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Barnsley 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Dale Jennings celebrates scoring for Barnsley against Nottingham Forest

Dale Jennings' first goal for Barnsley was enough to earn all three points against Nottingham Forest and move the Tykes off the foot of the table.

The midfielder, who signed from Bayern Munich last summer, scored with a well-struck shot early in the second half.

Djamel Abdoun hit a post for Forest in the first half, while Jamie Mackie headed wide from close range.

Defeat for Billy Davies' side was their third in succession, having previously lost against Burnley and Wigan.

Manager Davies was forced to watch from the stands due to a five-match touchline ban for abusing a referee.

His opposite number Danny Wilson, guided his team to a fifth game without defeat at home and they remain two points away from safety.

They took control of this game early, though. Jennings threatened to open the scoring in the sixth minute but goalkeeper Karl Darlow was equal to his long-range attempt.

At the other end, Abdoun struck the foot of a post with a 25-yard half volley and then crossed to Mackie, who should have scored with a free header.

The deadlock was broken shortly after the break when Jennings cut in from the left and drove the ball past the outstretched arm of Darlow.

Jamie Paterson twice came close to bringing the visitors back onto level terms but shot narrowly wide from distance before heading straight at Tykes goalkeeper Luke Steele.

The hosts had their backs against the wall as the game reached its climax and Steele did well to save Abdoun's curling free-kick in injury time.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson: "At the end, when they're throwing everything at us, we had to defend resolutely and I think everybody did, not just the back four.

"We didn't see the true us last week, over the last few months we've showed better resilience than we did last week but I think we went a long way to putting it right today.

"We responded very, very well and I have to say the fans were as good as we were today; absolutely top class, getting behind us."

Nottingham Forest deputy manager David Kelly: "It's different with the gaffer not being there because he's the leader, he's the focal point of the team.

"Communication was a little bit difficult with the phones; phones don't really work in football grounds. But we had conversations going on.

"It's not the same when he is not there, we miss him. We miss him as a staff, we miss him as a playing group but such is the ban.

"I'm just a little bit disappointed we couldn't break them down, they defended for their lives."



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1SteeleBooked at 64mins
  • 12HuntBooked at 61mins
  • 4Kennedy
  • 11WoodsSubstituted forFrimpongat 77'minutes
  • 3Ramage
  • 6Cranie
  • 7O'BrienSubstituted forLawrenceat 90+5'minutes
  • 8DawsonBooked at 74mins
  • 10O'Grady
  • 21MellisBooked at 85mins
  • 16Jennings


  • 5Nyatanga
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 14Lawrence
  • 15Frimpong
  • 19Cywka
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt

Nottm Forest

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Darlow
  • 15HalfordSubstituted forMoussiat 75'minutes
  • 13FoxBooked at 29mins
  • 28Majewski
  • 16Lascelles
  • 32GomisBooked at 9mins
  • 12MackieSubstituted forHendersonat 58'minutes
  • 18Jara
  • 31CoxSubstituted forDerbyshireat 70'minutes
  • 21Paterson
  • 39Abdoun


  • 3Harding
  • 5Collins
  • 6Moussi
  • 9Henderson
  • 14Greening
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29de Vries
Keith Stroud

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamNottm Forest
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Liam Lawrence replaces Jim O'Brien.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Jamie Paterson tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Derbyshire (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Luke Steele.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

  11. Booking

    Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).

  13. Post update

    Guy Moussi (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Nottingham Forest. Radoslaw Majewski tries a through ball, but Matt Derbyshire is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Darius Henderson.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jack Hunt (Barnsley).

  17. Post update

    Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Emmanuel Frimpong replaces Martin Woods.