The Barnsley manager David Flitcroft has said that he is extremely delighted that his team were able to banish memories of the painful defeat that they suffered against Brighton earlier in the season. The Championship strugglers Barnsley were able to climb out of the relegation zone after the 2-1 win over Brighton during the weekend. This victory delighted the manager Flitcroft, who has been in charge of the team since December. Barnsley suffered a 5-1 defeat against Gus Poyet’s men earlier in the season. Barnsley opened the scoring in the match through a goal from Scotland in the 15th minute.
However, they cannot maintain their advantage as Brighton showed that they remain one of the inform teams in the championship by scoring the equaliser through Ulloa in the 59th minute. Barnsley, though, had the last laugh in the match as a penalty from Chris Dagnall was enough to secure the three points for the championship strugglers. Since the appointment of Flitcroft, the team had been on a good run of form until recently. They were coming into the match on the back of the disappointing 5-0 defeat against Manchester City in the table. This victory against Brighton brought the club the first win in four matches.
“I am very proud, we have set a team up to battle and they have done that in the first half. I have got massive respect for Brighton on terms of the football they play. I am a massive Brighton fan in terms of that. We got schooled down there earlier in the season and that was one of the worst trips I have had. But I am delighted because the game plan we set out has worked. We didn’t let them play with any freedom or fluidity,” said the Barnsley manager, whose team have 41 points.