Chris O'Grady missed a late penalty as Barnsley moved closer to relegation to League One with defeat at Bolton.

Jermaine Beckford had put the hosts in front, rounding Luke Steele and tapping into an empty net.

The visitors thought they would claim a point when Ryan McLaughlin was brought down by Alex Baptiste.

But O'Grady could only hit the woodwork as Barnsley slumped to the bottom of the Championship, five points from safety with only five games left.

Bolton have now won three of their last four games, and lost just one in 12, although it has come too late to push them into play-off contention.

Beckford almost scored from Chung-Yong Lee's pass but his ninth goal of the season was not long in arriving.

Barnsley's defence got themselves in a muddle as Matt Mills launched a long punt forward, allowing Beckford the easiest of chances.

The former Everton striker spurned a similar chance after the break but Barnsley were unable to rescue themselves, O'Grady's miss condemning them to a fifth defeat in eight games.

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman: "Was I disappointed in conceding the penalty? I was very disappointed with it.

"You could sense it coming because they were throwing everything at us and we were going up the other end and if we don't finish with a goal you're going to be vulnerable on the counter attack.

"I was disappointed in giving away a penalty and they will be more disappointed with missing it but I was more concerned that we didn't finish it off at the other end."

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson: "How do I feel? I feel let down.

"I feel let down by some of the decisions that were made against us today and I feel delighted in the performance because I thought the lads did ever so well.

"I think that we deserved something out of the game and I don't just think the one point. I think we deserved to be winning the game."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bolton Wanderers

  • 01 Bogdan
  • 03 Hutton
  • 15 Baptiste (Knight - 85' )
  • 06 Spearing Booked
  • 04 Mills
  • 05 Ream
  • 27 Lee Chung-yong
  • 17 Trotter
  • 10 Beckford
  • 14 Moritz (Jutkiewicz - 78' )
  • 11 Hall (Danns - 74' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Knight
  • 18 Danns
  • 24 Lonergan
  • 26 Mason
  • 29 Jutkiewicz
  • 31 Wheater
  • 44 Kamara

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 23 Etuhu Booked
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 08 Dawson Booked
  • 22 Mvoto
  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 27 McLaughlin
  • 14 Lawrence (Proschwitz - 89' )
  • 10 O'Grady
  • 19 Cywka (McCourt - 73' )
  • 16 Jennings

Substitutes

  • 02 Hassell
  • 06 Cranie
  • 09 Proschwitz
  • 12 Hunt
  • 21 Mellis
  • 31 Turner
  • 42 McCourt
Ref: James Adcock
Att: 15,845

Match Stats

Shots

16 17

On target

6 3

Corners

2 7

Fouls

13 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

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

90:00 +4:40 Full time

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

90:00 +3:31

Attempt blocked. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrick McCourt.

90:00 +2:20

Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kelvin Etuhu.

89:59

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Alan Hutton with a cross.

88:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Nick Proschwitz replaces Liam Lawrence.

86:21

Attempt missed. Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

85:46 Booking

Booking Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:36

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

85:36

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

84:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zat Knight replaces Alex Baptiste.

84:15

Offside, Barnsley. Liam Lawrence tries a through ball, but Ryan McLaughlin is caught offside.

83:26

Penalty missed! Still Bolton Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

82:36

Penalty conceded by Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

82:36

Penalty Barnsley. Ryan McLaughlin draws a foul in the penalty area.

80:38

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

80:33

Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Lawrence.

80:02

Hand ball by Patrick McCourt (Barnsley).

79:44

Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

78:59

Attempt missed. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan McLaughlin.

78:19

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Neil Danns with a cross following a corner.

78:12

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Neil Danns with a cross following a corner.

77:41

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

77:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces André Moritz.

76:07

Attempt missed. Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Dale Jennings with a cross.

73:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns replaces Robert Hall.

72:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt replaces Tomasz Cywka.

71:53

André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:53

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Barnsley).

70:19

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Hall with a cross.

69:21

Offside, Barnsley. Liam Lawrence tries a through ball, but Ryan McLaughlin is caught offside.

67:20

Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

67:20

Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley).

66:03

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

66:03

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Barnsley).

63:24

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy following a set piece situation.

62:44

Foul by André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers).

62:44

Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:12

Attempt missed. Ryan McLaughlin (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.

60:40

Attempt blocked. Liam Lawrence (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Jennings.

59:53

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

59:53

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:04

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the right.

58:01

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Hall.

56:30

Foul by Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers).

56:30

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

55:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

54:15

Delay in match Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.

51:26

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

51:26

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Barnsley).

51:19

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

50:44

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alan Hutton.

50:20

Foul by André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers).

50:20

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:07

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tomasz Cywka.

47:34

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Steele.

47:31

Attempt saved. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alan Hutton.

45:00

Second Half begins Bolton Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0.

43:37 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Bolton Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Mills.

41:05

Attempt missed. Liam Lawrence (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kelvin Etuhu.

40:11

Attempt missed. Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Trotter with a cross.

37:39

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

37:22

Foul by Liam Trotter (Bolton Wanderers).

37:22

Liam Lawrence (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:12

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. André Moritz tries a through ball, but Robert Hall is caught offside.

35:20

Foul by Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers).

35:20

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:23

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

34:23

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

31:36 Booking

Booking Kelvin Etuhu (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:27

Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

31:27

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Barnsley).

30:50

Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong with a headed pass.

30:15

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

30:15

Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:47

Attempt blocked. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Liam Trotter.

25:35

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alan Hutton.

24:45

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:45

Foul by Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers).

24:24

Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley).

24:24

Alex Baptiste (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:33

Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ryan McLaughlin with a cross.

21:49

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:49

Foul by Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers).

18:13

Attempt missed. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by André Moritz with a headed pass.

17:31

Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

17:03

Attempt saved. Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

15:19

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

14:20

Attempt missed. Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Dawson with a headed pass following a corner.

13:50

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Matthew Mills.

11:20

Foul by Alan Hutton (Bolton Wanderers).

11:20

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

9:49

Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Matthew Mills tries a through ball, but Jermaine Beckford is caught offside.

9:23

Matthew Mills (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:23

Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley).

8:41

Foul by Robert Hall (Bolton Wanderers).

8:41

Liam Lawrence (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:15

Attempt blocked. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

6:34

Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:34

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

5:38

Attempt missed. André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jermaine Beckford.

3:33

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

3:33

Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:06

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Alex Baptiste.

2:16

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

0:39

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

0:15

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tim Ream.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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