Full time: Barnsley 1 Fleetwood Town 2

Josh Scowen gets away from Fleetwood's Nick Haughten'. Pic: Dean Atkins/deanatkinsphotography.co.uk
Josh Scowen gets away from Fleetwood's Nick Haughten'. Pic: Dean Atkins/deanatkinsphotography.co.uk
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Despite an early goal by Peter Ramage Barnsley went down at home against Fleetwood Town.

The Rreds had a dream start at Oakwell as Ramage gave them an early lead but the Cod Army were soon in front.

Conor Hourihane’s free kick was parried by Fleetwood keeper Chris Maxwell and Ramage forced the ball home in the fifth minute but the home team’s joy wouldn’t last long.

Defender Conor McLaughlin’s free kick beating Ross Turnbull in the Barnsley goal after 14 minutes.

And it became worse for the Reds on 34 minutes with Liam McAlinden converting at the near post to put the visitors in front.

McAlinden nearly extended Fleetwood’s lead but Turnbull saved and just before half time Ramage almost got on the end of Milan Lalkovic’s cross.

The Reds pushed for an equaliser after the break with a Martin Cranie header going over from a Hemmings cross.

Leading scorer Hourihane was back in the team to add a bit more creativity to the midfield at Oakwell while Kane Hemmings returned and was set to partner George Waring up front.

Youngster George Smith was dropped to the bench, while Paul Digby was relegated from the Reds’ 18.

Barnsley (4-4-2): Turnbull; Cranie, M’voto, Ramage, Nyatanga; Scowen, Hourihane, Pearson, Lalkovic; Hemmings, Waring. Subs: Davies, Jennings, smith, Holgate, Bailey, Lita, Kiwomya.

Fleetwood Town (4-1-2-1-2): Maxwell; McLaughlin, Roberts, Jordan, Crainey; Hughes; Evans, Morris; Haughton; Ball, McAlinden. Subs: Springthorpe, Murdoch, Pond, Dobbie, Sarcevic, Hornby-Forbes, Hunter.

Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire).