Barnsley manager Danny Wilson's first home game back in charge of the club ended in a league defeat by Bolton.

The home side started promisingly and Bobby Hassell had a thumping header saved by goalkeeper Andy Lonergan.

But Neil Danns got the eventual winner for the visitors when he cut inside from the left and curled a shot into the top corner in the 64th minute.

Barnsley's Bolton struggles

Barnsley's last league victory against Bolton was when both teams were in the Premier League in the 1997-98 season.

The Tykes struggled to mount a response and remain bottom of the Championship after their 12th defeat of the season.

Bolton's win, on the other hand, helped move them eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Danns, on loan from Leicester, proved the difference between the sides and, after Barnsley's strong start, he provided a sign of his threat when he had a powerful long-range shot saved.

Lonergan kept out Hassell's header and a well-struck Jim O'Brien effort before Bolton came close to snatching the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Tykes goalkeeper Luke Steele kept out Tim Ream's header from a Chris Eagles corner before Darren Pratley's follow-up effort was scrambled away on the line.

The visitors had gradually taken control of the match and were rewarded when Danns scored his fourth goal of the season.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"The three or four good chances we had, we just can't seem to get our noses in front at the moment. I think if we do that, you see a different team.

"We managed to steady ourselves [after the goal] and got good shape again and negated a little bit of their attacking play but, again, we couldn't seem to force it in the net at the other end and that's obviously a problem they've [the Barnsley players] had all season.

"You've got to look at who you're playing against as well - they're a quality side. They know how to see a game out and how to nullify when they've got their noses in front - that's the sign of a good side."

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman:

"When I go home and analyse it, it was pretty much a good, solid performance from us from a very difficult game.

"This is the third new manager we've faced away from home in a row [following trips to Middlesbrough and Wigan] so it's difficult for us.

"They were up for it, the crowd were up for it, so it's very pleasing to get the win, especially in the circumstances."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 02 Hassell (McCourt - 69' )
  • 03 Ramage
  • 06 Cranie
  • 07 O'Brien
  • 08 Dawson
  • 10 O'Grady
  • 09 Scotland (Pedersen - 86' )
  • 11 Perkins (Cywka - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 19 Cywka
  • 20 Pedersen
  • 22 Mvoto
  • 30 Dibble
  • 34 Fox
  • 42 McCourt

Bolton Wanderers

  • 24 Lonergan
  • 17 McNaughton
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 21 Pratley (Lee Chung-yong - 72' )
  • 12 Knight
  • 05 Ream
  • 07 Eagles (Kamara - 81' )
  • 06 Spearing
  • 26 Mason
  • 16 Davies
  • 18 Danns (Mills - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Mills
  • 10 Beckford
  • 11 Hall
  • 14 Moritz
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong
  • 37 Lee-Barrett
  • 44 Kamara
Ref: Andy Haines
Att: 12,484

Match Stats

Shots

16 17

On target

8 7

Corners

6 7

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barnsley 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

90:00 +4:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Bolton Wanderers 1.

89:35

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Kevin McNaughton.

86:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills replaces Neil Danns.

85:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Marcus Pedersen replaces Jason Scotland.

85:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Tomasz Cywka replaces David Perkins.

84:31

Hand ball by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

82:25

Foul by Medo (Bolton Wanderers).

82:25

Jason Scotland (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:50

Attempt missed. David Perkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.

81:14

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Zat Knight.

80:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Medo replaces Chris Eagles.

76:37

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

76:37

Foul by Patrick McCourt (Barnsley).

76:09

Foul by Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers).

76:09

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:30

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

75:30

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:22

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Kevin McNaughton.

74:10

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.

73:06

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Zat Knight tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

71:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lee Chung-Yong replaces Darren Pratley.

70:05

Offside, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside.

69:27

Attempt blocked. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.

68:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt replaces Robert Hassell.

67:34

Attempt blocked. Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

66:34

Foul by Mark Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

66:34

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:34

Kevin McNaughton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:34

Foul by David Perkins (Barnsley).

63:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 0, Bolton Wanderers 1. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

62:16

Attempt saved. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

61:31

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

60:46

Attempt saved. Joe Mason (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Darren Pratley with a cross.

58:25

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Steele.

58:15

Attempt saved. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

57:42

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by David Perkins.

56:45

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Eagles tries a through ball, but Joe Mason is caught offside.

53:44

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Steele.

52:09

Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Martin Cranie.

50:46

Attempt missed. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross following a corner.

50:13

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

50:11

Attempt blocked. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.

46:36

Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:36

Foul by Jason Scotland (Barnsley).

46:00

Attempt missed. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

45:00

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +1:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barnsley 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45:00 +0:53

Attempt blocked. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Davies.

45:00 +0:27

Attempt blocked. Peter Ramage (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

45:00 +0:24

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

44:47

Hand ball by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers).

44:09

Foul by Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers).

44:09

Peter Ramage (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:48

Attempt blocked. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

43:45

Attempt saved. Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jay Spearing with a cross.

43:10

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Robert Hassell.

42:19

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Dawson.

40:55

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass.

36:32

Robert Hassell (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:32

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

35:32

Attempt missed. Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

35:30

Attempt saved. Robert Hassell (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.

34:59

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tim Ream.

30:44

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

29:26

Attempt saved. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Baptiste.

27:33

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Chris Eagles tries a through ball, but Darren Pratley is caught offside.

26:52

Attempt missed. Robert Hassell (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Stephen Dawson with a cross following a corner.

26:30

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

26:26

Attempt blocked. Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

24:39

Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

24:39

Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:01

Attempt blocked. Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jay Spearing.

20:25

Attempt blocked. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:50

Offside, Barnsley. Jim O'Brien tries a through ball, but David Perkins is caught offside.

16:50

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

16:50

Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:17

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jason Scotland.

14:58

Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

14:52

Attempt blocked. Neil Danns (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Darren Pratley with a headed pass.

14:46

Attempt blocked. Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

14:17

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Stephen Dawson.

13:29

Attempt saved. Martin Cranie (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy.

12:49

Hand ball by Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers).

9:51

Foul by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

9:51

Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:10

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

7:00

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

7:00

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

4:14

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy.

1:26

Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:26

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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