Barnsley Independent featuring We Are Barnsley 24/09/2019

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featuring Tuesday September 24 2019 TOUR DATE Spiritual medium Derek Acorah – well-known nationally due to his TV appearances – is to take to the stage in this area Page 3

BIG BREAK Find out how a former Barnsley College student from Grimethorpe earned a trip to Fiji and became a Star model Page 4

Heartless break-in attempt leaves charity with big bill SICKENED volunteers have hit out at heartless yobs who tried to break into the hub of a charity which helps vulnerable people. Workers at Mencap Barnsley have been left with a sizeable repair bill after yobs threw a brick at the door of their community centre. “It is disappointing that these young men felt the need to steal from the most vulnerable in society – whatever their circumstance,” said the centre’s business management apprentice James Webb. “We are here to support the community and if they had simply asked, we would have done our best to help them. “Instead, we are faced with a significant repair bill which a small charity can ill afford.” The break-in bid by three youths took place at 5am last Tuesday at the Compass House centre in Castlereagh

SICKENING SETBACK: Staff and members at Mencap Barnsley survey the door damaged during he break-in attempt. Picture: Shaun Colborn PD087891 Street, where people with learning disabilities spend their days enjoying activities organised by volunteers and support workers. “No valuables are kept on the site of this not-forprofit charity,” added Mr Webb. “When the broken

EDGED OUT Barnsley FC produced a spirited display but still suffered defeat at Nottingham Forest. Read our report. Page 10

INBRIEF... Help sought over stolen coins GOLD and silver coins thought to be worth more than £80,000 have been stolen from a house in Darfield, police have revealed. Detectives are appealing for the public’s assistance after exhausting all lines of enquiry following the theft from a property on Edderthorpe Lane on the weekend of June 22/23. The coins are around the same size as a 10p, and were stored in plastic tubes. Detective Shaun Peel said: “We have conducted an extensive search for evidence but believe our communities may have information that we need. We are keen to speak to anyone who has been offered gold or silver coins to buy. “If you have any information please call 101 quoting incident number 649 of June 30, 2019.”

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entrance was discovered, it took a huge effort by supporters to regain entry and minimise disruption. “On a positive note, thanks to the response of local supporters, all activities are back up and running again.”

The centre provides activities for children and adults five days a week and also receives food donations from supermarkets to give to the homeless. “It is frustrating that here we are trying to help

people out and this happens. Why would someone do this?” said Mr Webb. “We need to make people aware of what has happened.” Anyone who can help should contact Mr Webb on 779919.

A DRIVER had to be cut free from the wreckage of a car following a crash on Sunday morning. Firefighters from Barnsley and Tankersley removed the car roof after being called to the incident near Glebe Farm Cottage on Tankersley Lane, Tankersley, at 9.57am. Two cars had collided, and while the two people in one of the vehicles escaped prior to the arrival of the emergency services, the driver of the other was unable to get out.

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News from the Barnsley hub of XPO Logistics

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Wellbeing is a key focus

Staff focus on the positive THE HEALTH and Safety Teams from throughout the E-Comm Business Unit at XPO Logistics, came together in one location over two days to demonstrate how teamwork, courage and positivity (the last three year’s themes) can take XPO forward on the Road to Zero journey. The theme for the event and the remainder of the year was and is ‘Positivity’. With the event being held at Center Parcs, the

QHSE Representatives participated in a variety of activities. Encouraging and supporting one another on the Ariel Adventure and working alongside different QHSE Representatives in the BU for the Raft Building activity. Andy Reid MBE (Standing Tall) provided an extremely powerful insight into a very personal experience that he had been involved in, which left him with life changing injuries, a hard

hitting recollection of a real life event had a great impact on all of the team, leaving them with clear food for thought when returning back to their own sites and inevitably passing on their experience with other colleagues. Andy changed the mind-set of all who listened with his powerful and inspirational story about self-belief and the power of goal setting. A fantastic, worthwhile few

days that will surely benefit those who attended personally, and those that will reap the rewards through ideas that will be implemented by the QHSE Reps across all XPO sites throughout the BU to ensure that all colleagues continue to follow the ‘Road to Zero’ ethos, ensuring that XPO Colleagues remain as safe as possible at all times.

