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Reds End Winless Streak

Monday January 20 2014


Danny Wilson Danny Wilson


THE Reds ended their seven-match winless run with a 2-0 win against Blackpool on Saturday.

Top scorer Chris O'Grady got both goals, opening the scoring with a penalty in first-half injury time.

The points were sealed for the Reds with a close-range header minutes after the restart.

The success was manager Danny Wilson's first since returning to the club.

Despite starting brighter, the visitors soon lost their momentum and Barnsley seized the initiative with Jim O'Brien going close.

The Reds were not to be denied for long.

After a run from Stephen Dawson was upended in the box by Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks, O'Grady calmly found the top right-hand corner with the last kick of the opening half.

The advantage was doubled within three minutes of the restart when O'Grady headed in from a Jim O'Brien cross.

"I think we fully deserved it," said Danny Wilson. "To get three points at this stage is a fantastic return.

"It just makes people aware that we're not going to lie down and we're still there fighting.

"We're not so adrift that we're having to win four or five games to get back into the pack - there's only a couple of wins at most that gets us back in there."

Although Barnsley remain at the bottom of the Championship, they're just four points from safety. What do you think to their survival chances? Are you confident they'll stay up? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by tyke till i die on Monday January 20 2014 at 09:23
Bout time they moved Wilson on reds need a change, same old same old.

Reply Posted by Philtyke on Monday January 20 2014 at 09:32
Could this be the start of a reds revival the ball in the onion bag wins games

Reply Posted by Ureds on Monday January 20 2014 at 10:29
Tyke til I die, more like moron til you die... Back Danny! At least he's got the courage to try new things, sack players, and encourage youngsters! COYR!

Reply Posted by neil b on Monday January 20 2014 at 11:09
Think Danny may suprise a few people, but the man is brimming with knowledge,and think he likes the feel of Oakwell. Last time he was here he built a damn good team, it was a good " blend " and it was a " happy " team and he achived nye on a miracle. So i for one am reasonably confident, watchin on Sat , it was like a different TEAM ! We know its a big job , but lets get behind the REDS this could be Part 2 ! and most of us enjoyed Part 1 in 1997 lol, so enjoy the ride.

Reply Posted by tyke till i die on Monday January 20 2014 at 11:09
Ureds.... get trolled much? Doh

Reply Posted by Patricia Gilmore on Monday January 20 2014 at 14:30
Come on Barnsley! Brilliant performance on Saturday, you brought a long awaited smile on the face of my disabled son , he was all smiles when he returned from the match. Thankyou Danny Wilson, good to have you back, you are the one if anyone who can turn Barnsley around, so get behind him those on the committee or leadership of the club, he can't do it without your financial support and backing. Also , all the players need to listen to his advice and get behind him.....we want Barnsley football team to succeed! Danny's do e it before and I believe he CAN do it AGAIN! COME ON THE REDS!!!!!

Reply Posted by Barnsley fc on Monday January 20 2014 at 18:38
Danny boy is doing a great job for the reds hope he keeps it up and he has brought some great signings in to the team

Reply Posted by rainbow on Monday January 20 2014 at 18:42
Encouraging win for the reds, but I think it was a mistake letting Dagnall go (on a Free) notice he scored 2 on his debut for Orient.

Reply Posted by kim on Monday January 20 2014 at 18:46
Rainbow @ Sometimes moving down a division can help a Player!

Reply Posted by Kilkenny on Tuesday January 21 2014 at 22:26
Two hopes of staying up. Still crap n Championship is too good for these bunch of nobodies! Lmao