Date: 16th August 2017 at 4:36pm
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Paul Heckingbottom was delighted as Barnsley recorded a first win of the season, ending Nottingham Forest’s 100% start with a 2-1 victory at Oakwell on Tuesday.

Much the same as Saturday, when opening the scoring in defeat against Ipswich, Barnsley were ahead through a Matty Pearson header from a George Moncur freekick.

However, Nottingham Forest drew level when Daryl Murphy, previously denied by the post, scored a header of his own before Ryan Hedges’ third goal of the season proved the winner in the second half.

Post-match the boss was quoted by the BBC: ‘I am delighted. The players have been surprising me.’

Defeat on Saturday was disappointing for Heckingbottom, who thought the Reds deserved more, but he was pleased with reaction seen against Mark Warburton’s side.

The way some of the players, in a very young Tykes squad, are ‘further down the line’ of development than he thought is especially pleasing to the boss.

‘I said after the Ipswich game on Saturday we should have won as we played really well, and I said we would have to play better than that and win,’ said Hecky.

Concluding: ‘That is the organisation, the hard work, being in the right places at the right time, showing people the right way, which makes your job easier when defending your own box. I am happy because certain players are further down the line than I thought.’

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