Barnsley managed to win only the second match of the season after a 3-2 result over Middlesbrough during the weekend. This victory did little to alter the position of the club in the table. They are just above the bottom of the table after having taken three points, but manager David Flitcroft still has a lot of work to do in order to get the club out of relegation trouble. He has said that the players should use the confidence from this victory in order to propel them out of the relegation zone. The team came into the match on the back of a run that has seen them go without a victory in the last seven.
Flitcroft has said that the team made a lot of mistakes at the start of the season, but he is hoping that they learn from the mistakes from this match onwards. The team will be having another home encounter in the next league match. This would be against Sheffield Wednesday in a tough encounter. McCourt opened the scoring after just 26 minutes before O’Grady doubled the advantage of the home team in the 41st minute. O’Grady’s penalty just two minutes later gave Barnsley a healthy 3-0 advantage going into the half-time break.
However, two goals from Adomah the last 10 minutes gave them a nervy ending.
“We’ve talked about the performances lately, but I know that you’re judged on results. We kept them quiet and kept them at bay. To have a no-fear approach and play with the detail that we planned is pleasing. As a football coach, you’re always building a jigsaw. 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,” said Flitcroft after the match.