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Barnsley 0-3 Swindon Town

Nathan Byrne
Byrne's goal was his first of the season

Swindon scored three second-half goals to stretch their unbeaten run in League One to seven games with victory at struggling Barnsley.

Wing-back Nathan Byrne opened the scoring after the break with a low shot into the bottom corner.

He then set up Jake Reeves for close-range finish, before Andy Williams swept in his fourth goal in four games.

Centre-back Jean-Yves M'Voto volleyed over for the Tykes, while Devante Cole had a shot saved by Wes Foderingham.

Barnsley assistant manager Chris Hutchings told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Chris Hutchings: Barnsley assistant manager on Swindon loss

"It was very disappointing. I think first half we did ok, we tried to nullify them getting the ball at the back, which is their game and they're very good at it.

"But second half as soon after we conceded, we folded a little bit and we were looking for characters and they didn't come forward."

"We had a couple of chances, but we didn't take them in the end.

"We need to go back to basics, be hard to beat and then take it from there."

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

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Cooper on Barnsley v Swindon

"We knew at some point in the game their energy may go a little. We kept the back door shut and waited for that moment.

"Once it happened, and we got the first goal, it was a really good performance. I thought it was a professional display.

"It was important we remained patient and stay professional.

"It's another good day for us, it was important we try and keep some clean sheets."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 29Bree
  • 15Mvoto
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 32Bailey
  • 6CranieSubstituted forTreacyat 72'minutes
  • 8Hourihane
  • 10Hemmings
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forJenningsat 64'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 4Berry
  • 7Treacy
  • 11Jennings
  • 12Davies
  • 19Noble-Lazarus
  • 33Lita

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 2Thompson
  • 5StephensBooked at 43mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 4Luongo
  • 19ThompsonSubstituted forReevesat 77'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 8Kasim
  • 12Bell
  • 9Smith
  • 20ObikaSubstituted forWilliamsat 20'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Williams
  • 14Reeves
  • 16Waldon
  • 18Barker
  • 23Barthram
  • 25Belford
  • 26Rodgers
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
8,879

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home4
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 3.

Foul by Kane Hemmings (Barnsley).

Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 3. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 2. Jake Reeves (Swindon Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nathan Byrne.

Substitution

Substitution, Swindon Town. Jake Reeves replaces Louis Thompson because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Keith Treacy replaces Martin Cranie.

Foul by Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley).

Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Dale Jennings replaces Sam Winnall.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Andy Williams (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 1. Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Massimo Luongo.

Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thompson (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

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

Attempt saved. Devante Cole (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Andy Williams (Swindon Town).

Delay in match Martin Cranie (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 0.

Foul by Jordan Turnbull (Swindon Town).

Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Booking

Jack Stephens (Swindon Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jack Stephens (Swindon Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City107302191224
2Peterborough10613149519
3Swindon953120101018
4MK Dons95132314916
5Rochdale105141911816
6Preston9441169716
7Sheff Utd95131313016
8Chesterfield94321612415
9Bradford104331311215
10Oldham103521211114
11Fleetwood1034398113
12Crawley10415612-613
13Gillingham103341214-212
14Coventry103341012-212
15Yeovil103341014-412
16Notts County925287111
17Walsall10253910-111
18Doncaster9324914-511
19Leyton Orient92431011-110
20Colchester102351213-19
21Barnsley92341316-39
22Port Vale102351117-69
23Scunthorpe102171023-137
24Crewe9117824-164
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