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Barnsley 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Luke Thomas had not scored a league goal for Barnsley since August 2019

Luke Thomas scored the only goal as Barnsley beat Cheltenham at Oakwell, with new boss Michael Duff securing his first league victory against his former club.

Wade Elliott's side had the first clear chance after a Taylor Perry cross found the feet of Dan N'Lundulu, who shot wide from inside the box.

Duff was forced into an early change eight minutes from the break as the injured Nicky Cadden was replaced by Luca Connell.

Barnsley had the ball in the back of the net four minutes after the interval as captain Mads Andersen tapped home, only to see the goal ruled out for offside.

A minute later, Liam Kitching headed over after meeting James Norwood's cross.

The winner came in the 66th minute when Thomas drove forward after intercepting a loose Cheltenham pass, hitting a fierce strike into the left side of the goal to beat Luke Southwood.

Kitching almost added a second goal in the final minute when his effort went just over the bar.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 40Collins
  • 21McCarthy
  • 6Andersen
  • 5Kitching
  • 2Williams
  • 10Benson
  • 16ThomasSubstituted forHondermarckat 88'minutes
  • 4Styles
  • 7CaddenSubstituted forConnellat 37'minutes
  • 9NorwoodSubstituted forColeat 61'minutes
  • 27AitchisonSubstituted forMarshat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Walton
  • 15Moon
  • 19Marsh
  • 23Hondermarck
  • 24Cundy
  • 44Cole
  • 48Connell

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Southwood
  • 5RaglanSubstituted forBrownat 73'minutes
  • 14Taylor
  • 2LongBooked at 9mins
  • 22Jackson
  • 8SercombeBooked at 15mins
  • 23BondsBooked at 44minsSubstituted forAdsheadat 56'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 28PerrySubstituted forEbanksat 73'minutes
  • 6Freestone
  • 10May
  • 9N'LunduluSubstituted forLloydat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Brown
  • 11Chapman
  • 16Adshead
  • 19Lloyd
  • 20MacDonald
  • 24Horton
  • 25Ebanks
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
10,289

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Josh Benson (Barnsley).

  4. Post update

    Liam Sercombe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Callum Styles (Barnsley).

  6. Post update

    Daniel Adshead (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Williams (Barnsley).

  8. Post update

    Callum Ebanks (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Luke Southwood tries a through ball, but Callum Ebanks is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Aiden Marsh (Barnsley).

  11. Post update

    Luke Southwood (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. William Hondermarck tries a through ball, but Aiden Marsh is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Kitching (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Josh Benson.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. William Hondermarck replaces Luke Thomas.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Styles (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Thomas.

  16. Post update

    Aiden Marsh (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sean Long (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Conor McCarthy (Barnsley).

  19. Post update

    Lewis Freestone (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Josh Benson (Barnsley).

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