Match ends, Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1.
Port Vale ended a run of six successive defeats as Mark Marshall's late goal gave them a deserved win over Barnsley.
He was lively from the outset and goalkeeper Ross Turnbull had to make a number of saves before being beaten by Michael O'Connor's superb free-kick.
Conor Hourihane levelled from the spot after he was bundled over, but Jordan Slew fired over the bar when he was fouled and Vale were awarded a penalty.
Marshall cut inside and beat two men before firing home to seal the win.
It was no more than Vale deserved after a week which saw manager Micky Adams depart, while Barnsley were left to reflect on a poor seven days that brought them only a single point from three games.
Barnsley manager Danny Wilson told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"We were beaten by a very determined team today, first 45 minutes in particular we were second best.
"We had little pockets of play, but certainly not enough to affect the game.
"It's typical that players come out and do that after the manager (Micky Adams) has gone.
"Second half we were much better, created our chances, but we were a shadow of ourselves today and we've got to take it on the chin."
- 3DickinsonBooked at 64mins
- 8DoddsSubstituted forMooreat 76'minutes
- 15O'ConnorSubstituted forBrownat 62'minutes
- 25SlewSubstituted forWilliamsonat 76'minutes
- 2BrownSubstituted forBreeat 45'minutes
- 6CranieBooked at 73mins
- 8HourihaneBooked at 61mins
- 7TreacySubstituted forWinnallat 57'minutes
- 33LitaSubstituted forBaileyat 82'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1.
Mark Marshall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).
Foul by Mark Marshall (Port Vale).
Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Goal! Port Vale 2, Barnsley 1. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.
Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Port Vale) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Yates.
Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ben Williamson (Port Vale).
Substitution, Barnsley. James Bailey replaces Leroy Lita.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Joe Dudgeon.
Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.
Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Port Vale. Ben Williamson replaces Jordan Slew.
Substitution, Port Vale. Byron Moore replaces Louis Dodds.