Blackpool 1-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 26 September 2021 By Rob Miles

Barnsley’s poor start to the season continued with a 1-0 defeat at promoted Blackpool meaning they have won only one of their first 10 games in all competitions, their worst start since winning only one of the first 19 in 2019-2020.

It means Barnsley have lost to a newly promoted team in each of their last 16 second tier seasons, last avoiding this fate in 1998/1999.

Barnsley have failed to win any of their first five away league games now in each of their last three Championship seasons.

They are winless in eight away games (all comps) since a 1-0 win at Huddersfield on 21st April. It is their longest winless away run since failing to win any of their first nine games on the road in 2019-2020.

Barnsley lost a league meeting with Blackpool for the first time in five clashes and only the second in nine.

It was only the second time Barnsley have tasted defeat at Bloomfield Road in their last seven league visits.

In all competitions, five of Barnsley’s last six defeats at Bloomfield Road have been via a 1-0 scoreline.

This was only Blackpool’s second league goal at home in 2021-2022, and they like Barnsley have scored two goals in front of their own fans this season.

Barnsley had 60% possession for the second successive game, yet have failed to score in either, with only Hull City having scored less (5) than Barnsley’s six league goals so far.

The Reds have gone back to back league games without scoring for the first time since a run of three in January (v Norwich, Swansea and Watford)

Barnsley had 13 shots for the second game in a row, their most in a league game in 2021-2022 and most since the final regular home game of 2020-2021 against Norwich (15)

Blackpool also had 13, the first time both teams have had the same amount of shots in a Barnsley game since the season opener at Cardiff (10 each)

The total of 26 shots was the most in a Barnsley game in 2021-2022 and most since Huddersfield away in April (also 26)

There were 30 fouls committed in the match, the most in a Barnsley game in 2021-2022 and most since Rotherham at home in April (also 30)


Barnsley Team:

40. Brad Collins

15. Jasper Moon

5. Liam Kitching

30. Michal Helik

7. Callum Brittain

4. Callum Styles

10. Josh Benson

3. Ben Williams

29. Victor Adeboyejo

9. Cauley Woodrow

28. Dominik Frieser


22. Clarke Oduor (for Frieser 45)

11. Aaron Leya Iseka (for Adeboyejo 60)

21. Romal Palmer (for Benson 73)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Jack Walton, 2. Jordan Williams, 17. Claudio Gomes, 20. Toby Sibbick.


Blackpool Team:

1. Chris Maxwell

35. Dujon Sterling

21. Marvin Ekpiteta

26. Richard Keogh

29. Luke Garbutt

11. Josh Bowler

8. Ryan Wintle

12. Kenny Dougall

10. Keshi Anderson

19. Shayne Lavery

28. Tyreece John-Jules


14. Gary Madine (for John-Jules 69)

3. James Husband (for Anderson 83)

15. Demetri Mitchell (for Bowler 83)

Unused Substitutes:

2. Callum Connolly, 9. Jerry Yates, 13. Stuart Moore, 16. Sonny Carey.

Blackpool manager Neil Critchley said:

"Shayne was a real pest today - he deserved his goal. His speed of thought is amazing and he has great positional sense.

"He attacks spaces so well and he can be a major threat for us. He put in an excellent centre-forward's display.

"We were very good, in the first half particularly, but sometimes when you don't make it two when you're on top it can come back to bite you.

"Hopefully we're finding our feet in this league, and that's a big thing for a side that is newly promoted."


Match Reports:

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Barnsley lie in 20th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 8 points from 9 games. We are 8 points off the Play-Offs, 11 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 13 points off First Place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 26/9/21


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Ten: Barnsley v Nottingham Forest, Wednesday 29th September 2021. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twelve: Reading v Barnsley, Saturday 16th October 2021. Kick-Off: 3pm