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Barnsley 2-0 Coventry City

Marc Roberts and Ashley Fletcher scored either side of half-time to help Barnsley to victory over fellow League One play-off-chasers Coventry City.

The Tykes went ahead inside the opening 10 minutes when Roberts converted Conor Hourihane's corner.

Fletcher doubled the lead following another Hourihane set-piece, smashing home after an error from Coventry goalkeeper Reice Charles-Cook.

Barnsley are now seventh in the table, level on points with Coventry in sixth.

Having endured a run of nine successive league defeats earlier this season, the Tykes have lost just once in their last 12 matches.

Coventry have now lost two on the spin going into this Saturday's home game with Rochdale, when Barnsley will be at fourth-placed Walsall.

Sky Blues boss Tony Mowbray told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"We needed the players to turn up and not enough of them did. My standards are high and they did not do enough all night long.

"Barnsley are a powerful side. Their two centre backs were colossus tonight. They played like men.

"Everyone is down on confidence. The players have been great all season but we need them to get back to the high levels they have shown."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 2BreeSubstituted forSmithat 72'minutes
  • 4Roberts
  • 26Mawson
  • 22Williams
  • 15Watkins
  • 11BrownhillBooked at 70mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 34IsgroveSubstituted forScowenat 45'minutes
  • 18FletcherBooked at 73mins
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forChapmanat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 7Scowen
  • 13Townsend
  • 19Khan
  • 25Tuton
  • 32Chapman

Coventry

  • 23Charles-Cook
  • 15Stephens
  • 18RickettsBooked at 58mins
  • 38Cargill
  • 3Stokes
  • 25Murphy
  • 7Fleck
  • 4VincelotSubstituted forRoseat 53'minutes
  • 42HuntSubstituted forMaddisonat 61'minutes
  • 9Armstrong
  • 20TudgaySubstituted forHendersonat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Lameiras
  • 10Maddison
  • 12Lorentzson
  • 16Rose
  • 22Ramage
  • 43Addai
  • 44Henderson
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
9,344

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamCoventry
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home15
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Coventry City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Coventry City 0.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

Attempt blocked. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

Attempt missed. Harry Chapman (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Foul by Darius Henderson (Coventry City).

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by George Williams.

Attempt missed. Jacob Murphy (Coventry City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. George Smith replaces James Bree because of an injury.

Attempt saved. James Maddison (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Harry Chapman (Barnsley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Josh Brownhill (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Maddison (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Barnsley).

Jack Stephens (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. John Fleck (Coventry City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Darius Henderson replaces Marcus Tudgay.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. James Maddison replaces Stephen Hunt.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Coventry City 0. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Reice Charles-Cook.

Attempt saved. Harry Chapman (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Sam Ricketts (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Sam Ricketts (Coventry City).

Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by James Bree.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Barnsley).

Stephen Hunt (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Coventry City. Andy Rose replaces Romain Vincelot.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton33214843271667
2Wigan341712555302563
3Walsall331611649331659
4Gillingham341771060431758
5Millwall341671152411155
6Coventry331410956371952
7Barnsley34164145445952
8Southend34149114643351
9Bradford33149103936351
10Port Vale351310123939049
11Swindon34146145351248
12Sheff Utd34139124745248
13Bury34138134555-1047
14Scunthorpe33137133840-246
15Rochdale34129134446-245
16Peterborough34135165755244
17Fleetwood33109144041-139
18Chesterfield34115184554-938
19Doncaster33910143644-837
20Shrewsbury33107163951-1237
21Blackpool3498173343-1035
22Oldham33616113344-1134
23Crewe34611173659-2329
24Colchester3469194279-3727
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