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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Oakwell Stadium
  • Attendance:9,336
  • O'Brien (75) Done (90)

Live Commentary

92:39 +2.39

Goal scored by Matty Done from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-0 Portsmouth.Assist on the goal came from Scott Wiseman. Benjani Mwaruwari goes into the book for dissent.

91:57 +1.57

Unfair challenge on Erik Huseklepp by Korey Smith results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Erik Huseklepp, clearance by Scott Wiseman.

90:55 +0.55

Short corner taken by Matty Done.


Foul by Jason Pearce on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. Jimmy McNulty restarts play with the free kick.


The referee blows for offside against Chris Dagnall. Tal Ben-Haim takes the indirect free kick.


Foul by Marko Futacs on Korey Smith, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Stephen Foster, Stephen Henderson makes a save.


Benjani Mwaruwari joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ricardo Rocha.


Jim O'Brien gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Korey Smith.


Rob Edwards challenges Marko Futacs unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tal Ben-Haim takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne by Aaron Mokoena. Matty Done comes on in place of Scott Golbourne. Jay McEveley restarts play with the free kick.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jim O'Brien, clearance by Jason Pearce.


Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Erik Huseklepp, clearance made by Scott Wiseman.


Joel Ward takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.


Chris Dagnall replaces Andy Gray.


Scott Golbourne decides to take a short corner.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Tal Ben-Haim. Tal Ben-Haim booked for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Jimmy McNulty from right channel, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.


Unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Tal Ben-Haim results in a free kick. Centre by Scott Wiseman, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Gray misses to the left of the goal.


Inswinging corner taken by Erik Huseklepp from the left by-line played to the near post, Craig Davies makes a clearance.


Inswinging corner taken by Scott Golbourne from the right by-line, save by Stephen Henderson.


Aaron Mokoena is booked.


Aaron Mokoena challenges Scott Golbourne unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jim O'Brien, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.


Shot from a long way out by Erik Huseklepp goes wide of the left-hand upright.


Marko Futacs is adjudged to have handled the ball. Rob Edwards crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Stephen Henderson.


Shot by Jim O'Brien from outside the box goes high over the target.


Centre by Jay McEveley, clearance made by Ricardo Rocha.


Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Erik Huseklepp.

45:12 +0.12

The official flags Andy Gray offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.


Corner taken left-footed by Scott Golbourne, save by Stephen Henderson.


George Thorne takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.


Rob Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marko Futacs. Jay McEveley is cautioned. Free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.


Unfair challenge on Korey Smith by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Dave Kitson dismissed for second bookable offence. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.


Jason Pearce challenges Craig Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Jimmy McNulty, clearance made by Jason Pearce.


Rob Edwards concedes a free kick for a foul on Marko Futacs. Jay McEveley comes on in place of David Perkins. Erik Huseklepp produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by Jason Pearce goes harmlessly over the crossbar.


Unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. The referee books Dave Kitson for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Rob Edwards.


Short corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Gray by Ricardo Rocha. Jimmy McNulty crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by George Thorne.


Erik Huseklepp has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.


Aaron Mokoena concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Golbourne. Free kick crossed left-footed by Jimmy McNulty, George Thorne manages to make a clearance.


Foul by Jimmy McNulty on Joel Ward, free kick awarded. Hayden Mullins restarts play with the free kick.


The official flags Marko Futacs offside. Free kick taken by Rob Edwards.


The ball is delivered by Scott Golbourne, Tal Ben-Haim manages to make a clearance.


Andy Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mokoena. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.


Inswinging corner taken by Jim O'Brien from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Stephen Henderson.


Shot from 20 yards by Craig Davies. Save by Stephen Henderson.


A cross is delivered by Aaron Mokoena, Dave Kitson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.


The ball is sent over by Jimmy McNulty, Jason Pearce makes a clearance.


Scott Golbourne takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Dave Kitson.

Match Preview

Cotterill set for Tykes inclusion Barnsley's latest signing David Cotterill is expected to start on the substitutes' bench against Portsmouth. Winger Cotterill, 24, completed his move to Oakwell until the end of the season this week, but is short of match fitness following his release from Swansea last month. Another recent signing, former Orient skipper Stephen Dawson (ankle), is hoping to be in contention for his first appearance and could also be included on the bench. Defender Bobby Hassell sustained a knee injury in training this week and will be sidelined for a fortnight, but winger Jim O'Brien is pushing for his first start since Boxing Day. He stepped off the bench in the midweek defeat at Burnley after recovering from a niggling groin injury. Barnsley slipped to back-to-back away defeats last week and are 12 points adrift of the play-offs. Portsmouth have an injury crisis. Kelvin Etuhu sustained a hamstring injury and fellow midfielder Liam Lawrence picked up a calf problem during Tuesday's 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich and have joined three team-mates on the sidelines, leaving manager Michael Appleton with just 14 players at his disposal. Veteran striker Kanu continues to struggle with a back injury and is unlikely to return against the Tykes. Midfielder David Norris is still making his way back from a double hernia operation and forward Luke Varney is building up his fitness after two months on the sidelines with a knee injury. Defender Ricardo Rocha (calf), Greg Halford (knee) and Joel Ward (hip) are also doubts. Appleton had spoken of his desire to rest Marko Futacs, but the ever-extending injury list is likely to see the striker occupying a starting berth again. Youngsters Adam Webster, Sam Magri, Jed Wallace, Alex Grant and Dan Butler have been training with the first team and may be included in the squad to make up the numbers.

Formation:442Manager: Keith Hill


Formation: 442Manager: Michael Appleton


  • Luke Steele
  • Stephen Foster
  • Rob Edwards
  • Jimmy McNulty
  • Scott Golbourne
  • Scott Wiseman
  • Korey Smith
  • David Perkins
  • Jim O'Brien
  • Craig Davies
  • Andy Gray
  • SUBS
  • David Preece
  • Jay McEveley
  • Matty Done
  • Chris Dagnall
  • David Cotterill



Match Report

Pompey crisis deepens with defeat Crisis club Portsmouth's turbulent week sunk to a new low as the stricken south-coast side dropped into the npower Championship relegation zone with a 2-0 defeat at Barnsley. Just over 24 hours after entering administration for a second time in two years, debt-ridden Pompey battled bravely with 10 men following Dave Kitson's red card in the first half before goals in the last 15 minutes from Jim O'Brien and Matt Done consigned them to defeat. Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch watched on from the main stand at Oakwell as around 400 travelling supporters chanted `we will never die', but the immediate future looks bleak for the 2008 FA Cup winners, who are now in the bottom three having yesterday been docked 10 points. Pompey boss Michael Appleton could only name three players on the bench, including goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown, and Kitson's soft red card for two bookable offence left them with a mountain to climb at Oakwell. Portsmouth are now without a win in four matches, while victory for Barnsley got them back on track after successive defeats. Craig Davies came agonisingly close to giving the Tykes a fifth-minute lead when he controlled the ball on his chest and beat Pompey goalkeeper Stephen Henderson with a dipping 20-yard shot that rattled the crossbar. But that was a rare moment of quality in a dire first half, with Pompey's sole opportunity coming after 18 minutes when Joel Ward raced away down the right wing and his cross fell nicely for Erik Huseklepp, but the Norway forward fired wide at the back post from just inside the penalty area. But the biggest talking point of the first half came three minutes before the break, when Kitson went in late on midfielder Corey Smith and referee Eddie Idlerton wasted no time in showing the former Reading striker a second yellow card. Barnsley were still lacking ideas going forward but they were almost gifted the lead 53 minutes in, when Ricardo Rocha's header was heading into his own net before Henderson intervened by tipping the ball around the post. But Pompey were far from being overrun and the lively Ward almost caught out Luke Steele with a vicious right-foot drive that the Tykes keeper palmed away for a corner. Appleton's side looked destined to secure at least a point but Barnsley finally broke the deadlock with a goal from out of the blue 15 minutes from time as O'Brien let fly with his right foot from 20 yards out and found the bottom-left corner. And Done sealed the points in stoppage-time as Pompey pressed forward and were caught on the break as the Barnsley substitute raced clear and sealed the points with a neat left-foot finish.

Form Guide

  • Barnsley
  • VS
  • Portsmouth

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 2 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 15/10/2011
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 19/02/2011
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 20/11/2010
  • Portsmouth
  • 4 - 4
  • Barnsley
  • 02/02/2002
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 4
  • Portsmouth
  • 28/09/2001
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 - 0
  • Barnsley
  • 06/05/2001

Top Scorers


  • C Davies 8
  • A Gray 5
  • J Butterfield 5
  • M Done 3
  • J McNulty 2
  • S Foster 1
  • S Wiseman 1
  • S Golbourne 1
  • J O'Brien 1


  • E Huseklepp 6
  • D Norris 5
  • L Varney 5
  • D Kitson 3
  • M Futacs 3
  • J Pearce 2
  • J Ward 2
  • N Kanu 1
  • H Mullins 1
  • B Mwaruwari 1
  • G Halford 1



    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 42
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 12 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 81
    • Goals per game 33
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins