Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Barnsley

A comprehensive away victory for the Reds who made it three successive wins for the fifth time this season, the most this has occurred since 1954-1955 (7)

The game was all but sewn up within the first 28 minutes with Barnsley 3-0 up, it is the earliest they have netted three goals in a game since October 2005 when Daniel Nardiello (8), Martin Devaney (12) and Chris Shuker (14) scored in a 4-0 win over Oldham.

The Reds have opened the scoring in 10 away league games, the most in one season since 2016-2017 (11)

Jacob Brown has now scored eight goals this season - five of which have come away from home.

Brown and Alex Mowatt have scored in successive games, the first time two players have done this since January when Kieffer Moore and Cauley Woodrow netted against Wimbledon and Rochdale.

Woodrow opened the scoring to put him on 18 goals for the season, joint level with Moore.

It is the first time two Reds players have scored 18+ goals since 1962/63 (Tony Leighton (24) and Ken Oliver (19)

There are seven players who have scored more than five goals for Barnsley this season - Moore 18, Woodrow 18, Brown 8, Mowatt 8, Brad Potts 7, Mamadou Thiam 7, Cameron McGeehan 6.

Barnsley won on both Good Friday and Easter Monday for the first time since 2005 when they won 3-1 at Luton on the Friday and then defeated Walsall 3-2 at home three days later.

Barnsley have now won exactly half of their away games so far this season (11/22), their most away league wins in a season since 2015-2016 (also 11)

The Reds have kept 11 shut-outs on the road this season, their most EVER in a season and have kept 21 league clean sheets in total, another club record!

Barnsley have gone successive league game without receiving a booking for the first time since September - v Gillingham and Walsall.

It is the first time since the 3rd November that a Barnsley league game did not see a card shown for either team.

Kyle Letheren was the Plymouth goalkeeper who conceded the goals, he made one substitute appearance in an FA Cup Third Round tie against Blackpool in the famous season of 2007-2008 during a three year spell at Oakwell between 2006 and 2009

This was Barnsley's biggest ever winning margin at Plymouth and they have won three of their last five visits - one of the ones they did not win, a 0-0 draw in 2010 came after their original meeting was abandoned with the Reds 4-1 up!

This was Barnsley's 25th league win of the season, their most in a season since 1954-1955 when they won 30 as they took the Division Three North title.

This also took them onto 88 points, their most EVER in a single season.

The Reds move onto 77 league goals for the season (38 at home and 39 away) which is the most since 1999-2000 (88)

Barnsley had 11 shots on target, their most away from home since Gillingham in February (14)

The Reds won nine corners, their most on the road since Wimbledon in January (10)

 

Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies (C)

22. Jordan Williams

5. Ethan Pinnock

6. Liam Lindsay

23. Dani Pinillos

8. Cameron McGeehan

27. Alex Mowatt

33. Jacob Brown

21. Mike Bähre

26. Mamadou Thiam

9. Cauley Woodrow

Substitutes:

19. Kieffer Moore (for Thiam 69)

7. Ryan Hedges (for Bähre 79)

20. Callum Styles (for Woodrow 79)

Unused Substitutes:

3. Zeki Fryers, 13. Jack Walton, 15. Jordan Green, 18. Adam Jackson.

 

Plymouth Team

21. Kyle Letheren

26. Oscar Threlkeld

20. Lloyd James

3. Gary Sawyer (C)

8. David Fox

4. Yann Songo'o

10. Graham Carey

7. Antoni Sarcevic

11. Ruben Lameiras

9. Ryan Taylor

Substitutions:

6. Jamie Ness (for Fox 80)

13. Paul Anderson (for Lameiras 80)

29. Alex Fletcher (for Taylor 80)

Unused Substitutes:

1. Matt Macey, 14. Niall Canavan, 17. Lionel Ainsworth, 23. Ashley Smith-Brown

Plymouth manager Derek Adams said:

“It’s a difficult one because, to get ourselves back in the game, we would have had to score very quickly after the break and we didn’t do that. We also had to be aware we couldn’t concede any more goals.“

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see them in the Championship next year,”

“Woodrow up front is excellent, he doesn’t just play up front, he comes in to holes to play in the midfield players, one goes forward, one goes deep, it wasn’t any surprise to us. They are just a very strong side.”

 

Match Reports:

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League One results:

Monday 22nd April 2019:

Portsmouth 2-1 Coventry City

                            Hiwula-Mayifuila 9

Naylor 66

Pitman 83

Southend United 3-2 Burton Albion

Mantom 18

Bunn 48

                                     Brayford 60

Dieng 77

                                     Harness 86

Blackpool 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Spearing pen 31

                         Evans 37

Delfouneso 90+4

Bradford City 1-1 Gillingham

Mellor 10

                              Hanlan 53

Bristol Rovers 0-1 Rochdale

                                Hamilton 82

Charlton Athletic 4-0 Scunthorpe United

Dijksteel 24

Aribo 57

Vetokele 63

Taylor 66

Peterborough United 1-1 Sunderland

                                           Power 87

Godden 90+1

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 BARNSLEY

                                    Woodrow 15

                                    Brown 21

                                    Mowatt 28

Shrewsbury Town 2-3 Oxford United

                                      Whyte 6

Norburn pen 17

Docherty 40

                                      Whyte 72

                                      Whyte 78

Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Walsall

McCarthy 54

 

Tuesday 23rd April 2019:

Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Accrington Stanley

                                      McConville 17

                                      Smyth 44

Andrew 90

Luton Town 2-2 AFC Wimbledon

Lee 8

                           Pigott 28

Collins 39

                          Seddon 90+3

 

Barnsley remain in 2nd place in Sky Bet League One with 88 points from 43 games. We are 22 points inside the Play-Offs, 2 points inside the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points off First Place and 42 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 23/04/19

 

Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Forty Five: Barnsley v Blackpool, Saturday 27th April 2019. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Forty Six: Bristol Rovers v Barnsley, Saturday 4th May 2019. Kick-Off: 5:30pm