The FA Cup

Altrincham 1-0 Barnsley

Damian Reeves' strike sent National League side Altrincham through to the second round of the FA Cup at the expense of League One Barnsley.

Jake Moult came close to putting Altrincham in front when Adam Davies tipped his effort over the bar.

The Robins took the lead just after half-time when Ryan Crowther's shot was parried into the stride of Reeves, who tapped into an open net.

The win sends Alty into the second round for the first time since 2001.

It also heaps the pressure on Barnsley boss Lee Johnson who is currently overseeing their worst run in 56 years, having lost their previous seven League One games.

Altrincham, who sit 45 league places below the Tykes, have not beaten a Football League side in this competition since a second-round win over Wigan in December 1994.

Barnsley are the 17th league side to lose to Alty in the FA Cup, which is a record for the most league scalps by a team never to feature in the Football League.

The Tykes dominated the game for large spells but were made to pay for missing a series of clear chances.



Formation 4-5-1

  • 17Deasy
  • 20Sinnott
  • 6Leather
  • 5HavernSubstituted forHeathcoteat 65'minutes
  • 3GriffinBooked at 44mins
  • 7Lawrie
  • 8Richman
  • 4MoultBooked at 66mins
  • 14O'Keefe
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forCleeat 76'minutes
  • 10ReevesSubstituted forRankineat 89'minutes


  • 9Rankine
  • 11Clee
  • 12Heathcote
  • 18Bowerman
  • 21Swift
  • 23Williams
  • 25Stouppis


Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Davies
  • 32Wabara
  • 4RobertsSubstituted forIsgroveat 53'minutes
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3Smith
  • 26Mawson
  • 19Pearson
  • 7ScowenSubstituted forHourihaneat 53'minutes
  • 16MarisSubstituted forWilkinsonat 53'minutes
  • 9Winnall
  • 15WatkinsBooked at 86mins


  • 2Bree
  • 8Hourihane
  • 11Jackson
  • 13Townsend
  • 18Wilkinson
  • 30White
  • 34Isgrove
Andy Haines

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamBarnsley
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Altrincham 1, Barnsley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Altrincham 1, Barnsley 0.

  3. Post update

    Reece Wabara (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Adam Griffin.

  6. Post update

    Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Smith (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

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    Reece Wabara (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lloyd Isgrove.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Altrincham. Michael Rankine replaces Damian Reeves.

  13. Booking

    Marley Watkins (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ben Pearson (Barnsley).

  15. Post update

    Josh O'Keefe (Altrincham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Reece Wabara (Barnsley).

  17. Post update

    Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. Conor Hourihane tries a through ball, but Sam Winnall is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Wilkinson (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  20. Post update

    Ben Pearson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.