Rampant Barnsley cruised into the FA Cup second round after dismantling League Two high-fliers Burton Albion in clinical fashion.
Sam Winnall was undoubtedly the star performer for Reds boss Danny Wilson as he bagged a super hat-trick as the Brewers were put to the sword.
The Reds had been two to the good at the interval courtesy of Winnall’s well-taken brace.
The visitors carved out the first chance after the restart. Robbie Weir found half-time substitute Dominic Knowles, but he fired a left-foot shot disappointingly wide.
The hosts responded with Conor Hourihane stinging the palms of Brewers’ ‘keeper Dean Lyness, before the ex-Plymouth ace made no mistake as he made it 3-0 in the 56th minute.
Hourihane easily slotted past Lyness from eight yards after he found himself on the end of Martin Cranie’s right-wing cross.
The Reds were now strolling to a comfortable victory and Luke Berry almost made it 4-0 in the 65th minute when his cute chip only just cleared the Burton crossbar.
Winnall did make it 4-0 in the 73rd minute as he completed his superb treble. Hourihane’s corner-kick wasn’t cleared, leaving Winnall to tuck home easily after an initial side-footed strike had rebounded back to him off the base of a post.
It was 5-0 with eight minutes to go when Devante Cole guided a low shot past Lyness after being teed up by fellow substitute Leroy Lita.
Barnsley (4-4-2): Turnbull; Cranie, Nyatanga, Ramage, Dudgeon; Berry, Hourihane, Bailey, Williams; Trotta,
Winnall.Subs: Davies, Treacy, Hemmings, M’voto, Bree, Lita, Cole.
Burton (4-1-4-1): Lyness; Edwards, Cansdell-Sherriff, Sharps, McCrory; Palmer; Akins, Bell, Weir, MacDonald; Beavon. Subs: McLaughlin, Blyth, Knowles, McGurk, Slade, Doyle, Harness
Referee: David Webb (Lancashire).