EACH year XPO Logistics fundraise for the ASOS Foundation, a charity which provides infrastructure, training and support to enable disadvantaged, young adults reach their potential, through focused projects in the UK, India and Kenya. This year colleagues braved The Long Drop, abseiling 150ft from a crane on site at XPO Logistics, Barnsley. So far just over £2,300 has been raised for the 18 colleagues who took part, which will go towards the Water and Sanitary Health (WASH) projects in Kenya.

EMPLOYEE health and wellbeing is a key focus for XPO Logistics and they continue to try and improve the health and wellbeing of employees. The third Health and Wellbeing event took place for staff last month at XPO Logistics, Barnsley. The two-day event was arranged by the Health and Wellbeing team on site for all colleagues to take part in and there was so much on offer. External providers including Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and drug and alcohol awareness, came along to the event to offer a free service, giving staff valuable advice and information, handing out information leaflets and freebies. There were also healthy cooking demonstrations, free fruit and water and reflexology foot massages available! A fantastic event enjoyed by all.

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Lads aim to be at peak fitness for fundraiser A CRICKET club hit by two tragedies within weeks of each other is fundraising to support its members and the families of those affected. In March, long-serving Wath Cricket Club player and coach Matt Burrows died aged 35. And with his family and friends at the club still reeling, there was another shock when promising teenager Haris Hussain – who had been on trial with Leicestershire and played for Yorkshire – was diagnosed with leukaemia. Veteran player Rob Barlow said the club had been looking at ways they could help in the two admittedly different circumstances, and landed on carrying out fundraising for two charities. Players and club members will take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks – a 24.5-mile hike covering Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-yGhent – next month to raise funds for British Heart Foundation and blood cancer charity DKMS. The money raised will also be used to install a defibrillator at the club on Moor Road. “Matt was loved by everyone, a stand-up bloke, and we’re doing anything we can to remember him,” said Rob.

“And we also wanted to put something in place so that if anything was to happen in our club we have got that security. “It was a shock one after the other, but Haris is on the road to recovery after a transplant in July. “With a bit of luck he can resume a normal life and get back to playing cricket. We want to help as many people as possible. We’re quite lucky in that we get a lot of people wanting to muck in and do their bit.” A family fun day at the club will take place the day after the Three Peaks challenge, which will give the club’s junior members an opportunity to join in the fundraising by walking around Manvers Lake. Rob said: “I’d like to think Matt would be proud. Once we’ve made the donations to charity we hope to save a bit to give back to the junior section. That’s something he was passionate about.” The club will be undertaking the Three Peaks challenge on Saturday, October 12, with the fun day taking place on Sunday 13. To donate to the campaign, search for ‘Wath Cricket Club Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge’ on

BATTING ON: Haris Hussain, left, with Wath Cricket Club teammates, from left, Sam Thomas, Alex Roebuck, Jonathan Plater and Robert Barlow. Picture: Shaun Colborn. PD087814




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SPIRITUAL medium Derek Acorah – famed for his appearances on TV – is set to take to the stage in Wath as part of his all-new The Eternal Life tour. Derek is one of the world’s most renowned spirit mediums, having demonstrated in theatres throughout the UK, and has been working with spirits for 40 years. He will come to Montgomery Hall next month. He will be connecting with the spirit world and demonstrating his mediumship on his tour, as well as giving the audience a bit of a laugh along the way. Derek, 69, said he is delighted to be bringing his tour to South Yorkshire to do what he loves. “The show will give people the chance to interact with their loved ones and they will get messages across to them. I make sure to explain to people who come on the evening about my work,” said Derek. Derek will bring The Eternal Life tour to Wath on October 25 from 7.30pm.


