Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Depleted Reds rattled by Saints

Depleted Reds rattled by Saints

Whilst fixtures up and down the country were postponed due to the big freeze, the eleven thousand at Oakwell will have wished the same had happened after a dismal display in front of goal.

A striker is the top priority for Simon Davey to bring into the Club as the Reds failed to test Saints' Davies in goal.

A depleted and makeshift Barnsley lined up with a central midfield of Hassell and Campbell-Ryce with El Haimour and Rigters completed a diamond formation.

It was a sticky start for both sides but the Reds should have been in front through Jamie Cureton on two minutes. The on-loan striker got lucky as El Haimour`s long-range drive fell to the front-man twelve yards from goal but Cureton fired over when under no pressure whatsoever.

Surman had a shot blocked on 17 minutes for the visitors` first glimmer of goal. The Reds saw another effort fly over as Macken blazed Rigters` through-ball over the bar.

Campbell-Ryce was the next to clear the crossbar with a volley before McGoldrick`s 30-yard drive brought a routine stop from Heinz Muller.

A great move by the Reds saw Hassell release Van Homoet down the left, the Dutchman`s cross met Macken who tapped home on 33 minutes, but the linesman`s flag ruled Van Homoet out offside when the full-back clearly had to sprint past his marker to meet the ball.

El Haimour blazed another effort well over as it seemed the Reds would have been better off playing Rugby.

The away snatched the lead with a free header from McGoldrick, the striker notched up his ninth goal of the season as he didn`t even have to rise to meet Holmes` cross.

It was always coming for the Reds but in fairness they should have been awarded a penalty in the 86th minute. Substitute Kayode Odejayi was clearly wrestled to the ground but the referee was having none of it.

BARNSLEY: Muller, Foster, Souza, Moore, Van Homoet, Hassell, Campbell-Ryce, El Haimour (Butterfield 65), Rigters (Odejayi 77), Cureton, Macken.
Subs not used: Steele, Potter, Heslop.

SOUTHAMPTON: Davies, Perry, Saganowski (Wotton 81), Saejis, Surman, Holmes, McGoldrick, Schneiderlin, James, Wright-Phillips (McLaggon 89), Molyneux.
Subs not used: Gillet, Gobern, Bialkowski.

Referee: Tony Bates (Staffordshire)
Assistant Referee: Peter Quinn (Cleveland)
Assistant Referee: Andrew Scregg (Merseyside)
Fourth Official: Wayne Grunnill (East Yorkshire)

Attendance - 11,789

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

Date:Saturday January 10 2009
Time: 6:32PM


At least you won't have a back log of fixtures - the rate we are going we will be playing in June! Hows Campbell-Ryce doing for you?
12/01/2009 20:35:00
he's doing awesome. player of the year so far, defending is excellent, top work rate too.
12/01/2009 22:08:00
He's a real buzz on the pitch, we've not had a player like that for years, his name always tormented me when he played for southend against us. I dont think he's reached the top of his game yet, some more quality around him would do wonders.
13/01/2009 18:24:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Stats: Barnsley v Millwall

All the stats from Barnsley (0) vs (2) Millwall, Oakwell, 17/3/18 Att: 13,041

Who Makes Giggs' First Welsh Squad?

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs has now announced his first selection since taking the job on.

Who Gets Shouted At This Week? - Barnsley v Millwall

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Barnsley and Millwall this Saturday.

Norwich Disappointment For Scottish Starlet

Scottish Under 21 international Stevie Mallan has spoken of his disappointment at seeing Barnsley pick up only a point from the midweek clash with Norwich City.

Barnsley Archived Articles

Vital Barnsley articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Barnsley
Write For Vital Barnsley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Millwall MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Moncur0%
Sub - Bradshaw0%
Sub - Isgrove0%
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures

Vital Football Comment