Barnsley 2-0 Forest Green Rovers

Goals from Devante Cole and Josh Martin saw Barnsley beat Forest Green Rovers in the first meeting between the two clubs.

Barnsley went ahead on 15 minutes. Returning from injury, Jordan Williams found space on the right of the box and delivered a slick cross. The prolific producer Cole rose to the top to head the ball past the onrushing Lewis Thomas.

Midway through the second half, Cole had a good chance to double his tally for the afternoon. Nicky Cadden crossed the ball from the left for Cole to head in, but this time the Rovers keeper stretched to palm it away.

In the final stages of the game, the visitors wanted to balance the power. After the ball circled the Barnsley box, defender Armani Little fired a volley into the area.

However, the Tykes doubled their lead in the final 10 minutes. Defenders Slobodan Tedic and Martin combined to pass the ball around the keeper for the latter to put into the net.

Report provided by PA Media.

The line-ups

Barnsley

Arrangement 3-5-2

  • 40Collins
  • 3Edwards
  • 6Andersen
  • 5KitchingRecorded in 33 minutes
  • 2WilliamsIt has been replacedCundyto 78′minutes
  • 8KaneIt has been replacedPhillipsto 78′minutes
  • 48Connell
  • 10BensonIt has been replacedSoto 86′minutes
  • 7Cadden
  • 44ColeIt has been replacedMartinto 79′minutes
  • 9NorwoodIt has been replacedTedicto 78′minutes

Representatives

  • 1Walton
  • 14Martin
  • 24Cundy
  • 26Larkeche
  • 29So
  • 30Phillips
  • 31Tedic

Green Forest

Arrangement 3-4-1-2

  • 24Thomas
  • 3Bernard
  • 6Cargill
  • 23Fernandes Marques
  • 2O’Keeffe
  • 27BunkerIt has been replacedMcAllisterto 57′minutes
  • 8Henry
  • 11BoysIt has been replacedFiabemato 68′minutes
  • 25Peart-HarrisIt has been replacedSmallto 58′minutes
  • 28March
  • 21WickhamIt has been replacedMattto 68′minutes

Representatives

  • 5Casey
  • 10Small
  • 13Burnett
  • 14Matt
  • 17McAllister
  • 18Fiabema
  • 19Robertson

Referee:
Bobby Madden

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