Barnsley’s under 21 side suffered their third straight defeat of the season at the hands of local rivals Sheffield United on Tuesday afternoon, as they were beaten 5-1 at United’s Shirecliffe training ground.
A Barnsley side, containing first team central defenders Rob Edwards and Lee Collins, started off brightly against a Sheffield United side managed by ex-Reds captain Chris Morgan.
It took only 14 minutes for the young Reds to create their first chance when Rhys Oates hit the side netting with the goal gaping following a deflected cross from Jordan Clark.
This seemed to wake the home side up, who were watched on by first team manager Danny Wilson, and they took the lead on 24 minutes through ex-Chelsea striker Danny Philliskirk.
Barnsley equalised just before half time as Clark played through Danny Rose, who gave the onrushing goalkeeper no chance with his delicate chip to even the scores and give him his third goal in as many games.
Edwards was replaced by Josh Alderson at the break, and a rejuvenated home side went back in front five minutes later as Chris Salt headed home a Jordan Chapell corner.
United made it three, and then four just a minute later through Erik Tonne and Chapell respectively. Barnsley struggled to get a firm grip on the game and Salt’s second of the goal completed the scoring for Sheff Utd four minutes from time.