Barnsley 5-4 Barrow

Last updated : 11 January 2022 By Rob Miles

An incredibly topsy turvey nine goal thriller saw Barnsley finally see off the challenge of League Two Barrow to move into the fourth round of the FA Cup for the third successive season.

Prior to this run they had only got past the third round once in 12 seasons since reaching the semi-finals in 2008.

There were nine goals in this incredible game, the most goals in a Barnsley game since the 30th October 1993 when they lost 5-4 at Stoke.

Remarkably there were six second half goals, the first time this has occurred in a Barnsley match since the opening day of the 2016-2017 season when all six were scored after the break in a 4-2 defeat at Ipswich whilst even more remarkably four goals were scored after the 80th minute mark.

This was only the fourth time in 26 games this season that Barnsley have scored more than once in a game (also v QPR, Sheffield United and Derby)

They held a two goal half time lead for the second time this season (also v QPR) and have been level after 90 minutes in both matches.

Mads Andersen and Jordan Williams gave Barnsley this half time advantage, the first time two defenders have netted in the same match since 4th December 2018, in another cup tie, an EFL Trophy time against Manchester City U21s. Jordan Williams was also on the score-sheet that day along with Liam Lindsay.

However there have been three goals scored by Barnsley defenders in their last two FA Cup third round ties.

It is the first time two defenders have scored in a FA Cup tie for the Reds since a second round replay against Bristol City in 2003-2004 when Antony Kay and Garry Monk scored in a 2-1 victory.

Jordan Williams has now scored three goals for the club and all three have come in a cup... and in three different cup competitions - EFL Trophy, League Cup and FA Cup.

Barnsley conceded four goals to a fourth tier side for the first time since February 1979 when they drew 4-4 with Stockport County in a Fourth Division game.

Josh Kay becomes the second ex Red to score against them in successive matches, following Joe Rothwell for Blackburn.

Tom Beadling was shown a red card for Barrow after just 38 minutes, the first time there has been a first half red card in a Barnsley game since October 2020 when QPR’s Rob Dickie was sent off after 26 minutes.

It is the first red card shown in a Barnsley FA Cup game since the third round of 2017-2018 when the Reds had Joe Williams dismissed after 52 minutes of a 4-1 defeat at Millwall.

It is the first opposition red card in a Barnsley FA Cup tie since the third round of 2014-2015 when Middlesbrough’s Adam Clayton was sent off – Boro still won the tie 2-0.

This was the first time Barnsley have scored five in a game since December 2019 -  a 5-3 win over QPR.

It is the first time they have scored five in a FA Cup tie since the first round of 2014-2015 when they defeated Burton 5-0.

Barnsley scored as many goals in this game as they had in their previous nine outings.

This was the second time Barrow have scored four times away in the FA Cup this season having won 4-0 at Banbury in the first round.

Carlton Morris netted a brace to eventually get Barnsley through, his first brace for the club and first since netting twice for Rotherham in a 6-1 win over Bolton in League One in September 2019.

It’s the first FA Cup brace from a Barnsley player since Cauley Woodrow in a 4-2 second round win at Southend in December 2018.

There were only 4,755 at the game, Oakwell’s lowest crowd without restrictions on supporters since 2,300 attended a Checkatrade Trophy game against Everton Under 21s in November 2018.


Barnsley Team:

1. Jack Walton

2. Jordan Williams

15. Jasper Moon

6. Mads Andersen

5. Liam Kitching

7. Callum Brittain

26. Remy Vita

4. Callum Styles

44. Devante Cole

29. Victor Adeboyejo

21. Romal Palmer


14. Carlton Morris (for Adeboyejo 65)

23. Will Hondermarck (for Moon 65)

41. Joe Ackroyd (for Palmer 105)

Unused Substitutes:

32. Jason Sraha, 40. Brad Collins, 42. David Bremang, 53. Daniel Benson.


Barrow Team:

1. Paul Farman           

5. Matty Platt

14. James Jones         

3. Patrick Brough       

19. Anthony Driscoll-Glennon

24. Remeao Hutton  

16. Tom Beadling

13. Tom White          

28. Ollie Banks

35. Jordan Stevens    

26. Dimitri Sea           


11. Josh Kay (for Sea 32)

33. Luke James (for Stevens 58)

25. Festus Arthur (for Banks 87)

7. Jamie Devitt (for White 87)

2. Connor Brown (for Driscoll-Glennon 105)

Unused Substitutes:

21. Josh Lillis, 6. Mark Ellis, 31. Kgosi Ntlhe, 4. Jason Taylor.        


Match Reports:

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FA Cup Third Round Results


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Williams 42

                           Banks 61

                           Driscoll-Glennon 78

Cole 83

                           Jones 86

Morris 88

                           Kay 90

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                      Mbeumo 66

Harratt 70

                      Mbeumo 76

                      Mbeumo pen 87

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Aasgaard 90+4

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Harris 116

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Gordon 34

Fabinho pen 44

Firmino 78

Fabinho 90+3

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Ince 43

Campbell 89

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Winks 74

Lucas Moura 85

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Nelson Semedo 72

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Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Five: Barnsley v Blackpool, Saturday 15th January 2022. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty Six: Birmingham City v Barnsley, Saturday 22nd January 2022. Kick-Off: 3pm