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Model Apollonia hits the big time... A MODEL who was crowned the winner of a beauty pageant said she was proud to feature on page three of a national newspaper. Apollonia Llewellyn, 19, appeared in the Daily Star, after modelling for the paper the previous week. The former Barnsley College student from Grimethorpe won the teen category of the Supermodel England beauty pageant in 2017 and 2018, and this year, went to Fiji to represent England at the teen world finals. Apollonia said: “This is the biggest achievement in my career since I’ve participated in the pageant. “I was approached by the paper and invited for an interview two years ago but commitments at the time meant I couldn’t go. I contacted them and they invited me down for a shoot but said they couldn’t promise anything. “My shoot was over in ten minutes and I was told that I would be featured a week later. I was so surprised.” Apollonia moved to Barnsley from Dewsbury to escape bullying. It became so bad that she was afraid to leave the house and would often cry herself to sleep. But she says all that changed when she did a photo shoot for her 13th birthday and she has never looked back since. “I felt like a royalty when I went for the (Daily Star) shoot. There was a hairstylist, make-up artist and stylist at the studio and it was a fantastic experience. I’ve been invited back and I’m excited to do it again.” Apollonia, who has more than 25,000 followers on Instagram, has received several messages of support congratulating her on her achievement. “I am shocked at the level of support I have received. “My boyfriend got a message saying what I was doing was disrespectful towards him, but it’s no different to me wearing a bikini on the beach. He is proud of me and so is the rest of my family.”

Man handed fence fine

A MAN has been fined after he damaged his mother’s garden fence following a heated discussion. Scott Mellor, 34, of Holden Court, Barnsley, went to visit his mum in June. Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told how the pair began having a discussion over money and Mellor’s drug use. The discussion became heated and Mellor’s mum went outside into the garden and Mellor followed, shouting and threatening to ‘smash the place up’. Mellor then began punching three fence panels and the police were called. He caused damage of £120 and pleaded guilty to criminal damage. He was sentenced to a community order and fined £305. District Judge Joanne Hirst said: “Although the damage was limited and you claim to have since resolved the matter and paid for the repair on the fence, to treat your mother this way is beyond me.”

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The Civic lands funding boost BARNSLEY is set to receive £2m in funding which will be used to regenerate and improve Eldon Street and aid The Civic’s refurbishment. The town has been awarded the sum from a fund set up to help transform high streets across the country – after submitting a proposal that focuses on a heritage-led transformation of Eldon Street in the town centre. The proposed scheme also includes work to Barnsley Civic’s historic frontage as well as a new cultural programme for the town, which will also be supported by Arts Council England. Eldon Street was chosen for the project as it links The Glass Works redevelopment and the Old Town conservation area – one of 18 areas in Barnsley that have an architectural or historic interest. The Old Town Conservation Area also includes a strong number of the town centre’s independent businesses including those on The Victorian Arcade, and is described as the main focus of the town centre’s ‘cultural offer’. Barnsley will be working closely with Historic England between now and January to work up the detail of the programme and the funding to be awarded with more details promised ‘in due course’. Leader of Barnsley Council, Coun Sir Steve Houghton, said: “We’re thrilled that Barnsley’s Eldon Street has been named as a new Historic High Streets Heritage Action Zone. “This not only complements the investment that the council is making

in improving Barnsley town centre, but also enables local people to engage with their heritage and celebrate the new developments. “We’ve already worked with Historic England at our Heritage Action Zone in Elsecar, so know firsthand how positive and productive this partnership will be. I have no doubt that this project will make an enormous difference to local people.” Chief executive of The Civic Helen Ball said: “The Civic is incredibly proud to be part of Eldon Street becoming a Heritage Action Zone. We’re looking forward to playing our role in this next exciting development stage for the town centre.” Trevor Mitchell, regional director for Historic England, said: “High streets are right at the heart of our communities. It’s fantastic news for the people and businesses of Barnsley that they will receive this much needed boost to help them bring new life to their historic high street. “Our high streets face many challenges, with some historic buildings underused and down at heel, but with a little investment and imagination they can be transformed into vibrant places that attract new businesses and other new uses. “Historic high streets have a crucial role to play in delivering economic growth and attractive environments in which we can live, work and play. Historic England is looking forward to working with the local community in Barnsley on this exciting historic high street project.”

