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Barnsley 2-1 Port Vale

Midfielder Ben Pearson scored his first career goal as Barnsley eased their League One relegation concerns with a home win against Port Vale.

Vale keeper Chris Neal fumbled into his own net to hand the Tykes the lead and 20-year-old Pearson, on loan from Manchester United, added the second with a deflected left-foot strike.

Colin Daniel hit back before Pearson cleared off the line from Tom Pope.

The win moves Barnsley into 17th place, while Port Vale slip to 14th.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Wilson on Barnsley v Port Vale

"We were a bit nervy at times, the first half in particular.

"I thought there were times when we had time to play and we got a bit edgy and some of the passing was a bit slow at times.

"And that just gives people a chance to close you down and put you under pressure.

"But the way we set out second half, we got a good goal straight away which always helps. And we saw it through. "

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 6Cranie
  • 16Ramage
  • 15MvotoBooked at 67mins
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 36PearsonBooked at 90mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 11JenningsSubstituted forDigbyat 90+2'minutes
  • 37LalkovicSubstituted forScowenat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 41WaringBooked at 90mins
  • 10HemmingsSubstituted forWinnallat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Scowen
  • 9Winnall
  • 12Davies
  • 14Digby
  • 20Smith
  • 33Lita
  • 42Kiwomya

Port Vale

  • 1Neal
  • 2Yates
  • 4Robertson
  • 21Veseli
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 45mins
  • 20Marshall
  • 10Lines
  • 15O'ConnorBooked at 45mins
  • 14Daniel
  • 11Pope
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forBirchallat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5McGivern
  • 6Duffy
  • 7Birchall
  • 12Johnson
  • 17Brown
  • 19Moore
  • 22Lloyd
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
8,660

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamPort Vale
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Port Vale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Port Vale 1.

Attempt saved. Chris Birchall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Ben Pearson (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Barnsley).

Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Paul Digby replaces Dale Jennings.

Attempt missed. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Booking

George Waring (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Josh Scowen (Barnsley).

Chris Robertson (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Michael O'Connor.

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Dickinson (Port Vale).

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Sam Winnall replaces Kane Hemmings.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Carl Dickinson.

Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).

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

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Josh Scowen replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Chris Neal.

Attempt blocked. Tom Pope (Port Vale) header from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Kane Hemmings.

Booking

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Tom Pope (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1MK Dons27167459253455
2Bristol City25166348222654
3Swindon27166552272554
4Preston27138641281347
5Chesterfield2710984136539
6Sheff Utd2511683228439
7Rochdale261151047351238
8Bradford2610793330337
9Fleetwood27107102726137
10Oldham2691073838037
11Peterborough27114123434037
12Doncaster269982831-336
13Notts County2798103034-435
14Port Vale28105133440-635
15Walsall268992628-233
16Scunthorpe2596103741-433
17Barnsley2695123639-332
18Gillingham2787123543-831
19Coventry28710112939-1031
20Crewe2785142549-2429
21Colchester2777133243-1128
22Crawley2869132647-2127
23Leyton Orient2768133543-826
24Yeovil2867152140-1925
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