Sam Winnall has netted five goals in his past four appearances compared to two in 16 prior to this.
He is only the second Barnsley player to score a brace on the road this season (Josh Scowen being the other in the 4-3 defeat at Coventry in November)
It is the first time a Barnsley striker has managed one away from home since Chris O'Grady at Yeovil in March 2014.
Winnall grabbed his 25th career goal for Barnsley yesterday, putting him joint 72nd in the Reds all time scorers list alongside Ashley Ward, George Wall and Dickie Spence (Credit David Wood https://twitter.com/OakwelHistorian)
Maybe even more impressive is Winnall has now bagged 20 league goals in just 42 starts, Ward also scored 20 league goals for Barnsley but it took him 45 starts.
It is the first brace from a Barnsley player in the first half of a match since Winnall did it in a 5-0 FA Cup romp against Burton in November 2014.
Barnsley have opened the scoring in three of their past four away games in all competitions.
The Reds have won three league games in a row for the first time since their six match winning run last February/March and they have won four of their past five League One outings.
Since losing eight league games in a row Barnsley have won five of the following eight, losing just one.
Finally after 20 long games Barnsley managed to keep a clean sheet, helped in no small part to a first half penalty save from Adam Davies who kept only his third clean sheet of the season.
It is Barnsley’s first shutout on the road since a 0-0 draw at Leyton Orient in March (21 away games ago in all competitions in which Barnsley have conceded 38 goals.)
Barnsley have won both their last two away matches, their first back to back away wins since February/March 2015 when they won three.
It is their biggest win on the road since the famous 5-0 thumping of Birmingham in September 2012.
The Reds have actually won three of their past four away league matches (a 3-2 defeat at Peterborough the only blip)
Barnsley have scored three times away from home on four occasions this season, the most since they also did it four times in 2012-2013.
Barnsley have now lost only one of their last seven meetings- the last gasp 2-1 reverse at Oakwell in September. The Reds have won five of those seven. They have each of their last two trips to Shrewsbury (one at Gay Meadow and one at New Meadow) scoring three goals each time.
Kevin Long (YC)
Marley Watkins (YC)
Ashley Fletcher (for Isgrove 73)
Ryan Williams (for Watkins 83)
Marc Robers (for Bree 90)
Nick Townsend, Brad Abbott, George Williams, Harry White.
Sky Bet League One results:
Saturday 16th January 2016:
Blackpool 5-0 Scunthorpe
Bradford 1-0 Oldham
Clarke 65, Hussey 16 og, Bradshaw 30, Forde 42
Colchester 1-2 Sheffield United
Eastman 59 Sharp 20, Basham 90
Coventry 0-2 Burton
Butcher 49, Beavon 72
Doncaster 2-2 Gillingham
Stewart 75 Donnelly 9, 47
Peterborough 0-0 Southend
Rochdale P-P Fleetwood
Shrewsbury 0-3 Barnsley
Winnall 15, 21, Mawson 72
Swindon 4-3 Crewe
Ajose 14,90 Inman 20, 40, Colclough
Nugent 52 og
Wigan 3-1 Chesterfield
Power 6 Banks 79
Sunday 17th January 2016:
Millwall 3-1 Port Vale
Gregory 14, Hooper 61
Barnsley lie in 17th place in the Sky Bet League One with 30 points from 25 games.
We are 11 points off the Play-Offs, 22 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 24 points off First place and 4 points above the Relegation Zone.
Up to 17/1/16
Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Six: Barnsley v Rochdale Saturday 23rd January 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.
Over 65s: £15-£18
Age 17-21: £15-£18
Under 17: £10
Under 12: £5
On The Road:
Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty-Seven: Bradford City v Barnsley, Tuesday 26th January 2016 Kick-Off 7:45pm.
Senior Over 60: £15
Student with valid NUS: £15
Juvenile Under 16: £10
Juvenile Under 11: £5 (when purchased with adult ticket)