League One
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Barnsley 3-0 Walsall

George Waring
Waring joined Barnsley on loan from Premier League side Stoke City in January.

In-form striker George Waring scored twice as Barnsley comfortably beat Walsall to record a fifth-successive victory in League One.

Waring, on loan from Stoke City, poked home Conor Hourihane's corner to put the home side in front.

Walsall striker Jordy Hiwula then had a penalty appeal turned down following a tangle with Martin Cranie.

Barnsley's second came from Waring's low strike before substitute Sam Winnall sealed the points.

Loan man Waring has now scored four times in the last three matches, while Winnall's goal was his first since November after recovering from a hamstring problem.

The win put Barnsley one place below the play-off positions, but level on points with sixth-placed Doncaster.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 27Holgate
  • 6Cranie
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 20Smith
  • 36PearsonSubstituted forBaileyat 57'minutes
  • 31O'Sullivan
  • 7Scowen
  • 8Hourihane
  • 37LalkovicSubstituted forWinnallat 63'minutes
  • 41WaringSubstituted forIbehreat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 9Winnall
  • 11Jennings
  • 15Mvoto
  • 21Ibehre
  • 24Dibble
  • 32Bailey

Walsall

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 15Chambers
  • 2PurkissSubstituted forO'Connorat 45'minutes
  • 6Downing
  • 3TaylorBooked at 86mins
  • 7Chambers
  • 10Sawyers
  • 17FlanaganSubstituted forCainat 69'minutes
  • 11BaxendaleSubstituted forGrimesat 45'minutes
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 30Hiwula-Mayifuila

Substitutes

  • 4O'Connor
  • 8Mantom
  • 12Cain
  • 13MacGillivray
  • 16Preston
  • 20Bakayoko
  • 24Grimes
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
9,275

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away2
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 3, Walsall 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 3, Walsall 0.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Walsall 0. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

Booking

Andy Taylor (Walsall) is shown the yellow card.

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Andy Taylor (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Michael Cain (Walsall) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jabo Ibehre replaces George Waring.

Mason Holgate (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Walsall).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Chambers.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Adam Chambers (Walsall) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Walsall 0. George Waring (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Michael Cain replaces Reece Flanagan.

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

Foul by Reece Flanagan (Walsall).

Josh Scowen (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reece Flanagan (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Sam Winnall replaces Milan Lalkovic.

George Waring (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

Foul by George Waring (Barnsley).

James Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

George Waring (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by James Chambers (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. James Bailey replaces Ben Pearson.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adam Chambers (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City35237567323576
2Preston34199655302566
3Swindon35197962382464
4MK Dons35188968373162
5Sheff Utd34158114841753
6Doncaster351311114443150
7Barnsley35155154748-150
8Peterborough35155154344-150
9Chesterfield34139124945448
10Bradford33139114238448
11Port Vale35146154548-348
12Fleetwood35139133639-348
13Rochdale331451458441447
14Gillingham351210135051-146
15Oldham341210124350-746
16Walsall351111133439-544
17Scunthorpe34119144652-642
18Crewe35126173459-2542
19Notts County34118153443-941
20Coventry34812143648-1236
21Leyton Orient3498174452-835
22Colchester3597194058-1834
23Crawley35810173660-2434
24Yeovil3589182850-2233
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