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Woeful Reds very much second best in televised Yorkshire derby

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Barnsley 0, Leeds United 2 (SkyBet Championship) It is a long time since Barnsley played as poorly as they did in the first half of Saturday’s televised Yorkshire derby at Oakwell. They were so woeful that even head coach Paul Heckingbottom’s admission that his side were ‘second best’ seemed a massive over-assessment. Maybe, with such… Read more »



Late goal sickener ends Reds’ four-match unbeaten run

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Barnsley 0, Cardiff City 1 (SkyBet Championship) A goal seven minutes from time at Oakwell brought an end to Barnsley’s unbeaten four-match run. It came in somewhat bizarre fashion following a corner when Adam Hammill made a great goalline clearance only to see the ball ricochet back into the net off Calum Paterson. It was… Read more »


Frustration grows for Barnsley Ladies as cup match is called off

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Once again Barnsley Ladies Intermediate Cup match against Didsbury Toc H on Sunday had to be called off because their opponents were unable to field a side. Barnsley were only notified the day before the encounter and spokesperson Stuart Bennett said:  “We were really looking forward to this match against a team which had won… Read more »


Resurgent Reds disappointed with away point

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Norwich City 1, Barnsley 1 (SkyBet Championship) It speaks volumes for how far this young and largely inexperienced Barnsley side have advanced since they came together at start of the season that they were extremely disappointed to come away from Carrow Road with only one point. After three successive defeats Norwich were clearly lacking in… Read more »


Wheelers’ awards presented at 67th annual dinner

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Guest of honour at Birdwell Wheelers’ 67th annual dinner at the Edmunds Arms, Worsbrough, last Friday, was long-standing local time triallist Graham Barker. He was accompanied by his partner, Margaret Allen, a former member of the Wheelers, who is now with Graham at Rockingham CC. After a three-course meal club president Christine Minto introduced Graham… Read more »



Shaw Lane rocked by departure of manager

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Shaw Lane AFC have been rocked by the news that manager Craig Elliot has left the club to join Boston United. Elliott took over at Shaw Lane in February 2014 and since then has led the team to three promotions in four seasons, as well as securing the Sheffield Senior Cup last term and taking… Read more »


Barnsley swimmers post personal bests at Regional Championships

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Five of Barnsley’s senior elite swimmers (14 yrs over) took part in the ASA North East Regional Championships at Ponds Forge last weekend. Up against the fastest swimmers in the north east the squad, consisting of Greg Lugton, Nathan Billingham, Libby Turner, Georgia Hamblett and Harriet Ostrowski-Jones, achieved several personal bests, but,  despite valiant swims,… Read more »


Reds sign teenage striker on three-year deal

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Barnsley have signed former Leyton Orient striker Victor Adeboyejo on a three-year contract. The 19-year-old Nigerian left Orient in the summer after making 14 appearances last season, scoring once. Adeboyejo (pictured) has played for Barnsley’s Under-23 side and has also had trial periods with a number of Premier League clubs. Speaking on the Oakwell Club’s… Read more »