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Yeovil Town 1-4 Barnsley

Dale Jennings

Barnsley boosted their Championship survival hopes with an emphatic win at relegation rivals Yeovil.

Chris O'Grady lobbed Marek Stech before Liam Lawrence fired in from long range to give the Tykes a two-goal lead.

Yeovil's Luke Ayling rifled Jamie McAllister's cross into the net to give their fans hope with 20 minutes left.

But another O'Grady goal and a Dale Jennings strike saw the Tykes leapfrog their hosts and secure back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Both sides remain in the bottom three but Danny Wilson's Barnsley side drew level on points with fourth-bottom Charlton, beaten 3-0 by Derby.

Looking to build on Tuesday's impressive 3-1 win at Reading, the visitors were quicker to settle and threatened the Yeovil goal for the first time when O'Grady's effort was blocked.

The hosts, who had lost only one of their last six matches, woke up when Joe Ralls's teasing free-kick narrowly eluded Shane Duffy, but it was Wilson's men who dictated proceedings during a poor opening period.

The introduction of Reuben Noble-Lazarus in place of the injured Marcus Pedersen gave the visitors more potency in the final third but it took until after the interval to make the breakthrough.

Eight minutes into the second half, O'Grady pounced on a weak defensive header by Byron Webster to coolly lob the ball over the on-rushing Stech.

The Somerset side's day took a turn for the worse shortly after the hour when former Sunderland midfielder Lawrence weaved his way past a couple of tackles before lashing an unstoppable effort into the bottom corner of the net.

Yeovil responded through defender Ayling to make it 2-1 but the hosts paid the price for a drab display when O'Grady took the ball around Stech to add his second, before Jennings prompted a mass exodus by rattling home Barnsley's fourth.

Barnsley assistant manager Chris Hutchings: "It was an even first half but the boys are playing with confidence and they have to take that into the remaining games.

"All we can do is take care of our own results and make sure we go into every game with the same positive attitude and come out with three points.

"I think you've seen today and on Tuesday that we're up for this battle."

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson: "It was a poor performance. Barnsley turned up and looked stronger, quicker and cleverer in every department.

"Their first goal was a poor one and our boys didn't seem to put any part of Yeovil's game together. It was like a group of lads off the street that we put together, threw them out there and asked them to play.

"It's very disappointing and it's probably our worst all-round performance. Every game you lose it looks more difficult, but until it's mathematically not possible we'll keep going, but if we play like that then we'll be bottom by a million miles."

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllister
  • 4Edwards
  • 5Webster
  • 15DuffyBooked at 72mins
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forDavisat 63'minutes
  • 19Ralls
  • 13MooreSubstituted forHayterat 59'minutes
  • 27Miller
  • 11LawrenceSubstituted forMorganat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hayter
  • 14Hoskins
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 21Davis
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29Morgan

Barnsley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Steele
  • 23Etuhu
  • 4Kennedy
  • 8Dawson
  • 22Mvoto
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 19Cywka
  • 14LawrenceSubstituted forFrimpongat 90+4'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 20PedersenSubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 24'minutesSubstituted forWoodsat 83'minutes
  • 16JenningsBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 11Woods
  • 15Frimpong
  • 24Noble-Lazarus
  • 27McLaughlin
  • 31Turner
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
6,579

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Barnsley 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Barnsley 4.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Emmanuel Frimpong replaces Liam Lawrence.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

  7. Post update

    Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Liam Davis.

  9. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Liam Davis (Yeovil Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martin Woods (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Liam Lawrence.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Davis with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Thomas Kennedy (Barnsley).

  15. Post update

    Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces Tom Lawrence.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Martin Woods replaces Reuben Noble-Lazarus.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

  20. Post update

    Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester38267572353785
2Burnley392213464333179
3QPR392010948331570
4Derby392091069452469
5Wigan381891151371463
6Reading3916121160461460
7Nottm Forest39141695648858
8Ipswich391513115144758
9Brighton381511123933656
10Bournemouth391510145355-255
11Watford3813131260471352
12Blackburn381313124950-152
13Middlesbrough391116124943649
14Sheff Wed391212154847148
15Leeds38138175258-647
16Huddersfield391210175054-446
17Bolton391015145055-545
18Doncaster391110183557-2243
19Blackpool391012173354-2142
20Birmingham391010194959-1040
21Charlton36811172647-2135
22Barnsley38811193865-2735
23Millwall39712203769-3233
24Yeovil39711213762-2532
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