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Walsall 3-1 Barnsley

Jordan Cook
Jordan Cook started his career at Sunderland but was released in 2012

Jordan Cook's brace helped Walsall come from behind to beat Barnsley.

Lewin Nyatanga put the visitors in front as he rose unmarked to firmly head in Connor Hourihane's corner.

The Saddlers were soon level as Cook scored a magnificent half-volley from the edge of the area and then took the lead when Tom Bradshaw drilled home.

Barnsley piled on the pressure after the break but home keeper Richard O'Donnell kept them at bay before Cook fired in his second in stoppage time.

The win stretched mid-table Walsall's unbeaten run to six league games, while Barnsley have not won in five.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Wilson on Walsall v Barnsley

"Quite honestly, I don't think there was anything between the teams.

"We got our nose in front, they scored a worldie goal for an equaliser, the second one was obviously a mistake which you sometimes get in games and then basically it was nearly all us.

"We've had opportunities, we've had great situations which we frittered away.

"We need to regroup and get everybody together because at the moment, particularly with the changes in the team and personnel we've had to have in the past few weeks, it's unsettling people."

Line-ups

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 2Purkiss
  • 6Downing
  • 15Chambers
  • 25Henry
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forFordeat 68'minutes
  • 12Cain
  • 7Chambers
  • 21Cook
  • 10Sawyers
  • 9BradshawBooked at 10minsSubstituted forMansetat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 14Benning
  • 17Flanagan
  • 24Grimes
  • 27Forde
  • 37Manset

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 27Holgate
  • 4BerryBooked at 90mins
  • 5NyatangaSubstituted forCowgillat 79'minutes
  • 2Brown
  • 6CranieBooked at 74mins
  • 17AbbottBooked at 48minsSubstituted forHemmingsat 77'minutes
  • 8Hourihane
  • 11Jennings
  • 31TrottaSubstituted forLitaat 62'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 7Treacy
  • 10Hemmings
  • 12Davies
  • 14Digby
  • 23Boakye-Yiadom
  • 28Cowgill
  • 33Lita
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
4,433

Match Stats

Home TeamWalsallAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Walsall 3, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Walsall 3, Barnsley 1.

Goal!

Goal! Walsall 3, Barnsley 1. Jordan Cook (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mathieu Manset following a corner.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Booking

Luke Berry (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Cain (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Ben Purkiss (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Michael Cain (Walsall).

Leroy Lita (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Anthony Forde (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reece Brown (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Mathieu Manset replaces Tom Bradshaw.

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jack Cowgill.

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jack Cowgill replaces Lewin Nyatanga because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Kane Hemmings replaces Brad Abbott.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Chambers.

Booking

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Rico Henry (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Romaine Sawyers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Anthony Forde replaces James Baxendale.

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Leroy Lita replaces Marcello Trotta.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Ben Purkiss (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cook (Walsall) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

goal

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