Burton Albion 3-1 Barnsley

Last updated : 07 April 2019 By Rob Miles

Barnsley’s long unbeaten run ended one game short of equaling the club record as they lost at Burton Albion for the first time ever.

Three of Barnsley's eight defeats this season in all competitions have now been by a 3-1 scoreline - at Blackpool in the EFL Cup and also Shrewsbury in the league back in October.

The Reds went behind after just five minutes, the earliest they have conceded since that 3-1 reverse at Shrewsbury where they fell behind after two minutes.

It was the first time in 12 matches that Barnsley have conceded the opening goal in a game, since the 2-2 draw at Oxford at the end of January.

Barnsley have conceded five goals in their last two matches - prior to this they conceded five in 12.

It is the first time the Reds have conceded more than once in successive games since October when they lost 2-0 at Charlton and then 3-1 at Shrewsbury.

It is the eighth time in 41 league games that Barnsley have conceded more than once and is the third time this season they have conceded more than twice - also at Shrewsbury and Sunderland.

Despite this Barnsley do still have the best defensive record in the Football League (33 conceded), one goal less than League One leaders Luton.

Burton sealed the game with goals after 81 and 89 minutes, the first time Barnsley have conceded twice in the last ten minutes of a match since April 2018 when Bolton netted after 82 and 85 in a 2-2 draw at Oakwell.

It is also the first time since that match that there has been three goals in the last ten minutes of a Barnsley game after Cauley Woodrow netted an 85th penalty yesterday (Oli McBurnie netted a last minute equaliser v Bolton)

This was the 13th game Woodrow has scored in for Barnsley this season (all comps) and the first time the Reds have lost.

This was the first time Barnsley have ever lost at Burton (from four visits) and the first time they have even been behind in a game there.

Barnsley were behind at half-time for the seventh time in the league this season and they have never come back to win.

Indeed they have failed to win any of the last THIRTY SEVEN league games in which they have been trailing at half time. last doing so at Crewe in February 2016 when they turned a 1-0 half time deficit into a 2-1 win.

Burton Albion have recorded three consecutive league victories for the first time since April 2018, when they won three in a row and then lost at Preston on the final day to be relegated.

They are the first team to score against Barnsley on their home patch in five games - thus denying the Reds from equaling a club record of five away league games without conceding.

This was also Barnsley's first league defeat of 2019 having previously gone unbeaten in their first 16 league games of a calendar year for the first time since 1933-1934.


Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies (C)

23. Dani Pinillos

6. Liam Lindsay

5. Ethan Pinnock

12. Dimitri Cavare

8. Cameron McGeehan

27. Alex Mowatt

33. Jacob Brown

26. Mamadou Thiam

7. Ryan Hedges

9. Cauley Woodrow 


21. Mike Bähre (for Thiam 59)

20. Callum Styles (for Brown 59)

29. Victor Adeboyejo (for Pinillos 84)

Unused Substitutes:

13. Jack Walton, 18. Adam Jackson, 22. Jordan Willams, 28. Ben Williams.


Burton Team

40. Bradley Collins

2. John Brayford

5. Kyle McFadzean

3. Jake Buxton (C)

26. Colin Daniel

4. Jamie Allen

7. Scott Fraser

23. Stephen Quinn

16. Marcus Harness

27. Liam Boyce 

10. Lucas Akins


12. Ben Fox (for Fraser 78)

22. Kieran Wallace (for Allen 90+1)

18. Will Miller (for Boyce 90+4)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Stephen Bywater, 15. Alex Bradley, 19. Reece Hutchinson, 21. Josh Clarke.

Burton manager Nigel Clough said:

"It was a very high standard League One game and you can see why Barnsley are right up there challenging for automatic promotion as they are such a good team. They press you home and away the same and put you under a lot of pressure. But we withstood it and caused them problems when we had the opportunity.

"We started brilliantly, got the goal and could have had a penalty when Liam Boyce was booked. We thought it was handball just before that and then Liam went for the second ball and I think nine times out of ten you get those.

"We got the second goal, looked like we were cruising and then there is a penalty against you and we are still not sure what it is for.

"Despite one or two decisions going against us today we still got the three points and just about deserved it."


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League One results:

Saturday 6th April 2019:

AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Accrington Stanley

Pigott 21

                                   Clark 34

Bradford City 0-1 Doncaster Rovers

                              Wilks 73

Burton Albion 3-1 BARNSLEY

Allen 5

Boyce 81

                               Woodrow pen 85

Harness 89

Fleetwood Town 2-2 Southend United

                                   Bunn 21

Evans 59

                                   Hyam 80

Evans pen 84

Luton Town 2-2 Blackpool

Collins 6

                            Kirby 30

                            Virtue-Thick 62

Cummings 86

Peterborough United 2-0 Gillingham

Maddison pen 57

Godden 85

Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Charlton Athletic

                                    Taylor 41

                                    Canavan og 49

Rochdale 1-2 Sunderland

Henderson 28

                       Wyke 56

                       Honeyman 89

Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Scunthorpe United

                                           Wootton 22

Hammill og 84

Walsall 1-3 Oxford United

                    Dickie 21

Cook 26

                    Garbutt 63

                    Sinclair 90+5

Wycombe Wanderers 2-3 Portsmouth

                                                 Lowe 17

                                            Pitman 46

Bean 55

                                            Pitman 60

Kashket 82

Sunday 7th April 2019:

Coventry City 0-0 Bristol Rovers


Barnsley remain in 2nd place in Sky Bet League One with 79 points from 41 games. We are 18 points inside the Play-Offs, Goal Difference inside the Automatic Promotion Places, 8 points off First Place and 36 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 07/04/19


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Forty Two: Barnsley v Fleetwood Town, Saturday 13th April 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Forty Four: Plymouth Argyle v Barnsley, Monday 22nd April 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm