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Reds held by Wimbledon but signs are still promising

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Barnsley 0, AFC Wimbledon 0 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) The most significant aspect of this scrappy defence-dominated draw was that Barnsley did not concede a goal for the third successive match at the start of the new campaign. That would suggest that they are going to be a very difficult side to beat,… Read more »


Versatility is the long and short of it for Mayne

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Last Saturday, Birdwell Wheeler Trevor Mayne rode the Tickhill Velo CC 10 Mile Open Time Trial at Hatfield Woodhouse. His time of 22m 26s at a speed of 27.6 mph placed him 21st overall. On Tuesday the club’s first of two club Hill Climbs took place up America Lane at Brampton Bierlow. Seven club members… Read more »


Second half Blackpool fight-back brings Reds down to earth

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Blackpool 3, Barnsley 1 (Carabao Cup, first round) When half-time arrived at Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night everything was going so well for Barnsley. With two and a half games of the new campaign gone they had scored seven goals, conceded none, were top of League One and apparently coasting into the second round of… Read more »


Reds sign teenage midfielder

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Barnsley have signed 18-year-old midfielder Callum Styles from Bury and he has penned a four-year deal with an option for a further year. Both clubs have agreed that the player will return to Bury later this week on a loan deal until January 2019 before joining up with Barnsley’s first team squad for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.


Thiam shines in red-hot start by rampaging Reds

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Barnsley 4, Oxford United 0 (League One) (By Keith Lodge) On a day when temperatures across the land continued to rise it was fitting that Barnsley should deliver a red-hot performance at the start of a new campaign, sparking hopes of a realistic bid to bounce back into the Championship at the first attempt. While… Read more »


Final night delight for Mayne and Woodhouse

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The final round of Birdwell Wheelers’ 5 and 10 mile series took place last Tuesday. Fastest over the 10 miles on the night was Trevor Mayne in 22m 40s with Paul Heggie 2nd in 24m 40s and Marc Peasegood 3rd in 26m 38s. First on handicap was John Woodhouse and this cemented his position as… Read more »


Woodhouse takes honours in Wheelers’ 10-mile TT

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Tuesday saw the third of seven 10 mile Birdwell Wheelers’ Club Time Trials at Park Springs, where John Woodhouse was first Wheeler home in 28m 20s, just 8 seconds ahead of Dave Hudson. Third was Austin Watson in 29m 10s , 20 seconds ahead of Kath Brankin. Dave Hudson was the winner on handicap.  … Read more »


Busy week for Wheelers’ veteran

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Riding one of his favourite courses last week Birdwell Wheeler Trevor Mayne recorded a time of 47m 13s to take 10th place overall and fifth Over 40 in the Peak RC 17 mile Open Time Trial at Longstone Edge. On the same night John Woodhouse rode in Bolsover & District’s monthly 10 mile Club Time… Read more »


A busy week for Birdwell Wheelers

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Sunday saw the 4th running of the Birdwell Wheelers Cote de Holme Moss 100km Audax cycle event, when 40 riders from as far afield as Suffolk rode the challenging hilly course which took in the demanding climbs of Holme Moss, Snake Pass and Jawbone Hill at Oughtibridge, a total of 2,200 metres of climbing. Six… Read more »


Shaw Lane AFC in limbo as owner quits

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Shaw Lane AFC have withdrawn from all competitions following the shock departure of owner and chairman Craig Wood. It has been well publicised that the club has been trying to attract inward investment in the last few weeks and when all efforts to secure this failed, Mr Wood (pictured) decided to retire and “concentrate on… Read more »