DANNY Haynes returned to haunt his old club as Barnsley secured just their second win in 11 matches in a dramatic six-goal thriller, writes digital editor Graham Walker.
Haynes, who left Ashton Gate in January, scored the hosts’ second goal as they fought back from a goal down to post a solid win.
Marvin Elliott’s strike after just six minutes handed the Robins the advantage but he then conceded the penalty which Andy Gray converted to trigger a stunning comeback for Barnsley.
Haynes put them ahead before Jacob Butterfield scored the goal of the match to put the Tykes in control at the break, with Paul McShane adding the fourth and Nicky Maynard grabbing a late consolation from the spot.
Mark Robins’ side composed themselves after the early setback and the home side were immediately on the front after the interval and it stayed that way,
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RESULTS: Saturday, April 9, 2011.
Sheffield United 1 Middlesbrough 2
Barnsley 4 Bristol City 2
Doncaster Rovers 1 Cardiff City 3
Brighton 2 Sheffield Wednesday 0
Cheltenham Town 1 Rotherham United 1
Hereford United 3 Chesterfield 0
Tuesday, April 12 (All kick offs 7.45pm BST):
Sheffield United v Cardiff
Barnsley v QPR
Doncaster v Preston