Match report FA Cup 3rd Round – Barnsley 2, Tranmere Rovers 0
Barnsley progressed to the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 2-0 victory at home to Tranmere Rovers on Sunday afternoon.
Michael Helik’s second-half header was added to by Cauley Woodrow’s penalty deep into stoppage time to see the Reds safely through to the fourth round of the FA Cup as they edged out Tranmere.
Tranmere held well during the first 20 minutes, but Barnsley dominated the remainder of the first half. The hosts finally added to the scoresheet as a cross from Herbie Kane was headed in by Helik in the 59th minute.
Rovers still posed a threat on the counter-attack. Towards the end of the first half, Kayne Woolery broke down the right-wing, and Reds’ goalie, Brad Collins, had to be at his best to block a low shot from James Vaughan.
Tranmere kept the pressure on, aiming for an equaliser. However, Barnsley’s Woodrow confidently sealed the tie with a spot-kick, four minutes into injury time after Thomas was hauled over inside the area.
Barnsley 40 Collins
Tranmere Rovers 1 Davies
Referee: Oliver Langford