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Grant brace puts the skids under misfiring Reds

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Charlton Athletic 2, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Consistency is the key when it comes to winning promotion – and so far the Reds are struggling to find it. A praiseworthy 3-1 away victory over Fleetwood Town at the end of September was followed by a below-par 1-1 draw at home to bottom team Plymouth… Read more »


Mayne tops 50-plus age group in Peak District hill climb

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Trevor Mayne was Birdwell Wheelers’ only competitor in Rutland CC’s hill climb up Mam Nick in the Peak District. The climb of 2.1km has an average gradient of 10.1% and Mayne’s time of 8m 15.8s was good enough for 33rd overall and 1st in the 50 years and over age group. His time would have… Read more »


Barnsley Ladies bounce back from rare defeat

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Barnsley Ladies 43, Supermarine 0 Supermarine found themselves on the receiving end of the backlash from Barnsley’s defeat at Novocastrians last week, the home team feeling they had a point to prove. With a couple of enforced changes Barnsley set about their task right from the off, playing the ball along the line and stretching… Read more »


A further boost for Reds in five-goal Oakwell thriller

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Barnsley 3, Luton Town 2 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) This was a victory which emphasised the fact that Barnsley now have a squad – as opposed to a team – capable of making an immediate return to the Championship. Three regular first team players were unavailable – goalkeeper Adam Davies and midfielder Kenny… Read more »



Complacent Reds stumble against rock bottom Plymouth

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Barnsley 1, Plymouth Argyle 1 (SkyBet League One) (By Keith Lodge) On the morning of this match an acquaintance sought my thoughts about the outcome. “Plymouth are bottom of the table without a win,” I replied. “So they are dead certs to pick up all three points!” And we both laughed. It was, however, not… Read more »


Wheelers’ duo post Club record double in National event

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Birdwell Wheelers Trevor Mayne and Paul Heggie rode in the CTT (Cycling Time Trials) National 50 Mile Championship on the A46 at Seagrave in Leicestershire last Saturday. On a cold but sunny day, with the aid of a tailwind and a mainly downhill outward leg, riders sped to the turn at Farndon and then battled… Read more »


Reds hit back to ‘win it for Stephen’

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Fleetwood Town 1, Barnsley 3 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley players said they were determined to pick up all three points at the Highbury Stadium for club volunteer Stephen Croft, who suffered a cardiac arrest just before the kick-off of the match against Burton Albion at Oakwell a week earlier. That game was called off after… Read more »


Mayne ending season in fine style

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Birdwell Wheeler Trevor Mayne continued his fine late season form last weekend. On Sunday he travelled to St. Ives in Cambridgeshire for the LVRC (League of Veteran Racing Cyclists) 59 mile road race. At half distance he managed to break free from the bunch and join another rider from a younger age group. The two… Read more »


Reds get the Blues as Coventry hoodoo persists

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Coventry City 1, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet League One) Barnsley had failed to win a game at Coventry in 25 matches stretching over 95 years; they were up against a former manager; and their current man in charge was on the verge of recording the best start by an Oakwell boss – no defeats in eight… Read more »