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9 August 2021

Everything you need to know about our trip to the University of Bolton Stadium on Tuesday night as this season's Carabao Cup gets underway!

Just a few days after the gargantuan trip that was Wales at the weekend, the Reds are back in action at 8pm on Tuesday night but with a much shorter journey, as we head to Bolton in Carabao Cup first round action. 

Our 21/22 league campaign got off to a decent start in Cardiff on Saturday. In what was a very competitive affair that both sides will think they could have taken more from, the Reds left with a point thanks to Toby Sibbick's stunning equaliser. 


But there's little time for rest. It's a first trip to Bolton in four years on Tuesday evening. The newly-promoted Sky Bet League One outfit have endured a few hard campaigns but look to be back on the right trajectory under boss Ian Evatt. 

The Trotters finished 3rd in Sky Bet League Two last term, earning automatic promotion and they kicked off their league campaign at the weekend with a thrilling 3-3 home draw against MK Dons. It was a match they looked like losing until Alex Baptiste popped up with a 95th minute leveller. 


There are three familiar names in the Bolton first team at present. Full-backs Declan John (2015) and Gethin Jones (2017) both enjoyed brief loan spells here at Oakwell, whilst pint-sized winger Lloyd Isgrove was a promotion star from 2016, famously scoring at Wembley in a 3-1 victory over Millwall in the Sky Bet League One play-off final. 

Wanderers have other well-known figures in their ranks. Kieran Lee, Matt Gilks, Nathan Delfouneso, Elias Kachunga and Eoin Doyle have all played their football at higher levels throughout their careers. 

Our record against this opponent over the years doesn't make for great reading. We've not won any of our previous 12 encounters. And in terms of a victory in Bolton, you've to go right back to 1994, when goals from Charlie Bishop and Andy Payton (x2) saw us to a 3-2 success at the old Burnden Park. 

Tuesday night will be our fourth meeting in a cup competition, with the Reds winning all three of our previous ties. But this is our first ever matchup in this competition. 


The referee for this first round clash is Mr David Webb. The Lancashire-based official most recently took control of our two local derby victories with Huddersfield Town last season.

Tickets for the trip to Bolton have been selling well, with over 1,200 Reds fans set to make the journey across to the University of Bolton Stadium. The Box Office will continue to take purchases up until midday tomorrow.

Adult: £10
Senior Over 65: £5
Juvenile Under 18: £5


In terms of domestic streaming of matches, a reminder that the EFL has returned to the position held pre-pandemic, where any games kicking off between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturday afternoons are prohibited. Whilst Carabao Cup and Emirates FA Cup ties are also unavailable for live streaming. 

However, supporters in the UK and overseas are able to buy audio passes via iFollow Barnsley. 

For further information on iFollow for this season, and how to activate seasonal subscriptions, please click the link below. 



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Match Reports


10 August 2021

Barnsley knocked out of the Carabao Cup after penalty shootout.

After a pretty nondescript cup tie here in Bolton, the Reds were dumped out by Sky Bet League One newboys Bolton Wanderers, eliminated on penalties after a goalless draw in regulation time.

It was a much-changed Reds lineup for this first round tie, with eight players dropping out after the weekend's trip to Cardiff City on the opening day of the 21/22 season. 

But the amount of new faces didn't affect a very fluent looking Barnsley, particularly in the early exchanges here at the University of Bolton Stadium. 

The Reds could have gone ahead inside the first couple of minutes when after some good link-up play amongst the front three, the ball made its way out onto the right flank and George Miller - making his long-awaited full debut - put over a perfect cross that Victor Adeboyejo met sweetly enough around six yards out, but it was straight at 'keeper Joel Dixon who repelled the effort with strong hands but only as far as Cauley Woodrow and he tapped home from a yard out but from an angle, yet the linesman flagged for offside.

Replays suggest the skipper was onside as Adeboyejo headed the initial cross goalwards.

From the other wing, Jordan Williams delivered another inch-perfect ball towards the six yard box but the late-arriving Clarke Oduor couldn't quite get enough purchase on his sliding effort to force the ball beyond the hosts' 'keeper.

Polish international Michał Helik had to be at his imperious best soon after to thwart Eoin Doyle inside the Reds box with a last-ditch tackle. But it was all Barnsley for the most part in the opening 45, with the home side restricted to the occasional counter attack.

But after Adeboyejo had fired a powerful effort wide of goal having been sent through by Oduor, our opponents had their best chance of the half when centre half George Johnston found himself with room and time inside the box after a neatly-worked Bolton move but his shot was pretty weak in the end and straight at Jack Walton.

HALF-TIME: Bolton 0-0 Reds

The second period wasn't the best spectacle and chances for either side were few and far between. 

Oduor had a presentable opportunity when he found some space on the right side of the box, but having cut in onto his left foot, instead of going for placement he went for power and lashed his shot well wide of goal. 

Walton had to be alert to deny the hosts who put over some interesting balls from the right wing with ex-Red Lloyd Isgrove a nuisance as always, but our number one was down well to deny Wanderers on two occasions with smart saves. 

Despite three changes for both sides, there was little else in terms of openings, other than substitute Devante Cole's near post header that was comfortably saved after fine work wide right by Miller.

But the home side did dominate the last 10 minutes, going long at every opportunity and caused panic in the Reds' box on one or two occasions, but the deadlock remained unbroken.

And so the game went to penalty kicks, and Cole's decisive effort was saved by Dixon and fellow sub Josh Sheehan fired home for a 5-4 shootout victory for Wanderers.

A first round exit for Markus Schopp's outfit, and all focus quickly shifts to back-to-back home league fixtures, kicking off with Coventry City's visit this Saturday at 3pm.

FULL-TIME: Bolton 0-0 Reds (Bolton win 5-4 on pens)

Walton, Moon, Helik, Halme, Miller, J.Williams, Styles (Kane), Benson, Adeboyejo (Thompson), Woodrow (Cole), Oduor.

Unused: Collins, Sibbick, Frieser, Sraha.

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Ticket News


28 July 2021

The Reds' Carabao Cup journey for 21/22 begins with a midweek trip to Bolton Wanderers.

We have received an allocation of 1,881 tickets in the Franking Sense South Stand Lower Tier for our Carabao Cup Round One fixture at the University of Bolton Stadium, Tuesday 10 August, kick-off 8pm.

Tickets will be made available in the following order:

Wednesday 28th July – 2021/22 Reserved Plus members
Friday 30th July – 2021/22 Reds Reserved members
Monday 2nd August – Oakwell Centenary Society members
Tuesday 3rd August – General Sale

All categories, with the exception of general sale are one ticket per qualifying criteria. The away ticket purchased must match the concession category on the corresponding membership, they cannot be up or downgraded. The ticket allocation is for the member only. 

Adult: £10
Senior Over 65: £5
Juvenile Under 18: £5

Ambulant disabled supporters and wheelchair users will pay their relevant age-related category with an assistant’s ticket being free of charge if required. 

Official Club Coach Travel departs at 4.30pm priced at £18 per seat.

  • All travellers will be temperature checked before entering the vehicle. Anyone with a temperature higher that 37.5 will not be allowed to travel
  • The hand sanitiser provided must be used on entering the vehicle
  • Face masks will need to be worn while travelling unless medically exempt
  • The seat directly behind the driver must not be used
  • Anyone feeling unwell should not travel
  • Passengers must remove their own rubbish
  • Passengers should not eat on the vehicle unless they have to for medical reasons
  • The toilet should only be used in an emergency
  • Passengers should load from the back to the front and disembark from the front to the rear

Car parking facilities are available on a first come first serve basis, payable upon entry. Cars: £8, minibus: £12, coach: £20.

The postage deadline for this game is 3pm Friday 6 August. Tickets will remain on sale from the Box Office until 12 noon on Tuesday 10 August, subject to availability. 

If you are purchasing away game and cup tickets for other people, we strongly advise you to correctly assign the ticket to each individual for every game. This will enable us to offer the correct privileges to supporters on occasions when tickets are on restricted sales in a category system. 


For Reds supporters who would usually visit the Beehive pub when travelling to the University of Bolton Stadium, our Dedicated Football Officer (DFO) from South Yorkshire Police has advised us that the venue is currently closed due to flooding.

The Bolton Wanderers DFO suggests that all of the venues near to the stadium will not accept away supporters and recommends that Barnsley fans go into the town centre and find suitable venues there.

We will update supporters regarding home ticket prices and categories for the 21/22 campaign in the coming days.


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