Date: 10th July 2016 at 7:18pm
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Barnsley opened their pre season game portion of the 2016/17 Championship build up in perfect style on Saturday, as they took a two nil victory over hosts Stalybridge Celtic.

Following Wembley Play Off promotion into the Championship this year, head coach Paul Heckingbottom would’ve wanted to see the end of season form continue and that was what he got – although the obvious caveats are it’s the first pre season friendly of the summer, and with respect to Stalybridge, there will be tougher challenges ahead.

Adam Hammill scored from the penalty spot ten minutes after the restart to give Barnsley the advantage, and with chances falling to Hammill and Kayden Jackson, Jack Cowgill flicked home a Hammill delivery before the final whistle to make it two.

Heckingbottom did use the game, as you’d expect, to field largely two different sides in each half, and here’s how he lined up the lads.

First Half:

Townsend, Bree, Roberts, Mawson, White, Henry, Moncur, Scowen, Lee, Winnall, Watkins.

Second Half:

Townsend, Yiadom, Cowgill, Nyatanga, Evans, Tuton, Harris, Hourihane, Hammill, Payne, Jackson.

Stalybridge:

McMillan, Wylie, Astley, Hughes, Ryan, Platt, Osei, Wright, Farrell, Craig, Mukendi.

Subs:

Lynch, Gray, Owens, Matthews, Freeland.

A decent start, so onto the next one.

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