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Reds' Survival Hopes Given Boost

Wednesday April 16 2014


Danny Wilson Danny Wilson


THE Reds gave themselves a real hope of staying up with a crucial win against Charlton last night.

Unlikely scorers Jean-Yves M'voto and fellow defender Tom Kennedy scored either side of the break to lift Barnsley off the bottom of the table with four games to go.

Charlton - who still have a game in hand on all their rivals - dominated for large parts but it was the Reds who struck the decisive blows before the home side's Astrit Ajdarevic's injury-time consolation halved the deficit.

Barnsley now go into Saturday's Yorkshire derby against Leeds United at Oakwell knowing a win could lift them out of the relegation zone.

The Reds' vital 2-1 triumph was bad news Birmingham, Doncaster and Blackpool, who are all now looking over their shoulders with just a handful of games left of an enthralling Championship season.

"It's the result we need to give ourselves a chance," said Danny Wilson. "It's given everybody that belief again and we've got a fantastic game at the weekend."

Last four games:


April 19: Leeds (H)
Apr 21: Derby (A)
Apr 26: Middlesbrough (A)
May 3: QPR (H)

Almost 1,000 fans made the long journey south to witness last night's win. Do you think we can beat Leeds on Saturday? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Anon on Wednesday April 16 2014 at 09:49
Went down last night, the fans were absolutley fantastic, singing from first minute to last and even outside the ground after. Jean Yves Mvoto is a revelation and a bit of praise for TK, not everyones cuppa tea but he has been playing good recently. Beat the dirty scum on Saturday, 2-0.

Reply Posted by Angela hunter on Wednesday April 16 2014 at 09:57
I think we can win I've got every faith in yous so cm on boys we can do it

Reply Posted by Red on Wednesday April 16 2014 at 10:57
Great win last night by the lads, we've now given ourselves a chance that's all. 4 cup finals left, 3 look very winnable that's what i think we will need.Donny & Blackpool are catchable both got bad run ins especially Blacky who are in terrible form.
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