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Rose misses pen and is stretchered off but Barnsley win

Monday 8th October 2012
Danny Rose.

Danny Rose missed a penalty and was stretchered off as Barnsley's development side triumphed 3-2 over Coventry on the Oakwell pitch on Monday afternoon.

 

The young striker sustained an ankle injury when he was scythed down by Coventry's Kevin Malaga just before half-time. He will go for a scan on Tuesday but was well enough to watch the finale on crutches and see Jordan Clark score a 90th minute winner. The other goals came from Kelvin Etuhu and Rhys Oates.

 

The Reds were having the better of the opening exchanges and should have gone 1-0 up on eight minutes when Rose burst down the left flank and hammered the ball across goal only for Clark to smash directly at Lee Burge. Etuhu eventually made it 1-0 with a deflected effort after 15 minutes.

 

An exquisite ball over the top from Etuhu towards Rose was chested down brilliantly by the 18-year old which enabled him to bear down on goal. Rose's shot was saved but the ball fell to Rhys Oates' feet and as the forward went to strike, his legs were taken from beneath him. Jamie Waters awarded a penalty which Rose took but his spot kick was saved excellently by Burge.

 

Burge was at it again on 25 minutes, acrobatically saving Rose's bending effort to prevent him from getting on the scoresheet.

 

Against the run of play the Sky Blues were back in it. Jeffers' through ball sliced open the Barnsley defence and Roy O'Donovan made no mistake in slotting past the advancing Steele.

 

Rose appeared to be in agony after being hacked down by Kevin Malaga on 35 minutes. The young striker had to receive oxygen and was stretchered off the field.

 

Barnsley regained the lead shortly before the interval when Bobby Hassell's slick backheel fed through Matt Done down the left hand side of the box and he picked out an unmarked Oates at the far post who nodded past Burge.

 

Coventry looked stronger on the ball and much more stable as the second half began and levelled when  Jake Scott could do nothing but divert the ball into the net from a corner.

 

Scott had a magnificent chance to atone for his earlier own goal but when Hassell headed a hazardous corner back into the mix, the defender could only put the ball over when he should have scored.

 

Barnsley did eventually take the lead for a third time through Clark. He did wonderfully well to squirm past Burge and finish high into the roof of the net when at an incredibly acute angle.