Preston 1-1 Barnsley

Barnsley ended a run of five successive away defeats with this point, but they have only won one of their last 10 matches on the road.

This was Barnsley’s first draw away from Oakwell in 11; their last stalemate away was a 0-0 draw at Reading in February.

It is also their first draw of the season, ending their longest start to a campaign without a stalemate since 2008-2009.

The Reds are unbeaten in four meetings with Preston now and have lost only one of their past five trips to Deepdale (W3 D1 L1)

Barnsley have though kept just one clean sheet from their 28 visits to Deepdale and that was in a FA Cup tie in 1935. They have conceded exactly one goal in each of their last five visits.

Brad Potts equaliser just three minutes after Preston had taken the lead was the first goal the Lilywhites have conceded at home in 2017-2018 and was the 23 year old midfielder’s first goal since the League Two Play-Off final in May.

Preston meanwhile have not scored more than one goal in any league game this season.

It is the first time since the 1st April draw with Sheffield Wednesday that Barnsley have conceded the first goal and avoided defeat (conceded first on three occasions since)

There were three minutes between the goals, the shortest amount of time between a Barnsley goal and an opponent’s since the 4th March when there were two minutes between Matty James putting The Reds in front at Derby and Tom Ince equalising.

Alex Neil played 132 times for Barnsley between 2000 and 2004, this was the second time he has faced them as a manager and he is yet to win (lost 2-1 with Norwich last season)Top of Form


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Jason McCarthy

Liam Lindsay

Adam Jackson

Matty Pearson

Joe Williams

Brad Potts

Gary Gardner

Adam Hammill

Ike Ugbo

Ryan Hedges


George Moncur (for Gardner 67)

Harvey Barnes (for Hedges 71)

Tom Bradshaw (for Hammill 81)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Ethan Pinnock, Jared Bird, Mamadou Thiam.


Match Reports:

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Sky Bet Championship results:


Friday 8th September 2017:

Derby 5-0 Hull

Vydra 15,34

Davies 38

Johnson 45,58

Saturday 9th September 2017:

Aston Villa 0-0 Brentford

Bolton 0-3 Middlesbrough

               Assombalonga 13, 71, Johnson 78

Fulham 1-1 Cardiff

Sessegnon 75   Ward 83

Leeds 5-0 Burton

Lasogga 20,59

Phillips 35

Hernandez pen 44

Roofe 54

Norwich 1-0 Birmingham

Oliveira 5

Preston 1–1 BARNSLEY

Maguire 23   Potts 26

QPR 2-1 Ipswich

Mackie 43    Celina 89

Freeman 49

Reading 0-1 Bristol City

                      Flint 84

Sunderland 1-2 Sheffield United

Rodwell 90+4    Donaldson 21,77                          

Wolves 1-0 Millwall

Jota 10

Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 Nottingham Forest

Hooper 23                           Osborn 29

Fletcher 63

Lee 70


Barnsley lie in 15th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 7 points from 6 games.    

We are 3 points outside the Play-Offs, 7 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 9 points off First place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 10/09/17


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Carabao Cup Second Round: Barnsley v Derby County, Tuesday 12th September 2017. Kick-Off: 7:45pm.


Advance Purchase Prices

Adult £10.00

All Concessions* £5.00

Matchday Pricing

Adult £12.00

All Concessions* £6.00

*Concessions price applies to Over 65s, Young Adults (17-21yrs), Juveniles Under 17 and Juvenile Under 12.

On The Road:

Sky Bet Championship Matchday Eight: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley: Saturday 23rd September 2017. Kick-Off: 3pm