Wigan 1-4 Barnsley

Barnsley secured their place in the end of season lottery by winning their 11th game on the road this season- the most away wins they have had since 1954-55 when they won 12.

It was also their fifth win in eight away from home.

They finish the regular season on 74 points, the most since the 82 they accrued in the play-off season of 1999-2000.

They have won 22 games in total, the most since 99-00 (24) and lost 16, the least since 2005-2006 (10)

They scored 70 goals and conceded 54 to give them a goal difference of +16, their best in 10 years (+18 in 2005-2006)

Those 70 goals are the most they have scored in a season for 16 years since netting 88 in the 1999-2000 play-off campaign. The 54 they have conceded is the least for 10 years (44 in 05-06)

Barnsley scored as many as four goals on the road for the first time since March 2014 (4-1 win at Yeovil)

Will Grigg’s opener was the first time The Reds had conceded on their travels for five matches. They have conceded 30 goals away from home this season, again the best record since 05-06 (25)

However they have scored 35 away goals, the most since 1999-2000 (40)

Speaking of the promotion season ten years ago, just like back then Barnsley went into the final game of the season one point inside the play-off places and won away from home to secure their spot- ironically the victory a decade ago was at Walsall who they will face in this year’s semi-final.

Also like 10 years ago the play-offs will consist of a London team (06 Brentford, 16 Millwall), and a West Yorkshire oufit (06 Huddersfield, 16 Bradford)

The Reds finish the regular season unbeaten in eight on the road, the first time they have done this since the Premier League promotion season of 1996-1997.

Since Wigan defeated Barnsley back in December- a result the left The Reds in the relegation zone- Barnsley have won 53 points- the most by any team in the division.

Sam Winnall scored his 21st and 22nd goals of an incredible campaign, surpassing Craig Hignett’s tally of 21 in 1999-2000. He scored 21 in the League One regular season- the most by a Red since Ronnie Glavin in  1979-1980- a season that Barnsley only finished 11th in this division.

Barnsley came from behind to win a game for the fourth time this season, the most since 2009-2010 (5)

Barnsley scored a first half goal for the first time in EIGHT  matches, it is the first time they have scored twice before half-time since the 3-0 win at Shrewsbury on the 16th January- 21 games ago.

Barnsley beat Wigan for the first time ever, they had previously lost six and drawn three.

Barnsley have won each of their past two final games of the season, scoring nine goals (5-0 and 4-1)

Barnsley clung onto 6th spot by virtue of goal-difference over Scunthorpe, the first time this situation has occurred since 2011-2012 when Stevenage pipped Notts County.

Sam Winnall’s penalty was Barnsley’s sixth spot kick goal of the season, the most in a campaign since 2007-2008 when they scored seven (ironically the last season The Reds visited Wembley too)

Wigan lost for only the third time in 26 league outings, and this was their first home defeat in 2016. The Latics had scored four in each of their last two matches and then conceded four yesterday. It is only the third time in 21 games that they had conceded more than one goal in a game and the first time this season they have conceded four.

There were 18,730 supporters inside the DW Stadium, including nearly 4,800 from Barnsley, comfortably the biggest crowd inside the DW this season. Indeed it is the first time that even the 11,000 barrier had been broken there this season.

For the first time in seven matches Ivan Toney and Ashley Fletcher did not replace each other. Toney replaced Winnall this time.


Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Josh Scowen

Marc Roberts

Alfie Mawson

George Williams

Adam Hammill

Josh Brownhill

Conor Hourihane

Lloyd Isgrove

Ashley Fletcher

Sam Winnall


Harry Chapman (for Fletcher 78)

Jak McCourt (for Isgrove 78)

Ivan Toney (for Winnall 84)

Unused Substitutes:

Nick Townsend, Lewin Nyatanga, Aidy White, Shaun Tuton.


Match Reports:


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Sky Bet League One results:

Sunday 8th May 2016:

Bradford 2-0 Chesterfield

Evans 7

Clarke 87

Bury 3-2 Southend

Barrett og 21     Moussa 8, Mooney 23

Lowe 29, 90 pen

Colchester 1-2 Rochdale

Edwards 53      Mendez-Laing 18, Andrew 69

Doncaster 0-0 Burton

Fleetwood 2-0 Crewe

Grant 21

Cole 24

Gillingham 1-2 Millwall

Egan 90+2         O’Brien 55, Gregory 90+8 pen

Oldham 0-2 Coventry

                      Vincelot 74, Armstrong 81

Peterborough 5-1 Blackpool

Maddison 48 pen     Blyth 16

Taylor 74, 84, 86

Coulthirst 76

Port Vale 0-5 Walsall

                          Downing 23, Bradshaw 26, Forde 38, 67, Mantom 71

Sheffield United 0-2 Scunthorpe

                                     Hopper 39, Madden 64

Swindon 3-0 Shrewsbury

Ajose 45 pen, 48

Young 86

Wigan 1-4 BARNSLEY

Grigg 10     Winnall 33 pen, 44, Hourihane 56, Brownhill 74


Barnsley finish in 6th place in the Sky Bet League One with 74 points from 46 games.

We finished Goal Difference inside the Play-Offs, 11 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 13 points off First place and 28 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 9/5/16


Next Up: 

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Play-Off Semi-Final First Leg: Barnsley v Walsall, Saturday 14th May 2016 Kick-Off 5:30pm.


Adults: £15

Seniors (Over 65): £10

Young Adults (17-21): £10

Under 17: £10

Under 12: £5


Adults: £20

Seniors (Over 65): £15

Young Adults (17-21 years): £15

Juveniles (under 17): £10

Juveniles (under 12): £5


On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Play-Off Semi-Final Second Leg: Walsall v Barnsley, Thursday 19th May 2016 Kick-Off 7:45pm.


Adults: £20.00

Senior Citizens (60+): £15.00

Juniors (Under 18): £10.00