Walsall 1-3 Barnsley.

By Rob Miles (BarnsleyBoy)
Last updated : 06 March 2016

The juggernaut powers on as Barnsley made it 11 wins from 13 matches by securing their third win in a row to move into the League One play-off places!

This was Barnsley’s eighth win on the road in the league this season, the most they have achieved since also winning eight in 2003-2004.

They are unbeaten in eight of their last ten matches on the road, winning seven of them.

The Reds scored as many as three times on the road for the first time in seven away matches.

With 57 goals Barnsley are now the second highest scorers in League One, only Gillingham (60) have scored more.

They have only failed to net in one of their last 15 matches in all competitions.

Only the league leaders Burton (21) have won more games than Barnsley (17)

Barnsley have won as many games so far this season as they did in the whole of 2014-2015. The last time they won more than 17 was the 2005-2006 promotion season when they won 18.

In midweek, Barnsley and Burton were the only teams in the top ten to win, yesterday only Barnsley and Millwall managed victory amongst the top eight.

This result saw the end of Sean O’Driscoll as Walsall head coach. The 58 year old took over at the Bescot in December after Dean Smith defected to Brentford. However the Saddlers won only six of his 16 games in charge. The side were 3rd but level on points with 2nd and even though they have only dropped one place to 4th they are now five points off automatic promotion and this result was a sixth game without victory.

Barnsley won at the Bescot for the first time since the final game of the 2005-2006 season when a 2-1 win secured a play-off spot in League One and this was only their second win in six visits there.

Barnsley conceded only one corner yesterday, the least they have conceded on their travels this season.

 

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Callum Connelly (YC)

Marc Roberts

Alfie Mawson

George Williams

Lloyd Isgrove

Josh Brownhill

Conor Hourihane

Marley Watkins

Harry Chapman

Ashley Fletcher

Substitutes:

Josh Scowen (for Isgrove 81

Shaun Tuton (for Chapman 90)

Otis Khan (for Fletcher 90+7)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Lewin Nyatanga, George Smith, Jak McCourt.

 

Match Reports:

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Sky Bet League One results:

Saturday 5th March 2016:

Bury 0-0 Bradford

Coventry 0-1 Rochdale

                        Henderson 89 pen

Crewe 1-1 Burton

Haber 14   Akins 35

Doncaster 0-1 Shrewsbury

                           Whalley 62

Fleetwood 2-2 Sheffield United

Hunter 31         Done 29, Adams 90 pen

Nilsson 60

Millwall 3-0 Blackpool

Gregory 8

Wallace 24

Morison 84 pen

Port Vale 2-0 Colchester

Robinson 9

Foley 73

Scunthorpe 0-0 Gillingham

Southend 0-1 Chesterfield

                          Novak 89

Walsall 1-3 BARNSLEY

Bradshaw 28    Fletcher 17, Brownhill 50, Chapman 56

Wigan 1-1 Peterborough

Grigg 71     Maddison 80

 

Barnsley lie in 6th place in the Sky Bet League One with 55 points from 35 games.

We are 3 points inside the Play-Offs, 9 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 13 points off First place and 20 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 6/3/16

 

Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty-Six: Barnsley v Southend United Saturday 12th March 2016. Kick-Off: 3pm.

Tickets:

Adult: £20-£25

Over 65s: £15-£18

Age 17-21: £15-£18

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Thirty-Seven: Fleetwood Town v Barnsley, Saturday 19th March 2016 Kick-Off 3pm.

Tickets:

Adult Standing: £23
Over 65 Standing: £18
Under 18 Standing: £18
Under 16 Standing: £15
Under 5: Free when purchased with a full paying adult

 

Adult Seated: £25
Over 65 Seated: £20
Under 18 Seated: £20
Under 16 Seated: £12
Under 5: Free when purchased with a full paying adult

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