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Barnsley1Nottm Forest0

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."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 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

Substitutes

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

Nottm Forest

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

Substitutes

  • 3Harding
  • 5Collins
  • 6Moussi
  • 9Henderson
  • 14Greening
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 29de Vries
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
12,157

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home14
Away19
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

Substitution

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

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

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

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Luke Steele.

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

Hand ball by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

Booking

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

Foul by Jacob Mellis (Barnsley).

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

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

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

Foul by Jack Hunt (Barnsley).

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

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

Foul by Darius Henderson (Nottingham Forest).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Emmanuel Frimpong replaces Martin Woods.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Guy Moussi replaces Greg Halford.

Attempt saved. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Djamel Abdoun with a cross.

Booking

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

Radoslaw Majewski (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martin Woods.

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

Attempt blocked. Jacob Mellis (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dale Jennings with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Matt Derbyshire replaces Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

Dale Jennings (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest).

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest).

Attempt missed. Djamel Abdoun (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Darius Henderson.

Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Luke Steele (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Kevin Gomis (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Martin Woods.

Attempt blocked. Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Fox.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester33235562323074
2Burnley331812352262666
3Derby34187960431761
4QPR33179740261460
5Nottm Forest341413754401455
6Reading3414101052391352
7Wigan321571041301152
8Brighton33131193528750
9Ipswich341212104439548
10Blackburn321210103839-146
11Watford331112104839945
12Leeds33128134545044
13Middlesbrough341013114337643
14Huddersfield34127154546-143
15Bournemouth33119134351-842
16Sheff Wed33912123940-139
17Bolton34912134650-439
18Birmingham3499163944-536
19Blackpool34811152949-2035
20Doncaster3489173053-2333
21Millwall34710173261-2931
22Yeovil3378183048-1829
23Barnsley33611163156-2529
24Charlton3069152441-1727
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