Changes Cost Reds
2nd March 2013
Barnsley went down 3-2 to a Bolton Wanderers side who are riding on the crest of a wave at present.
Flicker looked to get the reds back to a 3-5-2 with wing backs which has worked well since he took over, Etuhu started at right wing back and Cywka on the left. The other suprise selection was O'Grady coming in for Harewood. I have to wonder why it was O'Grady and not Jason Scotland??
We were outplayed in the first half. We conceded to a Ngog goal, it did look like a Barnsley defender was blocked in the build up. I await the replay on this.
Jay Spearing then doubled the visitors advantage when he fired home from 20 yards.
Our only option looked to be from corners in the first half, however Jim O'Brien delivered three of these straight into the arms of Bogdan.
Barnsley came out and appeared to be set up in a more positive structure after the break. We were rewarded early in the second half When Cywka cut inside and struck a firm short past Bogdan from the edge of the box.
Barnsley were level 5 minutes later, a shot was fired in which was too hot for the keeper to hold onto and O'Grady pounced to fire home from close range.
The lead would be short lived, Bolton won a free kick and when Luke Steele failed to hold this, Craig Dawson was on hand to Bolton back infront. I do feel that Steele will be disappointed.
Moments later and Jim O'Brien fund himself one on one with Bogdan after being played in. He placed his effort straight at the Bolton stopper.
Barnsley worked hard late on, Jacob Mellis at the middle of the good Barnsley work. Though we could not get the breakthrough.
What are your thoughts on the game? Comments below please!
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