Date: 2nd March 2016 at 6:51pm
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Barnsley’s League 1 season continued with a win against Coventry at Oakwell on Tuesday.

Goals, early in each half, proved enough for Barnsley to move onto the cusp of the play-offs with a two-nil win over Coventry, who are now the only side keeping us out of the top six.

Marc Roberts had Barnsley ahead on 10-minutes when he finished off from a corner from Conor Hourihane.

Once more Hourihane was involved in the second goal, which came on the hour, when Man United loanee Ashley Fletcher made the most of a mistake from Coventry ‘keeper Reice Charles-Cook to wrap up the win.

An incredible turnaround after a poor start to the season has seen the Reds lose only once in the last 12-matches with goal-difference alone keeping Coventry ahead of us with us now up to seventh.

These were the other results.

Tuesday 1st March 2016
Barnsley 2-0 Coventry
Bradford 1-2 Colchester
Bury 3-1 Peterborough
Chesterfield 1-1 Blackpool
Fleetwood 2-1 Gillingham
Millwall 0-0 Wigan
Oldham 1-1 Port Vale
Sheff Utd 0-1 Burton
Shrewsbury 2-0 Rochdale
Southend 1-1 Crewe
Swindon 2-0 Doncaster
Walsall 0-0 Scunthorpe

Burton’s (one-nil) lead at the top was extended once more with them beating Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

The main rivals to the Brewers at the moment either drew, which is what Wigan (nil-nil) did at Millwall as did Walsall (nil-nil) against Scunthorpe, or lost as Gillingham (two-one) once again did at Fleetwood, with the Cod Army’s survival hopes boosted by this win.

It’ll still take something special for Colchester (two-one) you sense but ending the club record run without a league win is something the U’s managed with a morale boosting win at play-off chasing Bradford.

On the topic of the play-offs, the surge from relegation battlers to genuine play-off contenders continued for Barnsley (two-nil) with another win against Coventry, who could be rivals for this but are faltering a little.

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