Port Vale 0-1 Barnsley

Barnsley have now won TEN away league games this season, the first time they have managed this for 61 years! The last time they won as many as ten on the road was in 1955-1955 when they won 12 en route to winning the Third Division North title.

This was their fourth on the bounce away from Oakwell and their EIGHTH in TEN.

It’s not the first time they have won four in a row on the road this season mind, prior to these four they drew at Bury and lost at Gillingham but had won each of the four before that.

Barnsley have kept six clean sheets away from home this season all of which have arrived in the last nine away games. They also kept six away clean sheets in the whole of last season.

In total they have kept 13 clean sheets now in 2015-2016 again the same as the entire amount in 2014-2015.

The Reds have kept ten clean sheets 15 league outings, prior to this they had failed to keep one for 18 matches in all competitions.

Barnsley are now only ten points shy of their entire points total that they gained in 2005-2006 when they won promotion from League One… with 21 points still to play for.

However they have now won more games than they did that season. This was their 19th of the season (compared to 18 in 05-06) It is the first time they have won this many since the Division One Play-Off season of 1999-2000 when they won 24.

They now have the same points total that they gained from 46 games last season.

Conor Hourihane netted Barnsley’s sixth goal before the tenth minute of a match this season.

Seven of Hourihane’s last eight goals have now come away from Oakwell.

Barnsley were ahead at half-time for the 14th time this season.

Barnsley put to bed one of their longstanding hoodoo’s. It was 20 years since they last won at Port Vale. Since then they had visited Burslem eight times, losing six, including the last five.

This win however ties the overall head to head tally up at 36 wins a piece.

This is the first time Barnsley have won their game prior to a Wembley visit. In 2000 they lost 2-1 at home to Birmingham (although they had won 4-0 in the first leg) and lost 2-1 at Burnley in the league in 2008 before travelling down for the FA Cup Semi-Final.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Aidy White (YC)

Marc Roberts

Alfie Mawson

George Williams

Adam Hammill

Josh Brownhill

Conor Hourihane (YC)

Josh Scowen

Ashley Fletcher

Ivan Toney (YC)


Shaun Tuton (for Toney 62)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, James Bree, Lewin Nyatanga, Otis Khan, Jak McCourt,  Harry Chapman.


Sky Bet League One results:

Monday 28th March 2016:

Wigan 1-0 Rochdale

McAleny 67

Bury 0-1 Gillingham

                 Norris 27

Crewe 0-1 Bradford

                    Proctor 50

Doncaster 0-1 Blackpool

                           Cullen 87

Oldham 1-0 Chesterfield

Jones 78

Port Vale 0-1 Barnsley

                         Hourihane 9

Scunthorpe 6-0 Swindon

Townsend 27

Clarke 44

Adelakun 48

Hopper 52,76

Madden 62

Millwall 2–0 Burton

O’Brien 12

Gregory 18


Tuesday 29th March 2016:

Coventry 0–1 Colchester

                          Massey 18


Wednesday 30th March 2016:

Southend 3–1 Sheffield United

Barnett 28   Hammond 34

Worrall 60

Payne 90


Barnsley lie in 7th place in the Sky Bet League One with 62 points from 39 games.

We are 2 points outside the Play-Offs, 12 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 15 points off First place and 21 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 30/3/16


Next Up:

On The Road:

Johnstones Paint Trophy Final: Oxford United v Barnsley, Sunday 3rd April 2016 Kick-Off 2:30pm.


Adult: £20-£60
Concession: £10-£30

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Forty: Barnsley v Chesterfield United Saturday 9th April 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.


Adult: £20-£25

Over 65s: £15-£18

Age 17-21: £15-£18

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5