Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 09 December 2018 By Rob Miles

Barnsley suffered their first ever defeat against Wycombe Wanderers, prior to this they had drawn three and won one of the four previous meetings.

This was the first time the Reds have failed to score at Adams Park, having netted twice on both of their two previous visits.

This was only the fourth time Barnsley have failed to score this season and the first time in 12. Three of their five league defeats have come in games in which they have failed to score.

After winning five out of six matches in all competitions (excluding shootouts) they have won only one of the subsequent five.

During that run of five wins in six, Barnsley conceded only two goals and kept four clean sheets, they have conceded 11 in the subsequent five.

Randell Williams' winner was the 20th league goal Barnsley have conceded in 2018-2019, it is the first time it has taken until at least the 8th December to concede 20 goals since 2005-2006 when they had only conceded 18 by this date - however they did play their next match on the 10th and conceded twice.

This was the 12th occasion this season a Barnsley match was level at half time, including each of the last three and the seventh time it has been goal-less.

Only one goal was scored in a Barnsley match for the first time in 10 outings, it has occurred on four occasions this season, Barnsley winning two of them and losing two of them.

Ex Red Jason McCarthy was in the Wycombe defence and it was the fourth clean sheet he has been involved in, one more than he managed in his Barnsley career.

Despite defeat Barnsley once again enjoyed more ball possession than their opponents (59%) - still no side has enjoyed more ball possession than Barnsley this season.

This was the most Barnsley have enjoyed in a league outing since having 60% against Southend, four league games ago.

There were only 12 shots in the whole game, the lowest in a Barnsley match this season.

Wycombe have now won six consecutive home games in the Football League for the first time since January 1994.

The Chairboys did not make a single substitution in the match, the first Barnsley opponents to have the exact same 11 start and finish the match since Crewe Alexandra in October 2015!


Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies (c)

33. Jacob Brown

5. Ethan Pinnock

6. Liam Lindsay

3. Zeki Fryers

21. Mike-Steven Bähre

27. Alex Mowatt

8. Cameron McGeehan

10. George Moncur 

25. Cauley Woodrow

19. Kieffer Moore


22. Jordan Williams (for Woodrow 54)

20. Brad Potts (for Bähre 56)

26. Mamadou Thiam (for Fryers 76)

Unused Substitutes:

11. Lloyd Isgrove

18. Adam Jackson

28. Ben Williams

35. Jake Greatorex


Wycombe Team:

28. Stephen Henderson

26. Jason McCarthy

2. Sido Jombati

6. Adam El-Abd (c)

3. Joe Jacobson

18. Curtis Thompson

4. Dominic Gape

23. Nathan Tyson

19. Fred Onyedinma

25. Alex Samuel

24. Randell Williams



Unused Substitutes:

5. Anthony Stewart

9. Craig Mackail-Smith

11. Scott Kashket

12. Paris Cowan-Hall

13. Cameron Yates

17. Bryn Morris

22. Nick Freeman


Match Reports:

Official Website


Sky Sports


Sky Bet League One results:

Saturday 8th December 2018:

Accrington Stanley A-A Sunderland

                                         Maguire 63

Hall 69

AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Rochdale

                                   Andrew 35

Barcham 70

Blackpool 2-1 Charlton Athletic

Gnanduillet 16

                         Aribo 55

Delfouneso 87

Bristol Rovers 0-4 Doncaster Rovers

                                Marquis 10

                                Wilks 43

                                Anderson 54

                                Wilks 59

Burton Albion 2-1 Shrewsbury Town

Boyce 3

Fraser 81

                               Okenabirhie 90+5

Luton Town 2-0 Fleetwood Town

Cornick 11

Morgan og 80

Peterborough United 2-2 Oxford United

Toney 10

                                           Henry 42

Dembele 75

                                           Henry pen 88

Plymouth Argyle 3-3 Bradford City

                                    Payne 4

Ladapo 12

                                    Payne 18

Grant 50

                                    Miller 53

Ladapo 74

Portsmouth 2-0 Southend United

Turner og 11

Lowe 29

Scunthorpe United 0-2 Gillingham

                                            Eaves 54

                                        Parrett 56

Walsall 2-1 Coventry City

                      Thomas 18

Leahy 90+1

Leahy pen 90+4

Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Barnsley

Williams 55


Barnsley lie 5th in Sky Bet League One with 35 points from 20 games. We are 1 point inside the Play-Offs, 6 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 12 points off First Place and 18 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 9/12/18


Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty One: Barnsley v Portsmouth, Saturday 15th December 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Twenty Two: Blackpool v Barnsley, Saturday 22nd December 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm