three goals by former Sheffield United loanee Matt Phillips condemned Barnsley to a home defeat on Boxing Day.
Matty Done had given the Reds an 18th minute lead following good work by Jim O’Brien but Phillips’ long range effort on 37 minutes levelled the match.
The speedy winger then put the Tangerines ahead on 67 minutes and completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot eight minutes from time after Stephen Crainey was brought down by Scott Wiseman.
Barnsley: Steele, McEveley, Edwards, Wiseman, McNulty, O’Brien, Done, Perkins, Butterfield, Davies, Vaz Te. Subs: Preece, Hassell, Foster, Haynes, Gray.
Blackpool: Howard, Crainey, Evatt, Baptiste, Cathcart, Sylvestre, Ferguson, M Phillips, Taylor-Fletcher, LuaLua, McManaman. Subs: Eardley, Basham, Grandin, K Phillips, Ince.
For full match report and analysis see The Star, Tuesday December 27.