Blackpool 3-1 Barnsley

Last updated : 17 August 2018 By Rob Miles

Barnsley have now opened the scoring in three successive games for the first time since September/October 2017 when they did so against QPR, Millwall and Middlesbrough.

It is the first time they have opened the scoring in their first three games of a season since 2015-2016 -  when they went on to win promotion.

These are the only two occasions it has occured since 2004.

The Reds have led at half time in three successive matches for the first time since December 2016 when they did so against Cardiff, Blackburn and Birmingham.

Barnsley supporters have to had to wait until the third match of the season to see their side concede a goal, the longest such wait since 1975-1976.

Barnsley have conceded at least twice in five of their last six EFL Cup ties... the one exception.... against Premier League Tottenham at Wembley (1)

However that is the only time the Reds have failed to score in their last seven matches in this competition.

It is the first time in seven matches as a League One team that Barnsley have conceded more than once - ironically the last time George Moncur also scored, but for the opponents Colchester in a 2-2 draw.

Jack Walton was shown a yellow card for handball, the first Barnsley goalkeeper to be booked since Adam Davies at Sunderland on New Year's Day.

He is the first Barnsley keeper to be shown a card in this competition since Ben Alnwick was sent off in the first round at Rochdale in 2012 and Bobby Hassell had to go in goal.

Incidentally Walton is the first goalkeeper other than Davies to appear for Barnsley in this competition since the first round of 2015-2016 when Nick Townsend featured against Scunthorpe.

Blackpool have knocked Barnsley out of a cup for the second successive season after eliminating them in the FA Cup third round in 2017-2018.

It is the SEVENTH time Blackpool have knocked Barnsley out of a cup - also the League Cup in 2003-2004 & 1989-1990 and the FA Cup in 2002-2003, 1981-1982 & 1948-1949.

Barnsley have lost back to back games against Blackpool, prior to this they had lost only one of eight meetings.

Barnsley lost after opening the scoring for the first time since January (also a 3-1 defeat, v Fulham)

There were only 1,937 in attendance at Bloomfield Road, 990 of which were Barnsley fans, meaning there were more away supporters than home. It is the lowest League Cup crowd Barnsley have played in front of since September 2002 when only 1,720 saw them lose 4-1 at Macclesfield.


Barnsley Team:

Jack Walton

Dimitri Cavare

Adam Jackson

Ethan Pinnock

Dani Pinillos

Cameron McGeehan

Kenny Dougall

Lloyd Isgrove

George Moncur

Victor Adeboyejo

Tom Bradshaw


Mamadou Thiam (for Isgrove 63)

Brad Potts (for Dougall 71)

Alex Mowatt (for McGeehan 81)

Unused Substitutes:

Adam Davies, Liam Lindsay, Jordan Williams, Ben Williams


Blackpool Team:

Mark Howard, Michael Nottingham, Donervon Daniels, Curtis Tilt, Nick Anderton, Jay Spearing, Jordan Thompson, John O'Sullivan, Harry Pritchard, Mark Cullen, Armand Gnanduillet.


Nathan Delfouneso (for Cullen 61)

Paudie O'Connor (for Pritchard 75)

Marc Bola (for Daniels 82)

Unused Substitutes:

Christoffer Mafoumbi, Oliver Turton, Finlay Sinclair-Smith, Joe Dodoo.

Blackpool caretaker manager Terry McPhillips said:

"I thought they were superb. I thought first-half we were good, it was open first-half and they’ve got some good players. I thought we got done by a wonder goal. They stuck together and the defending was superb.

The two non-league lads (Nottingham and Pritchard) have scored their first goals in senior football and in the second-half we were awesome.

We made eight changes and they only made six, so all in all it’s a great night’s work."


Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


EFL Cup First Round results:


Tuesday 14th August 2018:

Nottingham Forest 1-1 Bury (Forest win 10-9 on pens)

                                        O'Connell 2

Cash 90+3                       

Blackpool 3-1 BARNSLEY

                         Moncur 19

Nottingham 50     

Pritchard 56

Gnanduillet 80

Carlisle United 1-5 Blackburn Rovers

                                 Armstrong 2

                                 Dack 6

Hope 22

                                 Dack 34

                                 Palmer 40

                                 Armstrong 54

Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Fleetwood Town (Fleetwood win 4-3 on pens)

Wintle 32

                                       Holt 52

Grimsby Town 0-2 Rochdale

                                Rathbone 39

                                Rathbone 79

Leeds United 2-1 Bolton Wanderers

Bamford 27

Saiz 35

                                Oztumer 52

Macclesfield Town 1-1 Bradford City (Macclesfield win 4-2 on pens)

Kelleher 60

                                         Colville 62

Mansfield Town 6-1 Accrington Stanley

                                    Finley 6

Walker pen 9

Walker pen 13

Khan 16

Walker 45+2

Rose 66

Hamilton 90+4

Middlesbrough 3-3 Notts County (Middlesbrough win 4-3 on pens)

                                  Crawford 20

Fletcher 27

                                   Stead 34

Mahmutovic 44

                                   Stead 63

Oldham Athletic 0-2 Derby County

                                   Graham og 36

                                   Mount 70

Port Vale 0-4 Lincoln City

                       Shackell 5

                       Green pen 48

                       O'Connor 80

                        Akinde 82

Preston North End 3-1 Morecambe

Baker 14                     

Moult 33

                                        Mandeville 45+2

Burke 58

Rotherham United 3-1 Wigan Athletic

Proctor 37

Ajayi 42

Proctor 64

                                         Vaughan 74

Scunthorpe United 1-2 Doncaster Rovers

                                        Wilks 36

                                        Andrew 56

Humphrys 90+2

Sheffield United 1-1 Hull City (Hull win 5-4 on pens)

                                   Toral 18

Sharp 75

Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Burton Albion

Whalley 27               

                                      Templeton 45

                                      Akins pen 64

Tranmere Rovers 1-3 Walsall

                                      Ferrier 29

                                     Ginnelly 64

                                      Ismail 68

Cole 80

Bristol City 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

                          Songo'o 27

Bristol Rovers 2-1 Crawley Town

Bennett 32

Clarke 84

                                 Connolly 88

Cambridge United 1-4 Newport County

                                       Amond 18

                                       Amond 22

                                       Matt 49

                                       Semenyo 86

Azeez pen 90

Cheltenham Town 2-2 Colchester United (Cheltenham win 6-5 on pens)

Broom 1

Thomas pen 71

                                         Szmodics 79

                                          Norris 80

Exeter City 1-1 Ipswich Town (Exeter win 4-2 on pens)

                          Jackson 37

Brown 64

Millwall 0-0 Gillingham (Millwall win 3-1 on pens)


Milton Keynes Dons 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Asonganyi 7

Watson 16

Cummings og 71

Norwich City 3-1 Stevenage

Stiepermann 27     

                              Ball 40

Zimmerman 83

Pukki 89

Oxford United 2-0 Coventry City

Browne 39

Whyte 50

Portsmouth 1-2 AFC Wimbledon

Burgess 49

                            Pigott 76

                            Walkes og 88

Queens Park Rangers 2-0 Peterborough United

Freeman 3

Wszolek 6

Southend United 2-4 Brentford

                                     Forss 42

Robinson 62

                                     Jeanvier 64

                                     Benrahma 67

                                     Mokotjo 85

Swindon Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

                                 Campbell 60

Wycombe Wanderers 1-1 Northampton Town (Wycombe win 7-6 on pens)

Willams 50                            Hoskins 82

Yeovil Town 0-1 Aston Villa

                             Hourihane 77

Reading 2-0 Birmingham City

Meite 11

Swift 72

West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Luton Town

Burke 62


Thursday 16th August 2018:


Sunderland 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday

                            Matias 29

                            Reach 79


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Three: Barnsley v AFC Wimbledon, Saturday 18th August 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Four: Rochdale v Barnsley, Tuesday 21st August 2018. Kick-Off: 7:45pm