The Tykes won 3-1 the last time we met...Ahead of of our play-off semi-final first-leg at Barnsley, we take a look back at the Saddlers’ last five matches against the Tykes…
5th March 2016 – Walsall 1-3 Barnsley – League One
Walsall parted company with Sean O’Driscoll the day after this 3-1 defeat against Barnsley. Ash Fletcher’s impressive run and finish put the visitors ahead, only for Tom Bradshaw’s 16th goal of the season to draw the Saddlers level before half-time. Barnsley took charge after the break, with Josh Brownhill’s 25-yarder and Harry Chapman’s breakaway goal sealing a deserved win.
20th October 2015 – Barnsley 0-2 Walsall – League One
Manchester City loanee George Evans scored on his debut as Walsall recorded their first victory at Barnsley in over 44 years. The 20-year-old midfielder fired the Saddlers ahead just past the hour mark with an accurate low drive. Ex-Barnsley winger Milan Lalkovic then sealed a comfortable win when he coolly slotted home Walsall’s second goal 20 minutes from time.
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.