Barnsley 1 – 1 Sheffield Wednesday
By Red Army
February 14 2018
An all too familiar scene at Oakwell on Saturday with the reds being the better side but failing to come away with all three points.
This has happened numerous times at Oakwell this season where the reds have failed to punish poor opposition and only managed to come away with a point or even nothing.
Barnsley’s lack of creativity and cutting edge up front has been the main problem for this during the season but in new loan signing Ollie McBurnie we look to have someone capable of scoring goals on his own.
He is certainly a cut above the other strikers we have at the club. His work rate, touch, hold up play, ability to run with the ball and finishing all looks that of a striker capable of playing at a higher level. Unfortunately it might not be enough alone to save us from relegation.
Wednesday needed a dodgy penalty to open the scoring with McBurnie levelling before the reds had a penalty shout when Hammill went down in the area. The ref bottled this decision as he should have either awarded a penalty or given Hammill a second yellow card for diving and he did neither.
Yiadom pushed McBurnie close for man of the match as his form continues to improve now that he is clear of all distractions and injury concerns.
I thought that Townsend should have been off his line to collect the ball before the penalty incident but other than that he did well and looked a lot more confident than Davies has looked recently. The main thing that I liked about him was that he was always looking to distribute it early as soon as he gathered the ball.
Three massive games coming up now with relegation rivals Burton, Birmingham and Hull our next three games. This run of games could decide our fate this season.