Having rescued a dramatic, late point with his stoppage time penalty against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon, Cauley Woodrow insists it’s the least Barnsley deserved after more than matching the early season pacesetters.
The Reds registered more attempts than their visitors at Oakwell and enjoyed a larger share of possession as they showed their mettle against one of the division’s top outfits.
“I thought we played really, really well,” asserted Woodrow. “I thought we had a conviction to our game and made it hard for them, especially up until they scored the goals – we were on the front foot and in their faces, and thoroughly deserved to be 1-0 up at half-time. Overall, to get a point and score with the last kick of the game is really positive for us.”
It has been a good few days for the Reds’ striker, who extended his Oakwell stay on Friday amid speculation of interest from elsewhere before showing his composure from the spot against the Robins.
Woodrow spoke of his delight to have committed his future to the Reds when he sat down with iFollow Barnsley after penning his new deal, and he is happy to be back on the pitch scoring goals in high pressure situations.
“It’s nice to repay the club with a goal the day after you sign a new contract,” continued the 25-year-old. “It was probably a goal that I was the most nervous I’ve ever had to take with the long wait before I could take the penalty, but I’m just really happy that I managed to put it away and get the club a point.
“I was on loan there a few years back and to score two seasons in a row in the last minute against them is a nice feeling for me.”
You can watch Cauley’s post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.