League One
BarnsleyBarnsley4FleetwoodFleetwood Town2

Barnsley moved back into the automatic promotion places in League One with victory over 10-man Fleetwood.

Jacob Brown aimed an accurate pull-back to Mike Bahre, who fired home from seven yards to put the hosts ahead.

The Tykes doubled their advantage when Cameron McGeehan's deflected shot looped up to the feet of Cauley Woodrow, who fired into the bottom corner from close range for his 17th goal of the season.

Harry Souttar headed a corner down for Ched Evans to halve the deficit and give Fleetwood hope.

But little over a minute later, Souttar was sent off for an elbow on McGeehan in an aerial challenge.

Barnsley quickly took advantage as Mamadou Thiam rounded the goalkeeper and crossed for McGeehan to nod home.

Wes Burns headed in from a corner to set up a nervy finish, but Brown sealed the win for the hosts soon after.

Victory left the Reds two points clear of Sunderland and Portsmouth, who each have a game in hand.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 22Williams
  • 18Jackson
  • 5Pinnock
  • 23PinillosBooked at 42mins
  • 33BrownSubstituted forGreenat 88'minutes
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 35mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forHedgesat 83'minutes
  • 21BähreSubstituted forStylesat 72'minutes
  • 9Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 3Fryers
  • 7Hedges
  • 12Cavaré
  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 20Styles
  • 29Adeboyejo

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 12SouttarBooked at 65mins
  • 5Eastham
  • 26Husband
  • 7Burns
  • 2CoyleBooked at 58mins
  • 29Sheron
  • 23WallaceBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMaddenat 61'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forBigginsat 72'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 24NadesanSubstituted forBaggleyat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Southam
  • 16Jones
  • 17Madden
  • 27Biggins
  • 30Baggley
  • 35Rydel
  • 45Smith
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
11,243

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home17
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 4, Fleetwood Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 4, Fleetwood Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Jordan Green (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Eastham (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Callum Styles (Barnsley).

  7. Post update

    James Husband (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley).

  9. Post update

    James Husband (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Barry Baggley replaces Ashley Nadesan.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jordan Williams.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Jordan Green replaces Jacob Brown.

  15. Post update

    Jacob Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Mamadou Thiam.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

  20. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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