Barnsley 3-0 Bristol Rovers: The Tykes romp past Rovers at Oakwell

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Bristol Rovers on away loss to Barnsley at Oakwell Ground on Tuesday. Barnsley arrived at the match looking pick up points after losing their last match 2-1 to Derby County while Bristol Rovers were hoping to increase their winning streak after back-to-back victories against Oxford United and Burton Albion. As the table looks today, both teams are on 6 points and sit in 9th and 10th places respectively after 4 matches.

Barnsley started the match well, with an early goal from Devante Cole in the 3rd minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Jordan Williams at the 13 minute mark, finishing the first half 2-0.

The Tykes continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to a goal from Josh Benson, at 56 minutes. The match ended with a 3-0 home victory.

Substitutions for Barnsley included James Norwood, Conor McCarthy, Matty Wolfe and Aiden Marsh for Jack Aitchison, Jordan Williams, Luke Thomas and Devante Cole, repectively. Bristol Rovers brought on Jordan Rossiter, Glenn Whelan, Lewis Gibson, Ryan Loft and Alfie Kilgour for Antony Evans, Paul Coutts, Lewis Gordon, Sam Finley and Harry Anderson.

The referee booked three players from Bristol Rovers, Paul Coutts, Sam Finley and James Connolly.

Barnsley will next play Wycombe Wanderers at home, with Bristol Rovers facing Portsmouth FC away.

Technical card:
Barnsley:Devante Cole (Aiden Marsh, min.83), Jordan Williams (Conor McCarthy, min.74), Josh Benson, Jack Aitchison (James Norwood, min.62) and Luke Thomas (Matty Wolfe, min.74)
Bristol Rovers:Paul Coutts (Glenn Whelan, min.46), Sam Finley (Ryan Loft, min.67), Antony Evans (Jordan Rossiter, min.46), Lewis Gordon (Lewis Gibson, min.46), James Connolly and Harry Anderson (Alfie Kilgour, min.84)
Stadium:Oakwell Ground
Goals:Devante Cole (1-0, min. 3), Jordan Williams (2-0, min. 13) and Josh Benson (3-0, min. 56)