Bristol City 3-2 Barnsley

Last updated : 24 April 2017 By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)
Barnsley have now won only two of their last 16 matches since the closing of the January transfer window- losing seven.

Prior to this they had won eight out of 16.

Barnsley have scored twice in each of their last three away matches but have won only one and losing two.

Barnsley had won all seven away matches they had opened the scoring in prior to the beginning of March. They have opened the scoring in four of the six away matches they have played since then, but lost three.

Therefore in total, The Reds have opened the scoring in 11 matches on the road this season – exactly 50%, (exactly the same as last season, 11 out of 23).

This is the first time Barnsley have opened the scoring in successive away games but still gone on to lose both since 2006 when they opened the scoring at Norwich but lost 5-1 and then went 2-0 up at Burnley but lost 4-2.

In total Barnsley have opened the scoring in their last four matches home and away but have won only one (D1 L2). It is the first time they have opened the scoring in four successive matches since Dec 2015 to Feb 2016 when they scored first in seven successive games, and won them all!

Tammy Abraham scored Bristol City’s first equaliser which means he has scored against Barnsley both home and away this season, he is only the second player to do so in 2016-2017, with Fulham’s Chris Martin being the other. If fit Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle is the only other player who can still achieve this feat.

Barnsley conceded at least three second half goals for the third time this season (and the second in the space of three matches) Ipswich and Wigan are the only sides it has happened against with Ipswich scoring four after the break on the opening day. Incidentally Barnsley have scored twice in each of those games.

Barnsley have now scored 32 away goals themselves this season, only Fulham (38) and Newcastle (34) have scored more.

It is the most away goals they have scored at this level since 1999-2000 (40)

This result continues Barnsley’s wretched record at Bristol City, they have now lost 10 of their last 15 and have failed to win any of those. Their last victory at Ashton Gate came back in October 1993 and that is only one of four victories they have managed at the home of the Robins in 46 trips.

In Bristol (against City and Rovers) Barnsley have managed only six wins from 59 games, drawing 14 and losing 39.

It was another high-scoring clash between Barnsley and Bristol City. Both teams have scored at least twice in each of the past five meetings (prior to this clash, each of the last three had finished 2-2) In the 11 meetings this decade there has now been 50 goals scored and Bristol City have now netted two or more in 11 of the last 13 meetings.

Prior to the 8th April, Barnsley had gone eight games without scoring a first half goal; they have now scored before half time in four successive matches for the first time since the last four games of last season (the final day at Wigan, and three play-off matches)

George Moncur is the fifth Barnsley player to score and assist in the same game this season (although he may try and claim the first goal as his shot was deflected in by Mowatt). Conor Hourihane, Marley Watkins, Saidy Janko and Ryan Kent are the others.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Saidy Janko

Marc Roberts

Angus MacDonald

Gethin Jones

George Moncur

Josh Scowen

Alex Mowatt

Ryan Kent

Marley Watkins

Adam Armstrong


Callum Evans (for Roberts 45)

Tom Bradshaw (for Mowatt 75)

Elliott Lee (for Armstrong 84)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Ryan Williams, Will Smith, Ryan Hedges.


Match Reports:


Official Website



Sky Bet Championship results:

Friday 21st April 2017:

Norwich 2-0 Brighton

Stockdale og

18, 39


Saturday 22nd April 2017:

Brentford 3-1 QPR

Barbet 31       

                          Lynch 62

Jota pen 60

Jota 64

Bristol City 3-2 BARNSLEY

                            Mowatt 37

Abraham 53

                             Moncur 64

Paterson 69

Flint 74

Burton 2-1 Leeds

Sordell 75  

Kightly 77

                        Bartley 80

Huddersfield 1-4 Fulham

Lowe pen 4          

                                 Malone 16

                                 Cairney pen 20

                                 Johansen 36,45

Nottingham Forest 3-2 Reading

Assombalonga 31,47    

Carayol 54

                                           Kermorgant 58,74


Rotherham 1-0 Ipswich

Adeyemi 79

Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Derby

                                        Bent 48

Fletcher 58                          

Hooper 64


Wigan 0-0 Cardiff

Wolves 0-0 Blackburn


Sunday 23rd April 2017:

Aston Villa 1-0 Birmingham

Agbonlahor 68

Monday 24th April 2017:

Newcastle 4-1 Preston (Newcastle are promoted)

Perez 7

                        Hugill 14

Atsu 45

Ritchie pen 65

Perez 67



Barnsley lie in 14th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 57 points from 44 games.

We are 19 points outside the Play-Offs, 31 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 35 points off First place and 12 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 24/04/17


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty-Five: Barnsley v Burton Albion, Saturday 29th April 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm.


Category D:

Adult: £23

Over 65: £16

Age 17-21: £16

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5     


On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Forty-Six: Newcastle United v Barnsley: Sunday 7th May 2017. Kick-Off: 12noon


Adults: £32

Over 65’s: £26

Full Time Students: £16

Under 18’s: £16