BARNSLEY won the South Yorkshire derby 2-0 away from home as struggling Doncaster Rovers lost their fourth consecutive game, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.
Danny Haynes’ first goals for Barnsley proved enough to settle a scrappy game at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Haynes, who joined the Tykes from Bristol City last week, headed home a right-wing cross from Bobby Hassell nine minutes into the second half to give his side the lead.
An unusually subdued Doncaster struggled to respond and fell further behind 13 minutes later when Haynes cut in from the right and fired in a low left-footed shot that squirmed under the body of Neil Sullivan.
The visitors held on comfortably thereafter to record their first away win of 2011 and leapfrog their opponents in the npower Championship table.
Doncaster have now lost four consecutive games in all competitions and their misery was compounded by injuries to Mark Wilson, James Chambers and Matt Kilgallon.
Rovers manager Sean O’Driscoll named an unchanged side, while Barnsley skipper Jason Shackell returned from suspension to face his former club. Stephen Foster was also back from a ban for the visitors, so both Jim O’Brien and Diego Arismendi dropped to the bench.
For full story, photos, reaction and more, see The Star tomorrow, Wednesday, January 26, 2011.