Bolton Wanderers 1-0 Barnsley

Chris O'Grady

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.

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Danny Wilson: Barnsley manager on Bolton defeat

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."

Line-ups

Bolton

  • 1Bogdan
  • 3Hutton
  • 15BaptisteSubstituted forKnightat 85'minutes
  • 6SpearingBooked at 86mins
  • 4Mills
  • 5Ream
  • 27Lee Chung-yong
  • 17Trotter
  • 10Beckford
  • 14MoritzSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 78'minutes
  • 11HallSubstituted forDannsat 74'minutes

Substitutes

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

Barnsley

  • 1Steele
  • 23EtuhuBooked at 32mins
  • 4Kennedy
  • 8DawsonBooked at 83mins
  • 22Mvoto
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 14LawrenceSubstituted forProschwitzat 89'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 19CywkaSubstituted forMcCourtat 73'minutes
  • 16Jennings

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 6Cranie
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 12Hunt
  • 21Mellis
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
15,845

Match Stats

Home TeamBoltonAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Barnsley 0.

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Nick Proschwitz replaces Liam Lawrence.

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

Booking

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

Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Zat Knight replaces Alex Baptiste.

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

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

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

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Bogdan.

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.

Hand ball by Patrick McCourt (Barnsley).

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

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

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.

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.

Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces André Moritz.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Neil Danns replaces Robert Hall.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt replaces Tomasz Cywka.

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

Foul by Liam Lawrence (Barnsley).

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.

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

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

Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley).

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

Foul by Kelvin Etuhu (Barnsley).

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.

Foul by André Moritz (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester41278677423589
2Burnley422314566353183
3Derby422291175482775
4QPR4221101154391573
5Wigan4119101254401467
6Brighton4217131249371264
7Ipswich421713125547864
8Reading4117121262491363
9Bournemouth421711145958162
10Blackburn421515125956360
11Nottm Forest421417116258459
12Middlesbrough4214161254441058
13Watford4114151266501657
14Bolton421315145456-254
15Sheff Wed421214165555050
16Leeds42148205463-950
17Huddersfield421210205160-946
18Birmingham411110205363-1043
19Doncaster421110213864-2643
20Blackpool421012203561-2642
21Charlton401011193053-2341
22Millwall42913204272-3040
23Yeovil42812224267-2536
24Barnsley41812213867-2936
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