Blackpool's alarming slump continued as bottom-of-the-table Barnsley ended their seven-game winless run with a 2-0 Championship triumph at Oakwell.

Tykes' top-scorer Chris O'Grady got both goals, opening the scoring with a penalty in first-half injury time.

The points were sealed with a close-range header minutes after the restart.

Blackpool's big dip

Blackpool have now lost eight of their last nine Championship games, drawing the other

The success was manager Danny Wilson's first since returning to the club last month, while for Blackpool it was an eighth league loss in nine fixtures.

The Tangerines looked secure in the play-off spots when they beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 on 30 November, but have now sunk to 14th with a solitary point since.

Paul Ince's struggling side threatened first when Steve Davies's header forced a save from home goalkeeper Luke Steele.

The Tykes soon stole the momentum, however, forcing Matt Gilks into two close-range saves to prevent midfielder Jim O'Brien breaking the deadlock.

Barnsley were not to be denied for long, and after on-rushing midfielder Stephen Dawson was upended in the box by Gilks, O'Grady calmly found the top right-hand corner with the last kick of the opening half.

The advantage was doubled within three minutes of the restart when O'Grady headed in from a Jim O'Brien centre. The goals brought a response from Blackpool, with Tom Ince having a penalty appeal waved away and Chris Basham seeing a powerful effort blocked.

But Blackpool's goalless run extended to a fourth successive league game as substitute Nathan Tyson shot well over at the death.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"I think we fully deserved it. To get three points at this stage is a fantastic return. It just makes people aware that we're not going to lie down and we're still there fighting.

"We had a couple of hairy moments to defend at the end when they were throwing everything at us. Possibly we could have done a bit better with the counter-attacking but overall we defended it really well and I thought, throughout the game, we looked in control.

"It is a tough job but it's not just ourselves, that's the thing. We're not so adrift that we're having to win four or five games to get back into the pack - there's only a couple of wins at most that gets us back in there."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 27 McLaughlin
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 08 Dawson
  • 03 Ramage
  • 06 Cranie
  • 16 Jennings
  • 21 Mellis (Lawrence - 83' )
  • 10 O'Grady (Digby - 87' )
  • 07 O'Brien Booked
  • 33 Shea (Noble-Lazarus - 77' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 14 Lawrence
  • 17 Digby
  • 24 Noble-Lazarus
  • 30 Dibble
  • 42 McCourt

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 12 Bishop Booked (Harris - 80' )
  • 03 Robinson Booked
  • 16 Ferguson
  • 06 Broadfoot
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 11 Ince Booked
  • 18 Osbourne Booked (Tyson - 53' )
  • 09 Davies Booked
  • 31 Martínez (Chopra - 49' )
  • 17 Basham

Substitutes

  • 07 Tyson
  • 08 Chopra
  • 13 Warner
  • 22 Caton
  • 23 Eccleston
  • 33 Harris
  • 37 Cameron
Ref: Robert Lewis
Att: 9,866

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

5 4

Corners

3 2

Fouls

13 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barnsley 2, Blackpool 0.

90:00 +5:11 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Blackpool 0.

90:00 +4:13

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +3:58

Delay in match Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) because of an injury.

90:00 +1:19

Offside, Barnsley. Dale Jennings tries a through ball, but Paul Digby is caught offside.

90:00 +1:02

Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Harris with a cross.

90:00 +0:43

Nathan Tyson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:43

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

86:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Paul Digby replaces Chris O'Grady.

85:34

Attempt missed. Nathan Tyson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Michael Chopra.

84:08

Attempt saved. Chris Basham (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nathan Tyson.

82:54 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Liam Lawrence replaces Jacob Mellis.

82:20

Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high.

81:38

Attempt missed. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Harris.

79:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Robert Harris replaces Neal Bishop.

79:30

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

79:30

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78:12

Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Barnsley).

78:12

Jack Robinson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Reuben Noble-Lazarus replaces Brek Shea.

74:45

Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:45

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

74:15

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

72:09

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

72:05

Attempt blocked. Chris Basham (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:58

Attempt saved. Kirk Broadfoot (Blackpool) header from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matthew Gilks.

71:37 Booking

Booking Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

71:26

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

70:47

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

69:47

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:47

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

69:03

Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:03

Foul by Thomas Ince (Blackpool).

67:16

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).

67:16

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

61:45

Delay in match Brek Shea (Barnsley) because of an injury.

61:22

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

61:22

Foul by Nathan Tyson (Blackpool).

58:24

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

56:41

Attempt missed. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

55:50 Booking

Booking Steve Davies (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

55:18

Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:18

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

54:12

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

54:12

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

52:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Nathan Tyson replaces Isaiah Osbourne.

51:38

Attempt missed. Jack Robinson (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isaiah Osbourne.

50:56

Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a headed pass.

49:06

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

49:06

Foul by Michael Chopra (Blackpool).

48:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Chopra replaces Ángel.

47:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 2, Blackpool 0. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jim O'Brien with a cross.

46:54

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

45:51

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jim O'Brien.

45:00

Second Half begins Barnsley 1, Blackpool 0.

45:00 +3:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barnsley 1, Blackpool 0.

45:00 +3:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 1, Blackpool 0. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

45:00 +2:00 Booking

Booking Jack Robinson (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +1:55

Penalty Barnsley. Stephen Dawson draws a foul in the penalty area.

45:00 +1:55

Penalty conceded by Matthew Gilks (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:00 +0:51

Attempt missed. Brek Shea (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy.

42:14

Offside, Blackpool. Chris Basham tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

41:30

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

41:30

Thomas Ince (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

40:17

Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:17

Foul by Barry Ferguson (Blackpool).

37:22

Foul by Brek Shea (Barnsley).

37:22

Jack Robinson (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:35

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

35:37

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley).

35:37

Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:00

Offside, Blackpool. Barry Ferguson tries a through ball, but Steve Davies is caught offside.

31:26

Foul by Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley).

31:26

Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:45

Attempt missed. Thomas Ince (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Craig Cathcart with a headed pass.

29:51

Foul by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

29:51

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:20

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:20

Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).

25:54

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

25:54

Barry Ferguson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:27

Brek Shea (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:27

Foul by Craig Cathcart (Blackpool).

24:15

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

24:15

Neal Bishop (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:36 Booking

Booking Neal Bishop (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

20:05

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

20:05

Chris Basham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:19

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Brek Shea with a headed pass.

19:18

Attempt saved. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

18:34

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Kirk Broadfoot.

12:05

Attempt missed. Chris Basham (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Barry Ferguson with a cross.

9:46

Attempt blocked. Brek Shea (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

9:13

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

9:13

Foul by Ángel (Blackpool).

8:30

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:30

Foul by Neal Bishop (Blackpool).

7:07

Attempt missed. Brek Shea (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a corner.

6:27

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jack Robinson.

4:12 Booking

Booking Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

3:57

Foul by Isaiah Osbourne (Blackpool).

3:57

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:44

Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ángel.

3:08

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

2:39

Delay in match Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) because of an injury.

1:04

Steve Davies (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:04

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers