Date: 15th August 2016 at 10:03am
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Barnsley secured their first three points since returning to the second tier with 2 – 0 home victory over the much fancied Derby County.

Skipper Conor Hourihane created both goals for the reds as they managed to take the lead before they`d even had a shot on target.

Hourihane shot from 25 yards to see his strike rebound off the post and off goalkeeper Scott Carson and in to the net.

Alfie Mawson got the second as he met a Hourihane free kick to head home shortly after the break.

The win is Barnsley`s first of the season and it is also Derby`s first defeat under Nigel Pearson.

Villain of the previous two games, goalkeeper Adam Davies, redeemed himself in this one by producing a string of fine saves to deny Ince, Forsyth and Russell.

The reds defended well throughout and the Oakwell faithful were appreciative of the hard work and energy that the players clearly put in, something that they will have to do in this league if they are to get results.

Hopefully this result will give the players the confidence and belief they need to push on and be safe in this league. QPR up next on Wednesday at Oakwell and I`m hopeful of another three points in that one.