Police investigate incident in tunnel at Barnsley match

Police are investigating an incident in the tunnel after Barnsley’s League One match against Fleetwood at Oakwell.

Saturday, 13th April 2019, 7:30 pm
Updated Saturday, 13th April 2019, 7:34 pm
Oakwell stadium PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Barnsley striker Cauley Woodrow tweeted that Fleetwood manager Joey Barton confronted Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel following the game, which ended in a 4-2 victory for the home team.

The tweet has since been deleted. A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are aware of something that has taken place in the tunnel after the game and we are investigating.”

Woodrow, who scored in his side’s victory, claimed Stendel was left with “blood pouring from his face”.

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Neither club fulfilled their post-match media duties after the match, which saw Fleetwood have Harry Souttar sent off after 65 minutes with Barnsley leading 2-1.

Goals from Mike Bahre and Woodrow – his 17th of the season – put the Tykes 2-0 ahead before Ched Evans halved the deficit.

After Souttar was sent off, Cameron McGeehan and Jacob Brown scored either side of Wes Burns' effort to move back into second. 

Barnsley said in a statement: “The club can confirm there was an alleged incident in the tunnel area that took place following the conclusion of today’s match, which South Yorkshire police are currently investigating.

“The club is assisting the police with its enquiries and, as a result, we are not in a position to make any further comment at this time.”