Match ends, Barnsley 1, Bristol Rovers 0.
Alex Mowatt scored the only goal as Barnsley bounced back from consecutive defeats to beat Bristol Rovers 1-0 at Oakwell.
After a slow start to the match, Mowatt got the breakthrough for Barnsley in the 11th minute.
The Reds were patient in their build-up play before Mowatt curled a shot into the top corner from the edge of the box.
The visitors were on top for the final 15 minutes of the first half and could have equalised on the half-hour mark.
However, home goalkeeper Adam Davies was on hand to deny Stefan Payne from close range before Chris Lines' goal-bound shot was blocked.
Barnsley came out the stronger of the two teams after the break and nearly doubled their advantage as George Moncur saw a close-range effort blocked.
The home side came closest to a second goal with 10 minutes left as substitute Mamadou Thiam hit the bar from a free-kick before firing over from inside the box.
Similar to the first half, Rovers were on top towards the end of the half but ultimately could not find an equaliser late on.
Report supplied by Press Association.
- 1DaviesBooked at 90mins
- 27MowattBooked at 45mins
- 10MoncurBooked at 39minsSubstituted forThiamat 66'minutes
- 19MooreSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutes
- 21BähreSubstituted forHedgesat 84'minutes
- 15J Clarke
- 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBennettat 64'minutes
- 8O ClarkeSubstituted forRodmanat 64'minutes
- 28KellyBooked at 79mins
- 20ReillySubstituted forMatthewsat 65'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Bristol Rovers 0.
Foul by Ryan Hedges (Barnsley).
James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Adam Davies (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).
Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Daniel Pinillos (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Stefan Payne (Bristol Rovers).
Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Mike-Steven Bähre.
Attempt saved. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chris Lines (Bristol Rovers).
Attempt missed. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.
Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Kelly (Bristol Rovers).
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Daniel Pinillos.