League One
BarnsleyBarnsley0CrawleyCrawley Town1

Barnsley 0-1 Crawley Town

Izale McLeod

Dale Jennings was sent off on the opening day for the second season in a row as Barnsley began their League One campaign by losing to Crawley.

The Reds were reduced to 10 men when winger Jennings received a red card for his reaction to being fouled by Town midfielder Gwion Edwards.

Keeper Brian Jensen kept Barnsley at bay but Izale McLeod's late header sealed the win for the visitors.

It was the first time the two sides had played each other.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

"It was a great start. I'm delighted with that and I'm disappointed there wasn't at least one more.

"I was delighted with how we played in the first half - so much so I didn't want to get too carried away at half-time.

"They have given everything. We've got 17 signings and they've all got together really well and backed each other on the pitch.

"All in all I was really, really pleased with the outcome."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 2Brown
  • 6Cranie
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 32Bailey
  • 8Hourihane
  • 4BerrySubstituted forBoakye-Yiadomat 78'minutes
  • 11JenningsBooked at 62mins
  • 9Winnall
  • 16RoseBooked at 23minsSubstituted forTreacyat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Treacy
  • 14Digby
  • 15Mvoto
  • 17Abbott
  • 23Boakye-Yiadom
  • 24Dibble
  • 29Bree

Crawley

  • 1Jensen
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 5Leacock
  • 3Dickson
  • 12Walsh
  • 14YoungBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBanyaat 56'minutes
  • 4Henderson
  • 8SmithBooked at 45mins
  • 7EdwardsBooked at 62mins
  • 11SimpsonSubstituted forBawlingat 45'minutes
  • 9McLeodBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bradley
  • 15Banya
  • 17Rose
  • 20Bawling
  • 21Tomlin
  • 22O'Connor
  • 25Spiegel
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
10,105

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away20

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Crawley Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Crawley Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Reece Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nana Boakye-Yiadom (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Reece Brown (Barnsley).

  8. Post update

    Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Izale McLeod.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

  13. Post update

    Dean Leacock (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charles Banya (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Barnsley 0, Crawley Town 1. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Henderson following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Joe Dudgeon.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Nana Boakye-Yiadom replaces Luke Berry.

  19. Booking

    Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

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