THE Reds held off a late comeback from Middlesbrough on Saturday to move off the bottom of the table with a 3-2 win.
Paddy McCourt opened the scoring for Barnsley with a solo run in the 26th minute, before two quickfire Chris O'Grady goals to make it 3-0 at half-time.
"We've got three points against an outstanding team," said a delighted David Flitcroft. "In the second half they went for it but we stuck firm.
"I'm delighted we got the three points and proud that we didn't collapse. It's a big win. We've talked about the performances lately but I know that you're judged on results.
"We've got a plan and know where we want to be in the league table at the end of the season. We've done a lot of things wrong and made a lot of mistakes early on in the season but we're making that right with hard work."
The Reds are now up to 22nd in the table, ending their winning drought which has gone on since the 2-1 win against Huddersfield Town on August 31.