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Barnsley Four Earn Draw

The former Barnsley players in the New Zealand squad delighted their fans yesterday with a dramatic last minute equaliser to earn a point against Slovakia in their FIFA World Cup opening group game.

Rory Fallon, Jeremy Christie, Leo Bertos and David Mulligan were youngsters when they came to Barnsley in 2001 but yesterday they made history by earning their country's first point in the World Cup Finals.

As 3000-1 rank outsiders, New Zealand were being tipped to repeat their performance in their only other World Cup Finals appearance and lose every group game but defied the odds to come back from 1-0 down against a below par Slovakian side.

The result leaves them level on points with the rest of the group after Italy could only draw in their opener with Paraguay.

Rory Fallon and Leo Bertos both played the full 90 minutes while Jeremy Christie entered the fray with just 12 minutes to go.

Meanwhile, if like me you're desperately seeking links between Barnsley and the World Cup in South Africa, switch on the BBC's coverage of the matches and you can hear the Barnsley accented cynicism of our very own Mick McCarthy. It sounds as though it's boring him down there. 'Oh this was awful, that was terrible!' Surely it beats watching Barnsley, Mick!




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Date:Wednesday June 16 2010

Time: 4:41PM

 

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