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Barnsley 6-1 Rochdale

Sam Winnall
Sam Winnall has scored eight goals in his last four league appearances for Barnsley

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:

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Hill on Barnsley v Rochdale

"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."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2BreeSubstituted forRobertsat 83'minutes
  • 6Long
  • 26Mawson
  • 22Williams
  • 34IsgroveSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes
  • 11BrownhillSubstituted forScowenat 79'minutes
  • 8Hourihane
  • 20Hammill
  • 15Watkins
  • 9Winnall

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 7Scowen
  • 10R Williams
  • 13Townsend
  • 18Fletcher
  • 29Templeton
  • 30White

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 27CannonSubstituted forMendez-Laingat 60'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 4McNultyBooked at 89mins
  • 25Rose
  • 28Camps
  • 7Vincenti
  • 8Lund
  • 12McDermottSubstituted forAllenat 60'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 9AndrewSubstituted forBunneyat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Rafferty
  • 3Bennett
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 19Mendez-Laing
  • 21Musangu
  • 24Allen
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
8,823

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 6, Rochdale 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 6, Rochdale 1.

Goal!

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!

Goal! Barnsley 5, Rochdale 1. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Fletcher.

Booking

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!

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

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

Substitution, Barnsley. Josh Scowen replaces Josh Brownhill.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley).

Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Rochdale 1. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Fletcher with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ashley Fletcher replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Rochdale 1. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Michael Rose with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Kevin Long.

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Josh Lillis.

Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Jamie Allen replaces Donal McDermott.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing replaces Andrew Cannon.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Calvin Andrew.

Attempt missed. Donal McDermott (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Calvin Andrew (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Williams (Barnsley).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Rochdale 0. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Hammill.

Jimmy McNulty (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham28166655352054
2Burton26173635211454
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Peterborough271251053401341
8Sheff Utd2711884539641
9Southend2711883634241
10Bradford2510872627-138
11Port Vale27107103131037
12Doncaster279993335-236
13Bury26106103640-436
14Swindon27105124245-335
15Scunthorpe27105123136-535
16Rochdale2697103536-134
17Barnsley26103134342133
18Chesterfield2893163848-1030
19Blackpool2785142735-829
20Shrewsbury2785143346-1329
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Colchester2857163665-2922
23Oldham26312112640-1421
24Crewe2656152749-2221
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