Tom Bradshaw at the double as the Reds begin pre-season with a win.
Daniel Stendel’s first match in charge of his Barnsley side saw the Reds travel to a sun-soaked Lincolnshire, taking on Gainsborough Trinity of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division.
Naming a different outfield team in each half, it was the forward line of Bradshaw/Adeboyejo that broke the deadlock with the former heading home Alex Mowatt’s pinpoint corner after just 10 minutes.
A half in which the Reds dominated from start to finish, Adam Davies continued to watch from his backline as Bradshaw extended the lead. Alex Mowatt picked up the ball in central midfield before clipping a lofted pass wide to Zeki Fryers. The left-back controlled well, crossed and there was Bradshaw to volley home left-footed, for his and the Reds’ second.
HALF TIME: Gainsborough 0-2 Barnsley
Daniel Stendel changed his whole outfield in the second half, with only Adam Davies stopping it from being a fully changed XI.
Lloyd Isgrove had an early chance just seconds after the break but couldn’t quite connect with a low cross, before Kieffer Moore controlled and volleyed in the area, only to see his effort blocked.
Bodies on-the-line stuff continued from the hosts as Mamadou Thiam was next to go close, before his follow up was also saved well by Chris Elliott in the Gainsborough net.
The hosts had chances of their own coming forward on the break, but every time they got near the Barnsley area they were crowded out and pushed back.
No goals in the second half, but plenty to be happy with for Daniel Stendel and his coaching staff in their first game in change.
FULL TIME: Gainsborough Trinity 0-2 Barnsley
First half XI: Adam Davies, Will Smith, Liam Lindsay, Zeki Fryers, Dylan Mottley-Henry, Cameron McGeehan, Dani Pinillos, Alex Mowatt, George Moncur, Tom Bradshaw, Victor Adeboyejo.
Second half XI: Adam Davies, Jason McCarthy, Ethan Pinnock, Dimitri Cavare, Adam Jackson, Ben Williams, Lloyd Isgrove, Ryan Hedges, Jared Bird, Mamadou Thiam, Kieffer Moore.