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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:

"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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Swindon Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kane Hemmings (Barnsley).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Wes Foderingham.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Substitution

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

  12. Post update

    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.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Keith Treacy replaces Martin Cranie.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Swindon Town).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Yaser Kasim.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).