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Barnsley 3-2 Colchester United

Conor Hourihane
Conor Hourihane scored his 10th goal of the season

Barnsley moved up to 11th in League One with a thrilling victory over Colchester United at Oakwell.

San Winnall's low shot from a tight angle put Barnsley ahead, before Sanchez Watt scrambled in an equaliser.

The hosts scored their second as Conor Hourihane netted from the spot after Sean Clohessy fouled Devante Cole.

Hourihane then turned provider for Peter Ramage to head past Sam Walker, with Freddie Sears' finish from inside the box proving to be a consolation.

Sears had the first chance of the game within two minutes, but scuffed his shot wide after being set up by Gavin Massey.

Winnall's ninth goal of the season and eighth in as many matches put the home side ahead, before Watt ensured the teams were level at the 15-minute mark.

Ramage's header was disallowed for offside to deny the hosts the lead again, while Sears forced a good save from Ross Turnbull in the Barnsley goal.

Martin Cranie's through ball sent Winnall clear but his shot sailed over the bar and the teams went in level at half-time.

After falling behind to Hourihane's penalty, the visitors went close through Alex Gilbey and Sears within three minutes of each other.

Ramage's goal was quickly replied to by a 12th of the season for Sears and, despite late pressure, Colchester could not find a third equaliser.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 6Cranie
  • 16RamageBooked at 49mins
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 4Berry
  • 32Bailey
  • 8Hourihane
  • 44Cole
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forBreeat 90+3'minutes
  • 10HemmingsSubstituted forJenningsat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Treacy
  • 11Jennings
  • 12Davies
  • 15Mvoto
  • 29Bree
  • 33Lita

Colchester

  • 1Walker
  • 41Hewitt
  • 20Clohessy
  • 18Eastman
  • 35O'Donoghue
  • 7WattSubstituted forRoofeat 80'minutes
  • 24Moncur
  • 8Gilbey
  • 38FoxSubstituted forSzmodicsat 85'minutes
  • 21MasseySubstituted forHealeyat 72'minutes
  • 11Sears

Substitutes

  • 3Gordon
  • 6Eastmond
  • 12Lewington
  • 19Healey
  • 28Szmodics
  • 39Roofe
  • 40Harney
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
9,191

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 3, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 3, Colchester United 2.

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. James Bree replaces Sam Winnall.

Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Devante Cole (Barnsley).

Alex Gilbey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sammie Szmodics (Colchester United).

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

Sean Clohessy (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Sammie Szmodics replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Dale Jennings replaces Kane Hemmings.

Foul by James Bailey (Barnsley).

George Moncur (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Berry (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Kemar Roofe replaces Sanchez Watt.

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Peter Ramage (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rhys Healey (Colchester United).

Hand ball by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Colchester United 2. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Rhys Healey.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Rhys Healey replaces Gavin Massey.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Colchester United 1. Peter Ramage (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sean Clohessy.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Elliott Hewitt (Colchester United).

Attempt missed. Freddie Sears (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley).

Gavin Massey (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Colchester United 1. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Barnsley. Devante Cole draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sean Clohessy (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City16106033171636
2Preston1694328171131
3Swindon1685332191329
4MK Dons1483329161327
5Rochdale1582529151426
6Notts County157532214826
7Peterborough168262519626
8Sheff Utd158252219326
9Oldham166732318525
10Fleetwood166461816222
11Barnsley166462626022
12Chesterfield165562324-120
13Port Vale165472224-219
14Bradford165472022-219
15Crawley165471525-1019
16Walsall164661416-218
17Doncaster145361421-718
18Colchester174582427-317
19Coventry164572027-717
20Leyton Orient163761722-516
21Scunthorpe164391930-1115
22Gillingham163581422-814
23Yeovil163581226-1414
24Crewe1642101332-1914
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