Lincoln City 2-2 Barnsley

Last updated : 26 November 2023 By Rob Miles

Barnsley were just two minutes plus injury time away from winning a match from 1-0 down for the first time in exactly two years but instead conceded their latest equaliser since March 2022 against Stoke.

Lincoln’s opener came from the penalty spot – the sixth league goal the Reds have conceded from in this way in 2023-2024, the most in a season since conceding from eight in 2016-2017.

It is seven penalty goals in all competitions, matching the total of 2022-2023.

They have conceded from a penalty in each of their last three away league matches and it has been the opening goal in all three games.

Barnsley have conceded at least twice in each of their past two away leagues matches having not conceded more than once in any of the previous seven.

The two goals they scored themselves put them on 15 on their travels in League One in 2023-2024, only Stevenage and Oxford with 16 have netted more away from home.

Overall Barnsley have conceded at least twice in three successive league games for the first time since the final three league games of 2022-2023.

Lincoln’s opener was the fifth league goal Barnsley have conceded in  the opening ten minutes this season, three of which have come from the penalty spot, they only conceded twice in the league in this timeframe last season and one of those was the season finale against Peterborough.

John McAtee is the second player after Devante Cole to both score and assist in a game this season.

Barnsley have failed to win any of their last four meetings with Lincoln in all competitions (D2 L2) with this match the first time Barnsley had even scored in that run.

Prior to these four games they had won three of the previous four but they are the only wins in the last 15 clashes.

Barnsley are though unbeaten in their last four visits to Lincoln (W2 D2) and have lost only three of the last 11 trips (W5 D3)


Barnsley Team:

23. Ben Killip

6. Mael de Gevigney

26. Jamie McCart

2. Jordan Williams

20. Callum Styles

8. Herbie Kane

48. Luca Connell

7. Nicky Cadden

17. Barry Cotter

44. Devante Cole

45. John McAtee


9. Sam Cosgrove (for Styles 66)

30. Adam Phillips (for McAtee 79)

4. Kacper Lopata (for Cotter 86)

3. Jon Russell (for Connell 87)

Unused Substitutes:

50. Kieran Flavell, 29. Owen Dodgson, 12. Fabio Jalo.


Lincoln Team:

1. Lukas Jensen

5. Adam Jackson

22. Timothy Eyoma

25. Alex Mitchell

6. Ethan Erhahon

16. Jack Burroughs

8. Alistair Smith

2. Lasse Sorensen

27. Jovon Makama

14. Daniel Mandroiu

21. Hakeeb Adelakun


10. Teddy Bishop (for Smith 64)

29. Jack Vale (for Makama 64)

17. Dylan Duffy (for Sorensen 74)

30. Olamide Shodipo (for Adelakun 77)

Unused Substitutes:

 12. Jordan Wright, 3.Jaden Brown, 37. Gbolahan Okewoye.


SkyBet League One Results:


Bolton Wanderers (1st) 7-0 Exeter City (20th)

Iredale 34

Adeboyejo 43

Maghoma 55

Charles 63

Charles 74

Dempsey 87

Nlundulu 90+2

Carlisle United (22nd) 1-1 Charlton Athletic (10th)

                                          Blackett-Taylor 54

Lavelle 62

Cheltenham Town (23rd) 2-0 Oxford United (3rd)

Street 34

Goodwin 76

Derby County (6th) 2-1 Bristol Rovers (11th)

Hunt og 66

                                     Martin 87

Mendez-Laing 90

Fleetwood Town (21st) 0-3 Stevenage (4th)

                                            Reid 8

                                            Thompson 56

                                            List 90+5

Leyton Orient (14th) 1-1 Wigan Athletic (18th)

Forde 18

                                       Humphrys 45+1

Lincoln City (9th) 2-2 BARNSLEY (8th)

Mandroiu pen 5

                                  Cotter 68

                                  McAtee 72

Eyoma 88

Northampton Town (15th) 2-1 Cambridge United (16th)

Bowie 49

Hoskins 55

                                               Ahadme 77

Peterborough United (5th) 4-0 Burton Albion (17th)

Randall 6

Mason-Clark 44

Stockton og 61

Poku 66

Portsmouth (2nd) 0-4 Blackpool (7th)

                                   Dale 9

                                   Beesley 56

                                   Hamilton 74

                                   Morgan 87

Shrewsbury Town (12th) 2-1 Port Vale (19th)

Mata 28

Udoh 48

                                             Garrity 57

Wycombe Wanderers (13th) 1-2 Reading (24th)

                                                    Smith 30

Phillips 32

                                                    Wing 41


Barnsley lie in 8th place in Sky Bet League One with 27 points from 17 games. We are 2 points off the Play-Offs, 8 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 10 points off First Place and 12 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 26/11/23


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Eighteen: Barnsley v Wycombe Wanderers, Tuesday 28th November 2023. Kick Off: 7:45pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One: Reading v Barnsley, Saturday 9th December 2023. Kick Off: 3pm