League One
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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Coventry City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Coventry City 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Marc Roberts.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jack Stephens.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Darius Henderson (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by George Williams.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

    Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley).

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

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

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