykes 69

BARNSLEY 4-2 Fleetwood Town

Bähre 21

Woodrow 34

                            Evans 64

McGeehan 70

                             Burns 77

Brown 79

Blackpool 0-1 Peterborough United

                         Maddison 43

Bristol Rovers 3-2 Bradford City

                                O'Brien 16

Clarke-Harris 38

Clarke 72

                               Knight-Percival 90

Clarke-Harris 90+3

Charlton Athletic 3-1 Luton Town

                                    Cornick 15

Taylor pen 54

Vetokele 70

Taylor 72

Doncaster Rovers 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Rowe 7

Andrew 44

Gillingham 0-2 Shrewsbury Town

                          Bolton 50

                          Campbell 61

Oxford United 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

Portsmouth 4-1 Rochdale

Hawkins 21

Pitman pen 45+1

                           Wilbraham 54

Evans 62

Lowe 79

Scunthorpe United 0-3 Burton Albion

                                       Wallace 39

                                       Akins 68

                                       Boyce 74

Southend United 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

                                    Akinfenwa 69

                                    Akinfenwa 72     

Sunderland 4-5 Coventry City

                           Enobakhare 12

Honeyman 15

                           Bakayoko 18

                           Hiwula-Mayifuila 25

Wyke 41

Grigg 45+4

                           Shipley 55

Power 69

                           Chaplin 78


Barnsley move up to 2nd place in Sky Bet League One with 82 points from 42 games. We are 18 points inside the Play-Offs, 2 points inside the Automatic Promotion Places, 5 points off First Place and 38 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 14/04/19


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Forty Three: Barnsley v Shrewsbury Town, Friday 19th April 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Forty Four: Plymouth Argyle v Barnsley, Monday 22nd April 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm