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Barnsley 2-0 Scunthorpe United

Barnsley stretched their unbeaten League One run to 10 games as they saw off Scunthorpe at Oakwell.

First-half goals from Alex Mowatt and Cameron McGeehan secured victory for the Tykes, who took the lead in dramatic fashion in the 16th minute.

Former Reds winger Adam Hammill was taken down going for a loose ball inside the box by Mamadou Thiam, Barnsley countered and Mowatt took aim from 40 yards and beat goalkeeper Jak Alnwick, who was short-sighted by the low sun.

Barnsley doubled their advantage four minutes before half-time as Thiam tried his luck from distance, the ball took a deflection and looped onto the head of McGeehan, who guided the ball past Alnwick.

Scunthorpe created their best chance in first-half stoppage time as Lee Novak met a low cross and forced keeper Adam Davies into a smart save at point-blank range, tipping the ball onto the roof of his net.

Barnsley dominated the second half but moved up to second in the table despite being unable to force a third goal.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6Lindsay
  • 8McGeehan
  • 9WoodrowBooked at 28minsSubstituted forBähreat 72'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 12Cavaré
  • 19MooreSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 83'minutes
  • 23Pinillos
  • 27Mowatt
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forHedgesat 67'minutes
  • 33BrownBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 3Fryers
  • 4Dougall
  • 7Hedges
  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 21Bähre
  • 29Adeboyejo

Scunthorpe

  • 25Alnwick
  • 4McMahonBooked at 89mins
  • 5WebsterSubstituted forLundat 72'minutes
  • 6Ojo
  • 14PerchBooked at 35minsSubstituted forSuttonat 45'minutes
  • 21Burgess
  • 23McArdle
  • 26McGahey
  • 47HammillSubstituted forvan Veenat 58'minutes
  • 17Novak
  • 18Thomas

Substitutes

  • 7Lund
  • 10van Veen
  • 15Lewis
  • 16Pearce
  • 22Sutton
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
12,150

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home21
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Scunthorpe United 0.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United).

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Kieffer Moore.

Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).

Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Hedges (Barnsley).

Funso Ojo (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Mike-Steven Bähre (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jak Alnwick.

Attempt saved. Ryan Hedges (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Matthew Lund replaces Byron Webster.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mike-Steven Bähre replaces Cauley Woodrow.

Attempt saved. Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jacob Brown (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Jacob Brown (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Tony McMahon (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Attempt missed. Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Cameron McGeehan (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Kevin van Veen (Scunthorpe United).

Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Kevin van Veen replaces Adam Hammill.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Mamadou Thiam (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton31198461273465
2Barnsley30178553262759
3Portsmouth30177650311958
4Sunderland281511249262356
5Charlton31166947321554
6Peterborough31131084941849
7Doncaster29138852381447
8Blackpool29111083127443
9Wycombe311110104142-143
10Fleetwood31119114234842
11Coventry31117133237-540
12Southend30122163937238
13Burton30108123939038
14Scunthorpe31107143856-1837
15Accrington2899102736-936
16Plymouth31106153952-1336
17Walsall3098133447-1335
18Rochdale3197153862-2434
19Gillingham3096154049-933
20Bristol Rovers3088142933-432
21Oxford Utd30711123746-932
22Bradford3195173651-1532
23Shrewsbury30710133242-1031
24Wimbledon3065192246-2423
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