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Cleaning up... A GROUP has taken litter picking into its own hands and collected more than 200 bags of waste in Kendray. The Friends of Kendray and Farm Road Park Facebook group, which has amassed more than 425 members, has been campaigning for cleaner streets in the area. Kay Thewlis, of Broom Close, Kendray, started the Facebook group after her pet was injured on smashed glass which was left on Farm Road Park. “I was taking my two grandchildren to play at the park and was disgusted by the state it was left in,” she said. “There was litter everywhere. My dog cut his paw on a piece

of broken glass left on the floor. After this, I knew that it could be dangerous so I reached out to a friend who suggested we start a Facebook page to keep the park safe and tidy.” Because of the success of the initial Facebook group, other Kendray-based pages have been formed including Neville Avenue, Larch Place and Swanee Road groups. Kay, 48, added: “At the moment, we have more than 425 members on our main page with eight main litter pickers who go around the area and pick regularly. Last week alone, the members spent around 40 hours litter picking and have collected more

than 200 bags of litter since we began. “Members and families have been going out litter picking and being social which has helped them with weight loss and mental health issues. We have had the full support of our local independent councillor, Andrew Gillis, who has happily got his hands dirty for our cause.” The members want to continue their work and keep expanding. “There are some beautiful gardens in Kendray. Now that there’s been noticeable change, we want to award the Best Garden and Best Litter Picker in Kendray to showcase all of the hard work and keep people picking,” she said.

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Campaign pays off for fire services PLANS to cut the number of firefighters on response crews have been shelved by fire authority members following a meeting in Barnsley this week – held as protesters demonstrated outside. At a meeting of the South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority at the town hall on Monday, proposals to reduce the number of firefighters manning a fire engine from five to four were tabled as a solution to the £4m deficit South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services (SYFRS) faces in its budget. But amid pressure from the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and alternatives proposed in a consultation earlier this year, members resoundingly voted to halt the cuts – which the FBU claimed would see 84 jobs lost – for the remainder of the financial year while exploring other ways to claw back the deficit. Chief fire officer James Courtney said: “In responding to the consultation feedback, we’ve already described the savings we’ve made to protect our frontline service and we will continue to explore further options, as directed by members. “However, whilst we would rather not make any changes to our frontline service at all, we’re pleased

that the fire authority has acknowledged that riding with four firefighters on a fire engine remains a viable solution should we be required to implement it. “We will only implement this change as and when the financial situation dictated and if ultimately it proved to be less pressing than currently envisaged then we would not implement the proposal any more extensively than we have to. “If the situation improves financially then this particular proposal is one that can easily be reversed.” Alternatives discussed at the meeting include recruiting new firefighters to move away from the current costly reliance on overtime to fill posts, acquiring new technology and using the authority’s reserves to overcome any further shortfalls – as well as continuing to monitor injury and sickness levels to better understand the effect of any reductions in staffing. In making their decision, members noted the initial proposals to cut crews were based on ‘worst-case scenario’ projections that may not materialise – but conceded that the cuts would still go ahead if viable alternatives did not achieve the level of savings predicted.

“We do have to press the govern“I get the observations that ment and elected members very maybe things aren’t quite as bad firmly as we go forward. as we thought they were going to “But I do think one of the weakbe,” added CFO Courtney. “But nesses of Fire and Rescue has there’s a huge amount of uncerbeen the fact that we do hold very tainty still out there.” large reserves. Police and crime commissioner “Police have had to commit Dr Alan Billings highlighted lobbyreserves in recent times in a way ing central government for further this authority has not had to do.” funding as another potential route The decision followed an extento solving the deficit. sive campaign by the FBU which “We now know that we’re not saw lobbying in parliament and a facing a worst-case scenario,” said 200-strong protest organised by Dr Billings. members in Sheffield – some of “The consultation made it very whom attended Barnsley Town Hall clear that the public are concerned on Monday. about fire and safety. There’s anxNeil Carbutt, FBU South Yorkshire iety and concern about anything brigade secretary, said: “SYFRS that seems to reduce the service. Make it a part of your Tuesday routine to pick up your free Independent

has been consistently underfunded by central government. It is positive that the fire authority has decided to halt the cuts, but we need fairer funding for our service. “The fire authority must go to the government and demand adequate funding so that we can provide a safe service to local communities. “We’d like to say a huge thank you to members of the public and the Labour and trade union movement for their unwavering support. It’s thanks to them, and the hard work of FBU members that we’ve been able to win our campaign and continue to keep South Yorkshire safe.”

