Blackburn 3-2 Barnsley: Bradley Dack strikes twice as Rovers edge victory
Blackburn vs Barnsley
Sky Bet Ch’boat
3:00pm Saturday 23rd November
As Bradley Dack’s brace helped Blackburn at Ewood Park to a 3-2 triumph gerhard Struber’s first match in charge of Barnsley ended in defeat.
There have been encouraging signs for the first game but defensive frailties were a motif, which gave the easiest to starting the scoring in the 24th minute of chances to Dack.
The Tykes hit back three minutes through substitute Conor Chaplin, until fellow sub Stewart Downing revived Rovers’ lead in the 69th minute with his first league goal for Rovers.
Cauley Woodrow of the season looked to have secured a point from the 82nd minute, but the defence of Barnsley again fell apart and Dack staged home a winner four minutes from time.
Barnsley remain at the foot of the table after extending their winless streak to 16, while Rovers put some well-needed distance between the bottom three and themselves.
Darragh Lenihan had been still fit to come back, although rovers were forced into changes in defence following illness and injury ruled Derrick Williams and Ryan Nyambe out respectively.
Five alterations were comprised by struber’s first XI.
Chances were at a premium in a poor first half, but Barnsley’s Woodrow spurned a fantastic opportunity after latching onto a flick and exploding to the area. He could only fire directly.
When Lewis Travis intercepted a pass by Mads Andersen However, a defensive lapse cost them dearly in the 24th minute. The ball dropped to Adam Armstrong and that he unselfishly squared.
This was it for the very first time, but the Tykes levelled in the 48th minute when the chunk was laid by Brown to half-time replacement Chaplin who took one touch before rifling an unstoppable shot to command.
When Barnsley goalkeeper Samuel Radlinger’s clearance fell straight to Joe Rothwell rovers were handed the initiative back, but the stopper left amends, doing nicely to repel the long distance attempt.
Alex Mowatt’s Tasty curling attack went wide, however they were behind from the run of play 19 minutes from time through Downing, who controlled on the border of this place.
The visitors weren’t deterred however, as Chaplin stung the palms of Walton soon after.
They levelled eight minutes in the end when Chaplin switched provider, crossing.
But the Championship’s poorest defence was breached too easily more since Dack was left free six yards out and he was able to poke his eighth goal that season although his header was saved.