1-0: Chaplin (73, allowed far too much time to control a nod down and hit the bar before then making the most of the rebound)

Bookings: Woodrow (78, foul)

Referee: Geoff Eltringham (Sunderland) – not the man to blame for this latest poor showing. 7

Attendance: 16,106

Entertainment: **

Barnsley  Boro

Shots on 4 0

Shots off 14

Corners 5

Fouls 8 7

Offsides 2 2

BARNSLEY (4-2-3-1): Collins 5; LUDEWIG 8, Sollbauer 7, Halme 7, J Williams 7; Bahre 6 (Ritzmaier 87), Mowatt 7; Brown 7, Woodrow 6, Oduor 7; Chaplin 7 (Thomas 81). Subs (not used): Walton, B Williams, Dougall, Schmidt, Simoes, Marsh.


6 PEARS: Beaten by Chaplin’s strike but not to blame and equal to everything else;

5 Shotton: After a few nervy early comeback game moments he did improve but allowed Chaplin to turn for goal

6 Moukoudi: Decent enough on the ball and looks like he cares when he plays

6 Friend: He was decent enough at the back to try to prevent Barnsley scoring more;

6 Howson: Unable to hit the heights he did earlier in the campaign despite a couple of half decent deliveries

4 Saville: Didn’t do enough to keep things ticking over in the middle as the sitter

5 Wing: Had one effort off target that went quite close but not involved enough in the final third

4 Morrison: Played far too deep for someone with the creativity that everyone thinks he has

4 Johnson: Plenty of heart and spirit – like his team-mates but lacked the quality in the right areas;

4 Assombalonga: Rarely looked like troubling a Barnsley defence that had not kept a clean sheet at home in 17 games

4 Fletcher: For his rating, read Assombalonga’s comment. It was almost an identical display from the two forwards


Gestede (for Assombalonga 72)

Coulson (for Morrison 78)

McNair (for Saville 79)

(not used): Mejias (gk), Clayton, Tavernier, Nmecha.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Kilian Ludewig – part of a Barnsley backline that was in control from start to finish.