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A WOMAN who credits her long life to eating her favourite foods turned 100 surrounded by her family and friends. Margaret Shuker was born on September 19, 1919 in Egham, Surrey. Her and husband Harry married on June 15, 1946, when Margaret was 29 years old. They had three children, two daughters and a son; Jane, now 71, Richard, now 69, and Chris, now 67. After living in Manchester and Sandal, Margaret now lives in Mapplewell Manor Care Home in order to be close to her daughter, Chris. “I think she is excited to be 100, although I don’t think she wants us to make a fuss of her,” said Chris.

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A week in WAB history...

Hourihane strikes as Reds draw at Yeovil

WAB History takes a look through the archives at news from years gone by. This week, we flash back to what hit the headlines in September 2014... September 1 Reds Extend Unbeaten Run BARNSLEY FC extended their unbeaten run to four games with an entertaining 1-1 draw away at Yeovil. After Keith Treacy and Sam Winnall went close for Barnsley, Conor Hourihane’s deflected effort from 25 yards put the away side in front just before the halfhour mark. Yeovil – who were relegated from the Championship along with Danny Wilson’s Barnsley and Doncaster last season – improved afterwards and forced an own goal from Martin Cranie to

draw level with 15 minutes to go. “We played some very good football in large parts of the game,” said Wilson. “We created some chances and we’ll look at it as a very good point for us.” September 1 Wife Donates Kidney To Husband A BARNSLEY woman did things a little differently for her 40th wedding anniversary – and donated a kidney to her ill husband. Lynne Allott, 59, has given John, 62, his life back after a long battle with renal failure. John suffers from nephritic syndrome, which badly affected his kidney function, and over the years his condition grew progressively worse. He needed to travel to

hospital three time each week for dialysis just to keep him alive. Then after after a series of tests, John was given a ray of hope. It came when surgeons told him that, thanks to modern anti-rejection drugs, there was match for a transplant. And the match was his wife of 40 years. Their only daughter, Jane Price, 30, says both parents are now doing remarkably well. She said: “The day of the operation was very long and stressful for us all. “Mum was in theatre for four hours and then dad from 1pm until 4.30pm. “But I’m relieved and delighted to say everything has turned out so wonderfully well.”

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY GIFT: Lynne and John Allott. September 19 Old-Fashioned Sweet Shop Opens A NEW shop selling old-fashioned sweets has opened in Barnsley. The Sweet Shop (Traditional Confectionery) on Hunt Street, Hoyland Common, has been set up by Andrea Ogden, 57, of Hoyland Road. Customers are having sweet memories stirred by its jars of traditional toffees, liquorice and caramels. Mum-of-three Andrea said working in “something traditional” was always a dream of hers. “I used to work with adults

with learning disabilities in Barnsley, so this is something completely different,” she said. “This building had been used as a sweet shop before but then came up, so I went for it.” Andrea also sells ice creams, milkshakes, slush-

es and personalised party bags for kids. She added: “If someone remembers a favourite, much-loved sweet and I can get it, I will. “I just got some aniseed drops for one elderly customer. I love it.”

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Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic at the Sheffield FlyDSA Arena in November – and you can win a free family ticket.

WE ask you to share your favourite photos of the week. Here are some we have received... Top row: Submitted by Bethany Maw, left, and Kirstie Cowie, right. Below: From Lauren Barratt, left and Roy McMillan, right.

Your chance to enjoy Disney magic for free GRAB your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience when Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic an comes skating into a city near you. Be charmed by a cast of more than 50 of Disney’s unforgettable characters, with Mouseter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, the spirited Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and many of the Disney princesses. Plus, join the gang from Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 as they welcome their new

friend Forky, and relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and Olaf. Sing along to more than 30 songs during moments from Disney’s The Lion King, Finding Dory, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more. This skating spectacular is truly a century of Disney Magic which all started with a Mouse! This spectacular show will be coming to the Sheffield FlyDSA Arena in November and WAB have teamed up with them to give TWO lucky readers the opportunity

to win a family ticket (for two adults and two children or one adult and three children). To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is answer this question: “Who was Anna set to marry in the film Frozen?” Send your answer along with your name and contact number to or alternatively send your answer by post to WAB Disney On Ice, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS. The closing date is October 7. Good luck!

