Vital Football

Latest Barnsley FC News

Match Report: Barnsley 0 Coventry City 2

Match Report: Barnsley 0 Coventry City 2

Barnsley's season took a turn for the worse in their first home game against Coventry City. The Reds went down to two goals from in form Clinton Morrison and Leon Best

Daniel Bogdanovic was rewarded for some impressive performances with a place in the starting line-up next to Jon Macken, with Kayode Odejayi dropping to the bench. Darren Moore came back into the side at the expense of Luke Potter.

After an even start to the game, the referee gave a free kick to Coventry on the edge of the Barnsley box when Stephen Foster won a header fair and square over Morrison. A four man wall and Luke Steele couldn't stop Leon Best from smashing the ball into the roof of the Barnsley net on eight minutes.

Barnsley's strikers Macken and Bogdanovic worked tirelessly in the first half but were continually denied by some dubious offside decisions.

In truth the Reds were lucky to be going in at half time losing by just one goal. Coventry missed a host of chances to double their lead and Barnsley left the field at half time to a chorus of boos for the second time in as many games.

Half-Time: Barnsley 0 Coventry City 1

For all their intention of getting back into the game, Barnsley were almost undone in the first few moments of the game when Aaron Gunnarsson shot wide.

The Reds were up against it though on 57 minutes as Kozluk earned a second booking in as many minutes for another wreckless two footed lunge on Gunnarsson. This forced Barnsley into a reshuffle with Bobby Hassell going to left back and Jamal Campbell-Ryce taking sole responsibility for the Reds entire right flank.

As it did last season at Oakwell against Doncaster Rovers, the sending off woke the Reds up and inspired a fight back. Jacob Butterfield shot just wide on the hour mark and crossed for Moore but he couldn't reach the ball at the back post to make contact.

Simon Davey then tried to freshen up the attacking line, replacing Macken and Bogdanovic with Kayode Odejayi and Iain Hume, with the latter receiving a standing ovation from all four sides of the ground.

The referee then performed another blunder, when Westwood clearly stepped out of his area to collecta long ball from Barnsley's keeper Steele as Iain Hume closed in. Neither the referee himself nor his assistants spotted it, to the dismay of the entire Ponty End.

The come back was looking ever less likely and the game was finally killed off eight minutes from time by Clinton Morrison who tapped in from 12 yards after Osbourne's cross evaded everybody else.

It would be easy to pin the blame on the referee for this defeat and to some extent Rob Kozluk's needless double booking, but in fact the performance was simply not up to scratch and Coventry City came to Oakwell and secured three points with a completely professional performance.

Full-Time: Barnsley 0 Coventry City 2

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football






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

Writer:gooderzone
Date:Sunday August 16 2009
Time: 4:20PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Coventry could surprise a few people this season!
merlin
16/08/2009 19:20:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Barnsley Articles

Heckingbottom - We'll Go At Millwall

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom has been building up the League One Play Off final against Millwall, and admitted it would be pointless to try and contain...

Jackson Joins Barnsley

Barnsley have completed their second signing of the summer today, and it comes in the shape of former Wrexham striker Kayden Jackson.

Barnsley - FL Dates 2016/17 (23/5/16)

The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Wholescale League Changes For Barnsley?

The Football League have confirmed that Barnsley have received a 'discussion document' that details proposed major changes to the make up of the game in this country.

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)

PO - Walsall MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Davies14%
Scowen0%
Roberts17%
Mawson3%
G Williams0%
Isgrove51%
Brownhill3%
Hourihane0%
Hammill6%
Winnall0%
Fletcher6%
Sub - Toney0%
Sub - McCourt0%
Sub - Chapman0%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Barnsley Results (view all)

Barnsley Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.knabby crackers1