Match ends, Blackpool 0, Barnsley 1.
Barnsley returned to winning ways thanks to Cameron McGeehan's strike against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
McGeehan's second-half goal ended a winless December for the visitors and consigned Terry McPhillips' side to back-to-back league defeats.
The visitors were dangerous on the counter-attack, with Brad Potts setting up Mamadou Thiam but he failed to make a clean connection.
Blackpool's brightest first-half moment came when John O'Sullivan forced Adam Davies to save at his near post.
Dimitri Cavare then found Kieffer Moore unmarked at the back post but the Barnsley striker could only direct his header straight at goalkeeper Mark Howard.
The Reds started the second period on the front foot as former Blackpool man Potts intercepted Jordan Thompson's back-pass and dragged a shot wide of goal.
Yet Potts made amends shortly afterwards by setting up McGeehan for a simple header at the back post.
Cauley Woodrow's half-volley flashed narrowly wide and Moore tested Howard in stoppage time as Barnsley comfortably held out for victory.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 6HeneghanBooked at 81mins
- 16TiltSubstituted forO'Connorat 45'minutes
- 24FeeneySubstituted forDaviesat 75'minutes
- 18O'SullivanSubstituted forNottinghamat 70'minutes
- 6LindsayBooked at 78mins
- 27MowattBooked at 75minsSubstituted forDougallat 90'minutes
- 26ThiamSubstituted forBähreat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 19MooreBooked at 90mins
- 25WoodrowSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 90+2'minutes
- Anthony Backhouse
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Barnsley 1.
Foul by Steve Davies (Blackpool).
Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Paudie O'Connor (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Kieffer Moore (Barnsley).
Attempt saved. Steve Davies (Blackpool) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Cauley Woodrow.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jay Spearing.
Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley).
Substitution, Barnsley. Kenneth Dougall replaces Alex Mowatt.
Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).
Michael Nottingham (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Brad Potts (Barnsley).
Foul by Jordan Thompson (Blackpool).