Bristol City 3-1 Barnsley

Last updated : 06 August 2017 By Rob Miles
Barnsley lost their opening game of the season for the fifth season in a row, with an aggregate score of 4-15.

They have lost seven of the last ten and have picked up a total of five points over the last 10 seasons on the opening day, the worst record of all 92 current clubs in the football league pyramid.

The Reds haven’t won away on the opening day since 1996 when they defeated West Brom 2-1 and nine months later were promoted to the Premier League. Since then they have played away first 11 times, losing eight.

Barnsley conceded two first half goals and were therefore 2-0 down on the opening day for the first time since 2009- they came back to draw that game 2-2 however at Sheffield Wednesday.

They conceded three goals in the opening half hour of a match for the first time since 1998, another game they went on to lose 3-1, against Swindon.

Including play-off matches Barnsley emerged victorious 28 times in 2016 – a club record for one calendar year- they have won just five so far in 2017 and including the end of last season they have now won only two of their last 19 games.

This defeat, incidentally, was Barnsley 1800th in the league, they become only the third team ever to lose this amount. Two more defeats will see them reach 2000 in all competitions.

They have conceded three times in each of their past four away matches, losing all four.

Barnsley made a half time substitution in this game (Adam Hammill for Tom Bradshaw), it is the first time they have made a change at the break since their last trip to Ashton Gate- in April when Callum Evans replaced the injured Marc Roberts.

Barnsley have conceded at least three times at Ashton Gate in seven of their last 10 visits. They have conceded a total of 31 goals in those 10 visits.

The Reds have failed to win any of their past 16 trips to Ashton Gate, their last victory coming in 1993.

Only five players (Davies, MacDonald, Jackson, Moncur and Bradshaw) started the final game of 2016-2017 and the first game of 2017-2018.

Bristol City had 11 shots on target, that is more than any team had against Barnsley last season.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Jason McCarthy (Y)

Angus MacDonald

Adam Jackson

Andy Yiadom

Brad Potts

Joe Williams

George Moncur

Alex Mowatt

Ike Ugbo

Tom Bradshaw


Adam Hammill (Y) (for Bradshaw 45)

Ryan Hedges (for Potts 63)

Stefan Payne (for Ugbo 79)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Ethan Pinnock, Jared Bird, Jacob Brown.


Match Reports:

Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results: (number in brackets denotes league position)

Friday 4th August 2017:

Nottingham Forest  1-0 Millwall

McKay 41

Sunderland 1-1 Derby

                           Johnson 11

Grabban pen 42

Saturday 5th August 2017:

Bristol City (1) 3-1 BARNSLEY (23)

Reid 16

Diedhiou 25

Reid 30

                            Hedges 90+3

Burton (19) 0-1 Cardiff (4)

                    Zohore 87

Fulham (12) 1-1 Norwich (14)

Martin og 25

                      Oliveira 88

Ipswich (5) 1-0 Birmingham (17)

Garner 50

Preston (7) 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday (22)

Johnson pen 79

QPR (2) 2-0 Reading (24)

Washington 22, pen 59

Sheffield United (8) 1-0 Brentford (18)

Sharp 39

Wolves (9) 1-0 Middlesbrough (20)

Bonatini 33

Aston Villa (10) 1-1 Hull (13)

Agbonlahor 7

                           Bowen 62


Sunday 6th August 2017:

Bolton (16) 2-3 Leeds (3)

                   Phillips 7

                   Wood 30

Madine 39

                   Phillips 42

Le Fondre pen 67


Barnsley lie in 23rd place in the Sky Bet Championship with 0 points from 1 game.

We are 3 points outside the Play-Offs, 3 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points off First place and inside the Relegation Zone on Goal Difference.

Up to 06/08/17


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Carabao Cup First Round: Barnsley v Morecambe, Tuesday 8th August 2017. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.


Adult Advance: £10

Adult Matchday: £12

Concession Advance: £5

Concession Matchday: £6     

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Four: Sheffield United v Barnsley: Saturday 19th August 2017. Kick-Off: 12:15


Adults: £32

Over 60’s: £26

Full Time Students: £21

Age 18-21: £21

Under 18: £17