Bolton Wanderers 1-1 Barnsley

Last updated : 06 February 2024 By Rob Miles

Barnsley fought their way to a hard earned draw against fellow promotion contenders Bolton by extending their record-breaking away run. The Reds have never before been this far into a season with just a solitary league defeat on the road and nobody else in the top four divisions has as little as one defeat on the road at this stage.

However they don’t currently have the best away record in League One with their total of 27 points bettered by Portsmouth and Derby who both have 32.

Barnsley took the lead after just five minutes through a very familiar source in Devante Cole, the earliest the Reds have led away from home in the league this season since the 23rd September when Callum Styles netted after four minutes at Northampton.

It was Cole’s 17th league goal of 2023-2024 which puts him top of the division’s scorers this season, one ahead of Stevenage’s Jamie Reid and Charlton’s Alfie May.

It is the most league goals in a season for a Barnsley player since Kieffer Moore also scored 17 in 2018-2019, the last Barnsley player to net more was Sam Winnall with 21 in 2015-2016 (and he ended up with 23 following the play-offs)

This was the 19th time Cole has opened the scoring for Barnsley since his initial debut for the club in August 2014.

Cole’s goal was Barnsley’s 53rd in the league this season, only Peterborough (56) have netted more in League One this season.

This was Barnsley’s eighth league draw of the season, five of which have finished 1-1 (and the other three 2-2)

Mael de Gevigney was yellow carded after just three minutes, the earliest booking for the Reds this season and indeed earliest since Ryan Kent was also yellow carded after three minutes at Birmingham in December 2016.

Barnsley have drawn each of their last three league meetings (including playoffs) at Bolton (with a 2-1 FA Cup win sandwiched in between)

They have now failed to win any of the last 12 league clashes (D8 L4) with their last league success there coming in May 1994.


Barnsley Team:

1. Liam Roberts

6. Mael de Gevigney 

43. Josh Earl

2. Jordan Williams

17. Barry Cotter

8. Herbie Kane

7. Nicky Cadden

48. Luca Connell

30. Adam Phillips

44. Devante Cole 

45. John McAtee


22. Corey O’Keeffe (for Cotter 68)

11. Conor Grant (for Kane 81)

Unused Substitutes:

23. Ben Killip, 5. Donovan Pines, 3. Jon Russell, 36. Max Watters, 9.Sam Cosgrove.


Bolton Team:

1. Nathan Baxter

21. Caleb Taylor

3. Jack Iredale

18. Eoin Toal

26. Zach Ashworth

12. Josh Dacres-Cogley

22. Kyle Dempsey

19. Paris Maghoma

8. Josh Sheehan

10. Dion Charles

14. Victor Adeboyejo


28. Aaron Collins (for Charles 63)

9. Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (for Adeboyejo 63)

20. Calvin Ramsay (for Taylor 68)

16. Aaron Morley (for Sheehan 74)

Unused Substitutes:

17. Nathanael Ogbeta, 35. Cameron Jerome, 7. Carlos Mendes Gomes.


SkyBet League One Results:


Oxford United (7th) 1-1 Reading (21st)

Harris 32

                                        Brown og 76

Bolton Wanderers (3rd) 1-1 BARNSLEY (5th)

                                               Cole 5

Ashworth 64

Burton Albion (18th) 0-1 Lincoln City (12th)

                                          Hackett-Fairchild 54

Charlton Athletic (19th) 0-1 Derby County (2nd)

                                               Mendez-Laing 31

Cheltenham Town (22nd) 1-3 Wycombe Wanderers (15th)

                                                 Grimmer 20

                                                 McCleary 29

                                                 Davies og 49

Taylor 58

Exeter City (17th) 0-1 Bristol Rovers (10th)

                                    Aguilera 15

Fleetwood Town (23rd) 3-0 Port Vale (20th)

Stockley 8

Coughlan 65

Broom 90+4

Leyton Orient (9th) 3-2 Carlisle United (24th)

                                        Vela 21

Forde 40

Forde 45+4

Sotiriou 58

                                       Maguire pen 90+5

Peterborough United (4th) 2-3 Wigan Athletic (13th)

                                                     Aasgaard 20

                                                     Magennis 52

                                                      Aasgaard 85

Knight 90+1

Jones 90+4

Portsmouth (1st) 4-1 Northampton Town (11th)

Ogilvie 7

Lane 16

Lane 58

Lang 71

                                    Leonard 89

Shrewsbury Town (16th) 1-2 Cambridge United (14th)

Udoh 12

                                                 Taylor 14

                                                 Taylor 46

Stevenage (6th) 1-0 Blackpool (8th)

Forster-Caskey 85


Barnsley lie in 5th place in Sky Bet League One with 53 points from 29 games. We are 2 points inside the Play-Offs, 6 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 10 points off First Place and 25 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 3/2/24


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty: Barnsley v Leyton Orient, Saturday 10th February 2024. Kick Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty One: Stevenage v Barnsley, Tuesday 13th February 2024. Kick Off: 7:45pm