Barnsley 6 ....... Sheffield United 1
A YOUTHFUL Barnsley side ran riot after triallist goalkeeper Roy Carroll was sent off for Sheffield United in their reserve clash on Oakwell’s academy pitch yesterday.
Carroll was beaten after just four minutes when John Stones nodded home Justin Yun’s corner. The Reds doubled their advantage two minutes later, Alastair Taylor flew down the right wing and his inviting centre was converted by Bennett.
United captain David McAllister reduced the visitors arrears before the major talking point on the half hour mark. A Danny Fearnehough free kick was palmed out by Carroll and Stones was first onto it. He tapped the ball away from a the Northern Ireland international and went down.
The referee to some surprise blew for a penalty and then gave Carroll his marching orders. Substitute shot-stopper Martin Duberry came on for Kristoffer Lokberg but he was sent the wrong way by Bennett.
Stones made it 4-1 and after the break Reuben Noble-Lazarus fed Bennett who raced clear to score his hat-trick before Noble-Lazarus completed the rout on the hour.