29.01.13 at 19.45
In a first half in was apparent that the reds wanted to be hard to beat. Barnsley had the majority of the possession though created little. The biggest openings appeared to come when John Stones got forward down the right, or with Etuhu bringing the ball into empty space from the deep midfield roll. Millwall appeared to be set up to take a draw and were very negative.
The second half Barnsley came out looking for 3 points and all credit goes to Flitcroft for this, he could have easily settled for maintaining his unbeaten start.
Jim O'Brien was at the centre of all the good work Barnsley completed in the second half. Barnsley ruled the first ten minutes of the second half and got their reward on 57 when Harewood slipped through Dagnall who kept all his cool to slip the ball past the hopeless Forde.
Millwall rang the changes bringing on new boy Rob Hulse, however only one man was going to have a dream debut and that would be the Tykes new boy Jason Scotland. In the 66th minute another slick Barnsley move played in Scotland who lashed the ball home, as he would have done in his days at Swansea City.
Following this Barnsley were still the better team, however they did become nervous and stopped going forward. In our position I am sure we can understand this.
Late on Danny Rose the Young Barnsley Forward challenged Danny Shittu for a ball in front of the Ponty End, Shittu went over and the two had words. This went onto the final whistle when Shittu refused to shake the hand of the young red.
Can't Leave it on that note. David Flitcroft thank you for motivating the players and making us hard to beat, we were staring down the barrel now we see light. Lets ensure the light continues to get brighter!
It was my first game back in a few years with site editor chiefred.... I will be back and I have the Oakwell bug. I urge others to join me 7844 is not enough bums on seats. The players are giving 120% lets get behind them.
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