UK time is: 16:36:36
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Red Army march through the Valley with ease

THE REDS came, saw and conquered London for the first time in over six years with a tremendous 3-1 victory over Charlton Athletic at the Valley.

Barnsley's last victory in the capital was a 2-1 win over Brentford back in 2002, but how this match was worth the wait.

Simon Davey and his men managed to silence the doubters after a Jon Macken brace and a header from Darren Moore sealed the Red's second away win of the season.

An unchaged starting XI for the fourth consecutive match lined up against under-fire boss Alan Pardew's Addicks.

It was a dream start for the Reds with just over two minutes on the watch, Iain Hume's free-kick eventually fell to Macken, who slammed home from twelve-yards past Weaver.

The early goal did indeed shock the home side but things got worse for the London outfit on 18 minutes.

Jon Macken pounced on a parried Anderson strike to squeeze home for his third goal in two games.

By now the home fans were calling for Pardew's head, Barnsley keeping the ball well in the middle of the park with some neat passing did much do anger the Addick's faithful.

The game was pretty much over on 38 minutes, Darren Moore rose highest in a crowded box to head home off the post for his first of the season. Moore had come under some criticism earlier in the season, but his recent form has been none other than phenomenal.

Alan Pardew's half-time teamtalk hardly did much to inspire his team. The Reds were relatively comfortable for the remainder of the game, despite Mark Hudson's 75th minute consolation header.

Despite how ITV may have spun their report on the pressure being on Pardew - credit where credit's due for Simon Davey and how he organised his team for what was still a very difficult trip to Charlton.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: MattyG Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 3 2008

Time: 5:32PM

Your Comments

Such an important win - and I'm surprised it hasn't cost Pardew his job...... YET
Boxer
you read that pretty quick.
mattyg
then you go and spoil it by losing at home to Sheff Utd !!!!
lincolnblue
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Rose Recalled (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Stats: Derby v Barnsley (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Reds Ratings (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Barnsley v Leeds (Saturday April 19 2014)

Stats: Charlton v Barnsley (Wednesday April 16 2014)

A Must Win (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Stats: Bolton v Barnsley (Monday April 14 2014)

Stats: Barnsley v Burnley (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Reds Ratings (Wednesday April 9 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Barnsley Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Charlton 43 11 12 20 -23 45
19. Doncaster 44 11 11 22 -28 44
20. Millwall 44 10 14 20 -29 44
21. Birmingham 43 11 10 22 -13 43
22. Blackpool 44 10 13 21 -27 43
23. Barnsley 44 9 12 23 -30 39
24. Yeovil 44 8 13 23 -26 37

Breaking League News

Martin Happy With Play-Offs
Derby County : 24/04/2014 15:00:00
Cherries host Forest
Bournemouth : 24/04/2014 14:49:00
Prutton weighing up playing options
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:39:00
Owls have competition for Hull striker
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:34:00
Owls suffer double injury blow
Sheff Wed : 24/04/2014 13:28:00
Scout Focus: Leeds United
Birmingham : 24/04/2014 13:00:00
Madejski reveals 'slow progress' in owner search
Reading : 24/04/2014 13:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Player of the Season?
Suggested By:  
Cranie 24%
O'Brien 5%
Dawson 8%
Kennedy 13%
Steele 8%
O'Grady 5%
Jennings 5%
Ramage 2%
Mvoto 5%
Mellis 2%
Cywka 8%
Etuhu 5%
Wiseman 5%
Perkins 5%