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Barnsley Ladies douse the Flames of Sunderland in biggest win of season

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Barnsley Ladies 58, Sunderland Flames Playing their first match for three weeks, Barnsley Ladies recorded their biggest league win of the season as they ran in ten tries against Sunderland in an encounter they totally dominated.. Captain Alix Taylor opened the scoring after only three minutes,  jinking through the Sunderland defence and then kicking the… Read more »



Silver and bronze for Jonathon and Jasmin

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Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club were in action again at the City of Sheffield Snow Frills Meet at Ponds Forge last weekend. Jonathon Wightman (13) won silver in the 200m Butterfly and Jasmin Ball secured a bronze medal in the 11 year old breaststroke. Other swimmers who took part were Holly Atkinson, Nathan Billingham, Neve… Read more »


Wheelers brave the cold

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Ten members of Birdwell Wheelers braved the bitterly cold but dry weather on Sunday when Dave Hudson, Steve Myatt, Rodger Holmes, Roger Bacon, Austin Watson, Dave Scargill, Rob Parkes, Dave Hudson, Chris Jenkins and Phil Adams completed a club run of 60 miles to Retford. This week the club’s Sunday run is a flattish 50… Read more »


Reading rule the roost as Reds dramatic slump continues

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Reading 3, Barnsley 0 (SkyBet Championship) It is difficult to comprehend why Barnsley’s fortunes have taken such a dramatic turn for the worse since the international break. In the three games prior to that they had been buoyed by the accumulation of seven points out of nine. The three games following their return to action… Read more »


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 »