Match ends, Barnsley 6, Rochdale 1.
Sam Winnall's hat-trick helped Barnsley to a thumping win over Rochdale, ensuring an awful return to Oakwell for ex-Tykes boss Keith Hill.
Alfie Mawson headed in Adam Hammill's cross to open the scoring and set up Winnall's first after half-time.
Dale's Nathaniel Mendez-Laing pulled a goal back, but Winnall turned in Ashley Fletcher's cross to make in 3-1.
Marley Watkins drilled in a fourth before Winnall nodded in to complete a treble and Kevin Long headed the sixth.
Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:
"If I'm too hard on the players now after that type of result, that could have a double negative.
"There are enough negatives in today's performance and result to last a season. I've got to come up with the right solutions.
"If I go too heavy and too hard on the players, it could break them for the rest of the season."
- 2BreeSubstituted forRobertsat 83'minutes
- 34IsgroveSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes
- 11BrownhillSubstituted forScowenat 79'minutes
- 27CannonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 60'minutes
- 4McNultyBooked at 89mins
- 12McDermottSubstituted forAllenat 60'minutes
- 9AndrewSubstituted forBunneyat 59'minutes
- Nigel Miller
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnsley 6, Rochdale 1.
Goal! Barnsley 6, Rochdale 1. Kevin Long (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Conor Hourihane with a cross.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Callum Camps.
Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).
Goal! Barnsley 5, Rochdale 1. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Fletcher.
Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale).
Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.
Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Josh Scowen.
Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Goal! Barnsley 4, Rochdale 1. Marley Watkins (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sam Winnall.
Substitution, Barnsley. Marc Roberts replaces James Bree.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.
Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Callum Camps (Rochdale).
Hand ball by Joe Bunney (Rochdale).
Substitution, Barnsley. Josh Scowen replaces Josh Brownhill.