Date: 13th March 2013 at 9:08am
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Luke Steele Saved a second half penalty to ensure Barnsley Moved out of the bottom 3.

Jason Scotland had put Barnsley ahead when he latched onto a flick on from O`Grady.
Brighton levelled with a rare shot from distance.

Barnsley were then awarded a penalty for a pull in the box. Chris Dagnall slammed home the penalty to give the reds a 2-1 lead.

The referee who had a poor game throughout then awarded the visitors a penalty when it looked a blatant dive, justice was done as Steele saved the penalty.

Barnsley then battled through the last 10 minutes as they had through the previous 80. Kelvin Etuhu led the midfield and his determination outlined what the performance was about.

Player Ratings

Great second half saves and a penalty save which could just keep us in the Championship.
Rating 9

Steady thoughout, mistake in the second half but all in all a steady and composed performance.
Rating 7

Lead the back line and along with Delap were crucial in the way which we defended.
Rating 8

Quiet on the left. Went about his work and contributed more in the defence than attack.
Rating 7

Old Manned Them! Thats the term that springs to mind, the old head along with the determination was the attributes to a great performance.
Rating 8

Ran his socks off. Giving Albion no time on the ball. I have seen better O’Brien performances.
Rating 7

Much improved from saturday. Perks was given MOM in the ground.
Rating 8

Glad to see Mellis start. The impact was not what it has been from the bench. However he is our most attack minded Midfielder.
Rating 7

Worked well and got the goal. The legs have gone but he knows where the goal is without doubt.
Rating 7

Amazing. Bossed the midfield and its a credit to Flicker for instilling the confidence in Kelvin to keep bouncing back. I am sure if/when Flicker reads this he will agree!
Rating 9

Gave it everything and won his fair share in the air. Touch let him down on occasions.
Rating 7

Came on with 10 minutes to go, great to see him back. Personally thought the back 4 had better balance before he came on.
Rating 7

Ran alot and gives us a different option. Had the chance to go in the corner late on and went for goal.
Rating 6
Touch was lacking. The fact he stuck the penalty away gives him a 7.
Rating 7

Manager Rating
The starting line up and plan A was correct for the first time in a few games. The players played for the boss and gave it everything. Credit where credit is due.
Rating 8

Opponent Rating
After Match comments concern me. Gus you were not the better side. You had a better brand of football but if you look at the top of this page you will see the score and that counts. Maybe your diving continental stars dont like it up north on a cold night.

David Flitcroft
Told the BBC ‘I am very proud, we have set a team up to battle and they have done that in the first half.

‘I have got massive respect for Brighton in terms of the football they play. I am a massive Brighton fan in terms of that. We got schooled down there earlier in the season and that was one of the worst trips I have had.

‘But I am delighted because the game plan we set out has worked. We didn’t let them play with any freedom or fluidity and I don’t think any of their players would have enjoyed playing here.’