Match ends, Barnsley 3, Walsall 0.
In-form striker George Waring scored twice as Barnsley comfortably beat Walsall to record a fifth-successive victory in League One.
Waring, on loan from Stoke City, poked home Conor Hourihane's corner to put the home side in front.
Walsall striker Jordy Hiwula then had a penalty appeal turned down following a tangle with Martin Cranie.
Barnsley's second came from Waring's low strike before substitute Sam Winnall sealed the points.
Loan man Waring has now scored four times in the last three matches, while Winnall's goal was his first since November after recovering from a hamstring problem.
The win put Barnsley one place below the play-off positions, but level on points with sixth-placed Doncaster.
- 36PearsonSubstituted forBaileyat 57'minutes
- 37LalkovicSubstituted forWinnallat 63'minutes
- 41WaringSubstituted forIbehreat 79'minutes
- 2PurkissSubstituted forO'Connorat 45'minutes
- 3TaylorBooked at 86mins
- 17FlanaganSubstituted forCainat 69'minutes
- 11BaxendaleSubstituted forGrimesat 45'minutes
- Stuart Attwell
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnsley 3, Walsall 0.
Goal! Barnsley 3, Walsall 0. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.
Andy Taylor (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.
Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).
Attempt missed. Michael Cain (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James O'Connor.
Substitution, Barnsley. Jabo Ibehre replaces George Waring.
Mason Holgate (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Walsall).
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Chambers.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Adam Chambers (Walsall) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.
Goal! Barnsley 2, Walsall 0. George Waring (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.
Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).