Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Reds do Donny double

Reds do Donny double

Barnsley completed their first double of the season at the Keepmoat Stadium last night thanks to a 42nd minute strike from Jon Macken.

An unchanged starting eleven from Saturday's goalless draw with Bristol City lined up against Sean O'Driscoll's men, with both teams having only managed seventeen goals between them so far, it was expected to be a tight encounter.

The Reds started brightly with Brazilian, Anderson looking to dominate the midfield.

Jamal Camlbell-Ryce created the first chance for the Tykes setting up Jon Macken from eight yards but the striker fired straight down Sullivan's throat.

After a harmless free-kick from Campbell-Ryce flew over the bar, the home side's first attempt on goal came through Jason Price on ten minutes. The forward had plenty of room to shoot but fired well wide of Muller's goal.

Price had another chance to test Muller from distance but again fired wide from 30-yards.

The first of a series of shots to fly over Sullivan's bar came from Iain Hume on thirteen minutes then Anderson de Silva moments later.

Barnsley were doing everything right in midfield but their finishing left a lot to be desired as Doncaster were happy to allow the Reds to press forward.

Again Anderson was the creative spark in the middle and set himself up with an easy chance to break the deadlock on 25 minutes.
The Brazilian danced his way into the Rovers box but blazed over with just Sullivan to beat.

Rover's best chance of the half came after James Coppinger turned Souza and sprinted towards Muller but the midfielder dragged his effort wide of the target.

The Reds finally broke the stalemate on 42 minutes with a 6-yard strike from Jon Macken. The former Preston man had been working hard up-front and was rewarded with a goal after being found in the box by Anderson's clever pass.

The second half was very much what the Reds had come to expect from Rovers, the home side were set to throw eveything at Barnsley in the second period.

But it was the Tykes who had a great chance to double their advantage just two minutes after the restart.

Striker, Iain Hume, did wonderfully well to charge down Mills' clearance on the left, the striker then whipped in a wonderful cross for Devaney to head at goal. Luckily for Rovers, substitute defender Sam Hird was on hand to clear off the line.

Martin Woods appeared to have levelled the score just before the hour mark when his cross-come-shot of a free-kick seemed destined for the corner of Muller's net, but Dennis Souza was yet again on hand to hack the danger clear.

O'Driscoll's men didn't have their shooting boots on with both Guy and Price blazing relatively easy opportunities wide of the mark.

Barnsley were reluctant to charge foward with five men sitting in midfield, making it all too easy for Rovers to press the Tyke's backline.

Heinz Muller then seemed to defy the laws of physics with just over five minutes remaining. A looping cross found Guy free in the area, Muller somehow managed to block his 3-yard effort with the goal gaping.

Despite having huffed and puffed for most of the second half, Alan Wiley brought the game to an end for a miserable Donny outfit.

It was Barnsley's first away win of the season, and confidence is high going into Saturday's trip to The Valley to face Charlton on Saturday.

Teams:

Doncaster Rovers: Sullivan, O'Connor, Roberts, Mills, Van Nieuwstadt (Hird 24), Coppinger, Woods, Wilson (Hayter 73), Guy (Heffernan 73), Price, Elliott.
Subs: Byfield, Taylor.

Barnsley: Muller, Foster, Souza, Moore, Kozluk, Campbell-Ryce, Anderson, Colace, Devaney (Hassell 79), Hume (Odejayi 79), Macken (Mostto 87).
Subs: Leon, Rigters.

Attendance: 13,251
Following Supporters: 3,151

Referee: Alan Wiley
Assistant Referee: S. Proctor-Greem
Assistant Referee: G. Turner
Fourth Official: T. Kettle



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:MattyG
Date:Wednesday October 29 2008
Time: 5:12PM

Comments

0
yes....good to get a double........but it was only Donny !!!
lincolnblue
30/10/2008 10:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Johnson Gives Barnsley Goodbye

With it known that former gaffer Lee Johnson had now made the move to his old club Bristol City following their approach for his services...

No Barnsley Rush To Replace Johnson

Paul Heckingbottom and Tommy Wright stepped up after Lee Johnson joined Bristol City with these two being entrusted to continue for the foreseeable future.

Highlights - Barnsley 3-0 Bury

Barnsley secured a three-nil win over Bury in League 1 on Sunday.

Barnsley In Team Of The Week

The performance by Paul Heckingbottom and Tommy Wright in the Barnsley win over Bury was enough to earn them a place in the side as the managers.

Archived Vital Barnsley Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Barnsley
Write For Vital Barnsley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bury MotM
Suggested By:
Davies1%
Bree0%
Long48%
Mawson3%
White18%
Isgrove3%
Brownhill3%
Hourihane9%
Hammill9%
Winnall6%
Watkins0%
Sub-Fletcher0%
Sub-Scowen0%
Sub-Tuton0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burton 29 19 3 7 60 16
2 Walsall 29 16 8 5 56 17
3 Wigan 30 15 10 5 55 21
4 Gillingham 30 16 7 7 55 19
5 Coventry 30 13 10 7 49 16
6 Millwall 29 14 5 10 47 9
7 Southend 29 13 8 8 47 6
8 Peterborough 29 13 5 11 44 13
9 Port Vale 31 12 8 11 44 -1
10 Barnsley 29 13 3 13 42 6
11 Sheff Utd 29 11 9 9 42 4
12 Bradford 28 11 8 9 41 -3
13 Scunthorpe 28 11 5 12 38 -4
14 Rochdale 28 10 7 11 37 -2
15 Bury 28 10 7 11 37 -7
16 Doncaster 29 9 9 11 36 -4
17 Swindon 30 10 6 14 36 -5
18 Blackpool 29 9 6 14 33 -7
19 Chesterfield 29 9 3 17 30 -11
20 Shrewsbury 30 8 6 16 30 -15
21 Fleetwood 28 7 8 13 29 -3
22 Crewe 29 6 8 15 26 -20
23 Oldham 27 4 12 11 24 -13
24 Colchester 29 5 7 17 22 -32
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Gillingham (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Doncaster Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Bury (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Crewe Alexandra (a)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Coventry City (H)
Sky Bet League One
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Walsall (a)
Sky Bet League One

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)