Walsall won 2-0 at Oakwell earlier in the season...Ahead of this weekend’s match against Barnsley, we take a look back at the Saddlers’ last five matches against the Tykes…
20th October 2015 – Barnsley 0-2 Walsall – League One
Manchester City loanee George Evans scored on his Walsall debut as the Saddlers claimed their first league victory at Barnsley in over 44 years. After a goalless first half, the impressive Evans drilled the visitors ahead just past the hour mark. And former Barnsley winger Milan Lalkovic sealed the win when he coolly slotted home with 20 minutes remaining.
7th March 2015 – Barnsley 3-0 Walsall – League One
A brace from Stoke loanee George Waring gave Barnsley a comfortable win. The striker headed home Conor Hourihane’s corner to put the Tykes in front on 15 minutes, and the same man doubled Barnsley's lead with a low strike after the break. Substitute Sam Winnall added a third in the closing stages with a fine curling strike past Walsall keeper Richard O'Donnell.
13th December 2014 – Walsall 3-1 Barnsley – League One
Jordan Cook scored twice as Walsall came from behind to beat Barnsley. Lewin Nyatanga’s free header gave Barnsley a 29th-minute lead, but Cook equalised moments later with a magnificent half-volley. Tom Bradshaw slotted the Saddlers in front just three minutes later, and Cook drilled home our third goal in stoppage time. Cook's stunning strike won Goal of the Season for 2014/15.
6th May 2006 - Walsall 1-2 Barnsley – League One
Barnsley secured a place in the League One play-offs with a final-day victory at ten-man Walsall. Marc Richards broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark, but Dean Keates levelled for the Saddlers with a 59th-minute penalty. Ian Roper was sent off for the hosts, and Daniel Nardiello won and then converted a late spot-kick to make it 2-1.
17th January 2006 – Walsall 2-0 Barnsley – FA Cup Third Round Replay
Second-half goals from Michael Leary and Kevin James booked the Saddlers’ place in the FA Cup fourth round. Leary rounded Barnsley keeper Nick Colgan to open the scoring midway through the second half, and Nottingham Forest loanee James headed home our second with 12 minutes remaining.