A Look At The Weekend Action
Barnsley sign off with only their third win in 17 matches and their first clean sheet since March. The winning goal was a landmark occasion as it was the first ever career goal for 17 year old Rebuen Noble-Lazarus. Luke Steele also ensured he played every single minute of every single league game this season. The win leaves Barnsley in 17th position with 56 points- It is their highest points tally at this level since the 199-2000 season when they reached the Play-Off Final having finished fourth with 82 points. It is their highest league finish at this level since the 2000-2001 season when they finished 16th. The 1-0 success was their 14th win of the season- the same amount as they won last season too. Their record of 18 defeats was their lowest at this level since 1999-2000 whilst the number of draws- 14 was the most in the second tier since the relegation season of 2001-2002 when they had 15 stalemates. The final goal-difference of -11 is the best since 1999-2000. The number of goals scored- 55 is the highest since 2001-2002. Barnsley Team: Luke Steele Matt Hill Jason Shackell Stephen Foster Bobby Hassell Kieran Trippier Jacob Butterfield Jacob Mellis Nathan Doyle Danny Haynes Andy Gray Substitutions: Reuben Noble-Lazarus (for Mellis 45) Jay McEveley (for Hill 66) Jim O’Brien (for Haynes 90) Unused Substitutes: David Preece, John Stones, Jordan Clark, Danny Rose. Match Reports: Official Website BBC Npower Championship results Saturday 7th May 2011: BARNSLEY 1-0 Millwall Bristol City 3-0 Hull Burnley 1-1 Cardiff Crystal Palace 0-3 Nottingham Forest Leicester 4-2 Ipswich Middlesbrough 3-0 Doncaster Norwich 2-2 Coventry Preston 3-1 Watford QPR 1-2 Leeds Reading 2-1 Derby Scunthorpe 1-1 Portsmouth Swansea 4-0 Sheffield United Barnsley finish in 17th place in the Npower Championship with 56 points from 46 games. We finish 19 points off the Play-Offs, 28 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 32 points off First place and 14 points above the Relegation Zone. Up to 7.5.11.
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