Nottingham Forest 0-1 Barnsley

Barnsley have now won five of their past seven matches, losing just one.

They have won three of their last four on the road and have lost just one of the last six away from Oakwell.

This was Barnsley’s sixth away win of the season, already more than they won in the whole of their four previous seasons at this level.

Indeed the last time The Reds won more than six away games in the second tier was the 1999-2000 season when they reached the play-off final and won nine on the road.

Conor Hourihane’s incredible 88th minute winner was the 20th goal they have scored on the road this season, only Newcastle have netted more (22) and they need only three more to beat their entire away goals tally in their last season in the Championship.

It was also the 14th goal Barnsley have scored in the final ten minutes of a game this season, the same amount as they managed in the whole of last season (not including playoffs)

Barnsley have now kept five clean sheets away from home, their most at this level since also keeping five in the whole of 2008-2009

This was Barnsley’s 25th league game of the season and the seventh that has been goal-less at half time- they have gone on to win three of them.

Nottingham Forest failed to muster a single shot on target- the first time Barnsley have gone away and not conceded a shot on target since September 2007 when neither The Reds or their opponents Stoke managed to test either goalkeeper in a 0-0 draw.

Barnsley forced seven corners compared to Forest’s four; the first time in four matches that Barnsley had more corners than their opponents.

Barnsley have now won the first league game of a calendar year for the third year in a row and are unbeaten since a 2-1 defeat on New Year’s Day 2013 at Peterborough.

Barnsley won at the City Ground for the first time in 11 years. A Marc Richards double in front of the Sky cameras had earned a 2-0 victory en route to promotion from League One in January 2006. Since then The Reds had lost three and drawn three there.

Ryan Williams made only his second ever league start for Barnsley since signing permanently in July 2015, his only previous start was in a 4-1 win over Swindon in September 2015.

George Moncur was on the bench after a fruitless loan spell at Peterborough where he made only five league starts in four months. It was his first appearance in a Barnsley squad since the 4-0 win over Rotherham on the 27th August.

Barnsley and Forest last met at the end of November when Barnsley were defeated 5-2 at Oakwell, since then The Reds have won five out of seven whilst Forest have lost five out of seven.

Barnsley have now won six away games (compared to five at home) but lost five (compared to four at home) meaning they have picked up 19 points both at Oakwell and on the road. Also, they have scored more at home (23-20) but have conceded less away (16-21)


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Andy Yiadom

Adam Jackson

Angus MacDonald

James Bree

Adam Hammill

Conor Hourihane

Josh Scowen

Ryan Kent

Ryan Williams

Tom Bradshaw


Marley Watkins (for Kent 45)

Sam Winnall (for Bradshaw 62)

Adam Armstrong (for Williams 81)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Aidy White, Callum Brown, George Moncur.


Match Reports:


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Sky Bet Championship results:

Monday 2nd January 2017:

Birmingham 1-3 Brentford

Jutkiewicz 23       Hogan 54, Davis og 73, Yennaris 87

Blackburn 1-0 Newcastle

Mulgrew 74

Bristol City 2-3 Reading

Abraham 27,    Kelly 72, Kermorgant 86, 90+3

pen 74

Burton 0-1 Preston

                     Clarke 45+1

Cardiff 1-0 Aston Villa

Ralls 16

Fulham 1-2 Brighton

Piazon 55    Hemed pen 74, Dunk 75

Leeds 3-0 Rotherham

Bartley 47

Wood 66, 79

Norwich 3-0 Derby

Oliveira 15, 78, 80

Nottingham Forest 0-1 BARNSLEY

                                          Hourihane 88

QPR 2-1 Ipswich

Sylla 30  Lawrence 48

Wszolek 83

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Wolves

Wigan 0-1 Huddersfield

                    Wells 80


Barnsley lie in 8th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 38 points from 25 games.

We are 4 points outside the Play-Offs, 14 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 16 points off First place and 14 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 3/1/17


Next Up:

On The Road:

FA Cup Third Round: Blackpool v Barnsley: Saturday 7th January 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm


Adult: £15
Over 60: £10
Under 19: £5

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Twenty-Six: Barnsley v Leeds United, Saturday 21st January 2016. Kick-Off: 5:30pm.



Adult: £36

Over 65: £24

17-21 years: £24

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5