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Barnsley 1-0 Oldham Athletic

Kane Hemmings
Kane Hemmings netted his fourth goal of the season in Barnsley's win over Oldham

An early goal from Kane Hemmings was enough to move Barnsley to within four points of a League One play-off spot and deny Oldham a place in the top six.

Milan Lalkovic crossed for striker Hemmings to volley in from close range.

Hemmings sent another shot wide after collecting Ross Turnbull's clearance, while Oldham's Jonathan Forte was off target with first-half efforts either side of Barnsley's goal.

The visitors enjoyed greater possession but rarely tested goalkeeper Turnbull.

His only save of note was a comfortable one from Carl Winchester's attempt, while Forte was unable to get a shot away when the ball fell to him inside the box deep in stoppage time.

Barnsley, who had claims for a second-half penalty turned away when Joseph Mills tangled with Lalkovic, held on for a fourth successive home league win.

The hosts climb to 13th in the table, while Oldham remain two points outside the play-offs in 10th place.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"We've got the bit between our teeth again at the moment with four home wins on the bounce.

"The senior players have come back in and that's no coincidence. No disrespect to how well the young boys did but it's given us a solid base to build from.

"I can't remember our goalkeeper having to do anything, we defended very well and were very committed. You can have all the possession in the world, but you've got to do something with it."

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Johnson on Barnsley v Oldham

Oldham manager Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It's fair to say it was a narrow defeat, the pitch wasn't conducive to playing any sort of football.

"Our players need to learn that you can't just play the beautiful game on a beautiful pitch.

"It had draw all over it and in fairness to Barnsley, they shut up shop after scoring and we had no answers.

"It looked like a mediocre, mid-table clash and that's disappointing when we were going for fifth."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 6Cranie
  • 15Mvoto
  • 16Ramage
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 37LalkovicSubstituted forJenningsat 90+7'minutes
  • 36Pearson
  • 8Hourihane
  • 7Scowen
  • 41WaringSubstituted forLitaat 90+7'minutes
  • 10HemmingsSubstituted forWinnallat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Winnall
  • 11Jennings
  • 12Davies
  • 14Digby
  • 20Smith
  • 33Lita
  • 42Kiwomya

Oldham

  • 25Kean
  • 20WilsonBooked at 36mins
  • 5Elokobi
  • 16Wilson
  • 2BrownSubstituted forMillsat 60'minutes
  • 15Winchester
  • 6Kelly
  • 8Jones
  • 11Forte
  • 10PhilliskirkSubstituted forMellisat 53'minutes
  • 9PoleonSubstituted forWilkinsonat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Mills
  • 4Dieng
  • 13Coleman
  • 14Mellis
  • 17Wilkinson
  • 18Lockwood
  • 21Kusunga
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
9,135

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamOldham
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Dale Jennings replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Leroy Lita replaces George Waring.

Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Barnsley).

Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

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

(Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Brian Wilson.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Liam Kelly.

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

Foul by Conor Wilkinson (Oldham Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Liam Kelly (Oldham Athletic).

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

Attempt missed. George Elokobi (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Hand ball by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Sam Winnall replaces Kane Hemmings.

Attempt saved. Carl Winchester (Oldham Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Jean-Yves Mvoto.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Joseph Mills replaces Connor Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Conor Wilkinson replaces Dominic Poleon.

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Josh Scowen (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

James Wilson (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Oldham Athletic. Jacob Mellis replaces Danny Philliskirk because of an injury.

Corner, Oldham Athletic. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Michael Jones (Oldham Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Pearson (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Forte (Oldham Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 1, Oldham Athletic 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City26176350222857
2MK Dons27167459253455
3Swindon27166552272554
4Preston27138641281347
5Chesterfield2710984136539
6Sheff Utd2511683228439
7Rochdale261151047351238
8Bradford2610793330337
9Peterborough27114123434037
10Oldham2791083839-137
11Fleetwood28107112728-137
12Doncaster269982831-336
13Barnsley27105123739-235
14Notts County2798103034-435
15Port Vale28105133440-635
16Walsall2781092729-234
17Scunthorpe2596103741-433
18Gillingham2888123644-832
19Coventry28710112939-1031
20Crewe2785142549-2429
21Colchester2777133243-1128
22Crawley2869132647-2127
23Leyton Orient2768133543-826
24Yeovil2867152140-1925
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