……..A number of unwanted runs finally came to an end today.
The Reds managed to avoid setting a new club record of 12 home matches without victory. The 11 they had endured was a joint club record with the 1952-53 side.
This was the first time Barnsley have scored more than once in a game at Oakwell this season.
It was their first clean sheet in the league for 16 matches and their first at home since September.
It is also the first time they have been drawing 0-0 at half time since the 6th November.
The brace from Chris Dagnall were his first league goals for the club in his 26th appearance. Ironically the last time he scored for The Reds he also notched a brace in the 4-3 League Cup victory at Rochdale back in August.
Along with the 1-0 FA Cup win over Burnley last weekend it marks the first time they have achieved back to back wins since they followed up that Rochdale victory by defeating Middlesbrough 1-0 on the opening day of the league season.
It is the Reds third successive home win over Leeds and means they have lost just one of their last seven meetings with their West Yorkshire rivals.
Jacob Mellis (for O’Brien 33)
Danny Rose (for Mellis 88)
Reuben Noble-Lazarus (for Dagnall 90)
Ben Alnwick, Bobby Hassell, Stephen Foster, Kelvin Etuhu.
Npower Championship results Saturday 5th January 2013:
BARNSLEY 2-0 Leeds
Bolton 1-1 Millwall
Brighton 2-1 Derby
Bristol City 0-4 Leicester
Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace
Cardiff 0-0 Ipswich
Charlton 2-1 Blackpool
Huddersfield 1-1 Birmingham
Middlesbrough 1-2 Watford
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Peterborough
Hull 1–3 Sheffield Wednesday
Barnsley lie in 23rd place in the Npower Championship with 24 points from 27 games.
We are 19 points off the Play-Offs 25 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 33 points off First place and 4 points off Safety.
Up to 12.1.13
On The Road:
Npower Championship Matchday Twenty Eight: Ipswich Town v Barnsley Saturday 19th January 2013: Kick-Off: 3pm
Adult - £31
OAP (Over 60) Seated - £22
Student - £22
Young Adult 16-19 - £22
Juvenile Under 16 - £11
Npower Championship Matchday Thirty One: Barnsley v Brighton & Hove Albion Saturday 16th February 2013 Kick-Off 3pm:
Oakwell 1887 Club Member Prices
Adult Member - £25
OAP (Over 65) Member - £17
Student (18-20) Member*- £17
Juvenile Under 18 Member - £17
Adult - £28
OAP (Over 65) - £18
Student (18-20)*- £18
Juvenile Under 18 - £18
Juvenile 5-11** - £7