MiniWABer EACH week we give away a pass to Playmania to one of Tarn’s cutest kids. This week’s winner is oneyear-old Jake Taylor. Isn’t he cute, especially in his Barnsley FC kit. Come on you Reds! Enjoy your time at Playmania!

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Goal drought continues as Reds edged out BARNSLEY produced a spirited display – but narrowly lost out in their Championship clash with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. The only goal of the game came from the home side’s only shot on target, as on the 56-minute mark, Ben Watson ended a Forest counter-attack by rifling the ball home from Matty Cash’s cut-back from the right. Barnsley still haven’t scored on the road this season – the only team in the top seven leagues to have that unfortunate record – but didn’t let that stop them trying as Luke Thomas, Mallik Wilks and Patrick Schmidt all went close. The hosts had the better of the opening exchanges, with two early chances. In the eighth minute, striker Lewis Grabban – Forest’s top scorer with four in seven – scuffed his attempt following a cross from Joao Carvalho. Joe Lolley attempted to follow up, but some good defending from Mads Andersen stopped the midfielder getting a shot off. Less than a minute later, Forest were back on the attack and a freekick taken by Tiago Silva was met by centre-back Joe Worrall, whose volley was hit wide of the target. The Reds then enjoyed a spell of pressure, with a quick succession of corners nearly seeing Aapo Halme get his head to Alex Mowatt’s inswinging delivery, but the Finn’s effort was deflected out. Forest played with the confidence of a team who haven’t lost since the opening day, and they were handed the best two chances of the first half – both of which also fell to their star striker. Grabban twice broke a sluggish offside trap and will be wondering how he didn’t convert on at least one of those occasions. The first was, admittedly, down to the forward’s lack of focus as he dragged the ball wide of the left post in the 25th minute. Watson, who later scored with Forest’s only shot on target, fired a low through ball forward from just in front of the Forest centre-backs. The ball bypassed the Reds backline completely and allowed Grabban to advance on goal, but he somehow missed. While Brad Collins will have been relieved at that, the young goalkeeper was a much more active participant in the second opportunity for Grabban to grab the first goal of the game. The forward latched onto Silva’s cute reverse pass and again broke the offside trap in the 37th minute – but by the time he’d controlled the ball, Collins was already sweeping it away from under him with a brilliantly-read charge off his line. Barnsley had only one clear-cut chance in the first half, after 44 minutes. Picking up a loose ball in the centre of the pitch, Thomas motored towards the Forest backline and – with Wilks providing a dummy run into the box – switched the ball onto his weaker right foot. His

n Luke Thomas goes for goal. Picture: Keith Turner.

powerful effort was well saved by Brice Samba. The Reds started the better of the two sides after the break, but as they advanced forward Forest simply soaked up the pressure – hitting the visitors on the break with fast, direct play. Despite their lack of goals, Barnsley’s away performances continue to improve – after conceding they pushed further forward, Thomas going close with a powerful effort on the 81st minute and then league debutant Schmidt glancing a header wide seconds later. Wilks also had a good chance in the 88th minute, when he turned Worrall and had his shot blocked by Michael Dawson. While this result stretches Barnsley’s winless streak to eight games, they can again be heartened by a battling performance – but they will want to start turning those performances into points. Next up for Daniel Stendel’s third-bottom side is Sunday’s home clash with 17th-placed Brentford. Stendel sais of the display against Forest: “I cannot imagine that we can play much better than we did in the second half. “It was a disappointing result but a very good performance. “I am proud of this performance and of the attitude from my team. We created chances, we pressed in the second half and played some good passing football. “We played well, but we needed to score to cap things off.”

n Toby Sibbick in action at Forest. Picture: Keith Turner.

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