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Match Preview: Barnsley (H)

Seasiders Host The Tykes

21 December 2018

It's seventh versus eighth in Sky Bet League One this weekend, as Barnsley face Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

The two sides, both pushing for the play-off spots, play each other for the second time this season, having previously met in the Carabao Cup in August. 

Blackpool, who progressed in the Emirates FA Cup in midweek, will be aiming to record a third straight league victory at home. 

The visitors, meanwhile, go in search of their first league win of the month. 

Team News:

Joe Dodoo will miss out for Blackpool after being forced off with an ankle injury against Solihull Moors, while Ollie Turton continues to be monitored following the hamstring issue he picked up at Oxford. Nathan Delfouneso could come back into the starting XI. 

Former Blackpool midfielder Brad Potts will likely start for Barnsley, who don't have any fresh injury concerns. Just Kenny Dougall remains out. 

The Manager's View: 

The Referee: 

Anthony Backhouse will officiate his third Blackpool match of the season, having previously taken charge of fixtures against Doncaster Rovers and AFC Wimbledon. 

He has refereed 22 games so far this season, issuing 59 yellow cards and two red ones. 


Tickets for the fixture, which gets underway at 3pm, are priced at: 

- £22 for Adults
- £18 for Seniors
- £10 for Under-18s
- Free for Under-11s**

*Prices exclude block M seating. 

**Under-11s must become a member of Young Seasiders for £15. This entitles free admission to home EFL matches with a paying adult or senior.  

Season ticket holders and members are entitled to £5 off the price of a match ticket for adults and seniors, and £2 off the price of an under-18 ticket. 

To purchase tickets, please visit the ticket office or call 0303 334 0999. 

Previous Meeting: 

Elsewhere In Sky Bet League One: 

Bradford City vs Scunthorpe United
Bristol Rovers vs Fleetwood Town
Charlton Athletic vs Gillingham
Doncaster Rovers vs Oxford United
Luton Town vs Burton Albion
Peterborough United vs Walsall
Plymouth Argyle vs Accrington Stanley
Portsmouth vs Sunderland
Shrewsbury Town vs Coventry City
Southend United vs Rochdale
Wycombe Wanderers vs AFC Wimbledon

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Match Reports

Report: Blackpool 0 Barnsley 1

Seasiders Lose Out To Second-Half Goal

22 December 2018

A second-half goal from Cameron McGeehan proved the difference, as Barnsley recorded a 1-0 victory against Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.

The former Luton Town man popped up at the back post in the 59th minute to tuck away a drilled ball across the six-yard box from former Seasider Brad Potts.

In search of an equaliser, Blackpool found opportunities limited and failed to test the Barnsley keeper in the second-half.  

The Seasiders made two changes for the fixture, with Harry Pritchard and John O’Sullivan replacing Callum Guy and the injured Joe Dodoo. Former Pool midfielder.

It was the visitors who had the first opportunity of the afternoon. Alex Mowatt chested the ball down on the edge of the box and struck a volley straight at Mark Howard.

At the other end, Curtis Tilt was unable to convert a great free-kick delivery from Jordan Thompson at the back post.

Liam Feeney sent a 25-yard strike over the top of the bar, while John O’Sullivan was unable to connect with a drilled Marc Bola cross in the six-yard box.

Cameron McGeehan came close to breaking the deadlock for Barnsley prior to the half-hour mark, clipping the outside of the post via a deflection.

From a Blackpool perspective, John O’Sullivan had two good chances in the space of a minute. First he was denied by Tykes’ keeper Adam Davies, then he fired agonisingly wide on the turn.

Looking dangerous on the counter-attack, Barnsley committed numbers forward in the 35th minute, only to see Mamadou Thiam’s effort comfortably saved by Howard.

Kieffer Moore was then left unmarked at the back post, but he could only head straight at the Blackpool stopper.

Half-Time: Blackpool 0 Barnsley 0

Blackpool were forced into a change for the second-half, with Curtis Tilt unable to continue. Paudie O’Connor was the man to take his place in the back three.

It was fellow centre-half Ben Heneghan who had the first big chance after the interval, being left unmarked from a corner and seeing his header turned away from the line.

A poor pass from Jordan Thompson provided Brad Potts with an opportunity at the other end, though the midfielder dragged his shot wide of the far post.

It was the ex-Blackpool man who turned provider just before the hour mark though, as Barnsley broke the deadlock. Potts raced down the right and fizzed the ball across the six-yard box, allowing Cameron McGeehan to head in.

The Seasiders responded by making their second change, replacing John O’Sullivan with Michael Nottingham.

A flash shot from Cauley Woodrow almost made it two for Barnsley though, with his effort skimming the side netting.

Still in search of a leveller, Blackpool quickly made their final substitution of the afternoon, handing a second league debut to striker Steven Davies in place of Liam Feeney.

Chances failed to fall for The Seasiders, leaving them unable to rescue anything from the game.    

Full-Time: Blackpool 0 Barnsley 1


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