Result: Peterborough United 2 Barnsley 1

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Battling Barnsley’s mini-revival is over as promotion-chasing Peterborough came from behind to prevail at London Road.

The Reds - who went into today’s game on the back on two straight Sky Bet League One victories - were level at 1-1 at the interval.

Barnsley's Devante Cole celebrates with team mates after scoring his goal against Peterborough United during the Sky Bet League One match at London Road, Peterborough. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 18, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Peterborough. Photo credit should read Chris Radburn/PA Wire. Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Barnsley's Devante Cole celebrates with team mates after scoring his goal against Peterborough United during the Sky Bet League One match at London Road, Peterborough. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 18, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Peterborough. Photo credit should read Chris Radburn/PA Wire. Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Devante Cole opened the scoring in the 15th minute courtesy of a well-taken volleyed strike, while Conor Washington evened it up on the stroke of half-time when he drilled home from 20 yards.

The hosts were clearly lifted by that late first-half strike and opened the second period brightly.

However, it was Reds’ midfielder Conor Hourihane who went close when he drilled a shot just over the top.

Ryan Williams also went close with a sweet left-footed drive, but the Reds couldn’t find the breakthrough and they were undone by a cracking free-kick in the 69th minute.

Marcus Maddison got up off the deck after being upended by James Bailey, and promptly curled a superb strike past Ross Turnbull’s despairing dive.

Bailey was sent off minutes later, after picking up a second yellow card in quick succession, and the Reds were now right up against it.

The Reds had given a great account of themselves, but they were to come up just short against a very strong Peterborough side.

Peterborough (3-5-2): Alnwick, Bostwick, Baldwin, Burgess; Smith, Anderson, Maddison, Payne, Newell; Taylor, Washington.Subs: Grant, Mendez-Laing, James, Oztumer, Ferdinand, Santos, McEvoy.

Barnsley (4-4-2): Turnbull; Bree, Cranie, Ramage, Nyatanga; Berry, Hourihane, Bailey, Williams; Winnall, Cole.Subs: Davies, Brown, Dudgeon, Treacy, Hemmings, Digby, Lita.

Referee: Charles Breakspear (Surrey).