Match report FA Cup 3rd Round – Barnsley 2, Tranmere Rovers 0

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
26 Sollbauer
30 Helik
6 Andersen
7 Brittain
8 Kane
27 Mowatt
4 Styles
28 Frieser
9 Woodrow
11 Chaplin

1 Walton
2 Williams
16 Thomas
19 Schmidt
20 Sibbick
21 Palmer
22 Oduor
29 Adeboyejo
34 Moon

Tranmere Rovers 1 Davies
2 O’Connor
21 Ray
6 Monthe
3 Ridehalgh
14 Woolery
22 Lewis
8 Spearing
17 Khan
10 Ferrier
9 Vaughan

5 Ellis
7 Morris
11 Blackett-Taylor
13 Murphy
24 Hayde
25 Nugent
27 Burton
28 Banks

Referee: Oliver Langford

Tranmere Rovers F.C.

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