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 sides.

Barnsley took the lead on 15 minutes. On his return from injury, Jordan Williams found space on the right of the box and delivered a looping cross. Top scorer Cole rose high and headed the ball past Lewis Thomas.

Midway through the second half, Cole had a perfect opportunity 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 clear it.

In the final stages of the match, the visitors were desperately searching for an equaliser. After the ball bounced around the Barnsley box, substitute Armani Little volleyed wide at a wasted opportunity.

However, the Tykes doubled their lead in the final 10 minutes. Substitutes Slobodan Tedic and Martin combined to slip the ball around the keeper only to roll it into the net.

Report provided by PA Media.

Lining up

Barnsley

Formation 3-5-2

  • 40Collins
  • 3Edwards
  • 6Andersen
  • 5KitchingReservation at 33 minutes
  • 2WilliamsSubstituted forCandyin the 78′minutes
  • 8KaneSubstituted forPhillipsin the 78′minutes
  • 48Connell
  • 10BensonSubstituted forJaloin the 86′minutes
  • 7Cadden
  • 44CabbageSubstituted forSwallowin the 79′minutes
  • 9NorwoodSubstituted forTedicin the 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Walton
  • 14Swallow
  • 24Candy
  • 26Larkeche
  • 29Jalo
  • 30Phillips
  • 31Tedic

Forest green

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 24Thomas
  • 3Bernard
  • 6Cargill
  • 23Fernandes Marquez
  • 2O’Keefe
  • 27BunkerSubstituted forMcAllisterin the 57′minutes
  • 8Hendry
  • 11BoysSubstituted forFiabemain the 68′minutes
  • 25Peart-HarrisSubstituted forA little bitin the 58′minutes
  • 28March
  • 21WickhamSubstituted forMattin the 68′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Casey
  • 10A little bit
  • 13Burnett
  • 14Matt
  • 17McAllister
  • 18Fiabema
  • 19Robertson

Referee:
Bobby Madden

Presence:
9,551

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