A Look At The Weekend Action

18 August 2012 09:50
Reds win season opener for the first time in seven years with commanding performance….

… The 1-0 win over Middlesbrough was the first time The Reds have collected three points from the first league game of the season since 2005 when they defeated Swindon Town in League One. Indeed it is only the fourth time they have managed it this century. It means Keith Hill is unbeaten on the opening day of the season since 2007 with both Rochdale and Barnsley and has kept clean sheets on four out of five of them, including the last three. Obviously this means Barnsley have kept clean sheets on the opening day of the last two campaigns, after the goal-less draw at Nottingham Forest 12 months ago. Before this you have to go all the way back to the opening day of the 1983-1984 season for the last time Barnsley had not conceded in the first game.

On a more recent note, today’s victory was Barnsley’s first in front of their own supporters since March and only their second in 15 league matches.

Barnsley Team:

David Gonzalez

John Stones

Stephen Foster

Scott Wiseman

Scott Golbourne

Matty Done

David Perkins

Jacob Mellis

Tomasz Cywka

Marlon Harewood

Craig Davies


Kelvin Etuhu (for Done 17)

Stephen Dawson (for Mellis 76)

Unused Substitutes:

Lukas Lidakevicius, Bobby Hassell, Lee Collins, Paul Digby, Chris Dagnall.

Match Reports:


Official Website


Sky Sports

Npower Championship Results Saturday 18th August 2012:

Leeds 1-0 Wolves

BARNSLEY 1-0 Middlesbrough

Birmingham 1-1 Charlton

Burnley 2-0 Bolton

Crystal Palace 2-3 Watford

Derby 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Hull 1-0 Brighton

Ipswich 1-1 Blackburn

Leicester 2-0 Peterborough

Millwall 0-2 Blackpool

Nottingham Forest 1-0 Bristol City

Barnsley lie in 5th place in the Npower Championship with 3 points from 1 game.

We are inside the Play-Offs due to alphabetical order, 0 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 0 points off First place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 18.8.12

Next Up:

On The Road

Npower Championship Matchday Two: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Barnsley Tuesday 21st August 2012 Kick-Off 7:45pm


Adults: £24

Over 65s: £14

Under 21s: £14

Under 17s: £11

Under 12s: £8

At Oakwell:

Npower Championship Matchday Four: Barnsley v Bristol City Saturday 1st September 2012 Kick-Off 3pm


Adult, non-member: £28

Adult, member: £25

OAP, non-member: £18

OAP, member £17

Students (18-20), non-member: £18

Students (18-20) member: £17