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Barnsley1Bristol Rovers0

Barnsley 1-0 Bristol Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Cavaré
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 23Pinillos
  • 20Potts
  • 8McGeehan
  • 27MowattBooked at 45mins
  • 10MoncurBooked at 39minsSubstituted forThiamat 66'minutes
  • 19MooreSubstituted forBrownat 75'minutes
  • 21BähreSubstituted forHedgesat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hedges
  • 14Bird
  • 18Jackson
  • 26Thiam
  • 28Williams
  • 33Brown
  • 40Kendrick

Bristol Rovers

  • 13Bonham
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 15J Clarke
  • 2LeadbitterSubstituted forBennettat 64'minutes
  • 14Lines
  • 8O ClarkeSubstituted forRodmanat 64'minutes
  • 7Sercombe
  • 28KellyBooked at 79mins
  • 9Payne
  • 20ReillySubstituted forMatthewsat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Upson
  • 17Jakubiak
  • 21Smith
  • 22Partington
  • 23Bennett
  • 26Matthews
  • 33Rodman
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
10,966

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Bristol Rovers 0.

Full Time

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.

Booking

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

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.

Booking

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jacob Brown replaces Kieffer Moore.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Liam Sercombe.

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

Foul by Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers).

Foul by Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley).

James Clarke (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tony Craig.

Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mamadou Thiam replaces George Moncur.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Sam Matthews replaces Gavin Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Kyle Bennett replaces Daniel Leadbitter.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Alex Rodman replaces Ollie Clarke.

Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).

Tom Lockyer (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Cameron McGeehan.

Attempt missed. Ollie Clarke (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tom Lockyer.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth16105127141335
2Peterborough16103333211233
3Sunderland1595130131732
4Barnsley1584328141428
5Luton168442719828
6Accrington167632018227
7Coventry168351917227
8Doncaster167452522325
9Walsall157441819-125
10Fleetwood166552416823
11Southend167272121023
12Blackpool145721712522
13Charlton156452220222
14Rochdale165472231-919
15Wycombe164662224-218
16Burton155371921-218
17Scunthorpe164572334-1117
18Gillingham154382328-515
19Shrewsbury163671419-515
20Bristol Rovers163581114-314
21Oxford Utd163581724-714
22Plymouth163491827-913
23Wimbledon1632111024-1411
24Bradford1631121230-1810
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