Barnsley scored six goals in a game for the first time this century! The last time this happened was when Robin Van Der Laan (2), Darren Barnard, Matty Appleby (2) and Craig Hignett netted in a 6-0 Oakwell rout of Portsmouth in August 1999.
Just like in that match, Barnsley scored five second half goals. It is the first time they have netted five after half time since…. Last season’s home meeting with Rochdale when all the goals came in the second half of a 5-0 final day win.
This was Barnsley’s fourth successive league win, equalling Lee Johnson’s record in his first four matches in charge. They have actually won five of their last six league matches to sit at the top of the form table. A 2-0 home defeat to Wigan is the only blemish.
Sam Winnall has now netted 15 goals in 34 appearances this season including 14 in the league. Eight of those 14 have come in the last four matches in which he has scored 2,1,2,3. Only Coventry’s Adam Armstrong (16) now has more League One goals this season.
It is Winnall’s second hat trick for the club, his other coming in a 5-0 FA Cup win over Burton in November 2014. He has bagged each of the last two hat tricks from a Barnsley player and is the first Red to score two hat tricks for the club since Michael Chopra who got both his in the 2004-2005 season (against Peterborough and Huddersfield)
It was the first league hat trick from a Barnsley player since Craig Davies netted four in a 5-0 win at Birmingham in September 2012.
Winnall now has 28 career goals for Barnsley putting him 64th in the All-Time list equal with Brian Howard and Tommy Taylor (Credit David Wood https://twitter.com/OakwelHistorian)
Maybe even more impressive is Winnall has now bagged 23 league goals in just 43 starts, equivalent to half a goal per start.
Since losing eight league games in a row Barnsley have won six of the following nine, losing just one.
The Reds had ten shots on target yesterday, their most in a game since…. Rochdale at home last season when they had 11.
Ashley Fletcher (for Isgrove 68)
Josh Scowen (for Brownhill 79)
Marc Roberts (for Bree 83)
Nick Townsend, Ryan Williams, Matty Templeton, Harry White.
Sky Bet League One results:
Saturday 23rd January 2016:
Barnsley 6–1 Rochdale
Mawson 8 Mendez-Laing 65
Burton 1-2 Shrewsbury
McCrory 18 Mangan 52, Whalley 90
Chesterfield 1-2 Millwall
Morsy 25 O’Brien 27, Gregory 47
Crewe 1-1 Wigan
Inman 43 Wabara 16
Fleetwood 0-0 Doncaster
Gillingham 2-1 Peterborough
Norris 49 Oztumer 25
Oldham 0-1 Bury
Port Vale 1-1 Bradford
Leitch-Smith 2 Proctor 65
Scunthorpe 3-0 Colchester
Sheffield United 1-1 Swindon
Sharp 8 pen Ormonde-Ottewill 79
Southend 3-0 Coventry
Barnett 31, 68 pen
Walsall 1-1 Blackpool
Demetriou 66 Philliskirk 90
Barnsley lie in 17th place in the Sky Bet League One with 33 points from 26 games.
We are 10 points off the Play-Offs, 21 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 21 points off First place and 5 points above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 24/1/16
On The Road:
Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Seven: Bradford City v Barnsley, Tuesday 26th January 2016 Kick-Off 7:45pm.
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Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Nine: Barnsley v Bury Sunday 7th February 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.
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